Below is the list of one hundred books recommended by the computer model in The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers.  Join us as we read and discuss the novels. Links in the list go to the discussion landing page from this blog.

Note:  The list is subject to copyright and is used with the author’s permission.


100. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (2003) – Discussion began November 7, 2016
Genre: Somewhere between literary mystery and psychological thriller.

99. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (2011) – Discussion began November 21, 2016
Genre: Literary adventure with suspenseful elements

98. Primary Colors by Joe Klein (1996) – Discussion began December 5, 2016
Genre: Political novel
Note:  this book was originally published anonymously.

97. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (2008) – Discussion began December 19, 2016
Genre: Literary fiction
Note: Also published as The Other Hand.

96. The Last Child by John Hart (2009) – Discussion began January 2, 2017
Genre: Suspense/thriller

95. The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan (2011) – Discussion began January 16, 2017
Genre: Touted as a Genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones

94. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson (Originally published in 2007) –Discussion began January 30, 2017
Note: This is the third book in a series.

93. Olive Kitterage by Elizabeth Strout (2008) – Discussion began February 13, 2017
A collection of 13 short stories revolving around the title character. Genre: Literary fiction
Note:  Won a Pultizer prize for fiction in 2009.

92. One Day by David Nicholls (2009) – Discussion begins February 27, 2017

91. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans (1995) – Discussion begins March 13, 2017

90. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (2012) – Discussion begins March 27, 2017

89. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (2008) – Short story collection – Discussion begins April 10, 2017

88. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (2011) – Discussion begins April 24, 2017

87. World War Z by Max Brooks (2006) – Discussion begins May 8, 2017

The list will be expanded as links go up.

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