For Book Clubs :: SOC Sista Long List

Long ListLast night the SOC Sistas gathered for their annual book pitching event (described here). Below is the complete list of nominations. These will go into a survey where each person will select the 10 they want to read. The 10 books with the most votes will make our 2014/15 list.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Bringing up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
The Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Emma by Jane Austin
Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Harm in Asking by Sara Barron
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
by Eleanor Catton
March by Geraldine Brooks
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Rabbit Run by John Updike
The Runaway by Terry Kay
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Sebastian by Christoph Fischer
The Secrets of Mary Bower by Lois Leveen
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Wave by Sonali Deranlyagala
We Are All Completely beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

I seriously don’t know how we’re going to do it. On my first glance down the list, there were really only about five that I couldn’t get excited about reading, and those were mostly because I’ve read them. I am very excited to see what makes the final cut.

So, how about some help?! Which of these have you read, and what would you recommend? Are there any we should stay away from?


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