By Women's National Book Association (WNBA)

As part of National Reading Group Month, the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) releases its Great Group Reads list. The list features books recommended specifically for book clubs. 

 

WNBA members volunteer as readers to read hundreds of books sent by publishers. In the end, around 20 books are chosen for the list. The lists promote camaraderie, enjoyment of shared reading, and appreciation of literature and reading.

 

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The Affairs of the Falcóns

Melissa Rivero

$26.99 $24.29

2019 Great Group Reads List

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

Nicole Chung

$26.00 $23.40

2019 Great Group Reads List

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Kim Michele Richardson

$15.99 $14.71

2019 Great Group Reads List

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben Girma

$27.00 $24.30

2019 Great Group Reads List

Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery

Laurie Loewenstein

$16.95 $15.59

2019 Great Group Reads List

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Yara Zgheib

$27.99 $25.19

2019 Great Group Reads List

The Last Year of the War

Susan Meissner

$26.00 $23.40

2019 Great Group Reads List

Laurentian Divide

Sarah Stonich

$16.95 $15.59

2019 Great Group Reads List

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

Holly Ringland

$17.95 $16.51

2019 Great Group Reads List

Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love

Abby Maslin

$27.00 $24.30

2019 Great Group Reads List

Moon of the Crusted Snow

Waubgeshig Rice

$14.95 $13.75

2019 Great Group Reads List

Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner

$28.00 $25.20

2019 Great Group Reads List

No Good Asking

Fran Kimmel

$16.00

2019 Great Group Reads List

Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border

Octavio Solis

$15.95 $14.67

2019 Great Group Reads List

Southernmost

Silas House

$15.95 $14.67

2019 Great Group Reads List

Tomorrow's Bread

Anna Jean Mayhew

$15.95 $14.67

2019 Great Group Reads List

Tonic and Balm

Stephanie Allen

$22.95

2019 Great Group Reads List

The Tubman Command

Elizabeth Cobbs

$25.99 $23.39

2019 Great Group Reads List

Unfurled

Michelle Bailat-Jones

$16.95 $15.59

2019 Great Group Reads List

America for Beginners

Leah Franqui

$26.99

2018 Great Group Reads List

As Wide as the Sky

Jessica Pack

$15.95

2018 Great Group Reads List

Dear Mrs. Bird

A J Pearce

$26.00 $23.40

2018 Great Group Reads List

A House Among the Trees

Julia Glass

$16.95 $15.59

2018 Great Group Reads List

Indian Horse

Richard Wagamese

$15.00 $13.80

2018 Great Group Reads List

In the Distance

Hernan Diaz

$16.95 $15.59

2018 Great Group Reads List

In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills

Jennifer Haupt

$15.95 $14.67

2018 Great Group Reads List

Invitation to a Bonfire

Adrienne Celt

$26.00

2018 Great Group Reads List

Maggie Boylan

Michael Henson

$18.95

2018 Great Group Reads List

The Mercy Seat

Elizabeth H Winthrop

$26.00 $23.40

2018 Great Group Reads List

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Susan Rivers

$15.95 $14.67

2018 Great Group Reads List

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis

$27.95 $25.16

2018 Great Group Reads List

The Vain Conversation

Anthony Grooms

$27.99

2018 Great Group Reads List

Wolf Season

Helen Benedict

$16.99 $15.63

2018 Great Group Reads List

The Best of Us: A Memoir

Joyce Maynard

$27.00

2017 Great Group Reads List

The Clay Girl

Heather Tucker

$16.95 $15.59

2017 Great Group Reads List

Kinship of Clover

Ellen Meeropol

$16.95 $15.59

2017 Great Group Reads List

Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love

Marissa Moss

$18.95

2017 Great Group Reads List

The Life She Was Given

Ellen Marie Wiseman

$15.00 $13.80

2017 Great Group Reads List

Lucky Boy

Shanthi Sekaran

$16.00 $14.72

2017 Great Group Reads List

Mothers and Other Strangers

Gina Sorell

$16.00 $14.72

2017 Great Group Reads List

News of the World

Paulette Jiles

$15.99 $14.71

2017 Great Group Reads List

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Min Jin Lee

$27.00 $24.30

2017 Great Group Reads List

The Redemption of Galen Pike

Carys Davies

$14.95 $13.75

2017 Great Group Reads List

Smoke

Dan Vyleta

$16.95

2017 Great Group Reads List

So Much Blue

Percival Everett

$16.00 $14.72

2017 Great Group Reads List

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See

$27.00 $24.30

2017 Great Group Reads List

The Velveteen Daughter

Laurel Davis Huber

$16.95 $15.59

2017 Great Group Reads List

The Woman Next Door

Yewande Omotoso

$17.00 $15.64

2017 Great Group Reads List

Blackass

A Igoni Barrett

$16.00 $14.72

2016 Great Group Reads List

The Book of Harlan

Bernice L. McFadden

$16.95 $15.59

2016 Great Group Reads List

Charmed Particles

Chrissy Kolaya

$15.95 $14.67

2016 Great Group Reads List

The Cosmopolitans

Sarah Schulman

$15.95 $14.67

2016 Great Group Reads List

The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary

Atef Abu Saif

$16.00

2016 Great Group Reads List

A Hard and Heavy Thing

Matthew J Hefti

$16.99

2016 Great Group Reads List

Heat and Light

Jennifer Haigh

$26.99

2016 Great Group Reads List

The Measure of Darkness

Liam Durcan

$16.95 $15.59

2016 Great Group Reads List

Miss Jane

Brad Watson

$25.95

2016 Great Group Reads List

Orhan's Inheritance

Aline Ohanesian

$15.95 $14.67

2016 Great Group Reads List

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Katarina Bivald

$16.99 $15.63

2016 Great Group Reads List

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Jonathan Evison

$15.95 $14.67

2016 Great Group Reads List

This Side of Providence

Rachel M Harper

$16.00 $14.72

2016 Great Group Reads List

300 Days of Sun

Deborah Lawrenson

$15.99

2016 Great Group Reads List

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories

Anthony Marra

$18.00 $16.56

2016 Great Group Reads List

What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir

Abigail Thomas

$16.00 $14.72

2016 Great Group Reads List

All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir

Shulem Deen

$16.00 $14.72

2015 Great Group Reads List

The Book of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

$17.00 $15.64

2015 Great Group Reads List

Call Me Home

Megan Kruse

$18.95 $17.43

2015 Great Group Reads List

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Emma Hooper

$15.99 $14.71

2015 Great Group Reads List

Henna House

Nomi Eve

$17.00

2015 Great Group Reads List

Landfall

Ellen Urbani

$15.95 $14.67

2015 Great Group Reads List

Make Your Home Among Strangers

Jennine Capo Crucet

$26.99

2015 Great Group Reads List

Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

Thomas Page McBee

$16.95 $15.59

2015 Great Group Reads List

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Jonathan Odell

$16.00 $14.72

2015 Great Group Reads List

Orphan Number Eight

Kim Van Alkemade

$14.99 $13.79

2015 Great Group Reads List

A Perfect Crime

A. Yi

$17.99 $16.55

2015 Great Group Reads List

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

Christopher Scotton

$26.00

2015 Great Group Reads List

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

$28.00 $25.20

2014 Great Group Reads List

Burial Rites

Hannah Kent

$16.99 $15.63

2014 Great Group Reads List

Cataract City

Craig Davidson

$16.00

2014 Great Group Reads List

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Sahar Delijani

$19.99

2014 Great Group Reads List

The Commandant of Lubizec: A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard

