I’ve compiled a list of books for our decades theme below. Thank you so much to those of you who came up with some submissions; this is a strangely difficult theme to look up! I’ll give you until Saturday night to vote for your top 3 choices. 🙂
I posted on Reddit to get a few more ideas, but there were too many to include all of them on the poll. If you want more books like these or to see how the included ones were described, you can check out the thread.
Remember that we meet this Saturday to discuss Come As You Are! I want to thank all of you for being so supportive of our authors and their work. Seeing them go through this process has been so fun and inspiring, and I love that they have such a great community around them to be their first readers.
Also don’t forget to submit songs you’d like Hannah to consider performing during our evening with her! Information about the performance can be found in the description of the form.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Notable review by Emma Giordano
Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row.
CW: substance abuse/addiction, abortion
Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. The atmosphere and story composition create and authentic tale that I almost refuse to believe isn’t real! Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master of fiction – her characters possess an uncanny ability to charm readers and settle into their hearts. Her novels are multi-faceted and unlike any other books I’ve read, especially due to the oral history storytelling of Daisy Jones. (Side note – the audiobook? SPECTACULAR. If you have access to the audio version, you will not want to miss this experience) Full of timeless quotes, glamourous scandals, and heart-breaking loss, Daisy Jones & The Six has absolutely climbed to the top as one of my favorite books of all time.
FUCK! THIS BOOK IS SO FEMINIST! The women in this book are all so powerful and dynamic. There are so many strong messages about women empowerment, taking no one’s shit, supporting other women, and demanding credit where it’s due. Even the smaller side characters are them much more layered than most supporting characters, as we explore their own storylines. Plus the relationships between all of the women, (Karen & Daisy, Karen & Camila, Camila & Daisy – even Daisy and little Julia made my heart swell!) are wholesome, unique, and authentic. Especially for a story with a bit of a love triangle, I could not be happier with the superb study of the experience of women.
I also was left so touched by the exploration of addiction. It’s a disease very close to my heart and I’m so, so pleased with how Taylor Jenkins Reid captured the dark, devastating nature of it. The story of both Billy and Daisy’s respective addictions bring light to the glamorization of drugs of this time, while not glamorizing it themselves. This book exposes the truth about substance abuse while simultaneously carrying an air of hope and recovery for those who may be in a similar situation. I’ll stand by this novel my grave as one of the greatest fictional stories of addiction ever told.
And oh gosh, THE MUSIC! I just have to give a shout out to the author for writing so many superb original songs with their own distinct voice and sound. I cannot WAIT for the series to come out so I can finally hear these marvelous lyrics sung the way they should be. Again, I REFUSE to believe this isn’t a real band.
I have so few complaints about this book, and honestly, they are so minuscule compared to the novel’s countless strengths. I felt the main plot twist wasn’t all that shocking and the ending could have been stronger compared to the rock-solid build up, but I’m so enchanted by this book that I’m totally unbothered.
In sum, read Daisy Jones & The Six. Prepare to have your mind rocked by the story of a band that wanted to change the world, so they ”did.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX – A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.
Notable review by Linda Sexauer
Several years ago, I worked at an art gallery here in Anchorage. Though I loved the art, I wasn’t much good at selling it. More often than not, I just chatted up the customers, who were from all over the world.
One night, four elderly people wandered in. They told me they were from a tiny island off the coast of southern England called “Guernsey”. I’d never heard of it, so they proudly explained it was the only part of British soil that had been occupied by the Nazis during World War II. The island was occupied for a long five years; an experience to which they had all been witnesses. At that moment, Guernsey was marked in my mind.
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow’s new book, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is an opportunity to travel back in time to 1946 Guernsey.
Beginning early 1946 in London, Juliet Ashton, a British writer, and former war journalist, is emerging from the ashes of the war to rebuild her life and her identity. She has lost her home and all her possessions, most regrettably her book collection. Out of the blue, she responds to correspondence started by a resident of Guernsey, who has managed to obtain a second-hand book once owned by Juliet, in which she had long ago written her name and address. Through this initial contact, Juliet meets an entire community, and the course of her life is redirected.
