Since 2015, we’ve been selecting a new book every 1-2 months to chat about over good food with good company!
On our TBR pile…
Here are the books on our list for the next few months:
- The Boat People by Sharon Bala: 3.5/5
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley: 4/5
- Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris: 3.5/5
- Crescent City – House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas: 3/5
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: 4.5/5
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: 5/5
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: 4.5/5
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: 4.5/5
- The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware: 4.5/5
- The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: 4/5
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: 3.5/5
- Educated by Tara Westover: 4.5/5
- Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi: 3.5/5
- Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield: 3.5/5
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: 4/5
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson: 3/5
- The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton: 3/5
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: 4/5
- We loved the 90s/early 2000s nostalgia. Looking forward to seeing how Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington transform this story into a miniseries!
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker: 2/5
- Great premise but we weren’t thrilled by the narrator or the ending.
- Watchmen by Alan Moore (illustrated by Dave Gibbons): 5/5
- A new medium for us, we all loved this one. Still very relevant!
- The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard: 3/5
- Decent storyline, but we were not fans of the love story.
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson: 1/5
- While some of us found it helpful and full of common sense, others found it too “self-help-y”.
- The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes: 3/5
- For fans of Downton Abbey, but not what we expected.
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: 5/5
- Real, raw, relevant. We also loved the movie.
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle: 1.5/5
- A classic that didn’t fly with our crew.
- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn: 5/5
- Similar in theme to The Nightingale and Lilac Girls – we loved it.
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 5/5
- Read it for the sisterhood. Incredible.
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: 4/5
- Read the book before seeing the movie! We loved how she put everything together.
- The Kept Woman by Karen Slaughter: 3/5
- Katrina picked this one and didn’t realize it was part of a series (whoops!). That said, it was a decent cop thriller.
- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly: 4.5/5
- For fans of The Nightingale, this stunner will make you feel all the feels.
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins: 3.5/5
- We love a good mystery.
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer: 3.5/5
- A bittersweet Wonderland origin story about the Queen of Hearts.
- The Circle by Dave Eggers: 1/5
- The group was unimpressed by this one – not worthy of the hype.
- Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick: 3.5/5
- Entertaining and insightful!
- The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer: 0.5/5
- We all agreed that The Chemist was lacklustre and the writing immature. Meyer is proving to be a one-note writer.
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: 5/5
- Both heart-wrenching and inspiring, this one is a major tear-jerker! Every single one of us cried.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: 4.5/5
- This fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast was a fan-fave. We’re excited for the series.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: 4/5
- Beautiful and inspiring.
- The Clasp by Sloane Crosley: 3/5
- A mystery and a love triangle – so great!
- The White Russian by Vanora Bennett: 3/5
- Intrigue and romance scored high in this one.
- Enslavement by Winnipeg’s own Melinda Friesen: 3/5
- We all enjoyed this one!
- The Secret History by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt: 1/5
- This one was controversial – many of us had super strong feelings! Very tough to get through and not very enjoyable lol read at your own risk.
- The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie: 3/5
- Christie is truly the queen of mystery – these short stories were so fun.
- The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg: 3/5
- Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight: 3.5/5
- The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins: 3/5
- Some of our alternative theories were better than the actual story haha still a great mystery and will be perfect for the big screen.
These are our highest-ranked books!
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
- The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
- Educated by Tara Westover
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Watchmen by Alan Moore (illustrated by Dave Gibbons)
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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