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Share Your Favorite Books of 2023 --- and Enter to Win SIX Fabulous 2024 Releases

We're giving away titles from authors Kristin Hannah, Allison Pataki, Ashley Elston, Dervla McTiernan, Vanessa Chan and Chantha Nguon.

A Four-Year-Old Mi’kmaq Girl Goes Missing from the Blueberry Fields of Maine

In THE BERRY PICKERS, this sparks a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family and remain unsolved for nearly 50 years.

Mary Kay Andrews Celebrates Love and the Warm, Glittering Charm of the Holiday Season

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS delivers everything that fans of MKA adore, all tied up in a hilarious, romantic gem of a novel.

This Page-Turner Explores the Consequences of Loyalty, Deception and Jealousy

A young woman must learn to navigate a new world, where the people she should trust the most have become strangers she cannot trust at all.

Actor, Director, Producer and Activist Kerry Washington Has Penned a Moving Memoir

Readers are given an intimate view into Kerry's public and private worlds --- as a mother, daughter, wife, artist, advocate and trailblazer.

A Mother is Charged with Murder in a Town Already Convinced of Her Guilt

Can defense attorney Powell Harrison find truth and justice in a legal system where innocence is not presumed?

Special Features and Contests

Special Contest: Share Your Favorite Books of 2023 and Enter to Win SIX Outstanding Book Group Titles Releasing in 2024!

This is the time of year when we start seeing “Best Books of the Year” lists. We would like you and your book group to help us compile ours! All you have to do is fill out this form, sharing both your favorite book that you read with your group and your favorite book that you read outside your group in 2023, by Wednesday, January 10th at noon ET.

One Grand Prize winner will be awarded SIX fabulous book group titles releasing in early 2024: FINDING MARGARET FULLER by Allison Pataki, FIRST LIE WINS by Ashley Elston, SLOW NOODLES: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes by Chantha Nguon with Kim Green, THE STORM WE MADE by Vanessa Chan, WHAT HAPPENED TO NINA? by Dervla McTiernan, and THE WOMEN by Kristin Hannah.

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Featured Guide: THICKER THAN WATER: A Memoir, by Kerry Washington

While on a drive in Los Angeles, Kerry Washington received a text message that would send her on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. In an instant, her very identity was torn apart, with everything she thought she knew about herself thrown into question. In THICKER THAN WATER, Washington gives readers an intimate view into both her public and private worlds --- as a mother, daughter, wife, artist, advocate and trailblazer. Chronicling her upbringing and life’s journey thus far, she reveals how she faced a series of challenges and setbacks, effectively hid childhood traumas, met extraordinary mentors, managed to grow her career, and crossed the threshold into stardom and political advocacy, ultimately discovering her truest self and, with it, a deeper sense of belonging.

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Featured Guide: VEIL OF DOUBT by Sharon Virts

Emily Lloyd, a young widow in Reconstruction-era Virginia, is accused of poisoning her three-year-old daughter, Maud. Her husband and three other children all died of mysterious illnesses, so when Maud succumbs to an unexplained malady, the town suspects foul play. Soon Mrs. Lloyd is charged not only with poisoning the child but also with murdering her children, her husband and her aunt. Enter Powell Harrison, a soft-spoken, brilliant attorney who recently returned to his Virginia hometown to help his brother manage their late father’s practice. As details about the widow’s erratic behavior and her reclusive neighbors emerge, Harrison begins to suspect that an even more sinister truth might lurk beneath the family’s horrible fate and finds himself irresistibly drawn to the case.

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Our Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks for December

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title. We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, Reese's Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

» Click here for December's Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks.

Latest Guides

America Fantastica by Tim O’Brien - Fiction/Satire

The author of THE THINGS THEY CARRIED delivers his first new novel in two decades, a brilliant and rollicking odyssey, in which a bank robbery sparks “a satirical romp through a country plagued by deceit” (Kirkus, starred review).

A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family and remain unsolved for nearly 50 years.

Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie - Mystery/Thriller

BLOOD SISTERS is a visceral and compelling mystery about a Cherokee archaeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs who is summoned to rural Oklahoma to investigate the disappearance of two of them her sister.

From Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of THE HOMEWRECKERS and THE SANTA SUIT, comes a novella celebrating love and the warm, glittering charm of the holiday season.

With echoes of EDUCATED and BORN A CRIME, HOW TO SAY BABYLON is the stunning story of Safiya Sinclair’s struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing, ruled by her father’s strict patriarchal views and repressive control of her childhood, to find her own voice as a woman and poet.

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward - Historical Fiction

From Jesmyn Ward --- the two-time National Book Award winner, youngest winner of the Library of Congress Prize for Fiction, and MacArthur Fellow --- comes a haunting masterpiece, sure to be an instant classic, about an enslaved girl in the years before the Civil War.

One Day meets Groundhog Day in this heartwarming and emotionally poignant novel about a stressed woman who must relive the same day over and over, keeping her family and work life from imploding as she attempts to spare her husband from an unfortunate fate.

My Darling Girl by Jennifer McMahon - Psychological/Supernatural Thriller

The New York Times bestselling author of THE DROWNING KIND and THE CHILDREN ON THE HILL returns with a spine-tingling psychological thriller about a woman who, after taking in her dying, alcoholic mother, begins to suspect that demonic possession is haunting her family.

The acclaimed author of CODE GIRLS returns with a “rip-roaring” (Steve Coll) history of three generations at the CIA, “electric with revelations” (Booklist) about the women who fought to become operatives, transformed spycraft and tracked down Osama bin Laden.

Basking in Singapore’s nonstop sunshine, Dara, Amaka and Lillian are living the glamorous expat dream --- until a mysterious (not to mention handsome) new arrival infiltrates their tight-knit community and ruins everything.

In her instant New York Times bestselling memoir, award-winning actor, director, producer and activist Kerry Washington shares the "exquisitely moving” journey of her life so far (Isabel Wilkerson) and the bravely intimate story of discovering her truth.

Veil of Doubt by Sharon Virts - Historical Mystery/Thriller

When a mother is charged with murder in a town already convinced of her guilt, can defense attorney Powell Harrison find truth and justice in a legal system where innocence is not presumed?

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard comes a page-turning family drama that explores the emotional consequences of loyalty, deception and jealousy.