Easily reminiscent of Helene Hanff’s epistolary classic, “84 Charing Cross Road”, the novel is written in the epistolary style. Shaffer and Barrow skillfully use this medium to successfully establish their characters and a solid storyline.
Charming, funny, sweet, and thoughtful, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is a story that women might find more appealing than men. Yet, it is unflinching in its wartime recollections. The deprivations and devastation of the time are imaginatively and convincingly conveyed.
At its core, this is a book about the love of reading, and the magic of books.
I highly, highly recommend “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”.
Farthing by Jo Walton
One summer weekend in 1949 — but not our 1949 — the well-connected “Farthing set”, a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before.
Despite her parents’ evident disapproval, Lucy is married — happily — to a London Jew. It was therefore quite a surprise to Lucy when she and her husband David found themselves invited to the retreat. It’s even more startling when, on the retreat’s first night, a major politician of the Farthing set is found gruesomely murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic.
It quickly becomes clear to Lucy that she and David were brought to the retreat in order to pin the murder on him. Major political machinations are at stake, including an initiative in Parliament, supported by the Farthing set, to limit the right to vote to university graduates.
But whoever’s behind the murder, and the frame-up, didn’t reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts… and looking beyond the obvious.
As the trap slowly shuts on Lucy and David, they begin to see a way out — a way fraught with peril in a darkening world.
Notable review by Roman Clodia
Definitely a case of right book, right time for me as I couldn’t stop reading this! Walton does a good job of mixing up a Golden Age country house murder mystery with something far darker: it’s 1947 (and Orwell has just published Ninety-seventy-four), seven years after the Farthing Set, a power group within the Tory party, negotiated a ‘peace with honour’ with Hitler. We learn obliquely about what is happening elsewhere in the world: the Third Reich stretches as far as the Channel; Hitler’s armies continue to battle with Bolshevik Russia across Europe; Japan is still growing its empire in the East – and labour and death camps proliferate across Europe with widespread and public anti-Semitism accepted and normalised. In the foreground is a localised murder of a Farthing Set politician – and only gradually do we understand the reasons for the killing and the implications for British politics and the future of UK democracy.
There’s so much that I loved about this book: the melding of a slightly ditzy narrator in Lucy who turns out to be one of the few characters with integrity in the book; the alternating narrative following Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard and his compromised investigation; the way the story probes those constant mysteries of how did ordinary people reconcile themselves to systematic hatred and participation in genocide; even the ways in which the traditional English murder mystery (and I say this as a devoted Agatha Christie fan) is steeped in race, class, sexual and gender prejudices which uphold the values the genre holds dear.
On top of all this is an astute tale of how political power is achieved and upheld in all its cunning, its deceptions, its shameless rhetoric and its expediency: in the story, Britain is on the cusp of change, a deep shift to the Right, and the book explores the individual compromises, neutralities, failures to stand up or speak out, and downright fear that allows this to happen.
Compelling, gripping, never self-righteous, I’m hooked on this trilogy!
No Logo by Naomi Klein
With a new Afterword to the 2002 edition, No Logo employs journalistic savvy and personal testament to detail the insidious practices and far-reaching effects of corporate marketing—and the powerful potential of a growing activist sect that will surely alter the course of the 21st century. First published before the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, this is an infuriating, inspiring, and altogether pioneering work of cultural criticism that investigates money, marketing, and the anti-corporate movement.
As global corporations compete for the hearts and wallets of consumers who not only buy their products but willingly advertise them from head to toe—witness today’s schoolbooks, superstores, sporting arenas, and brand-name synergy—a new generation has begun to battle consumerism with its own best weapons. In this provocative, well-written study, a front-line report on that battle, we learn how the Nike swoosh has changed from an athletic status-symbol to a metaphor for sweatshop labor, how teenaged McDonald’s workers are risking their jobs to join the Teamsters, and how “culture jammers” utilize spray paint, computer-hacking acumen, and anti-propagandist wordplay to undercut the slogans and meanings of billboard ads (as in “Joe Chemo” for “Joe Camel”).
