The Backup List

When the book picker can’t make it to the meeting, or send her pick in advance, we choose from the list below – OR – if it’s your turn to pick and you haven’t had time to choose anything — choose a backup book.

Do you have a book to add to the Backup List? E-mail

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Leigh)

The Storyteller’s Secret By Sejal Badani (Kathleen)

The Leavers By Lisa Ko (Kathleen)

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel (Kathleen)

The Secret River by Kate Grenville (Kathleen)

Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber (Trae)

The Life of Objects by Susanna Moore  (Trae)

The Vacationers by Emma Straub (Trae)

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman (Tina)

The Door By Magda Szabo (Trae)

Outline by Rachel Cusk (Trae)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Trae)

Siracusa by Delia Ephron (Trae)

A Sublime Novel of Sisterhood and Destiny By Betsy Burton (Tina)



  1. KB said,

    Suggestion: put the recommender’s name with their title so if they weren’t there when it was their turn to pick, it would sort of “feel” like we’d picked their book. Sorta.

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