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Hey book lovers! Some of you are interested in reading some of our past book club nominees that didn’t get enough votes to garner the top prize of Title of the Month.  Never fear…below is a list of our past title of the month nominees for 2023.

For those new to The Chaptr, each month, we spend hours researching books–with an emphasis on diverse reads and ‘under the radar’ books–to present to our subscribers to vote on each month.  What that means is that even if a book is not selected as the winner, you still have quite a bit of books to add to your TBR (sorry, not sorry!). Let’s dig in!

*Denotes the winners


Wild Life by Liam Brown*. Catch our interview with author Liam Brown here:

The Municipalists by Seth Fried

From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison

Author Liam Brown joined our book club meetup to discuss his novel, Wild Life.

                                                                                     FEBRUARY 2023

They Can’t Take Your Name by Robert Justice

Widows-In-Law by Michele Miller

Reset by Sarina Dahlan*


                 MARCH 2023

A Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherien

The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Berry*

A Dress of Violet Taffeta by Tessa Arlen

APRIL 2023

González & Daughter Trucking Co. by María Amparo Escandón

What We Fed to the Manticore by Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Author María Amparo Escandón joined our book club to discuss her novel, González & Daughter Trucking Co.

MAY 2023

Vagabonds by Eloghosa Osunde

On a Night of a Thousand Stars by Andrea Yaryura Clark

The Bangalore Detective’s Club by Harini Nagendra*


JUNE 2023

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard*

U Up? by Catie Disabato

Activities of Daily Living by Lisa Hsiao Chen

JULY 2023

One’s Company by Ashley Hutson

Poster Boy by NJ Crosskey*

Fame Adjacent by Sarah Skilton

Author NJ Crosskey joined us to discuss our book club pick, Poster Boy.


Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine*

How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthur

Nuclear Family by Joseph Han



The Ruins by Scott Smith*
Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
You Can’t Be Serious by Kal Penn


If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel*
The Circus Train by Amita Parikh
Keya Das’s Second Act by Sopan Deb 


The Majesties by Tiffany Tao

The Holdout by Graham Moore*

This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel


The Museum of Human History by Rebekah Bergman

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim*

Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

So, there’s our 2023 wrap-up.  Which one of these books are you adding to your TBR list?
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