October 2016 Book List




October 2016 Book List

Independent Booksellers


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Home by Harlan Coben

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

The Nix by Nathan Hill

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Death’s End by Cixin Liu

Jerusalem by Alan Moore

The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart.

Leave Me by Gayle Foreman

First Comes Love by Emily Griffin

Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

The Risen by Ron Rash

Sting by Sandra Brown

Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson




Biographies and Memoirs

Spaceman: An Astronauts Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act by Alex Prudhomme

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A Life in Paris by Bryan Cranston

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love and Writing by Jennifer Weiner

Literature and Fiction

All that Man Is: A Novel by David Szalay

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down: A Novel by Anne Valente

Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb

Nicotine: A Novel by Nell Zink

The Mothers: A Novel by Brit Bennett

A Gambler’s Anatomy: A Novel by Jonathan Lethem

Hag Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Margaret Atwood

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Mystery and Thrillers

IQ by Joe Ide

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost

Order to Kill by Vince Flynn

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

By Gaslight: A Novel by Steven Price

Seduced (A Hannah Smith Novel) by Randy Wayne White

His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae by Graeme McCrae Burnet

The Trespasser by Tana French

Coffin Road by Peter May

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

The Ferryman Institute: A Novel by Colin Gigl


New York Times Book Review


Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hillary’s First 100 Days by David Mandel

Ark by Julian Tepper

Liberty Street by Dianne Warren

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Crime Fiction

Darktown by Thomas Mullen

The Vanished by Lotte and Søren Hammer trans. by Martin Aitken

Sorrow Road by Julia Keller

Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen NF

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towle

Loner by Teddy Wayne

When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

Little Nothing by Marisa Silver

The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time by Steven Sherrill

The Gloaming by Melanie Finn

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Ballroom by Anna Hope

The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop

The Trespasser by Tana French

Crime Fiction

Hell Fire by Karin Fossum

Home by Harlen Coben

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton (read it with a friend)


Publishers Weekly


Fire in the Stars by Barbara Fradkin

The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang

By Gaslight: A Novel by Steven Price

Demon, Vol. 1 by Jason Shiga

All That Man Is by David Szalay

Holiday Gifts for Readers

Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Hag Seed by Margaret Atwood

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Everfair by Nisi Shawl

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesin Cook

Compiled by Nancy Brisson

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