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Explore the fully updated Good Morning America book club book list here.

Compared to other celebrity book club lists, these book club picks are books that push the envelope, make you think, and foster discussion.

You’ll benefit from helpful details about GMA book club’s latest pick, top recommendations, and a printable PDF of the full list to track your book club reading in this celebrity book club. Let’s get literary!

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Current GMA Book Club Pick for July 2024

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In The Love of My Afterlife, Delphie, who just died by choking on a microwaveable burger, finds herself in the afterlife waiting room, where she meets the most attractive man she has ever seen. However, before they can get to know each other, he is whisked back to earth due to a mistake.

Delphie is then allowed to return to earth and find him within ten days. Determined to find her potential soulmate in a bustling city, she must trust her instincts, seek help, and discover the magic in both her new life and the one she left behind.

Book Club Favorites: Top Picks From Good Morning America’s Book Club

cat with the vanishing half by brit bennett.
GMA Book Club pick The Vanishing Half was The Literary Lifestyle’s Book of the Year 2020

As a fan of edgy modern fiction, I’ve read and loved a lot of GMA’s book club picks compared to other celebrity book clubs. Also, as a full-time book blogger, I have a pulse on which ones readers of The Literary Lifestyle and globally love most from this list of suggested book club books.

So, if you’re wondering where to start or what to read next from Good Morning America’s book club list, below are the best picks.

They make great book club picks for your own book clubs too!

Lessons in Chemistry(My Rating: ★★★★★) Popular with readers worldwide, with over one million copies sold. It’s a quirky, feminist story. It’s about a 1960s female scientist and single mother. She unexpectedly becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show.

Long Bright River(My Rating: ★★★★★ and also recommended by Barack Obama) A book I still think about many years later. I call it “a thriller with a conscience.” It explores the opioid epidemic through the lens of one Philadelphia family. One sister is a cop, and the other is a missing addict.

The Maid(My Rating: ★★★★☆) This mystery remains popular for its quirky, heartwarming protagonist. She’s a socially-challenged, lovable maid who becomes entangled in the investigation of the mysterious death of a wealthy guest.

The Midnight Library(My Rating: ★★★★☆) One of the most popular books of the last several years. A woman finds herself faced with a library of books that contain different paths her life may have taken. She must decide what makes her life fulfilling and worthwhile. It’s a thoughtful tale with a greater purpose.

Pineapple Street(My Rating: ★★★★★) This family comedy-drama tackles generational wealth. It does so through the eyes of members of a Brooklyn Heights family. It focuses on two sisters, their middle-class sister-in-law, and the well-to-do matriarch who rules their roost. It’s been a hit with readers based on how sharp and observant it is in telling their story.

The Push(My Rating: ★★★★★) One of the most thoughtful literary thrillers I’ve ever read. On the surface, it’s about whether one mother’s daughter is “good” or “bad.” But, beneath, it’s a complex rumination on motherhood and generational trauma.

The Vanishing Half(My Rating: ★★★★★ and also recommended by Barack Obama) My favorite book of 2020. Two light-skinned Black twins grow up, each choosing to identify as a different race. The result is one fascinating family drama, with characters that feel like they can jump off the page.

The Fully Updated Good Morning America Book Club List

Below is the complete (and updated) Good Morning America book club list in chronological order. It starts with the oldest pick and ends with the most recent pick.

For the ones I’ve read, I’ve added star ratings in parentheses after the titles.

Dominicana by Angie Cruz (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Long Bright River by Liz Moore (My Rating: ★★★★★)

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

The Book of V. by Anna Solomon

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (My Rating: ★★★★★)

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwon (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

(Related Post: Book Club Questions for The Midnight Library)

Memorial by Bryan Washington

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

The Push by Ashley Audrain (My Rating: ★★★★★)

(Related Post: Review of The Push)

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

The Other Black Girl by Zakaia Dalila Harris (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Husbands by Chandler Baker

Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti

The Maid by Nita Prose (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

(Related Post: Guide to The Maid Book Series)

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (My Rating: ★★★★★)

(Related Post: Lessons in Chemistry Book Club Questions and Ideas)

The Change by Kirsten Miller

More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

Related Post: Books Set in South Carolina

Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean

The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Hunyh

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli

The Light Pirate by Lily-Brooks Dalton

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson (My Rating: ★★★★★)

Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose

The Nigerwife by Vanessa Walters

Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Torzs

Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim (My Rating: ★★★★☆)

The List by Yomi Adegoke

Class by Stephanie Land

Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon (My Rating: ★★★☆☆)

The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid

Listen For the Lie by Amy Tintera

Just For the Summer by Abby Jimenez (My Rating: ★★★★★)

The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

Malas by Marcela Fuentes

The Love of My Afterlife by Kirsty Greenwood

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Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria does Good Morning America use to select books for their club, and how often are her picks announced?

Good Morning America most often selects thought-provoking books that foster discussion for their book club. Their picks are announced once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month during the live airing of the show.

What genres does Good Morning America’s book club cover?

Good Morning America’s book club covers a variety of genres that feature thought-provoking plots, including historical fiction, thrillers, fantasy, romance, literary fiction, contemporary fiction, memoirs, and more.

What are some notable success stories that gained popularity through Good Morning America’s book club?

Several books have seen massive success through Good Morning America’s book club. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus sold more than six million copies and was successfully adapted to TV. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig sold more than two million copies, and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett was a #1 New York Times bestseller that won several awards.

What is a GMA Book Club?

Good Morning America hosts the GMA Book Club. Each month, they select a new book, focusing on thought-provoking stories. The club then encourages discussions through their broadcasts and social media.


To recap, Good Morning America’s book club picks are books that push the envelope, make you think, and foster discussion.


If you’re wondering where to start or what to read next from this list, below are the best GMA books you should read:

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