Many readers like to know what other readers are reading. So here’s the list from one book club for you to peruse.

What makes a particular book club read a success? What might these readers watch for when reading one or more of these book choices? Is there an attitude, background knowledge, author knowledge, other experience or nuance that will help an individual enjoy a particular book. If readers out there in blogland have read some of the books on the list, don’t hesitate to pass on tips to these readers for making the most of a particular read.

Here’s the list:


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer this historical novel is set in World War II France and tells of a French girl and a German boy whose paths cross. On Sept. 22, 2014 find a post on this blog about this book.


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
This novel set in the not-to-distant future celebrates the arts and portions of the story occur in Michigan. It is a finalist for the National Book Award. Read more about this book as posted on readeatlive/blog on July 25, 2015.


Some Luck by Jane Smiley.
Jane Smiley’s epic twentieth century trilogy begins with this book and an Iowa farm family in the 1920’s. Each chapter’s scenes take place over a year’s time. The story relates the events of that century and the scattering of family members. On Jan. 20, 2015 find a post on this book.


A double read: Go Set A Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Next spring, if not before members will read the beloved classic and the newly published book written prior to its famed companion.


The Boys In the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
This non-fiction book tells the compelling story of the 1936 Olympic Rowing Team from Washington State.

Are some of these books on your list?

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