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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


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 Woman at the Front by Lecia Cornwall

The Woman at the Front

Lecia Cornwall

A daring young woman risks everything to pursue a career as a doctor on the front lines in France during World War I, and learns the true meaning of hope, love, and resilience in the darkest of times.

"It’s World War I and all brand-new doctor Eleanor Atherton wants to do is go overseas to help the wounded. But being a physician at the front is considered too dangerous for a woman, no matter how good a doctor she is. This story of one woman’s courage and determination to save lives will thrill and inspire you!"

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The Paris Connection by Lorraine Brown

The Paris Connection

Lorraine Brown

"A train scheduled to divide in the middle of the night leads our heroine to Paris...and to love."

In this witty and heartfelt debut love story for fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December, a woman stranded in Paris for the day discovers that the wrong road can sometimes lead us in the right direction.

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Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes by Phoebe Robinson

Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes

Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson’s PLEASE DON’T SIT ON MY BED IN YOUR OUTSIDE CLOTHES is powerful and insightful, warm and hilarious all at the same time. Whether she’s writing about performative allyship, the self-care industry, or an embarrassing quarantine incident with her boyfriend, Phoebe’s essays will leave you thinking, laughing, and feeling lighter, long after you’ve turned the last page.

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Cackle by Rachel Harrison


Rachel Harrison

"CACKLE is smart, laugh-out-loud funny, and just creepy enough for spooky season! This witty novel about female friendship and finding your inner witch is the perfect read to cozy up with this fall. It’s good to be wicked!"

A darkly funny, frightening novel about a young woman learning how to take what she wants from a witch who may be too good to be true, from the author of THE RETURN.

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 Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson

The Last Chance Library

Freya Sampson

June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way.

Sorry Not Sorry by Alyssa Milano

Sorry Not Sorry

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano’s sharply observed, uproarious, and deeply intimate ode to the life she has lived and the issues that matter most.

The Tiger Mom's Tale by Lyn Liao Butler

The Tiger Mom's Tale

Lyn Liao Butler

When an American woman inherits the wealth of her Taiwanese family, she travels to confront them about their betrayals of the past in this stunning debut by Lyn Liao Butler.

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.

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