Patrick Hicks

$16.00

2014 Great Group Reads List

Euphoria

Lily King

$25.00 $22.50

2014 Great Group Reads List

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

$26.95 $24.26

2014 Great Group Reads List

Marching to Zion

Mary Glickman

$18.99 $17.47

2014 Great Group Reads List

The Orphans of Race Point

Patry Francis

$15.99

2014 Great Group Reads List

The Promise

Ann Weisgarber

$24.95

2014 Great Group Reads List

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

$16.99 $15.63

2014 Great Group Reads List

An Untamed State

Roxane Gay

$16.00 $14.72

2014 Great Group Reads List

Where Somebody Waits

Margaret Kaufman

$15.95

2014 Great Group Reads List

The World of Rae English

Lucy Rosenthal

$16.95

2014 Great Group Reads List

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$28.95 $26.06

2013 Great Group Reads List

Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter

$28.99

2013 Great Group Reads List

Big Brother

Lionel Shriver

$26.99

2013 Great Group Reads List

David

Ray Robertson

$16.95 $15.59

2013 Great Group Reads List

The House Girl

Tara Conklin

$14.99

2013 Great Group Reads List

How It All Began

Penelope Lively

$16.00 $14.72

2013 Great Group Reads List

Is This Tomorrow

Caroline Leavitt

$14.95

2013 Great Group Reads List

Life After Life

Kate Atkinson

$18.00 $16.56

2013 Great Group Reads List

Margot

Jillian Cantor

$16.00 $14.72

2013 Great Group Reads List

Mary Coin

Marisa Silver

$16.00 $14.72

2013 Great Group Reads List

The Middlesteins

Jami Attenberg

$16.99

2013 Great Group Reads List

Nowhere Is a Place

Bernice L. McFadden

$15.95 $14.67

2013 Great Group Reads List

The One-Way Bridge

Cathie Pelletier

$19.99

2013 Great Group Reads List

Ordinary Grace

William Kent Krueger

$17.00 $15.64

2013 Great Group Reads List

The Round House

Louise Erdrich

$16.99 $15.63

2013 Great Group Reads List

Schroder

Amity Gaige

$15.00

2013 Great Group Reads List

Wash

Margaret Wrinkle

$16.00 $14.72

2013 Great Group Reads List

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

$14.99 $13.79

2013 Great Group Reads List

The Absolutist

John Boyne

$19.95

2012 Great Group Reads List

An Age of Madness

David Maine

$17.95 $16.51

2012 Great Group Reads List

The Art of Fielding

Chad Harbach

$16.99 $15.63

2012 Great Group Reads List

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Jan-Philipp Sendker

$17.95 $16.51

2012 Great Group Reads List

Blue Asylum

Kathy Hepinstall

$18.99

2012 Great Group Reads List

Boleto

Alyson Hagy

$24.00

2012 Great Group Reads List

The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman

$18.00 $16.56

2012 Great Group Reads List

Equal of the Sun

Anita Amirrezvani

$19.00

2012 Great Group Reads List

Faith

Jennifer Haigh

$14.99

2012 Great Group Reads List

I Married You for Happiness

Lily Tuck

$16.00 $14.72

2012 Great Group Reads List

A Land More Kind Than Home

Wiley Cash

$16.99 $15.63

2012 Great Group Reads List

Running the Rift

Naomi Benaron

$14.95 $13.75

2012 Great Group Reads List

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

$17.00 $15.64

2012 Great Group Reads List

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey

$16.99 $15.63

2012 Great Group Reads List

What Alice Forgot

Liane Moriarty

$16.00 $14.72

2012 Great Group Reads List

The Beauty of Humanity Movement

Camilla Gibb

$17.00

2011 Great Group Reads List

Birds of Paradise

Diana Abu-Jaber

$15.95

2011 Great Group Reads List

The Buddha in the Attic

Julie Otsuka

$14.95 $13.75

2011 Great Group Reads List

Dance Lessons

Aine Greaney and Áine Greaney

$19.95 $18.35

2011 Great Group Reads List

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War

Annia Ciezadlo

$17.00

2011 Great Group Reads List

The Hand That First Held Mine

Maggie O'Farrell

$19.99

2011 Great Group Reads List

If You Knew Then What I Know Now

Ryan Van Meter

$15.95 $14.67

2011 Great Group Reads List

The Memory Palace: A Memoir

Mira Bartok

$17.00

2011 Great Group Reads List

Silver Sparrow

Tayari Jones

$15.95 $14.67

2011 Great Group Reads List

The Soldier's Wife

Margaret Leroy

$19.99

2011 Great Group Reads List

The Summer Without Men

Siri Hustvedt

$17.00 $15.64

2011 Great Group Reads List

Under the Mercy Trees

Heather Newton

$15.99

2011 Great Group Reads List

Wingshooters

Nina Revoyr

$15.95 $14.67

2011 Great Group Reads List

The Year We Left Home

Jean Thompson

$17.00 $15.64

2011 Great Group Reads List

You Know When the Men Are Gone

Siobhan Fallon

$16.00

2011 Great Group Reads List

Blame

Michelle Huneven

$18.00 $16.56

2010 Great Group Reads List

The Blessings of the Animals

Katrina Kittle

$14.99

2010 Great Group Reads List

Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship

Cathie Beck

$12.99

2010 Great Group Reads List

Eternal on the Water

Joseph Monninger

$16.99

2010 Great Group Reads List

Little Bee

Chris Cleave

$17.00 $15.64

2010 Great Group Reads List

The Lotus Eaters

Tatjana Soli

$18.99 $17.47

2010 Great Group Reads List

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender

$16.95 $15.59

2010 Great Group Reads List

The Queen of Palmyra

Minrose Gwin

$15.99

2010 Great Group Reads List

Room

Emma Donoghue

$16.99 $15.63

2010 Great Group Reads List

Safe from the Sea

Peter Geye

$17.00 $15.64

2010 Great Group Reads List

Up from the Blue

Susan Henderson

$15.99

2010 Great Group Reads List

The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte

Syrie James

$14.99

2009 Great Group Reads List

The Unit

Ninni Holmqvist

$15.95 $14.67

2009 Great Group Reads List

Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

Julie Metz

$14.99

2009 Great Group Reads List

While I'm Falling

Laura Moriarty

$18.99

2009 Great Group Reads List

Out Stealing Horses

Per Petterson

$22.00

2009 Great Group Reads List

Cost

Roxana Robinson

$22.00 $19.80

2009 Great Group Reads List

Burnt Shadows

Kamila Shamsie

$20.00 $18.00

2009 Great Group Reads List

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

Meredith May

$16.99 $15.63

2019 Great Group Reads List

Mornings with Rosemary

Libby Page

$16.99 $15.63

2019 Great Group Reads List (originally published as "The Lido")

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