Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions:
The NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are:
The recently announced Summer 2016 Indie Next List for Reading Groups features these three Macmillan titles:
Plus our new Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden recommends SHELTER by Jung Yun (download the guide) & THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (download the guide) in her Summer Reading List!
Last year we predicted that the movie version of THE REVENANT was going to be huge, and we’re making the same call with SILENCE by Shusaku Endo. This classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver. Picador just released a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so we recommend getting ahead of the trend (and maybe even organizing a movie night out!).
Talia’s going to share her picks at tomorrow’s Booklist “Best Bets for Book Clubs” webinar, so here’s what Anne recommends:
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (download the guide)
ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD by Caroline Angell (download the guide)
THE FIRST BOOK OF CALAMITY LEEK by Paula Lichtarowicz (download the guide)
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden (download the guide)
MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS by Jennine Capo-Crucet (download the guide)
THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack (download the guide)