Celebrity Book Clubs - September 2020

Reese Witherspoon's Book Club

  • ADULT PICK: The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
  • YA PICK: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Read with Jenna - The Today Show

  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

GMA Book Club

  • Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

  • ADULT PICK: Luster by Raven Leilani
  • YA PICK: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

Belletrist Book Club (Emma Robert's Book Club)

  • The Lightness by Emily Temple

Andrew Luck Book Club

  • ROOKIE PICKI Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
  • VETERAN PICKGloryland by Shelton Johnson

BuzzFeed Book Club

  • The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

Vox Book Club

  • The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Teen Vogue Book Club

  • TBD

Project Lit Community Book Club

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Oprah's Book Club

  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Last Story of Mina Lee Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778310174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Park Row - September 1st, 2020

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Riveting and unconventional, The Last Story of Mina Lee traces the far-reaching consequences of secrets in the lives of a Korean immigrant mother and her daughter


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book!

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick!

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524746360
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Published: Dutton - September 1st, 2020

Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller!
 


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR


Punching the Air Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year *


The Lightness: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062905321
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Published: William Morrow - June 16th, 2020

“A teen thriller in the vein of the ‘90s horror movie The Craft . . . A beautiful meditation on meditation . . . Frequently hilarious, and thoughtful throughout.”  The New York Times Book Review


I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award!

An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut


I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


Gloryland Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781578051755
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 10th, 2010

"A work of extraordinary imagination and sympathy, a journey from slavery to the mountaintop, perfectly realized." --Ken Burns, American filmmaker


The New Wilderness Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062333131
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Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF FICTION OF 2020

NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020

BUZZFEED BEST BOOK OF 2020

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

"THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES" —Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize Judge


The Idiot: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111061
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Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2018

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

“Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ


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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525582199
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir.
 


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times