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Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks

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Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Costco's "Buyer's Pick." We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, Reese's Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

You can see previous years' features here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
 



MAY 2022

Indie Next
#1 Pick: BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry
TRUST by Hernan Diaz
BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black
REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt
THE SUMMER PLACE by Jennifer Weiner
SPEAR by Nicola Griffith
SIREN QUEEN by Nghi Vo
THE BOOK WOMAN'S DAUGHTER by Kim Michele Richardson
LOVE MARRIAGE by Monica Ali
WOMAN, EATING by Claire Kohda
KAIKEYI by Vaishnavi Patel
NETTLE & BONE by T. Kingfisher
SOMETHING WILDER Christina Lauren
WHEN WOMEN WERE DRAGONS by Kelly Barnhill
A THOUSAND WAYS TO PAY ATTENTION: A Memoir of Coming Home to My Neurodivergent Mind, by Rebecca Schiller
ACTS OF SERVICE by Lillian Fishman
THE HURTING KIND: Poems, by Ada Limón
THE CARETAKERS by Amanda Bestor-Siegal
POGUEMAHONE by Patrick McCabe
UNMASKED: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes
MARRYING THE KETCHUPS by Jennifer Close
FEVERED STAR by Rebecca Roanhorse
CITY ON FIRE by Don Winslow
SAINT SEBASTIAN'S ABYSS by Mark Haber
ALL THE LOVERS IN THE NIGHT written by Mieko Kawakami, translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd

LibraryReads
Top Pick: BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black
THE BOOK WOMAN'S DAUGHTER by Kim Michele Richardson
CHEF'S KISS by TJ Alexander
THE HACIENDA by Isabel Cañas
HIDE by Kiersten White
THE MURDER OF MR. WICKHAM by Claudia Gray
REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt
THE SECRET LIFE OF ALBERT ENTWISTLE by Matt Cain
SIREN QUEEN by Nghi Vo
THIS TIME TOMORROW by Emma Straub

Target Book Club
THE STAND-IN by Lily Chu (Click here for more)

Costco's "Buyer's Pick"
THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED by Lisa Jewell (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
ELEKTRA by Jennifer Saint (Click here for more)

Reese's Book Club
THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS by Pip Williams (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
THE CHANGE by Kirsten Miller (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE SUMMER PLACE by Jennifer Weiner (Click here for more)
 



APRIL 2022

Indie Next
#1 Pick: SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Emily St. John Mandel
LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus
THE CANDY HOUSE by Jennifer Egan
BOMB SHELTER: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura Philpott
LEFT ON TENTH: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir by Delia Ephron
EASY BEAUTY: A Memoir by Chloé Cooper Jones
THE SIGN FOR HOME by Blair Fell
UNLIKELY ANIMALS by Annie Hartnett
LET'S NOT DO THAT AGAIN by Grant Ginder
TIME IS A MOTHER by Ocean Vuong
YOUNG MUNGO by Douglas Stuart
THIN PLACES: A Natural History of Healing and Home, by Kerri ní Dochartaigh
BODY WORK: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative, by Melissa Febos
NINE LIVES by Peter Swanson
MEMPHIS by Tara M. Stringfellow
THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY by John Scalzi
FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY by Jenny Tinghui Zhang
FRENCH BRAID by Anne Tyler
DISORIENTATION by Elaine Hsieh Chou
THE YOUNGER WIFE by Sally Hepworth
SISTER STARDUST by Jane Green
THE CARTOGRAPHERS by Peng Shepherd
TAKE MY HAND by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN LADY written by María Gainza, translated by Thomas Bunstead
REPTILE MEMOIRS written by Silje Ulstein, translated by Alison McCullough

LibraryReads
Top Pick: LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus
THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE by Adriana Trigiani
I'LL BE YOU by Janelle Brown
INSOMNIA by Sarah Pinborough
TO MARRY AND TO METTLE by Martha Waters
THE MEMORY LIBRARIAN: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, by Janelle Monáe
PORTRAIT OF A THIEF by Grace D. Li
SISTER STARDUST by Jane Green
TAKE MY HAND by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
THE WEDDING CRASHER by Mia Sosa

