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By the Chapter Book Lists

Here you will find books from upcoming/previous By the Chapter weeks so that we don’t duplicate and a selection of available books for hosting. The available books are broken down by genre. I’ve done my best to classify by major genre though some books may cross over into other categories. I’ve tried to include a variety of genres but there are some I just don’t read. If this is case and you feel strongly about hosting a particular book I’m more than happy to work out the details with you. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Don’t forget if none of these books appeal to you please feel free to send me a title for consideration. This list is subject to change at any given moment. Also, some of the books on this list I’ve received as review copies from authors or publishers and may not yet be available for purchase.


Upcoming/previous By the Chapter books
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katherine McMahon
The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Roanoke: A Novel of Elizabethan Intrigue
Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam by Kamran Pasha



Available books

Any book from a Mailbox Monday posting.

Fiction (some might have historical elements to them)
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

Women’s/contemporary fiction
Matrimony by Josh Henkin
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg White Clayton
Souvenir by Therese Fowler
Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin
The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga (appears it might be a sequel to The Sixteen Pleasures: A Novel which I’ve not read)
Jack With A Twist (Red Dress Ink) by Brenda Janowitz (this is the sequel to Scot On The Rocks (Red Dress Ink Novels) which I’ve not read)

Historical Fiction
The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
Freeman Walker by David Allan Cates
Blonde Roots Bernardine Evaristo
The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison
Mighty Queens of Freeville, The: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them by Amy Dickinson
Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way by Diahann Carroll
Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper
I Choose to Be Happy: A School Shooting Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy by Missy Jenkins with William Croyle

Suspense/Mystery/Thriller/Action/Horror (some may have historical elements to them)
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
The Glister by John Burnside

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