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Every year, when preparing for our Annual Fandango in October, I have fun selecting a list of books to recommend to our local book clubs. It's a daunting task since there are thousands of books available (millions?) and narrowing it down to a dozen or so is nearly impossible. So much so, that this year I will begin changing the list quarterly. That way I can swap out older books and add new ones that deserve to be considered.
Also this year, I am adding a few other pages of book recommendations - one for the current reading year, one for Library Reads (chosen by librarians), and additional pages for other sources like Book Browse.
If you have books you'd like to recommend, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, include a review (as formal or informal as you'd like) or just tell me why you think this book should be added to our recommend lists. We've received a few already, listed at Members Recommend. Thanks for your help.
Check back from time to time to see what's new!
Meanwhile, here are some past favorites!
Recommendations for 2015-2016
Black River - Sarah Hulse
A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
In the Kingdom of Ice - Hampton Sides
The Quest For a Moral Compass - A Global History of Ethics - Kenan Malik
Some Luck - Jane Smiley
Sudden Light - Garth Stein
The Martian - Andy Weir
Recommendations for 2014-2015
Above - Isla Morley
The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman
The Paris Architect - Charles Belfoure
The Good Lord Bird - James McBride
Mrs. Poe - Lynn Cullen
Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler - Trudi Kanter
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat Diner - Edward Kelsey Moore
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
A Star for Mrs. Blake - April Smith
The Empress Dowager Cixi - Jung Chang
The Circle - Dave Eggers
We Are Water - Wally Lamb
Staff Picks - Oldies But Goodies
Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson (suggested by Melissa)
Genesis - Bernard Beckett (suggested by Kayla)
Whistling Past the Graveyard - Susan Crandall (suggested by Janelle)
Joy For Beginners - Erica Bauermeister (suggested by Janelle)