Chris: The Eight by Katherine Neville "A quest in which the heroine tries to recover a legendary chess set once owned by Charlemagne."
Julie: Descartes' Bones by Russell Shorto "Shorto investigates Enlightenment history by focusing on Rene Descartes, whose twin enemies were "authority...and fuzzy thinking."
Katie: How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
Philip: Papyrus: the Invention of Books in the Ancient World by Irene Vallejo "[This book] reveals how writing came about, and how the papyrus plant was harvested, and prepared for use to write on. And I learned that, today, in our present world, a new book is published every half-minute!"
Chris: Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen - "Entertaining contemporary story of a woman who gets caught up in a knockoff scam."
Parker: I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
Becca: How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix - "A terrifying window into one family's experience with their mother's favorite puppet, Pupkin; nightmare fuel."
Katie: Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett - "A fun & chaotic novel about a London writer & the eccentric characters she creates."
Julie: The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark - " In her lovely prose, Spark details the intrigues and adventures of Barbara Vaughan, an English schoolteacher, and a cast of archaeologists, diplomats, spies, and scallywags."
Ery: Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown - "Helpful research-based exploration of emotions and how our awareness of them can lead to healthier conversations, relationships & lives."
Philip: The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein. - "This takes off from a remark that the American novelist Willa Cather made about the year 1922 when both Joyce's "Ulysses," and Eliot's, "The Wasteland," were published."
Chris & Katie: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Becca: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire - "A dark fantasy driven by alchemy and emotional bonds."
Katie: Happy Hour by Marlowe Grandados - "This book is like if Lucia and Mia from White Lotus lived in New York City in 2013."
Leslie: The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
Chris: Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins
Julie: Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
Becca: A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff
Katie: The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
Chris: Confidence Man by Maggie Haberman
Julie: To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meek
Philip: Whereabouts: Notes on Being a Foreigner, by Alastair Reid, and, Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solint
Katie: The Stars Did Wander Darkling by Colin Meloy
Katherine: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Rebecca: Little Eve by Catriona Ward
Roberta: The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander
Julie: The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
Becca: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
Katie: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Roberta: Remembering Poets by Donald Hall
Julie: A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton
Philip: Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes
Roberta: The Longest Silence by Tom McGuane
Katie: Either/Or by Elif Batuman
Olivia: Circe by Madeline Miller
Becca: Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
Julie: The Human Factor by Graham Greene
Chris B.: The Old Man by Thomas Perry
Roberta: This Old Man: All in Pieces by Roger Angell
Katie: The Witch's Hand by Nathan Page
Parker: 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
Olivia: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Julie: The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark
Ery: The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe
Chris B.: City on Fire by Don Winslow and
Both/And A Life in Many Worlds by Huma Abedin.
Katie: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
Julie: To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
Rebecca: The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon
Parker: The Craft of Cocktail by Dale DeGroff
Olivia: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Ery: Body Work by Melissa Febos
Roberta: Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire
Chris B.: The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks
Katie: Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
Olivia: Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer
Julie: To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
Chris B.: There is Nothing for You Here by Fiona Hill
Katie: Bewilderment by Richard Powers
Philip: Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Olivia: Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir
Julie: The Last Gift by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Parker: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Chris B.: Mountains Beyond Mountains: the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder.
Katie: I Must Say by Martin Short
Parker: Not All Diamonds and Rosé by Dave Quinn
Olivia: Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey by James Rebanks
Roberta: Watercress by Andrea Wang Illustrated by Jason Chin