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.
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