Book Club Recommendations


Selected by the librarians at Harrison Memorial Library. Check catalog for availability.


Allende, Isabel. The Japanese Lover

Atkinson, Kate. Life after Life

Backman, Frederick. A Man Called Ove

Bohjalian, Chris. Light in the Ruins

Brooks, Geraldine. Caleb’s CrossingPeople of the Book

Catton, Eleanor. The Luminaries

Chevalier, Tracy. The Last RunawayAt the Edge of the Orchard

Cline, Emma. The Girls

Conklin, Tara. The House Girl

De Rosnay, Tatiana. The Other Story

Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See

Eggers, Dave. The Circle

Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Marriage Plot

Ferrante, Elena. My Brilliant Friend

Fowler, Therese. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Franzen, Jonathan. FreedomPurity

Genova, Lisa. Still Alice

George, Nina. The Little Paris Bookshop

Gilbert, Elizabeth. The Signature of all Things

Grissom, Kathleen. The Kitchen House

Groff, Lauren.  Fates and Furies

Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale

Harrison, A.S.A.. The Silent Wife

Haruf, Kent. Our Souls at Night

Hawkins, Paula. The Girl on the Train

Hoffman, Alice. The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Hosseini, Khaled. And the Mountains Echoed

Johnson, Adam. The Orphan Master’s Son

Johnson, Lindsey Lee, The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

Joyce, Rachel. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Invention of Wings

King, Lily. Euphoria

Kline, Christina. Orphan TrainA Piece of the World

Koch, Herman The Dinner

Kwok, Jean Girl in Translation

Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Lowland

Mandel, Emily St. John. Station Eleven

Mantel, Hilary. Wolf HallBring Up the Bodies

McBride, James. The Good Lord Bird

McEwan, Ian. Nutshell

McLain, Paula. The Paris WifeCircling the Sun

Messud, Claire. The Woman Upstairs

Moriarty, Liane. The Husband’s SecretBig Little Lies

Morton, Kate. The Forgotten GardenThe House at Riverton

Moyes, Jojo. Me Before You

Nicholls, David. Us

Oates, Joyce Carol. Missing Mom

Ondaatje, Michael. Cat’s Table

Otsuka, Julie. Buddha in the AtticWhen the Emperor Was Divine

Ozeki, Ruth. A Tale for the Time Being

Patchett, Ann. Commonwealth

Picoult, Jodi.  Small Great Things

Quindlen, Anna. Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Rothschild, Hannah. The Improbability of Love

Saunders, George. Tenth of December: Stories

Semple, Maria. Where’d You go Bernadette?

Simonson, Helen. Major Pettigrew’s Last StandThe Summer Before the War

Simsion, Graeme. The Rosie Project

Sloan, Robin. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

Smith, Dominic. The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Stedman, M. L. The Light Between Oceans

Tartt, Donna. Secret HistoryThe Goldfinch

Towles, Amor. A Gentleman in Moscow

Verghese, Abraham. Cutting for Stone

Vreeland, Susan. Clara and Mr. Tiffany

Walker, Karen Thompson. The Age of Miracles

Whitehead, Colin. The Underground Railroad

Zevin, Gabrielle. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry


Brown, Daniel. The Boys in the Boat

Cahalan, Susannah. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Coates, Ta-Nahisi. Between the World and Me

Davis, Joshua.  Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Ephron, Delia. Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.)

Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal

Gladwell, Malcolm. David and Goliath

Kalanethi, Paul. When Breath Becomes Air

Kerman, Piper. Orange is the New Black

Kolbert, Elizabeth.  The Sixth Extinction

McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers

Millard, Candice. River of Doubt

Noah, Trevor.  Born a Crime

Patchett, Ann. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Philbrick, Nat. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Schiff, Stacy. CleopatraThe Witches: Salem, 1692

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Strayed, Cheryl. Wild

Vance, J. D. Hillbilly Elegy

Weiner, Eric.  The Geography of Bliss.

Winchester, Simon. The Men Who United the States

Yousafzai, Malala. I Am Malala

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Boxall, Peter. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Ellington, H. Elisabeth. A Year of Reading: A Month-by-Month guide to classics and crowd-pleasers for you and your book group

Ephron, Effie 1001 Books for Every Mood

Major, David. 100 One-Night Reads

Pearl, Nancy. Book Lust and More Book Lust