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North Branch Book Discussion

Your Book Recommendation

2020-08-24 18:30:00 2020-08-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago North Branch Book Discussion Main Library

Monday, August 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-08-24 18:30:00 2020-08-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago North Branch Book Discussion Read anything in the last year that you would like to recommend to others? Maybe even want to discuss with others? Or do you just want to be sold on a good read? Join us to hear from participants. Main Library

Read anything in the last year that you would like to recommend to others? Maybe even want to discuss with others? Or do you just want to be sold on a good read? Join us to hear from participants.

Instead of discussing a book this month, we are inviting participants to pick a book that they would like to recommend to others in the discussion group. Titles can be from any genre including nonfiction. However, you may want to avoid books that this group has already discussed. No spoilers, please.

In addition, please pick out your favorite of the books we have discussed, your least favorite, one you learned the most from and one that you particularly liked the style of the writing.

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
An American Marriage by Tyari Jones
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

As Good as Gone by Larry McMurtry
Attack by Yasmina Khadra
Autumn by Ali Smith
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Away by Amy Bloom

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Elizabeth Kolbert
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt, Margaret
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Canada by Richard Ford
Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Citizen: an American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
Cleopatra: a life by Stacy Schiff
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Dark Money: the Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vandela Vida
Dreamland: the True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
Drift: the Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Euphoria by Lily King
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

Game Change by John Heilemann
The Gathering by Ann Enright
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
Grift by Debra Ginsberg

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Home by Marilynne Robinson
The Home that was Our Country: a Memoir by Alia Malik
Hot Flat and Crowded : Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How it Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman
The Human Age: the World Shaped by Us by Diane Ackerman

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Just Mercy : a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Justice: What's the Right Thing to do by Michael J. Sandel

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Lark & Termite by Anne Phillips
Let the Great World Spinby Colum McCann
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú

A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
The Marriage Plot bu Jeffrey Eugenides
Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
Middle passage by Charles Johnson
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

Never a City So Real : a Walk in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz
News of the World by Paulette Gilese
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Payback : Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood
Peace Like a River by Leif Erickson
Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling
Power by Naomi Alderman, Naomi

Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Reason I jump: Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy with Autism by Naoli Higashidai
Red Circles by Leni Zumasi
Regeneration by Pat Barker
Room by Emma Donoghue
Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich

Saints for all Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivany
Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, Julian
Separation by Kitamura, Katie
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Signature of all thingsby Elizabeth Gilbert
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Smartest Kids in the World: and how they got that way by Amanda Ripley
Someone by Alice McDermott
Stargazer's Sister by Carrie Brown
State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Stoner by John Williams
Submission by Amy Waldman
Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwins
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The Rise of Wolf 8 by Rick McIntyre
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
The Tipping Point: how little things can make a big difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Tomatoland : how modern industrial agriculture destroyed our most alluring fruit by Barry Estabrook
The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
The Warmth of other Suns by Isabel Wilkersonl
Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: a memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuko, Julie
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Working: researching, interviewing, writing by Robert Caro

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Authors & Book Discussions |

TAGS: | book discussion |

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