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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 17thOne, Two, Three (novel)Laurie Frankel416 pg 15 hrs
August 21stBraiding Sweetgrass (non fiction)Robin Wall Kimmerer408 pg 16 hrs
September 18thUnaccustomed Earth (short stories)Jhumpa Lahiri352 pg 10 hrs
October 16thThe Diamond Eye (fiction)Kate Quinn448 pg 13 hrs
November 20thOur Missing Hearts (fiction)Celeste Ng352 pg 10 hrs

(narrated by Lucy Liu!)

December 18thMy Sister, the Serial Killer (fiction)Oyinkan Braithwaite240 pg 4 hrs
January 15thA Tale for the Tim(e Being (fiction)Ruth Ozeki448 pg 15 hrs
February 19thThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (fiction)V.E. Schwab787 pg 17 hrs
March 18thThe Radcliffe Ladies’ Reading Club (fiction)Julia Bryan Thomas384 pg 9 hrs
April 15thLife After Life (fiction)Kate Atkinson704 pg 15.5 hrs
May 20thThe Heaven and Earth Grocery Store (fiction)James McBride400 pg 15 hrs


Honorable Mentions that just missed the cut!


Take What You NeedIdra Novey
Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingslover
The Covenant of WaterAbraham Verghese
Gender QueerMaia Kobabe
Vagina ObscuraRachel E. Gross
IrelandFrank Delaney
How LuckyWill Leitch
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark Haddon
A Man Called OveFredrik Backman
The Hidden PalaceHelene Wecker

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

CirceMadeline Miller
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoAlma Cuervo
Let’s Take the Long Way HomeGail Caldwell
The Soul of an OctopusSy Montgomery
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer
The Orphan Train*Christina Baker Kline
The Great AloneKristin Hannah
The Little FriendDonna Tartt
The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen
The Barbizon: The Hotel that Set Women FreePaulina Bren
I’m PossibleRichard 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: