Booktalk Reading List

We were asked to talk about bestsellers for the Lincolnville Women’s club, so we chose some varied fiction to share with them–each book went over pretty well!

The Tragedy of Arthur  by Arthur Philips
The extremely meta tale of an author, his con-man father, and a lost Shakespeare play.

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
These mysteries (the Three Pines series) are very cozy with great character development, as well as connections to paintings.

Juliet by Anne Fortier
A modern re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, with lots of romance, history, secrets, and Italian atmosphere.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
A very sweet novel set in the days following World War II, about an editor in London and a remote community in the Guernsey Islands forging a friendship through correspondence.

Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
A fierce and not always easy read about a troubled relationship between a mother and daughter, told in sparing yet eloquent prose.

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
A beach read about family dynamics and relationships.

I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
Anyone who enjoys reading about small-towns and characters that you can connect with should try this book.

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
An intricate and lush story of art, obsession, passion, and madness.

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
Told in the style of a Victorian-era memoir, this story recounts the life, career, and passions of Lavinia Warren, better known as Mrs. Tom Thumb.

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