Every 1-2 months, we select a new book to chat about (usually over good food, always with good company). We’ve been doing this since 2015!
On our TBR pile…
Here are the books on our list for the next few months:
- The It Girl by Ruth Ware
- Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton
- Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
- The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
- The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
- Agatha Christie – Marple: Twelve New Mysteries (Multiple Authors)
- Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
- The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner: 4/5
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune: 4/5
- The House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas: 4.5/5
- The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave: 3.5/5
- Book Lovers by Emily Henry: 4/5
- The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley: 4.5/5
- The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi: 2.5/5
- The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn: 4/5
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4/5
- The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton: 5/5
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie: 4.5/5
- Circe by Madeline Miller: 4/5
- One by One by Ruth Ware: 4/5
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle: 3/5
- One Day in December by Josie Silver: 3/5
- Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow: 4/5
- Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan: 2/5
- 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.
Greatest Hits and Hot Authors
Writers we love:
- Sarah J. Maas
- Leigh Bardugo
- Lucy Foley
- Kate Quinn
- Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Ruth Ware
- Stuart Turton
- Madeline Miller
- Agatha Christie
These are our highest-ranked books:
- The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
- The House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas
- Book Lovers by Emily Henry
- The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
- The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- One by One by Ruth Ware
- Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
- 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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