At last evening’s All Good Books group meeting we decided to read Anxious People by Fredrik Backman for our next meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2021, on Zoom at 7 PM.

We talked about some of the books on the recent survey (see the results below, percentages represent the percent of respondents selecting that book) but also discussed books members are currently reading. Here’s the list:

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penney (cloak and dagger murder mystery)
  • Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace
  • The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands by Jon Billman  (stories of missing persons in America’s wilderness)
  • Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 1) by Jacquline Winspear

From the survey results:

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes, by Adam Rutherford, 510 pages 37.50%
  • A Good Neighborhood: A Novel, by Therese Anne Fowler, 311 pages 25.00%
  • American Dirt (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel by Jeanine Cummins, 400 pages 62.50%
  • Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman, 349 pages 12.50%
  • Beach Read, by Emily Henry, 380 pages 12.50%
  • Big Lies in a Small Town: A Novel, by Diane Chamblain, 411 pages 25.00%
  • Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam, 253 pages 12.50%
  • The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah, 450 pages, Release date: February 2 87.50%
  • The Last Flight: A Novel, by Julie Clark, 290 pages 12.50%
  • The Lost and Found Bookshop, by Susan Wiggs, 365 pages 50.00%
  • The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig, 299 pages 62.50%
  • The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles, 364 pages, Release date: February 9 37.50%
  • The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn, Release date: March 9 25.00%
  • Things I Want My Daughters to Know: A Novel, by Elizabeth Noble, 402 pages 25.00%
  • This Close to Okay, by Leesa Cross-Smith, 321 pages, Release date: February 2

There was also one write-in suggestion: Eli’s Promise by Ronald Balson

Happy reading everyone!