The Best Book Club Picks of 2018

Have you and your book club had a good 2018? We certainly hope so, because so many great books came out this year! Don’t worry, there is still time to pick up these great reads.

Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen

When Harry Crane’s wife suddenly dies, he is determined to lose himself in the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains. Too bad a young girl named Oriana and her mother Amanda have other plans. The two are recovering from their own tragedy, and Harry agrees to help Oriana as a way to escape his own past

 

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Susan Green prefers her life to be organized, which is why the loss of her mother and sudden news that she is about to become a mother sends her life spiraling…and the news that her brother Edward is favored in the will unleashes a wave of family problems she can no longer ignore.

 

The Songaminute Man by Simon McDermott

The Songaminute Man by Simon McDermott

Ted’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis was slowly taking him away from his family, until his son Simon discovered that music could bring him back temporarily. When the video of the two of them became an online hit, Simon knew it was time to share his father’s story.

 

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

Miranda Brooks grew up playing in her uncle’s bookstore, but when her mother has a falling out with Uncle Billy, she goes sixteen years with no word from him. When the news of his death reaches her, she is stunned to learn that she inherited his bookstore…and that he left behind one final scavenger hunt for her.

 

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Annie calls up her sister in a panic: as a drug addict who is about to give premature birth, she doesn’t want to be sent to prison. Suddenly, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile niece while Annie attends court-ordered rehab. Annie is attempting to stop her downward spiral, but is she bringing Lexie down with her?

 

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller

Born to the house of Helios, Circe does not fit in with her counterparts. Turning to the mortal world for companionship and discovers that she possessed the power of witchcraft. Zeus considers this a threat and banishes her to a desert island where she practices her craft and encounters some of mythology’s most famous figures.

 

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. As the two begin their new lives together, they explore the themes of love, loyalty, race, justice, and both Black masculinity and Black womanhood as circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

 

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

June Walker joins hundreds of other young women operating massive, unexplained machines in 1944. All they know is that they are helping to win the war…until a security breach and the bombing of Hiroshima forces her to confront her own ideals and beliefs.

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