What Our Members Are Reading

I’m a big believer in that many of the books we read say a lot about who we are as individuals. I also know that reading slumps can be difficult to escape. If you’re interested in what your fellow book club members are reading or just need some suggestions as to what your next book should be, you’ve come to the right place!

At the end of each book related meeting, members will have the opportunity to talk about what they are reading outside of the club and throw out recommendations for others. You can also request recommendations if you’re in need of some. If you’re looking for a good historical fiction book, this is your chance to ask a group of people who have come together specifically because they like to read!

I will do my best to keep track of the books that get suggested during this time and post a list to this page for anyone to peruse at their leisure. Each recommendation window will be its own separate list for the sake of easier searching.

All of this is, naturally, a thinly veiled ploy to help me personally keep track of recommendations, but hopefully others will benefit from it, as well. 🙂

March 27, 2021

Title Author Recommended by
The Wandering Inn Pirateaba Blake
Millenneagram Hannah Paasch Carlos
Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson Carlos
Talking to Strangers Malcolm Gladwell Kaiti
The Radium Girls Kate Moore Kaiti
Patient H.M. Luke Dittrich Kaiti

April 10, 2021

Title Author Recommended by
We Are Legion Dennis E. Taylor Alex
The Kindest Lie Nancy Johnson Kaiti
Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher Mia
Broken Jenny Lawson Nick
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Eliezer Yudkowsky Reven

April 24, 2021

Title Author Recommended by
The Fowl Twins Eoin Colfer Carlos
Red, White & Royal Blue Casey McQuiston Kaiti
The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) Robert Galbraith Simon

May 8, 2021

Title Author Recommended by
Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence Kate Crawford Carlos
The Story of Stuff Annie Leonard Kaiti
The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. David Levithan Sanhoe

May 22, 2021

Title Author Recommended by
Beware of Chicken CasualFarmer Blake & Chris
Project Hail Mary Andy Weir Chris
Ninth House Leigh Bardugo Kaiti
The Anthropocene Reviewed John Green Kaiti
The Way of Shadows Brent Weeks Mia
The House in the Cerulean Sea T.J. Klune Mia
History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera Mia
The Silent Ones K.L. Slater Patrick

June 19, 2020

title Author Recommended By
Project Hail Mary Andy Weir Blake
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You Elaine N. Aron Carlos
Daisy Jones and the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid Carlos, Mia
Dragon Pearl (Thousand Worlds, #1) Yoon Ha Lee Carlos
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows Kaiti

July 3, 2021

Title Author Recommended By
Blindsight (Firefall, #1) Peter Watts Blake
Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel Blake
Heavy Weather Bruce Sterling Chris
Unsong Scott Alexander Chris
Super Powereds Drew Hayes Odium
The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1) F.C. Yee Sanhoe

July 17, 2021

Title Author Recommended By Notes
Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan Alex
So You Want to Be a Villain? (A Practical Guide to Evil, #1) ErraticErrata Alex and Chris
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) Brandon Sanderson Carlos
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music Steve López Kaiti
Malibu Rising Taylor Jenkins Reid Mia
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) Patrick Rothfuss Mia Very good in audio

July 31, 2021

Title Author Recommended By Notes
The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein Farah Mendlesohn Chris
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness Peter Godfrey-Smith Chris
Small Great Things Jodi Picoult Kaiti
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton Simon

August 14, 2021

Title Author Recommended By Notes
The Body Keeps the Score Bessel van der Kolk Carlos
Recursion Blake Crouch Mia
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1) Scott Meyer Simon

August 28, 2021

Title Author Recommended By Notes
The Way of Kings Prime Brandon Sanderson Carlos Narated by original Stormlight readers
Incandescence Greg Egan Chris
Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1) Gretchen Archer Emma Audiobook narrated by Amber Benson
The Nature of Witches Rachel Griffin Jessica
One Last Stop Casey McQuiston Mia
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1) Karen M. McManus Patrick

