Books Considered for 2019

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin

Beartown by Frederick Backman

Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

The Girl who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Through a Long Absence: words from my father's war by Joy Passanante

Citizen: an American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

30 Days A Black Man by Bill Steigerwald

Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson

Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance

The Lost Cyclist by David Herlihy

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward

Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race by Benjamin Watson


Books discussed that are not available in paperback yet, which is required:

Circe by Madeline Miller

A Village with My Name: a family history of China's opening to the world by Scott Tong

Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles