Menu Bottom




More Recommendations from Members of the Contemporary Book Group

Updated 11/4/15
Outline - Rachel Cusk
Tell - Francis Itani
Bound - Sally Gunning
Three Wishes - Lianne Moriarty
Big Brother - Lionel Shriver
The Farm - Tom Rob Smith
One Plus One - Jojo Moyes
The Unquiet Dead - Ausma Zehanet Khan
The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Where All Light Tends to Go - David Joy
Written in My Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon
A Spool of Blue Thread - Ann Tyler
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
A Man at the Helm - Nina Stibbe
All Girls Filling Station - Fannie Flagg
Black River - S. M. Hulse
The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
Sweet Salt Air - Barbara Delinsky
Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult
All the Birds Singing - Evie Wyld
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngo
Inside the O'Briens - Lisa Genova
Girl Underwater - Claire Kells
Jump off Creek  - Molly Gloss
The Possibilities - Kaui Hart
Holy Cow - David Duchovny
The Sandalwood Tree - Ellie Newmark
Vatican Waltz - Roland Merullo
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
The Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes
At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
A Dangerous Place - Jacqueline Winspeare
The Mermaid's Child - Jo Baker
Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
Valley Fever - Katherine Taylor
Emily and Einstein - Linda Francis Lee
The Horse Healer - Gonzalo Giner
The Precious One - Maria de los Santos
Rage against the Dying - Becky Masterman
Happiness for Beginners - Katherine Center
All the Summer Girls - Meg Donohue
The New Neighbor - Leah Stewart
Fear the Darkness - Becky Masterman
The Lady in Gold - Anne-Marie O'Connor
God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson
Our Souls at Night - Kent Haruf
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
God and Jetfire - Amy Seek
Dog Crazy - Meg Donohue
The Marriage of Opposites - Alice Hoffman
Welcome to Braggsville - T. Geronimo Johnson
The Girl Who Slept With God - Val Brelinski
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes - Anna McPartlin
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
Language Arts - Stephanie Kallos
A Tale For the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
Nora Webster - Colm Toibín
Last Bus ti Wisdom - Ivan Doig
We Never Asked for Wings - Vanessa Diffenbauch
Blood on the Snow - Jo Nesbo
Bones Never Lie - Kathy Reichs
Thirty Million Words; Building a Child's Brain - Dana Suskind, MD
In Some Other World, Maybe - Shari Goldhagen
The Cure For Suicide - Jesse Ball
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Josh Ferris
How to Build a Fire - Lisa Lutz
Mountaintop School for Dogs - Ellen Cooney
The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks
Chestnut Street - Maeve Binchey
Love May Fail - Matthew Quick
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth - Christopher Scotton
Rosemary - the Hidden Kennedy Sister - Kate Clifford Larson
The Storied Life of AJ Fickry - Gabrielle Zevin
A Sudden Light - Garth Stein
After You - Jojo Moyes



Updated 8/10/15
Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found- Meg Donohue
The Precious One-Marisa de los Santos
Our Souls at Night-Kent Haruf


Updated 4/7/15
A Spool of Blue Thread-Anne Tyler
The Story Sisters- Alice Hoffman
The Girls of Atomic City-The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II- Denise Kiernan


Updated 3/3/15
All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr
A Tale for the Time Being- Ruth Ozeki
The Birth of the Pill- Jonathan Eig
The Unquiet Dead- Ausma Zehanat Khan
Still Alice- Lisa Genova


Updated 2/8/15
All I Love and Know - Judith Frank
The Death of Santini: the Story of a Father and Son - Pat Conroy
If You Ask Me (But You Won't) - Betty White
The House We Grew Up In- Lisa Jewell
Good House- Peyton Marshall
Born on a Blue Day- Daniel Tammet
The Wonder of All Things- Jason Mott
Falling From Horses- Molly Gloss
Beautiful Ruins- Jess Walter
Painted Horses- Malcolm Brooks
A Man Called Ove- Fredrik Backman
Please Be With Me: a song for My Father- Duane Allman, Galadrielle Allman
All Fall Down- Jennifer Weiner
Off the Leash: a Year at the Dog Park- Matthew Gilbert
The Cleaner of Chartres- Salley Vickers
I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You- Courtney Maum
All My Puny Sorrows- Miriam Toews
The Look of Love- Sarah Jio
The Lightkeeper's Wife- Sarah Ann Johnson
Pale Harvest- Braden Hepner
Behind the Beautiful Forevers- Katherine Boo
Garden of Letters- Alyson Richman
The Lobster Kings- Alexis Zentner
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers- Tom Rachman
The Flying Troutmans- Miriam Toews
Don't Go- Lisa Scottoline
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts- Lucy Dillon
Where'd You Go, Bernadette- Maria Semple
Norma Voth- Miriam Toews
Lost & Found- Brooke Davis
The Same Sky- Amanda Eyre Ward
The Ocean at the End of the Lane- Neil Gaiman
Etta and Otto and Russell and James- Emma Hooper
Blue Plate Special, an Autobiography of My Appetites- Kate Christensen


Updated 11/7/14
Good Night June- Sarah Jio
A Long Time Gone- Karen White
Accidents of Marriage- Randy Susan Meyers
Montana- Gwen Florio
Euphoria- Lily King
Near the Hope- Jennifer Davis Carey
Big Little Lies- Lianne Moriarty
The Silver Star- Jeannette Walls
A Hundred Pieces of Me- Lucy Dillon
Old Filth- Jane Gardam
Stella Bain- Anita Shreve
The Wednesday Sisters- Meg Waite Clayton
The Vacationers- Emma Staub
Finding Gordon Lipschitz- Shane Finkelstein
Anatomy of a Misfit- Andrea Portes
One of Us- Tawni O'Dell
Orphan Train- Christina Baker Kline


Updated 9/20/14
A Tale for the Time Being- Ruth Ozeki
And the Dark Sacred Night- Julia Glass
The Care and Management of Lies- Jacqueline Winspear
Keep Quiet- Lisa Scottoline
Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
Heft- Lorrie Moore
The Bees- Laline Paul
Fly Away- Kristin Hannah
The Recipe Box- Sandra Lee
A Rural Affair- Catherine Alliot
The Kept- James Scott
The Final Solution- Michael Chabon
The Good Lord Bird- James McBride
Dear Mr. Knightley- Katherine Reay
The Good House- Ann Leary
I'll Be Seeing You- Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
Driftless- David Rhodes
Me Before You- Jo Jo Moyes
The Arsonist- Sue Miller
I Still Dream of You- Fannie Flagg
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry- Gabrielle Zevin


Updated 5/6/2014
The Buddha in the Attic- Julie Otsuka
When the Emperor Was Divine- Julie Otsuka
One Good Dog- Susan Wilson
The Paternity Test- Michael Lowenthal
Nowhere But Home- Liza Palmer
A Vintage Affair- Isabelle Wolff
The Supremes at Earle's All-You-Can-Eat- Edward Kelsey Moore
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress- Dai Sijie
The Thoughts and Happenings of Willis Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals- Wendy Jones
The Husband's Secret- Lianne Moriarty
Astonish Me- Maggie Shipstead
Seating Arrangements- Maggie Shipstead
To the End of the Land- David Grossman