Book Clubs :: Long List for 2021-22

Book Club Long List
Book Club Long List

It is that time of year when my book club pitches the selections for our upcoming year’s books. And, as usual, the number of great books up for selection far outnumber the months in a year. Below are the thirty books from which we’ll select ten.

As I mentioned last year on our short list, the majority were books I had already read. I’m happy to say that this year, I’ve only read a handful of these, so I’m looking forward to a year when most of our selections are new to me.

I’d love to know which of these you would recommend to our club!

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Consequences by Penelope Lifely

Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan

Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Of Women and Salk by Gabriela Garcia

One Night Two Souls Went Walking by Ellen Cooney

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Surviving the Forest by Adiva Geffen

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Kurdish Bike by Alesa Lightbourne

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Queen of Paris by Pamela Binnings Ewen

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

When All the World Was Young by Ferrol Sams

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes


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