When I first joined my book club back in September 2011, the group was meeting after a three-month hiatus. They didn’t meet during the summer because it was too hectic with family vacations (that changed in 2013, though). Because we didn’t meet in the summer, we don’t pick our new list of books at the end of the year.
Every February or March, each person submits books they want to read. We then vote on the selections and the 12 books with the most votes win. Our reading schedule is from June to May of each year. (We still have two books left from our current schedule.)
Here are the books we picked for this upcoming reading year:
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- A memoir of our choice
- Lines of Courage by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
- Feed by Mira Grant
- The Maid by Nita Prose
- In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederik Backman
- The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
- The Silence of Bones by June Hur
- The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
- The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
I’m very happy with this list. I’m excited to read all of these books except THE MAID, but I think that’s because I don’t really know very much about it. I’m also excited to choose a memoir to read in July. I just have to figure out which one I want to read. Right now I’m leaning toward Stanley Tucci’s TASTE: MY LIFE THROUGH FOOD, but I’m not sure. Do you have any suggestions?
This year, we started our selection process in February and we had all our books voted for by our March meeting. I’m only just posting the list today because every year I make bookmarks for everyone so we can keep track of what we’re reading each month. Since I unveiled the bookmarks via text yesterday, I can share them online now too. I’m really happy with how they turned out.
Have you read any of the books on our list? Which ones do you recommend?