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Novel Noshes
Pairing Food and Literature


Book Clubs Recommend

When it comes to selecting books, there's nothing better than a recommendation from a book club. We featured 100 top reading suggestions from book clubs in The Book Club Cookbook. Since then, we've been posting recommendations from book clubs around the country on this page. We've also included some menus from their meetings. Each title links to a book club recommendation.

Please note that the featured books on our websites do not necessarily have a culinary tie-in: the goal of our sites is to connect readers with the best fiction and non-fiction titles for book clubs.

To receive new recommendations throughout the year, subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, Book Bytes.

Happy Reading!

ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers

MARY COIN by Marisa Silver

ALL SOULS by Michael Patrick

THE MASTER BUTCHER’S SINGING CLUB
by Louise Erdrich
ALMOST HOME by Pam Jenoff MCCARTHY'S BAR by Pete McCarthy
THE AMERICAN PLAGUE by Molly Caldwell Crosby THE MIDDLE PLACE by Kelly Corrigan
AMERICAN WIFE by Curtis Sittenfeld A MIDNIGHT CAROL by Patricia K. Davis
AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie MILA 18 by Leon Uris

THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS by Jan-Philipp Sendker

MR. EMERSON'S WIFE by Amy Belding Brown
ASYLUM by Patrick McGrath MOLOKA'I by Alan Brennert
ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie
AWAY by Amy Bloom MY LIFE IN FRANCE by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
AZIM'S BARDO by Azim Khamisa MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER by Robin Oliveira
THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER by Sarah McCoy MY SISTER’S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult
BALKAN GHOSTS: A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY by Robert D. Kaplan MY STROKE OF INSIGHT: A BRAIN SCIENTIST'S PERSONAL JOURNEY by Jill Bolte Taylor
BAKING CAKES IN KIGALI by Gaile Parkin MY TEENAGE WEREWOLF by Lauren Kessler
BELLE CORA by Phillip Margulies THE NEXT THING ON MY LIST by Jill Smolinski
BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY by Kate Racculia THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
BENEATH A MARBLE SKY by John Shors NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah
BLESSINGS by Anna Quindlen NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
BONE COLD by Erica Spindler NOTES FROM A MAINE KITCHEN: SEASONALLY INSPIRED RECIPES by Kathy Gunst
THE BOOK OF SALT by Monique Truong ON BEAUTY by Zadie Smith
THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Phillipa Gregory
THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL by Asne Sierstad OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout
CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO HEAVEN by Fannie Flagg ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN by Jim Fergus
CARRY ME HOME by Sandra Kring THE ORCHARDIST by Amanda Coplin
CATHERINE THE GREAT: PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN by Robert K. Massie THE PAINTED GIRLS by Cathy Marie Buchanan
THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO by Steven Galloway PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Geraldine Brooks
THE CHAPERONE by Laura Moriarty PILLARS OF THE EARTH by Ken Follett
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, ONE CHRISTMAS & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR by Truman Capote  PLAIN TRUTH by Jodi Picoult
THE CIDER HOUSE RULES by John Irving PLUM WINE by Angela Davis-Gardiner

CITIZENS CREEK by Lalita Tademy

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA bu Philip Roth
CLAUDE & CAMILLE by Stephanie Cowell POMEGRANATE SOUP by Marsha Mehran
THE COFFEE TRADER by David Liss POPE JOAN by Donna Woolfolk Cross
COLOR ME BUTTERFLY by L.Y. Marlow THE POSTMISTRESS by Sarah Blake
COOKING FOR MR. LATTE by Amanda Hesser POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY by Michael B. Oren
COOL CREATURES, HOT PLANET: EXPLORING THE SEVEN CONTINENTS by Marty Essen PROMISE THE MOON by Elizabeth Joy Arnold
CROW LAKE by Mary Larson PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese THE PURSUIT OF ALICE THRIFT by Elinor Lipman
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF CHARLIE ST. CLOUD by Ben Sherwood QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING by Susan Cain

DEATH OF INNOCENCE by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson

RACHEL'S HOLIDAY by Marian Keyes
A DELICATE BALANCE by Edward Albee THE RATHBONES by Janice Clark
DEVIL IN THE GROVE: THURGOOD MARSHALL, THE GROVELAND BOYS, AND THE DAWN OF A NEW AMERICA by Gilbert King REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier
THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight
THE DEW BREAKER by Edwidge Danticat THE RED GARDEN by Alice Hoffman
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY by Jean-Dominique Bauby THE RED SCARF by Kate Furnivall
DREAM OF THE BLUE ROOM by Michelle Richmond REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates
DURABLE GOODS by Elizabeth Berg THE RIVER OF DOUBT by Candice Millard
EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck THE ROCK ORCHARD by Paula Wall

EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert

THE ROMANCE READER by Pearl Abraham
EATING HEAVEN by Jennie Shortridge RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles
THE EGYPTOLOGIST by Arthur Phillips RUN by Ann Patchett
ELECTRICO W by Hervé Le Tellier SATURDAY by Ian McEwan
THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery SAY HER NAME by Francisco Goldman
ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop THE SEAMSTRESS by Frances Peebles
THE EVENING CHORUS by Helen Humphreys THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer SEPULCHURE by Kate Mosse
FAITHFUL PLACE by Tana French SERVING CRAZY WITH CURRY by Amulya Malladi
THE FALL BACK PLAN by Leigh Stein SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson
FINN by Jon Clinch THE SHADOW QUEEN by Sandra Gulland
FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
FIRST MOTHERS by Bonnie Angelo SHANGHAI GIRLS by Lisa See
FOLLOWING EZRA by Tom Fields-Meyer THE SHINIEST JEWEL by Marian Henley
THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton SILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones
FUNNY IN FARSI by Firoozeh Dumas SISTER OF MY HEART by Chitra Divakaruni
THE GARDENS OF KYOTO by Kate Walbert SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See 
THE GARGOYLES by Andrew Davidson SO BIG by Edna Ferber
THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeanette Walls THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar
GOING TO THE SUN by James McManus THE SPEED OF DARK by Elizabeth Moon
THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett
A GOOD INDIAN WIFE by Anne Cherian STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald STOLEN LIVES by Malika Oufkir
THE GREAT INFLUENZA by John M. Barry THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Rachel Simon
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE by David Wroblewski
HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls THE SUGAR QUEEN by Sarah Addison Allen
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH by Mitch Albom SUITE FRANCAISE by Irene Nemirovsky
THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett SUMMER by Edith Wharton
THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss SWEET MANDARIN by Helen Tse
HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah SWEET SALT AIR by Barbara Delinsky
THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa TALES OF THE CITY by Armistead Maupin
HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford

TALES OF A FEMALE NOMAD by Rita Golden Gelman

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG by Andre Dubus III TEN GIRLS TO WATCH by Charity Shumway
HOW TO BE LOST by Amanda Eyre Ward    THE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger
I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU by Courtney Maum THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini
IN ONE PERSON by John Irving THREE CUPS OF TEA by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
INTO THE FOREST by Jean Hegland THE TIGER by by John Vaillant
ISAAC'S STORM by Erik Larson TINKERS by Paul Harding
THE KIDS FROM NOWHERE by George Guthridge TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER by Tom McNeal
THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
THE KNOWN WORLD by Edward P. Jones UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
THE LACUNA by Barbara Kingsolver UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN by Jon Krakauer
THE LAST CHILD by John Hart UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN by Frances Mayes
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

THE UNFINISHED CHILD by Theresa Shea

LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES by Emma Straub THE UNIT by Ninni Holmqvist
THE LEMON TREE: AN ARAB, A JEW AND THE HEART OF THE MIDDLE EAST by Sandy Tolan UNLESS by Carol Shields
LITTLE BEE by Chris Cleave THE UNWINDING: AN INNER HISTORY OF THE NEW AMERICA by George Packer
LITTLE CHAPEL ON THE RIVER by Gwendolyn Bounds WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA by Carlos Eire
LITTLE HEATHENS by Mildred Armstrong Kalish WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen
LIVE AGAIN by L.R. Giles WHEN THE EMPEROR WAS DIVINE by Julie Otsuka
LONE WOLF by Jodi Picoult WHERE THE DOG STAR NEVER GLOWS by Tara L. Masih
THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall

WHY I'M STILL MARRIED by Karen Propp and Jean Trounstine

A LONG WAY DOWN by Nick Hornby WICKED by Gregory Maguire
LOST HORIZON by James Hilton WILD by Cheryl Strayed
LOVE AND BIOLOGY AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Jennie Shortridge WILD SEED by Octavia Butler
LOVING FRANK by Nancy Horan

WILL IN THE WORLD by Stephen Greenblatt

LUCKY ME by Debra Borden WINTERDANCE by Gary Paulsen
MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan WONDER by R.J. Palacio
THE MAMMY by Brendan O'Carroll WORLD WITHOUT END by Ken Follett
THE MAN IN THE WHITE SHARKSKIN SUIT by Lucette Lagnado

THE WOMAN WHO HEARD COLOR by Kelly Jones

THE MANY LIVES & SECRET SORROWS OF
JOSEPHINE B. by Sandra Gulland
THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Alan Weisman
MARCH by Geraldine Brooks THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga
  WHY NEW ORLEANS MATTERS by Tom Piazza
  THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN’S UNION by Michael Chabon