So many books to read and so few book club meetings! Continuing with our contemporary fiction emphasis, we’ve sampled a variety of authors and subjects this year including:

  • Benediction by Kent Haruf
  • Someone by Alice McDermott
  • Illuminations by Mary Sharratt
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Harvesting Ashwood 2037 by Cynthia Kraack
From historical fiction to a story out of Iraq war to the fantasy of a fairy family living next door, we’ve had wonderful discussions. What’s your club reading? Choosing our next book remains one of our major challenges.

If your book club would like to read Harvesting Ashwood: Minnesota 2037 or one of my other books, and we can find a way for me to join you via Skype, please send me an invite. I’d love to try to make it work.

If contemporary fiction is your interest, here are some of our book club’s recent reads:

  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Visit by the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Maus, A Survivor’s Tale, My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • Ashwood by Cynthia Kraack
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • The White Tiger by Aravid Adiga
  • The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaman
  • Minnesota Cold by Cynthia Kraack
  • Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
  • Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova

Interested in finding a book club?  Try your library or bookstore. Readers’ Circle is a good online source of local book club listings.

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