The Book Club Review / 83. Book Club Book of the Year 2020

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Episode notes

We look back over the ten books we read for bookclub in 2020. From Taffy Brodesser-Akner's snappy take on contemporary relationships with Fleishman is in Trouble, to The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa's carefully considered look at memory and the objects that bring meaning to our lives, we read and discussed a wide range of books that we're delighted to go back and revisit – like seeing old friends. But which will be our book club book of the year?

On the shortlist:

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 

That Glimpse of Truth, 100 of the Finest Short Stories Ever Written

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Lanny by Max Porter

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld 

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

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