Check out what Book Club Central Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker has been reading and recommending this summer on Instagram! We'll update the books throughout the summer so you can read with SJP.
The Chalk Man
by C.J. Tudor
A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending.
The Smiling Man
by Joseph Knox
Acclaimed crime writer Joseph Knox and his damaged detective hero Aidan Waits return with a mind-bending new thriller about a corpse found without a single identifying mark except the smile on his face, and a deadly threat from Aidan’s own past who will stop at nothing to keep him off the case.
A Ladder to the Sky
by John Boyne
A seductive, unputdownable psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success. Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.
A Place for Us
by Fatima Farheen Mirza
“Has a household ever been cradled in such tender attention as this novel provides? She writes with a mercy that encompasses all things. Each time I stole away into this novel, it felt like a privilege to dwell among these people, to fall back under the gentle light of Mirza’s words.” —Washington Post
OK, Mr. Field
by Katharine Kilalea
A mesmerizing debut novel about a concert pianist who fears he is losing his mind. OK, Mr. Field is a strange and beguiling novel that dwells in the silences between words, in the gaps in conversation, and in the unbridgeable distance between any two people. Through her restless intelligence and precise, musical prose, Katharine Kilalea confidently guides us into new fictional territory.
by Kate Walbert
From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women, a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.
by Christina Dalcher
One of Entertainment Weekly’s and SheReads’ books to read after The Handmaid’s Tale
One of Good Morning America’s “Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer”
Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.