Your Top 12 Book Club Books

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

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In our latest reader poll, we got curious about the books that have made your book clubs laugh, cry, hug, and yell. The votes are in, and we’ve identified the top twelve. See any common themes? Got any burning questions? Did your book club read any of these?

  1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  5. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  8. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  9. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  10. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese