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Best Book Club Books for Women by Women


Our 2020 Mom's Book Nook lineup features the best book club books for women written by female authors. 


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When it came time to choose our 2020 book club reads for Mom's Book Nook, I knew I wanted to do something special. It's our fifth year reading and sharing amazing books together, and we have nearly 1,000 members in our online book club.

Since we are a group of women who love to connect over great books and conversation, I thought this year we should choose book club books for women by women. It was still a tough choice as there are so many amazing female authors creating compelling works of both fiction and non-fiction that are on all of our must-read lists.

With some help from our book club members, I managed to narrow it down to the best book club books for women in 2020, exclusively written by women authors. I hope that you will join us on Facebook and read along with these female driven stories.

Best Book Club Books for Women by Women 






January - City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
A unique love story set in the 1940s theater world of New York, Elizabeth Gilbert explores what it means to be a "good girl"... and a good person.

February - The Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
1960s Baltimore is the setting for this psychological mystery, which Stephen King calls an "extraordinary... haunting new novel."

March -  Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Good Housekeeping calls this book "Simply unputdownable."  Jennifer Weiner takes us on the journey of two sisters as they see how their lives unfold in this multigenerational tale.

April - Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
A woman travels to Havana in search of answers after the death of her grandmother, and comes face to face with a long buried family secret in this novel that Real Simple calls, "the ultimate beach read."

May - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Kristin Hannah, author of one of our favorite book club books The Nightingale, returns with the story of a family seeking a new beginning in Alaska after the Vietnam War, only to find that there are some things you can not outrun.

June - Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Nothing says summer like an Elin Hilderbrand book and Summer of 69 is no exception. Follow 4 siblings through one of the most life altering summers in history in this quintessential beach read.

July - All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Fans of The Girl on the Train will love this time-twisting, spellbinding thriller about the disappearance of two girls.

August - The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The long awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale brings us back to Gilead 15 years after the original novel, in a story The Boston Globe calls, "Powerful, revealing, and engaging."

September - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Two women are brought together in a historical novel crossing two world wars and capturing the readers' imagination at every turn.

October - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Told as an oral history, this novel chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary 1970s rock group.

November - Becoming by Michelle Obama
The inspiring and powerful memoir of the former First Lady that has topped the best seller charts.

December - An Idiot Girl's Christmas by Laurie Notaro
A laugh out loud collection of essays by the one and only Laurie Notaro. This book is one of our favorite Christmas book club books.

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See something in this list that's on your to-read list? Then join our online book club to chat about these and other great books all year long!

We open discussion for each book on the 25th of the month, but encourage great book conversations anytime. Join us on Facebook and jump in to any of our previous chats or start your own.

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