Every month I read the influencer book club picks. I thought it would be fun to go month by month and pick my favorite and least favorite book choices. My favorite book of the month will be bolded. My least favorite will be italicized.
|Month||Reese Witherspoon||Jenna Bush Hager (Today Show)||Good Morning America||Barnes and Noble|
|January||“Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid||“Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano||“Children of Virtue and Vengeance” by Tomi Adeyami|
(this might not be January but my GMA list is not great)
|“Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano|
|February||‘The Scent Keeper” by Erica Bauermeister||“The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare||“Long Bright River” by Liz Moore (this might not be Feb but my GMA list isn’t great)||“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins|
|March||“The Jetsetters” by Amanda Eyre Ward||“Writers and Lovers” by Lily King||“In Five Years” by Rebecca Serle||“A Good Neighborhood” by Therese Anne Fowler|
|April||“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle||“Valentine” by Elizabeth Wetmore||“Oona out of Order” by Margarita Montimore||“Valentine” by Elizabeth Wetmore|
|May||“The Henna Artist” by Alka Joshi||“All Adults Here” by Emma Straub||“The Book of V” by Anna Solomon||“All Adults Here” by Emma Straub|
|June||“The Guest List” by Lucy Foley (June/July)||“A Burning” Megha Majumdar||“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett||“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett|
|July||“I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown (June/July)||“Friends and Strangers” by J. Courtney Sullivan||“Sex and Vanity” by Kevin Kwan||“Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland|
|August||“Everything Inside” by Edwidge Danticat||“Here For It” by R. Eric Thomas|
The Comeback” by Ella Berman
|“The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis||“The Pull of the Stars” Emma Donoghue|
|September||“The Last Story of Mina Lee” by Nancy Jooyoun Kim||“Transcendent Kingdon” by Yaa Gyasi||“Fifty Words for Rain” by Asha Lemmie||‘Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi|
|October||“His Only Wife” by Medie Adzon||“Leave the World Behind” By Rumaan Alam||“The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig||“Leave the World Behind” Rumaan Alam|
|November||“Group” by Christie Tate||“White Ivy” by Susie Yang||“Memorial” Bryan Washington||“The Cold Millions” by Jess Walter|
|December||“The Chicken Sisters” by KJ Dell’Antonia||“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison||“This Time Next Year” by Sophie Cousins||No Pick|
Must give kudos to Jenna and Reese for keeping their picks organized. It was actually difficult for me to trace back the Barnes and Noble and GMA picks because they don’t keep a running tally. Or if they do, it’s not easily accessed.
For the most part, I really enjoyed the vast majority of these books. There were very few that I did not like, and there were even a few months where the choice for best was quite difficult.