Books for Book Clubs



2015 Top Ten Book Club Picks
The results are in! Here are the Top Ten Book Club picks from 2015 taken from a survey of Book Passage registered book clubs:
1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
2. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
3. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
4. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
5. Euphoria by Lily King
6. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
7. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
8. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
9. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
10. The Season of the Witch by David Talbot

The titles listed above appeared most on 2015 reading lists. As with past surveys, many titles appeared on only one list. Interestingly, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne was read by several groups, Also notable, 2015 was the first time that half the books listed in the top ten were non-fiction. Thanks to all of you who took the time to send in your 2015 reading list.

Recommended Reading for Book Clubs
July-August 2016

The Japanese Lover Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501116995
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Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2016

From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, a magical and sweeping (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II.

After Alice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060859749
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Published: William Morrow & Company - July 5th, 2016

From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's beloved classic.

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art. This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking.

After You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143108863
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Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2016

The sequel to Me Before You, which is now a major motion picture.Look out for Jojo's new book, Paris for One and Other Stories, available now.

We all lose what we love at some point, but in her poignant, funny way, Moyes reminds us that even if it's not always happy, there is an ever after. Miami Herald

Above the Waterfall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062349323
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Published: Ecco Press - July 5th, 2016

In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land.

Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town.

Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143130017
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Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2016

An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman's battle with depression and how her dog saved her life
A New York Times Bestseller

Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read. Cheryl Strayed

The Heart Goes Last Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101912362
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Published: Anchor Books - August 9th, 2016

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Boston Globe

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2016

A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.

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ISBN: 9781101982563
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 16th, 2016

Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus Review
The final novel from a great American storyteller.

M Train Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101910160
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

National Bestseller
Featuring a new postscript including five new photos from Patti Smith

From the National Book Award winning author ofJust Kids an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as a roadmap to my life.