2019 List of Books

The goal is one book each week….

January’s Books

  • Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
  • Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton
  • No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

February’s Books

  • Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity & Love by Dani Shapiro
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  • Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney

March’s Books

  • Looker by Laura Sims
  • Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

APRIL‘s Books

  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
  • The War On Normal People by Andrew Yang
  • The Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller
  • Open House by Elizabeth Berg
  • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
  • A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee

MAY’s Books

  • The Day That Went Missing: A Family’s Story by Richard Beard
  • The River by Peter Heller
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

JUNE’s Books

  • Say Nothing A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Celine by Peter Heller
  • The Current by Tim Johnston

JULY’s Books

  • Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

AUGUST’s Books

  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Inland by Tea Obreht
  • The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


  • Kudos by Rachel Cusk
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah


  • The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfield
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah


  • Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth
  • She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

decemBERS’s Books

  • Wild Game My Mother, Her Lover and Me by Adrienne Brodeur
  • Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
  • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  • November Road by Lou Berney

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