Top-Rated Books

The local Book Club has been publicizing their ratings since February of 2016. Here’s our list of the Top-Rated Books:

  1. February 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah — Our Rating: 4.90
  2. January 2017: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens — Our Rating: 4.60
  3. February 2016: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman — Our Rating: 4.60
  4. April 2017: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian — Our Rating: 4.60
  5. August 2018: Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye– Our Rating: 4.53
  6. October 2021: The Watchers by Dean Koontz — Our Rating: 4.47
  7. April 2018: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton — Our Rating: 4.40
  8. June 2020: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway — Our Rating: 4.36
  9. August 2019: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See — Our Rating: 4.36
  10. January 2022: Flight Of The Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown — Our Rating: 4.32
  11. February 2022: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee — Our Rating: 4.31
  12. November 2019: Cemetery Road by Greg Iles — Our Rating: 4.30
  13. March 2021: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent — Our Rating: 4.28
  14. January 2021: Pompeii by Robert Harris — Our Rating: 4.27
  15. August 2022: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson — Our Rating: 4.23
  16. January 2018: All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson — Our Rating: 4.20
  17. July 2017: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger — Our Rating: 4.20
  18. April 2021: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss — Our Rating: 4.17
  19. October 2016: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan — Our Rating: 4.10
  20. December 2017: Oil & Marble by Stephanie Storey — Our Rating: 4.10
  21. October 2017: Plainsong by Kent Haruf — Our Rating: 4.10
  22. October 2020: The Island by Victoria Hislop — Our Rating: 4.05
  23. November 2020: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict — Our Rating: 4.04
  24. September 2020: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood — Our Rating: 4.00

Note: We had several numerical ties in this list. The group went to a more detailed rating system in late 2018. (Example: 4.53 instead of 4.5).

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