I don't want to reveal the selection for next year's book club, so here are some of the books I hope to read before my next birthday.
  1. The Clasp by Sloane Crosley
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    Reading on my flight to Dubai tonight!
  2. The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
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    It's been on the list for a while and I just saw a great portrait of the author at The National Portrait Gallery so I'm inspired that this is the year I finally read it! Plus, that 25th anniversary sticker makes me want to read it!
  3. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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    A coworker just read and raved about it. Another coworker recently climbed Denali, so I'm intrigued to learn more about climbing.
  4. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
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    Fun fact: @mindy named her character Dr. Lahiri after Jhumpa.
  5. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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    I generally love the Man Booker shortlist, plus I've seen a lot of recs for this book. Also, that cover! 😍
  6. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha
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    I've seen this recommended as a must-read in your 20s and 30s so I will likely get to it in the next year or ten.
  7. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
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    I think we've all been quick to judge at least once in our lives and with the internet judgement is fast and fierce - even this book/its author was publicly shamed after publication! Plus, love this cover!
  8. 1776 by David McCullough
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    (but this is on the list every year)
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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    A re-read turned prequel.
  10. Go Set the Watchman by Harper Lee
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    So much buzz, good and bad, that I'd like to read and make up my own mind.
  11. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
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    Looks interesting but would probably take a beach week to actually get me to read this - or a very strong rec.
  12. Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill
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    (See Salvage the Bones description)
  13. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
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    Recommended by a very good friend.