Target Book Club
RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby (Click here for more)

Costco's "Buyer's Pick"
GIRLS OF FLIGHT CITY: Inspired by True Events, a Novel of WWII, the Royal Air Force, and Texas, by Lorraine Heath (Click here for more)

Oprah's Book Club
FINDING ME: A Memoir by Viola Davis (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Emily St. John Mandel (Click here for more)

Reese's Book Club
TRUE BIZ by Sara Nović (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
MEMPHIS by Tara M. Stringfellow (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE CANDY HOUSE by Jennifer Egan (Click here for more)
 



MARCH 2022

Indie Next
#1 Pick: ONE ITALIAN SUMMER by Rebecca Serle
THE SWIMMERS by Julie Otsuka
THE GOLDEN COUPLE by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER by Tessa Bailey
DELILAH GREEN DOESN'T CARE by Ashley Herring Blake
GIRL IN ICE by Erica Ferencik
WHEN WE WERE BIRDS by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
TELL ME AN ENDING by Jo Harkin
RED PAINT: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk, by Sasha taqʷšablu LaPointe
THE TOBACCO WIVES by Adele Myers
IN LOVE: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom
THE UNSINKABLE GRETA JAMES by Jennifer E. Smith
PURE COLOUR by Sheila Heti
THE PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley
NEVER SIMPLE: A Memoir by Liz Scheier
GROUNDSKEEPING by Lee Cole
THE VERIFIERS by Jane Pek
CHORUS by Rebecca Kauffman
THE LIGHTNING ROD: A Zig & Nola Novel by Brad Meltzer
SEEKING FORTUNE ELSEWHERE: Stories by Sindya Bhanoo
THE WONDERS by Elena Medel, translated by Lizzie Davis and Thomas Bunstead
BOOTH by Karen Joy Fowler
THE BOY WITH A BIRD IN HIS CHEST by Emme Lund
THE BELIEVER: Encounters with the Beginning, the End, and Our Place in the Middle, by Sarah Krasnostein
NEW ANIMAL by Ella Baxter

LibraryReads
Top Pick: FOUR AUNTIES AND A WEDDING by Jesse Q. Sutanto
A BRUSH WITH LOVE by Mazey Eddings
THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY by John Scalzi
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEWOMEN WITCHES by India Holton
MR. WRONG NUMBER by Lynn Painter
THE NIGHT SHIFT by Alex Finlay
THE SUITE SPOT by Trish Doller
SUNDIAL by Catriona Ward
UNDER LOCK & SKELETON KEY: A Secret Staircase Mystery by Gigi Pandian
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS by Lisa Scottoline

Target Book Club
BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted, by Suleika Jaouad (Click here for more)

Costco's "Buyer's Pick"
WOMEN IN WHITE COATS: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine by Olivia Campbell (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
ONE ITALIAN SUMMER by Rebecca Serle (Click here for more)

Reese's Book Club
THE CLUB by Ellery Lloyd (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
GROUNDSKEEPING by Lee Cole (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
THE LOVE OF MY LIFE by Rosie Walsh (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles and THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by Kristin Harmel (Click here for more)
 



FEBRUARY 2022

Indie Next
#1 Pick: LOVE & SAFFRON: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay
HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK by Sequoia Nagamatsu
THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont
SHADY HOLLOW: A Murder Mystery, by Juneau Black
ELECTRIC IDOL by Katee Robert
THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY by Brendan Slocumb
JOAN IS OKAY by Weike Wang
VLADIMIR by Julia May Jonas
NOTES ON AN EXECUTION by Danya Kukafka
GREENWICH PARK by Katherine Faulkner
DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS by Sue Lynn Tan
DEVIL HOUSE by John Darnielle
CATCH THE SPARROW: A Search for a Sister and the Truth of Her Murder by Rachel Rear
DON'T CRY FOR ME by Daniel Black
THE FAMILY CHAO by Lan Samantha Chang
VIOLETA by Isabel Allende
MUST LOVE BOOKS by Shauna Robinson
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN: A Memoir of Courage by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
PERPETUAL WEST by Mesha Maren
THE GOOD SON by Jacquelyn Mitchard
WHAT THE FIREFLIES KNEW by Kai Harris
THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS by Eva Jurczyk
THE HOUSEBOAT by Dane Bahr
THE EMPLOYEES: A Workplace Novel of the 22nd Century, written by Olga Ravn, translated by Martin Aitken
JAWBONE written by Mónica Ojeda, translated by Sarah Booker

LibraryReads
Top Pick: THE PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley
BLACK CAKE by Charmaine Wilkerson
THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont
COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS by Alexandria Bellefleur
DELILAH GREEN DOESN'T CARE by Ashley Herring Blake
FINLAY DONOVAN KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Elle Cosimano
GOOD GIRL COMPLEX by Elle Kennedy
NOT THE WITCH YOU WED by April Asher
THE VERIFIERS by Jane Pek
THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY by Brendan Slocumb

Target Book Club
THE KINDEST LIE by Nancy Johnson (Click here for more)

Costco's "Buyer's Pick"
THE BETRAYAL OF ANNE FRANK: A Cold Case Investigation, by Rosemary Sullivan (Click here for more)

Oprah's Book Club
THE WAY OF INTEGRITY: Finding the Path to Your True Self, by Martha Beck (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
THE FAMILY CHAO by Lan Samantha Chang (Click here for more)

Reese's Book Club
THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
BLACK CAKE by Charmaine Wilkerson (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY by Brendan Slocumb (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
CIRCUS OF WONDERS by Elizabeth Macneal (Click here for more)
 



JANUARY 2022

Indie Next
#1 Pick: TO PARADISE by Hanya Yanagihara
LOST & FOUND: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz
THE MAID by Nita Prose
FIONA AND JANE by Jean Chen Ho
OLGA DIES DREAMING by Xochitl Gonzalez
A FLICKER IN THE DARK by Stacy Willingham
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS by Jessamine Chan
MOUTH TO MOUTH by Antoine Wilson
SMALL WORLD by Jonathan Evison
BROWN GIRLS by Daphne Palasi Andreades
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET by Diane Chamberlain
HONOR by Thrity Umrigar
HIGH-RISK HOMOSEXUAL: A Memoir, by Edgar Gomez
RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins
NO LAND TO LIGHT ON by Yara Zgheib
THIS BOY WE MADE: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown, by Taylor Harris
SEASONAL WORK: Stories by Laura Lippman
THE STARLESS CROWN by James Rollins
WAHALA by Nikki May
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FOOLS by Jillian Cantor
THE LATINIST by Mark Prins
NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS by Chantal James
BIBLIOLEPSY by Gina Apostol
GO BACK AT ONCE by Robert Aickman
I CAME ALL THIS WAY TO MEET YOU: Writing Myself Home by Jami Attenberg

LibraryReads
Top Pick: THE MAID by Nita Prose
THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS by Eva Jurczyk
ELECTRIC IDOL by Katee Robert
A FLICKER IN THE DARK by Stacy Willingham
MUST LOVE BOOKS by Shauna Robinson
THE OVERNIGHT GUEST by Heather Gudenkauf
RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins
THE ROUGHEST DRAFT by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS by Jessamine Chan
WEATHER GIRL by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Target Book Club
THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain (Click here for more)

Costco's "Buyer's Pick"
SOMETHING TO HIDE: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George (Click here for more)

Barnes & Noble Book Club
ANTHEM by Noah Hawley (Click here for more)

Reese's Book Club
HONOR by Thrity Umrigar (Click here for more)

Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS by Jessamine Chan (Click here for more)

"Good Morning America" Book Club
THE MAID by Nita Prose (Click here for more)

Simon & Schuster's Book Club Favorites
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS by Jessamine Chan (Click here for more)