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: 4.9
  2. April 2017: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian — Our Rating: 4.6
  3. January 2017: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens — Our Rating: 4.6
  4. February 2016: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman — Our Rating: 4.6
  5. August 2018: Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye– Our Rating: 4.53
  6. April 2018: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton — Our Rating: 4.4
  7. June 2020: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway — Our Rating: 4.36
  8. August 2019: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See — Our Rating: 4.36
  9. November 2019: Cemetery Road by Greg Iles — Our Rating: 4.3
  10. January 2021: Pompeii by Robert Harris — Our Rating: 4.27
  11. January 2018: All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson — Our Rating: 4.2
  12. July 2017: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger — Our Rating: 4.2
  13. December 2017: Oil & Marble by Stephanie Storey — Our Rating: 4.1
  14. October 2017: Plainsong by Kent Haruf — Our Rating: 4.1
  15. October 2016: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan — Our Rating: 4.1
  16. October 2020: The Island by Victoria Hislop — Our Rating: 4.05
  17. November 2020: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict — Our Rating: 4.04
  18. September 2020: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood — Our Rating: 4.0

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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