No Logo will challenge and enlighten students of sociology, economics, popular culture, international affairs, and marketing.
“This book is not another account of the power of the select group of corporate Goliaths that have gathered to form our de facto global government. Rather, it is an attempt to analyze and document the forces opposing corporate rule, and to lay out the particular set of cultural and economic conditions that made the emergence of that opposition inevitable.” —Naomi Klein, from her Introduction
Notable review by Bradley
This was published in 2000, coming out during the time when the internet bubble was riding high but before the fall of the Two Towers (the ones in NY, not Tolkein’s).
Its subject matter was Shell, McD’s, and Nike. Social awareness was getting a second wind after languishing in general and now it was all about sweatshops. Multinational corporations became our favorite bogeymen (again), and this was when we could throw our weight behind small-time activists and FEEL like we could accomplish some great-seeming things… like getting all the exploiters out of Burma so as to take away the support of that regime.
Remember those times?
Add awareness to the whole Banding idea, the feeling that Corporations are real people with souls (ha), and see this as a way to stop bad practices by attacking their PR image.
Then realize that the problem goes sooooooo much deeper. Much deeper than this book is prepared to take it, except to realize that these highly visible multinational corporations were great as a rallying point but even if anyone could break them down and hold them accountable, it was EVERY OTHER corporation doing the exact same thing that makes the situation seem rather hopeless.
So, and rightly so, this book does not delve into the economics and politics that made the rape of underdeveloped countries possible: the policies and the greed and the perfectly legal practices that can ravage whole countries, their land, and devastate indigenous peoples.
It can’t. It’s a problem that requires widespread awareness everywhere… and the knowledge of all the interrelated contributing factors… to combat.
We all need to be aware and awake to not just the fact of injustice, but the causes. The only real way we can combat this problem is by waking the real slumbering beast of humanity from its ignorant dream. 🙂
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
A young Puritan woman–faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul–plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive historical thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four years old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary–a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony–soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary’s garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted thriller from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying novel of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.
Notable review by Debra
Mary Deerfield is a twenty-four-year-old woman married to Thomas Deerfield. Mary is Thomas’ second wife. His first wife died after being kicked by a horse. Mary should feel lucky to be married to such a powerful man, but she lives in fear of his anger, his drinking, and his violence.
Mary knows she is talked about. She and Thomas have been married for five years and she is barren. She hides her bruises or explains them away when others see them. But the final straw comes after tainted objects are found buried in her garden. Her servant girl, already uneasy after Mary attempts to save her dying brother with herbs and simples, runs away from Mary’s home, accusing Mary of being a witch. To make matters worse, when Thomas learns that their servant accused Mary of being a witch, he stabs a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand.
Mary decides enough is enough and decides to divorce her husband.
But Mary lives in a time where neighbors are spying on neighbors. If you are pointing the finger at someone else, no one is pointing their finger at you, right!?! Women are not allowed to speak their minds, stand up for themselves or have sexual feelings. Anything and everything can be used against you. Talk to a stranger – you are branded a whore! Try to use a natural remedy to cure an illness – you are branded a witch! Be different in any way shape or form, you are in league with the devil! Your husband can beat you citing bible verses and telling you it is for your own good. How did women back then even dare to leave the house? Books like these make me happy I was not born back them. Whew!
Slow to start, but it gains ground quickly. I love books set during this time frame and am fascinated by the accusation of witchcraft. Throughout history, people (especially women) have been maligned for being different. People have been persecuted for living or behaving outside of the norm. Was this the case for Mary? Judged for not bearing children, for being nice to strangers, for being intelligent, and for sticking up for herself.
I found this to be both thought provoking and captivating. I could not help but feel or Mary and her plight. There are even a few twists and turns which keep things moving and interesting. I even loved the language used in the book. It made this tale feel more authentic while also setting the mood. The mood is also set with the sense of tension that permeates throughout the book. This book is also atmospheric. I had an uneasy feeling throughout and kept thinking “nothing good can come of this.” At times I wanted to take Mary aside and tell her “people are watching you, be smart, be cautious” etc.
Beautifully written and plotted. Hour of the Witch is tense, atmospheric, and thought provoking.
Thank you to Doubleday books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.
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We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Set in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts (which in 1692 was Salem Village, site of the origins of the Salem Witch Trials), the story follows the Danvers High field hockey team as they discover that the dark impulses of their Salem forebears may be the key to a winning season.
The 1989 Danvers Falcons are on an unaccountable winning streak. Quan Barry weaves together the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team as they storm their way to the state championship. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all, the DHS Falcons prove to be as wily and original as their North of Boston ancestors, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport.
Notable review by Jessica Woodbury
4.5 stars. What a goddamned delight of a book. I laughed at something nearly every paragraph. I got to know these characters deeply. This book understands the dark magic of teenage girls and opens it wide open, showing us just how powerful they are and I loved every minute of it.
The Danvers High School varsity Field Hockey team has 11 members and at first they are all a blur to you. But after a while you will know them all intimately, you will know Boy Cory’s last name and Girl Cory’s sketchy stepdad and Julie’s ankle length dresses and you will most certainly know Jen’s massive fringe of bangs referred to as The Claw throughout the novel. The team went 2-8 last year so the expectations for the 1989 season are not high, but that all changes with one notebook with Emilio Estevez on the cover where one by one the members of the team pledge themselves to dark forces so they can go to State. They are acting on reckless teen instinct, the need to declare and invent and decide that if you do X then Y will happen, and probably because Danvers is right by Salem and they’ve spent their whole lives hearing about teenage girls and pledges to the devil.
Their pledge sure seems to be working as things start turning around for the Lady Falcons. But there’s also a growing need to appease “Emilio” along with the growing powers. I won’t spoil anything for you but there’s plenty of surrealist touches, and a perfect mix here of darkness, humor, and self-discovery. Let’s be honest, self-discovery and self-empowerment can require you to go to some pretty dark places, but the team is ready.
Their story is written in first person plural, the rare “we” narrator. I do not often have much patience for unusual pov’s in novels, but I am totally sold this time. The “we” works so well, the team is made up of individuals and we get to know them well but the team is also an entity, a powerful coven that is its own character in the book. The collective becomes such a driving force that it’s hard to imagine the book being written any other way.
I felt like it took me a really long time to read this book. I have a bad habit of skimming/speed reading but with this book I couldn’t do it at all. I had to read every single sentence. I had to savor every bite. I read it slowly but it was totally worth it. This is one of those truly unique books that is such a pleasure that you don’t really want it to end.
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America
In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.
Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.
Notable review by Dorie – Cats&Books 🙂
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The year is 1954 and our trip will take place along The Lincoln Highway. We’ll start in New York City and travel to the end in San Francisco. What you won’t know is how many different “side trips” and wonderful characters that you will encounter on your way. . Buckle up HERE WE GO!!!!!!
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Emmet Watson, age 18 is being driven to his home in Nebraska after having been released from a juvenile work farm. Emmet’s mother has been absent for many years and now his father has passed away and the family home and failed farm are in foreclosure. Emmet will have sole custody of his younger brother Billy. He has come home to settle things and to pick up his brother and his car. He is ready to start life anew, out of Nebraska and headed West, Texas or California.
Young Billy Watson has been waiting for his brother’s return for 18 months. He welcomes him with open arms!!!!!!!
After their father died, a neighbor and friend watched Billy until Emmett was released. Billy is a curious little guy, super intelligent and with lots of love to share, he has some interesting tastes in books!
His very favorite “big red book” is something he keeps in his backpack at all times. “PROFESSOR ABACUS ABERNATHE’S COMPENDIUM OF HEROES, ADVENTURERS AND OTHER INTREPID TRAVELERS”. Given to him by the school librarian it is his most prized possession! Billy will read many stories to friends along the way!!
