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Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks

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Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Pennie's Pick for Costco. We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, the PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

You can see previous years' features here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
 



APRIL 2020

Indie Next
#1 Pick: THE GLASS HOTEL by Emily St. John Mandel
VALENTINE by Elizabeth Wetmore
THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ Klune
THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB'S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix
ENTER THE AARDVARK by Jessica Anthony
AFTERLIFE by Julia Alvarez
NORTHERNMOST by Peter Geye
THREE HOURS IN PARIS by Cara Black
HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD by C Pam Zhang
SIN EATER by Megan Campisi
THE UNSEEN written by Roy Jacobsen, translated by Don Shaw and Don Bartlett
THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power, by Deirdre Mask
THE HONEY-DON'T LIST by Christina Lauren
THE ROXY LETTERS by Mary Pauline Lowry
THE CITY WE BECAME by N. K. Jemisin
BEHELD by TaraShea Nesbit
DARLING ROSE GOLD by Stephanie Wrobel
THE PRETTIEST STAR by Carter Sickels
GODSHOT by Chelsea Bieker
CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth

LibraryReads
LibraryReads Top Pick: THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB'S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix
A BAD DAY FOR SUNSHINE by Darynda Jones
THE BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate
CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth
GIRL GONE VIRAL by Alisha Rai
THE HAPPY EVER AFTER PLAYLIST by Abby Jimenez
HE STARTED IT by Samantha Downing
LITTLE SECRETS by Jennifer Hillier
YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER by Sarah Hogle

Target Book Club
GIRLS LIKE US by Cristina Alger (Click here for more)

Pennie's Pick (Costco)
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner (Click here for more)

Oprah's Book Club
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
CONJURE WOMEN by Afia Atakora (Click here for more)

Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club
UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
VALENTINE by Elizabeth Wetmore (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore (Click here for more)

PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club
DISAPPEARING EARTH by Julia Phillips (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
MRS. EVERYTHING by Jennifer Weiner (Click here for more)
 


 

MARCH 2020

Indie Next
#1 Pick: MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell
WRITERS & LOVERS by Lily King
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler
SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle
DOCILE by K.M. Szpara
APEIROGON by Colum McCann
THIS TOWN SLEEPS by Dennis E. Staples
EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson
WE RIDE UPON STICKS by Quan Barry
GREENWOOD by Michael Christie
DEACON KING KONG by James McBride
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn
UNDERCOVER BROMANCE by Lyssa Kay Adams
RECOLLECTIONS OF MY NONEXISTENCE: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit
THE ANIMALS AT LOCKWOOD MANOR by Jane Healey
OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore
THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE by Abi Daré
SEPARATION ANXIETY by Laura Zigman

LibraryReads
LibraryReads Top Pick: MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell
DARLING ROSE GOLD by Stephanie Wrobel
THE GLASS HOTEL by Emily St. John Mandel
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler
IF I NEVER MET YOU by Mhairi McFarlane
IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle
A MURDEROUS RELATION: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn
THE RETURN by Rachel Harrison
THE TWO LIVES OF LYDIA BIRD by Josie Silver
UNDERCOVER BROMANCE by Lyssa Kay Adams

Target Book Club
THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley (Click here for more)

Pennie's Pick (Costco)
LOST BOY FOUND by Kirsten Alexander (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler (Click here for more)

Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club
THE JETSETTERS by Amanda Eyre Ward (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
WRITERS & LOVERS by Lily King (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle (Click here for more)

PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club
INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE WINEMAKER’S WIFE by Kristin Harmel (Click here for more)
 



FEBRUARY 2020

Indie Next
#1 Pick: AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
WEATHER by Jenny Offill
AUTHOR IN CHIEF: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote, by Craig Fehrman
A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA by Isabel Allende
WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS by Andrew David MacDonald
HOMIE: Poems, by Danez Smith
THINGS IN JARS by Jess Kidd
VERGE: Stories by Lidia Yuknavitch
THE MERCIES by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON McCULLERS: A Memoir by Jenn Shapland
THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT by Clare Pooley
HIGHFIRE by Eoin Colfer
THE SEEP by Chana Porter
RUN ME TO EARTH by Paul Yoon
EVERYWHERE YOU DON'T BELONG by Gabriel Bump
WHEN TIME STOPPED: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains by Ariana Neumann
THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg
THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A. K. Larkwood
CARTIER'S HOPE by M.J. Rose
THE RESISTERS by Gish Jen

LibraryReads
LibraryReads Top Pick: THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT by Clare Pooley
THE BEAR by Andrew Krivak
THE GIRL IN WHITE GLOVES: A Novel of Grace Kelly by Kerri Maher
GOLDEN IN DEATH by J. D. Robb
MERCY HOUSE by Alena Dillon
OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore
THE OTHER MRS. by Mary Kubica
SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
THE WORST BEST MAN by Mia Sosa

Target Book Club
LIGHTS ALL NIGHT LONG by Lydia Fitzpatrick (Click here for more)

Pennie's Pick (Costco)
THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK by Kim Michele Richardson (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins (Click here for more)

Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club
THE SCENT KEEPER by Erica Bauermeister (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE by Abi Daré (Click here for more)

PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club
AMERICAN PRISON: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment, by Shane Bauer (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE STATIONERY SHOP by Marjan Kamali (Click here for more)
 



JANUARY 2020

Indie Next
#1 Pick: SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid
DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano
LONG BRIGHT RIVER by Liz Moore
IMAGINARY MUSEUMS: Stories, by Nicolette Polek
BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain
THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS: A Memoir by E.J. Koh
UNCANNY VALLEY: A Memoir by Anna Wiener
THE VANISHED BIRDS by Simon Jimenez
NIGHT THEATER by Vikram Paralkar
LADY CLEMENTINE by Marie Benedict
BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book, by Courtney Maum
CREATURES by Crissy Van Meter
CLEANNESS by Garth Greenwell
DEEP STATE by Chris Hauty
KINGDOMTIDE by Rye Curtis
YOU WERE THERE TOO by Colleen Oakley
HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS by Raymond Fleischmann
WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun
COME TUMBLING DOWN by Seanan McGuire
THE TENANT by Katrine Engberg

LibraryReads
LibraryReads Top Pick: DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano
ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE: A Novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White
AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
FOLLOWERS by Megan Angelo
HIGHFIRE by Eoin Colfer
HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS by Raymond Fleischmann
LONG BRIGHT RIVER by Liz Moore
LOVE HER OR LOSE HER by Tessa Bailey
WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS by Andrew David MacDonald
YOU WERE THERE TOO by Colleen Oakley

Target Book Club
THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves (Click here for more)

Pennie's Pick (Costco)
THE GIRLS WITH NO NAMES by Serena Burdick (Click here for more)

Oprah's Book Club
AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano (Click here for more)

Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club
SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
LONG BRIGHT RIVER by Liz Moore (Click here for more)

PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club
HEART BERRIES: A Memoir, by Terese Marie Mailhot (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE DAUGHTER'S TALE by Armando Lucas Correa (Click here for more)