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Here is the list of the Westminster Book Club 2023-2024 Reading Selections:

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2023 – 2024 WUC Book Club Selections


July 17th One, Two, Three (novel) Laurie Frankel 416 pg 15 hrs
August 21st Braiding Sweetgrass (non fiction) Robin Wall Kimmerer 408 pg 16 hrs
September 18th Unaccustomed Earth (short stories) Jhumpa Lahiri 352 pg 10 hrs
October 16th The Diamond Eye (fiction) Kate Quinn 448 pg 13 hrs
November 20th Our Missing Hearts (fiction) Celeste Ng 352 pg 10 hrs

(narrated by Lucy Liu!)

December 18th My Sister, the Serial Killer (fiction) Oyinkan Braithwaite 240 pg 4 hrs
January 15th A Tale for the Tim(e Being (fiction) Ruth Ozeki 448 pg 15 hrs
February 19th The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (fiction) V.E. Schwab 787 pg 17 hrs
March 18th The Radcliffe Ladies’ Reading Club (fiction) Julia Bryan Thomas 384 pg 9 hrs
April 15th Life After Life (fiction) Kate Atkinson 704 pg 15.5 hrs
May 20th The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store (fiction) James McBride 400 pg 15 hrs


Honorable Mentions that just missed the cut!


Take What You Need Idra Novey
Demon Copperhead Barbara Kingslover
The Covenant of Water Abraham Verghese
Gender Queer Maia Kobabe
Vagina Obscura Rachel E. Gross
Ireland Frank Delaney
How Lucky Will Leitch
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
The Hidden Palace Helene Wecker

(If you haven’t, read The Golem and the Jinni first)

Circe Madeline Miller
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Alma Cuervo
Let’s Take the Long Way Home Gail Caldwell
The Soul of an Octopus Sy Montgomery
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  Mary Ann Shaffer
The Orphan Train* Christina Baker Kline
The Great Alone Kristin Hannah
The Little Friend Donna Tartt
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Barbizon: The Hotel that Set Women Free Paulina Bren
I’m Possible Richard Antoine White


*I referenced an episode of the podcast Criminal connected to this novel.  Upon reflection, I don’t know if the subject of episode 110 of Criminal is directly linked to the Orphan Train, however, it is still a very interesting episode about Georgia Tann, an absolutely terrible human being.  


Past Book Selection Lists: