Category: US fiction

Rules of Civility – Amor Towles

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel Katey Kontent tells the story of when, in 1937, she and friend Eve met Tinker Grey in a New York jazz bar ✚ “It may have been written in 2011 but Rules of Civility has all the atmosphere… Continue Reading “Rules of Civility – Amor Towles”

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

READ FOR BOOCKLUB Chosen by Becks Mexican Lydia and her son Luca are on the run from Cartel hitmen. ✚ “The interesting part of American Dirt is not only the content, but how the content was received. “Before it was finished several publishing houses… Continue Reading “American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins”

Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie A marshland recluse becomes tied up in a 1960s murder mystery, set in North Carolina  ⚑ “In the isolated marshlands of North Carolina, a young orphan named Kya lives alone, with only the local flora and fauna from… Continue Reading “Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens”

Sing Unburied Sing – Jesmyn Ward

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle; the archetypal road novel is transformed for twenty-first-century America ⚑ “Sing Unburied Sing was the first novel I have read featuring ghosts and Southern… Continue Reading “Sing Unburied Sing – Jesmyn Ward”

The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel After five Peruvians perish in a bridge collapse, a friar attempts to determine why it was those individuals who should die. ➽ “The Bridge of San Luis Rey appealed to me for its philosophical exploration, asking, but never answering: are… Continue Reading “The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder”

The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A study on institutional living, via prison inmate Romy Hall who is serving two life sentences. ➽ “There has been a LOT of hype about The Mars Room so I went in with high expectations. Having just binge-watched the latest series… Continue Reading “The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya The unnamed narrator writes of his experiences with Manhattan socialite Holly Golightly. A famous American Classic. ➽ “Breakfast At Tiffany’s was a fun, easy read. It had plenty of depth and character and I enjoyed dipping into post-war… Continue Reading “Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote”

On The Road – Jack Kerouac

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Becks On the Road is an early example of the stream of consciousness style and chronicles Kerouac’s years traveling through North American with his friend Neal Cassidy. ➽ “I love stories about people’s travels and adventures so I was excited about reading… Continue Reading “On The Road – Jack Kerouac”

Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Abraham Lincoln spends a night in his son’s tomb, a place populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead. ◉ “Told through footnoted attribution derived from various texts, speeches or dialogue, Lincoln In The Bardo can be difficult… Continue Reading “Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders”

Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A character study of a lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s and her harrowing story of obsession. ➤ “Eileen is unexceptional, unfulfilled and unhappy. She leads a boring and monotonous life, however is one… Continue Reading “Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh”