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Encore Book Group- Book Suggestions

  • 11 Jan 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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If you are interested in joining the Zoom meetings contact ANNE SUTCLIFFE. There will be virtual meetings until further notice.

Here are some reading suggestions for you while you're at home.  Try others by the same authors. 

The New Canaan Library has many of them in its digital library. 


Encore Book Group Discussion Books:

Red Notice Browder
Before We Were Yours Windgate
The Music Shop Joyce
The Great Alone Hannah
The Underground Railroad Whitehead
The Couple Next Door Lapena
The Lilac Girls Kelly
Behold the Dreamers Mbue
The Secret Life of Violet Grant Williams
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Semple
The Paris Architect  Belfour
Educated Westover
House in the Sky Lindhout & Corbett
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman
Saints for All Occasions: A Novel Sullivan
The Deserter DeMille
In the Garden of Beasts Larson
Akin Donoghue
The Dutch House Patchett


ENTERTAINING SERIES TO BE READ IN ORDER:

His Dark Materials & The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman 

A Court of Thorns and Roses  Series by Sarah J. Maas (her other series are entertaining as well)

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon 

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ( series of 3 books, read in order)  


ENTERTAINING:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (there are more in this series)

Don't Let Go by Harlan Corben  (mysteries, any are good)

Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (murder mystery, any of their books are good, can be read in order)

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (murder mysteries) 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (all her books are good)

The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown 

The Grand Sophie by Georgette Heyer (clean Regency romance)

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell


CHILDRENS READING THAT ADULTS ENJOY:

Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo


MORE SERIOUS READING:

The Overstory by Richards Powers (Pulitzer prize winner)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Maid by Stephanie Land

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan (WW2 Italy)

1000 White Women by Jim Fergus

Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara

Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

An Odyssey by Ben Mendelsohn

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (Pulitzer prize winner)

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (anything by this author is good)

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett ( anything by this author is good)

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Orphan Masters Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize winner)


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