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Staff Picks

The teams at Berkley, Dutton, and Putnam want to share their favorite books with you! Check out some of our staff picks for your next book club:

Blush by Jamie Brenner

Blush

Jamie Brenner

"A delicious beach read! Three generations of women gather at their family's lush vineyard and revive a "trashy" novel book club."

From acclaimed author Jamie Brenner comes a stunning new novel about three generations of women who discover that the scandalous books of their past may just be the key to saving their family’s future.

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The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

The Hunting Wives

May Cobb

"The Hunting Wives by May Cobb is the ultimate popcorn read! It’s pure entertainment watching these wicked housewives behaving badly only to find themselves at the center of a murder investigation. It’s compulsively readable, an absolute train wreck (in the best way), and a must read for the summer."

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Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Survive the Night

Riley Sager

"I’ve been working with and reading Riley Sager for years, and SURVIVE THE NIGHT was hands down his most ambitious, beach-read-ready novel to date. Steeped in 90s nostalgia with hairpin twists up until the final pages I was shocked and delighted by just how wrong I was about where the book was headed. This is the perfect read for anyone who can’t wait to get back to the movies, loves a closed-door mystery, and prefers a jump scare or two on summer vacation."

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More Book Club Picks

Looking for something a little different? Below are some great reads for book clubs for your consideration.

Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay

Wait For It

Jenn McKinlay

A woman moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house with a mysterious owner—a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and true love.

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

Colleen Oakley

An unforgettable love story about an eccentric community, a grieving widow, and an outsider who slowly learns that sometimes faith is more important than the facts.

The Layover by Lacie Waldon

The Layover

Lacie Waldon

The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this breezy debut romantic comedy about life–and love–30,000 feet above the ground.

Americanon by Jess McHugh

Americanon

Jess McHugh

The true, fascinating, and remarkable history of thirteen books that defined a nation, listed as one of “75 Nonfiction Books That Redefine ‘Beach Read’” (LitHub).

Taking Paris by Martin Dugard

Taking Paris

Martin Dugard

The spellbinding story of the Allied liberation of Paris from the grip of the Nazis during WWII.

Love Scenes by Bridget Morrissey

Love Scenes

Bridget Morrissey

Acting like she’s in love with her handsome nightmare of a co-star is Sloane’s job. But what happens when the lines between script and reality get blurred?

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