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Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Hey all you book club hosters, the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview includes 8 Macmillan titles!

Top 10

#1: SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore

Family & Coming of Age

THE FAMILY TABOR by Cherise Wolas

Backlisted But Not Forgotten

300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso
PYONGYANG: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Nonfiction & Memoir

ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

Relationships

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne Youngson
THE THIRD HOTEL by Laura van den Berg

Thrills & Chills

MACHINE by Susan Steinberg

Booklist’s 2019 Great Group Reads

Yara Zgheib’s THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET is among Booklist and the Women’s National Book Association’s favorite book club reads of the year!

THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib

A February 2019 Indie Next pick + LibraryReads pick + Library Journal Best Debut!

A haunting portrait of a young woman’s struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life.

“This is an impressive, deeply moving debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINICANA Is the Inaugural GMA Book Club Pick

Angie Cruz’s DOMINICANA is the Good Morning America Cover to Cover Book Club’s inaugural pick!

The pick was announced this morning on GMA with a special appearance by the author and an audience giveaway. Next, tune in on October 29th, when Angie Cruz will be a guest on the show to discuss the novel with Robin Roberts and other GMA hosts. You can also follow along on the show’s new Instagram page or website.

More about DOMINICANA

In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz’s DOMINICANA is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

A September Indie Next pick + a Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book + a 2020 Carnegie Award longlister + 3 starred reviews!

“This stirring immigration story is Cruz’s breakout book.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cruz’s ability to create mood and atmosphere with her distinctive writing style make her a strong voice in Dominican American literature.”–Booklist, starred review

Author Spotlight: Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels–she is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.

UNDER CURRENTS, Nora’s latest standalone beach read (on sale this week!), explores the power of family to harm—and to heal.

Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back.

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THE WHISPER NETWORK is the July 2019 Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick!

THE WHISPER NETWORK by Chandler Baker is the official selection of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club for July 2019!

Follow Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine on Instagram or Facebook to see favorite quotes, moments, and thoughts on THE WHISPER NETWORK.

THE WHISPER NETWORK: Available now from Flatiron Books. Also available in audio.

Three starred reviews + July Indie Next Pick!

THE NIGHT TIGER is the April 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo is the official selection of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club for April 2019!

Follow Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine on Instagram or Facebook to see favorite quotes, moments, and thoughts on THE NIGHT TIGER.

Available now from Flatiron Books. Also available in audio.
Three starred reviews!

ALA Midwinter 2019 Adult Book Buzz Titles

We hope you enjoyed our Booze + Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter! For those who were #alaleftbehind, here’s everything we buzzed about:

THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World | Melinda Gates | April 23, 2019 | 9781250313577
MIRACLE CREEK | Angie Kim | April 16, 2019 | 9780374156022
THE NIGHT TIGER | Yangsze Choo | February 12, 2019 | 9781250175458
SHE WOULD BE KING | Wayétu Moore | 9781555978174
WICKED SAINTS | Emily A. Duncan | April 2, 2019 | 9781250195661
THE DYSASTERS | P.C. + Kristin Cast | February 26, 2019 | 9781250141040
YOU’D BE MINE | Erin Hahn | April 2, 2019 | 9781250192882
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SCENE | S. C. Megale | May 7, 2019 | 9781250190499
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE | Casey McQuiston | May 14, 2019 | 9781250316776
IN ANOTHER LIFE | C. C. Hunter | March 26, 2019 | 9781250312273
BIRTHDAY | Meredith Russo | May 21, 2019 | 9781250129833
FINALE: A Caraval Novel | Stephanie Garber | May 7, 2019 | 9781250157669
ENCHANTÉE | Gita Trelease | February 5, 2019 | 9781250295521
THE SILENT PATIENT | Alex Michaelides | February 5, 2019 | 9781250301697
CAPE MAY | Chip Cheek | April 30, 2019| 9781250297150
A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY | M.T. Edvardsson | June 25, 2019 | 9781250204431
THE WHISPER MAN | Alex North | August 20, 2019 | 9781250317995
THE GUEST BOOK | Sarah Blake | May 7, 2019 | 9781250110251
THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS | Katherine Howe | June 25, 2019 | 9781250304865
THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE | Katherine Center | August 13, 2019 | 9781250047328
TRUST EXERCISE | Susan Choi | April 9, 2019 | 9781250309884
THE TIME COLLECTOR | Gwendolyn Womack | April 16, 2019 | 9781250169235
LOSING EARTH: A Recent History | Nathaniel Rich | April 9, 2019 | 9780374191337
STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED: The Definitive How-To Guide | Karen Kilgariff + Georgia Hardstark | May 28, 2019 | 9781250178954
MAGIC FOR LIARS | Sarah Gailey | June 4, 2019 | 9781250174611
MIDDLEGAME | Seanan McGuire | May 7, 2019 | 9781250195524
BLOOD OF AN EXILE | Brian Naslund | August 6, 2019 | 9781250309648
THE BURNING CHAMBERS | Kate Mosse | June 18, 2019 | 9781250202161
LIKE LIONS | Brian Panowich | April 30, 2019 | 9781250206947
STONE MOTHERS | Erin Kelly | April 23, 2019 | 9781250113719
THE NIGHT BEFORE | Wendy Walker | May 14, 2019 | 9781250198679
THE ESCAPE ROOM | Megan Goldin | August 6, 2019 | 9781250219657

PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club Chooses HEART

The PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This,” has chosen Sandeep Jauhar’s HEART: A HISTORY as its January pick!

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in HEART: A HISTORY, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.

Follow the “Now Read This” Facebook page for discussion questions and other bonus material throughout the month, and at the end of the month, Jauhar will be answering your questions on the PBS NewsHour.

Donna Seaman Interviews Wayétu Moore

Earlier this month, Booklist‘s Donna Seaman interviewed debut novelist Wayétu Moore about SHE WOULD BE KING, the fifth Sarah Jessica Parker Pick for Book Club Central. The two covered everything from the importance of telling stories to how Liberian history is central to that of our own. Read on.

Click for a Discussion GuideRead-Alike TitlesDownloadable Images, and an Interview.

 

New Titles for the NEA Big Read Library

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts gathers new books to add to their NEA Big Read library, which is chock-full of titles sure to inspire fun opportunities and discussions for your community-wide reading programs. Today, the NEA Big Read committee announced six new books that will now be included, and we have three titles that made the list!

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer

THE PAPERBARK SHOE by Goldie Goldbloom

ADVICE FROM THE LIGHTS by Stephanie (previously Stephen) Burt

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