Book Clubs :: SOC Sistas Long List 2017-2018

It’s that time of year when my book club is making its selection for the 10 books it will read in the upcoming year. We started this a few years ago, and now it is our favorite night of the year. We think that this year we may have outdone ourselves with the number of incredible options, so much so that we talked about not even making pitches next year & just choosing from the runner-ups. (If you need to catch up on how we do this, go here.)

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Alligator Candy by David Kushner
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips
Brit Marie was Here & My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Cane River by Lolita Lademer
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Memoirs of A Geisha by Author Golden
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Stoner by John Williams
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Book Thief by Markus Zysak
The Children by Edith Wharton
The Orphan’s Tale by Pan Jenoff
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Umami by Laia Jufersa
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Whisper of the River by Ferrol Sams
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

One thing to note about this year’s long list; there was specific discussion about rereading a previous year’s selection to see if/how the discussion changed.

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