As soon as the warden drives away, two of Emmet’s friends from the farm appear on his doorstep, having hidden in the back of the truck, they still have part of their “sentence” to complete.
Duchess is a “wild and crazy” guy. He’s mostly kind hearted but has hatched a plan with Wooley that should get them all a lot of money.
He’s an alcoholic and often not dependable. But when he sets his mind on something he will pursue it at all costs.
Wooley, is a well intentioned friend and will do anything for those he cares about. He is estranged from his wealthy family. He will, however, inherit money from his grandfather when he turns 18. Wooley isn’t really that interested in the money, to him friendship and trust are more important. He is a somewhat troubled young man, always different from his peers, and often ignored by his family. He always felt like a PIECE OF A PUZZLE THAT DIDN’T FIT!
I completely lost myself in this story. Mr. Towles is a master storyteller. While I enjoyed his prior books, this one is definitely my favorite. This novel and cast of characters drew me in. It is, of course, beautifully and meticulously written. At times a bit wordy, I loved how this group of adventurers continued to get side tracked to different places. THAT’S A LOT LIKE LIFE ITSELF!!!
The characters are so real, I feel a little lost now that the book is over. I had to wait a day to write this review because I knew I would “gush” and I still have.
This is a book that I would love to put into everyone’s hands! It’s about family that we are born into and families that are “made” by a combination of the people we love.
This is a quote from the novel “Wouldn’t it have been wonderful, thought Woolly, if everybody’s life was like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle. . . .one person’s life would just fit snugly in its very own, specially designed spot, and in so doing, would enable the whole intricate picture to become complete”. Is that not a beautiful quote?
This novel is set to publish on October 5, 2021.
I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher and author through Edelweiss.
Paper Castles by B. Fox
Foreclosures are hitting record highs; unemployment is skyrocketing, and the economy is in shambles. Equally broke and futureless, 28–year–old James Brooke, a graduate architect, coffee-addict, and self–described average nobody has returned to his small hometown in West Ohio. Torn between his fanciful dreams and the need to pay off bills, he struggles to find his own identity while facing a harder–than–ever reality. But living under his father’s rooftop while keeping his head in the clouds soon turns out to be a bad combination, and the mounting student debt forces him to settle for any job he can find. That’s when he stumbles across a new coffee shop, a wayward girl with a talent for storytelling, and his own unresolved past. This unexpected set of things could help him figure out what his place in the world is—if that place even exists. Paper Castles is a story about the search for meaning in times when everything seems meaningless.
Notable review by Casie Aufenthie
Paper Castles by B. Fox is a superb work of literary fiction. With prose akin to narrative poetry, this novel is like a fine glass of wine to be savored slowly, each note and flavor observed and enjoyed. There are dozens of insightful observations about beauty, life, and love done with masterful poignancy the likes of which I haven’t read since my time in University studying The Sun Also Rises.
In many ways, Paper Castles reminds me of that great work by Hemingway. Through the main character, James, a creative, gentle-spirited man in his late-twenties who has wanted to be an architect since he was a young boy, B. Fox speaks to a new Lost Generation whose dreams have been smashed and who have no sense of place or purpose in the world. James spends the book on a deep, well thought out journey of inquiry into the harsh realities of life, into what it means to be a man, and how to have hope when the traditional sources (friends and family) aren’t so easy to come by anymore.
Relatable, heartbreaking, and above all, thought-provoking, this is an incredible debut by B. Fox. I suspect this author has a lot more to say, and I, for one, can’t wait to read more.
What shall we read next? (Choose 3)
- Paper Castles by B. Fox (26%, 6 Votes)
- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (22%, 5 Votes)
- Farthing by Jo Walton (13%, 3 Votes)
- No Logo by Naomi Klein (13%, 3 Votes)
- The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (13%, 3 Votes)
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (4%, 1 Votes)
- Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian (4%, 1 Votes)
- We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry (4%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 8