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Part 4: BCC members share their upcoming book picks

The Help

Which books will be hot among Minnesota book clubs in 2010? We asked our members for a glimpse into the future. Based on reader responses, the titles listed below are popular upcoming reads. Check them out and make your own predictions. Books with Minnesota publishers are in bold print.

Fiction
Aravind Adiga, “The White Tiger”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, “Infidel”
Muriel Barbery, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”
David Benioff, “City of Thieves”
Geraldine Brooks, “People of the Book”
Carol Cassella, “Oxygen”
Dave Eggers, “What is the What”
Laird Hunt, “Ray of the Star”
Kate Ledger, “Remedies”   
James A. Levine, “The Blue Notebook”
Penelope Lively, “The Photograph”
Cormac McCarthy, “The Road”
Yoko Ogawa, “The Housekeeper and the Professor”   
Matthew Pearl, “The Last Dickens”
David Rhodes, “Driftless”
Tatiana de Rosnay, “Sarah’s Key”
Lisa See, “Shanghai Girls”
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”
Candace Simar, “Abercrombie Trail”
Garth Stein, “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
Kathryn Stockett, “The Help”
Elizabeth Strout, “Olive Kitteridge”
Christina Sunley, “The Tricking of Freya”
Thrity Umrigar, “First Darling of the Morning”
Thrity Umrigar, “The Space Between Us”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, “The Shadow of the Wind”
Markus Zusak, “The Book Thief”

Nonfiction
A. J. Jacobs, “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible”
Mildred Armstrong Kalish, “Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression”   
Jen Lancaster, “Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office”
Benjamin Nugent, “The American Nerd: The Story of My People”
Michael Pollan, “The Botany of Desire”   
Kao Kalia Yang, “The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir”

To share your book club reading lists and book reviews, email aotto[at]minnpost[dot]com.

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