Every year the Brentwood Book Club meets not to discuss a book, but to talk about all the books we have enjoyed during the year. We eat pizza and have a good time. (In case you are wondering, Motor Town Pizza, and it was delicious.) Maybe you will join us next year.

Here are the books we discussed. You might notice that Frederik Backman has three titles in the list. Three! We hope you find something good to read and then pass it along. Keep a good thing going.

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Winter Work by Dan Fespernan

The Plot by Jean Korelitz

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Brit Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman

The First Frontier by Scott Weidensaul

Quiet by Susan Cain

Think Again by Adam Grant

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan

Beartown by Frederik Backman

Anxious People by Frederik Backman

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

P is for Pterodactyl: the Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar

The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan (only available on hoopla)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Profiles in Ignorance by Andy Borowitz

Liberation Day by George Saunders

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

True Biz by Sara Novic

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells