It is my turn to select some books for our bookclub to choose from to read next. Here’s my list (subject to change). I selected these (in different categories) from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards finalists. I’d read about them from other bloggers too. Goodreads’ winners will be announced Dec. 6th. Which one would you pick?
“From Pulitzer Prize–winning Strout (The Burgess Boys, 2013, etc.), a short, stark novel about the ways we break and maintain the bonds of family.”
“Fiction with the condensed power of poetry: Strout deepens her mastery with each new work, and her psychological acuity has never required improvement.” – Kirkus Review
“This short (around 200 pages) novel is quieter, more introspective, and possesses a little less in the way of plot than Strout’s previous offerings, but it is every bit as wonderful.” – JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing
“Lucy Hutton absolutely detests her office mate Joshua Templeman. He’s a pompous, self-important, obnoxious ass. But, she’s got to admit, he is pretty cute.”
“From the opening page, readers will know the outcome of Lucy and Joshua’s relationship, but what happens in between is magic. From Lucy’s hilarious inner dialogue to Joshua’s sharp retorts, the chemistry between them is irresistibly adorable—and smokin’ hot.” – Kirkus Review
“I love this book so much!! Couldn’t put it down, and it got me out of a book slump. So so good!!” – Brandie @ Brandie Is A Book Junkie
“The latest installment of Gregory’s Tudor Court series fleshes out the sparse documentation on Queen Margaret of Scotland.”
“Gregory’s take on the (largely male-determined) fortunes of three Tudor women is venal, petty, and jaundiced but never dull.” – Kirkus Review
“If you enjoy audiobooks, I would highly recommend listening to THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS, because Bianca Amato’s narration is outstanding. This book has a big cast of characters with different voices and accents, and Ms. Amato handled it beautifully. Very entertaining and well done!” – Diana @ Book Of Secrets
“Ware (In A Dark, Dark Wood, 2015) offers up a classic “paranoid woman” story with a modern twist in this tense, claustrophobic mystery.”
“Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum.” – Kirkus Review
“Whoa! This book was a wild ride. It’s going to take a while for me to calm down, lol.” – Diana @ Book Of Secrets
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