September 4, 2021

Title Author Recommended by Notes
Sylver Seeker KingKennit Blake Web serial
Ink and Sigil Kevin Hearne Blake Narated by Luke Daniels, who is fantastic
The Ministry for the Future Kim Stanley Robinson Kazemi
Homeland (Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #1) R.A. Salvatore Patrick
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris Sanhoe
The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern Sanhoe
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Elizabeth Gilbert Sanhoe
Loose Cannon manatee-vs-walrus Simon

September 18, 2021

Title Author Recommended by Notes
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton Blake
The Midnight Library Matt Haig Blake
This is How You Lose the Time War Amal El-Mohtar , Max Gladstone Mia
The Peace War (Across Realtime, #1) Vernor Vinge Mia

October 5, 2021

Title Author Recommended by Notes
America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 Derek Chollet,James Goldgeier Chris
The Sandman Neil Gaiman Geneviève, Mayank, Tangela Audio drama
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini Kaitlyn
Not a Happy Family Shari Lapena Patrick
Mother of Learning Nobody103, Domagoj Kurmaic Simon

October 16, 2021

Title Author Recommended by Notes
11/22/63 Stephen King Blake
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein Blake
A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1) Naomi Novik Blake
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead Emma
The Institute Stephen King Meaghan
Boyhood Not applicable Sanhoe Film

November 2, 2021

Title Author Recommended by Notes
The Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation Suzanne Stabile Athlon
The Wandering Inn Pirateaba Blake, Simon, Tangela
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, #1)

Beverly Cleary Emma
Broken Jenny Lawson Sanhoe
Angels Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) Nalini Singh Mia Book 14 is out
Sabriel (Abhorsen/Old Kingdom, #1) Garth Nix Mia book 6 is out

November 13, 2021

Title Author Recommended by Notes
Coyote Allen M. Steele Blake
City of Girls Elizabeth Gilbert Kyra
Guards! Guards! Terry Pratchet Mia
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) Philip Pullman Mia
The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) C.S. Lewis Mia I was told to start the series with this one
Light from Uncommon Stars Ryka Aoki Mia
Two Boys Kissing David Levithan Mia Narated by the author

February 5, 2022

Title Author Recommended by Notes
Daughter of the Deep Rick Riordan Athlon
Reactive Attachment Disorder Daniel F. Shreeve Athlon
The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin Athlon
Biohack Your Brain Kristen Willeumier Athlon
Game Design Deep dive: Horror Joshua Bycer Athlon
The Story of You Ian Morgan Cron Athlon
Adulting Kelly Williams Brown Blake
The Promised Land

Barack Obama Blake
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Lori Gottlieb Blake Kaiti Sanhoe Tangela
The Guncle Steven Rowley Kaiti
Girls with Bright Futures Tracy Dobmeier Kaiti
Malibu Rising Taylor Jenkins Reid Kaiti
Laziness Does Not Exist Devon Price Kaiti
The Magicians Lev Grossman Kaiti Nick
The Last Thing He Told Me Laura dave Kaiti Nick
Wuality Land Marc-Uwe Kling Riane
Barely Functional Adult Meichi Ng Riane Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Sáenz Sanhoe
Anxious People Fredrik Backman Simon
Outland Dennis E. Taylor Simon
Infinite Jeremy Robinson Simon
Leviathan Wakes James S.A. Corey Simon
Sawkill Girls Claire Legrand Wren
The Little Paris Bookshop Nina George Wren
The Black Prism Brent Weeks Wren

February 12, 2022

Title Author Recommended by Notes
The Butterfly Garden Dot Hutchison Mia
The Storyteller Jodi Picoult Mia
People We Meet on Vacation Emily Henry Mia
History is All You Left Me Adam Silvera Sanhoe
Harry Potter and the Slightly Unfortunate Child Codee21 Simon Fanfiction.net
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss Tangela
The Island of Sea Women Lisa See Wren
Tiny Pretty Things Sona Charaipotra Wren

March 12, 2022

Title Author Recommended by Notes
The Everything Lateral Thinking Puzzles Book Nikki Katz Athlon
House of Earth and Blood Sarah J. Maas Mia
The Once and Future Witches Alix E. Harrow Mia
Bicentennial Man N/a Sanhoe Movie
The House in the Cerulean Sea T.J. Klune Sanhoe
Girl Made of Stars Ashley Herring Blake Wren
With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo Wren