Over the past six months, Bookclique has reviewed books by Pulitzer-Prize-winning authors, debuts by young writers, classics worth a fresh look, entertaining YA offerings, gripping nonfiction, and not-bad-actually-pretty-good fiction from Ethan Hawke. If you’re wondering what to pick up next, if you’re wondering whether the literary buzz is warranted, if you’re wondering where is the best place on the internet to browse selective recommendations from thoughtful readers, wonder no more. Let us know what you think–as you can imagine, we like to talk about books!

Kate Quinn, The Rose Code

Lydia Millet, The Children’s Bible

Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown

Kacen Callender, Hurricane Child

Jenny Torres Sanchez, We Are Not From Here

Colette, My Mother’s House

Valerie Perrin, Fresh Water For Flowers

Tomasz Jedrowski, Swimming in the Dark

Michelle Good, Five Little Indians

Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet

Ashley Audrain, The Push

Margot Livesey, The Boy in the Field

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

Angeline Boulley, The Firekeeper’s Daughter

Ethan Hawke, A Bright Ray of Darkness

Kelly Yang, Parachutes

Sarah Penner, The Lost Apothecary

Bonnie Tsui, Why We Swim

Amanda Leduc, The Centaur’s Wife

Megha Majumdar, A Burning

Joan Silber, Secrets of Happiness

Kazuo Ishiguro Klara and the Sun

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed

Lauren Willig, What Women Do: Band of Sisters: The Women of Smith College Go to War

Lauren Blackwood, Within These Wicked Walls

Laura Dickerman

Laura Dickerman

Laura Dickerman taught high school English for many years; has a couple of masters degrees in Fiction and English; and has lived in Vermont, New Haven, New York City, Brussels, and currently Atlanta. She is bossy in two book clubs, opinionated about even things she knows very little about, believes you can put down a bad book, and passionately supports re-reading Middlemarch every five years.