Whether you’re planning ahead for a library book group or selecting for circulating book-club kits, these 10 discussion-worthy titles, reviewed by Booklist from July 2017 through June 2018, will get people talking.
by Susanna Kearsley
How Are You Going to Save Yourself
by J. M. Holmes
The Other Side of Everything
by Lauren Doyle Owens
A literary thriller with everything book groups are looking for: fine writing, a flawlessly constructed story, and relatable characters providing plenty of questionable decisions rife for discussion.
The Sworn Virgin
by Kristopher Dukes
by Questlove and Ben Greenman
The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life
by Joyce Lee Malcolm
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
by Elaine Weiss
As the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment approaches, book groups will devour this fascinating historical account of 1920 and will find much to discuss comparing it to current social and political tensions.
Susan Maguire is the Senior Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist.