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Imaginary Book Club is a community of book lovers that supports readers in their pursuit of the perfect book, and in sharing their love of reading with others so they can feel united and share their passion together. Imaginary Book Club readers are enthusiastic book-philes, who identify as readers, whether they pick up one book a month or fifteen.

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie is a native of Washington State and grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on that same reservation. Alexie has shared that the story is not unlike his own experiences growing up. It’s a great exploration of contemporary teen years, and a great read for fans of YA and contemporary fiction.

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Catch up with Imaginary Book Club founders as Whitney and Austyn share their own reading progress throughout the month. Tag us, and we’ll share your progress updates too! Click here to follow us.

  • January – In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
  • February – Kindred, by Octavia Butler
  • March – Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • April – The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • May – A Man Called Ove, by Frederik Backman
  • June – Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown
  • July – Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
  • August – Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
  • September – Maus, by Art Spiegelman
  • October – Ripper, by Isabel Allende
  • November – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  • December – And The Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
  • January – Funny Girl, by Nick Hornby
  • February – The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  • March – The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • April – Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
  • May – Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
  • June – The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith
  • July – The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • August – Zero K, by Don DeLillo
  • September – The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
  • October – The Shining, by Stephen King
  • November – Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta
  • December – Hag-seed, by Margaret Atwood