Book Club :: Short List

Well, here it is! The list my book club anxiously awaits year after year… the upcoming year’s reading list. If you are looking for a selection for your club or if you just want to read along with us, here’s what the SOC Sistas will be reading this year!

A Woman of Independent MeansThis was one that I recommended. It is an older book with great themes, and the epistolary style will make discussion interesting.

Angle of Repose This has been on my TBR for too long, so I’m glad to have an excuse to read it!

Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of DiscoveryCharles Martin has a lot of books out but he’s just recently entered my radar, mainly because of his appearance on Annie F. Down’s podcast, That Sounds Fun. I was glad a sista recommended it.

Cold Sassy Tree (audiobook version): Another older book and the first one we’ve ever specified as an audio version experience. Should be great!

Cutting for Stone: This will be a re-read for most of us. We read it back in 2010 so we’re going to see if it stands the test of time.

My Sister, the Serial KillerIs it fair to say I’m hoping the title isn’t indicative of the book on this one?

The Ninth HourI haven’t read it, but this one came recommended from my mom – “Your book club HAS to read it.” We’ll see! The Washington Post review sounds promising.

The Sweet Hereafter: Another older book that wasn’t on my radar at all until a sista suggested it, but I’m very much looking forward to it! Pre-2000 books have been my jam lately.

The Weight of a Piano: A Novel: The newest novel of our selection – which is perhaps dangerous given how the more current reads faired in our ratings this year. However, the premise sounds promising for a group that includes two music teachers and a lot of music lovers.

Where the Crawdads Sing: This is our first read of the year (June) so that hopefully we can take part in all the hype it is getting. Promoters are racking in the buzz on this one.


For a comprehensive reading list of all the books our book club has read (that we can remember from before we kept record) and scores for as long as we’ve been tracking that, go here.



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