PBN Virtual Book Club - First Six Books of 2022

It's that time of year!

We've been searching far and wide for the best new books to pick for next year's Virtual Book Club and we've finally settled on our selections for the first six months. A diverse range of topics and genres, there's sure to be a little someting for everyone. Books are listed in the order we will be reading them. All titles will be offered at 20% off the cover price. Ready to join us? Check out our How To page for more details. We look forward to enjoying a wide variety of titles with you over the coming months! 

If you missed out on 2021's books, you can find the first six months here and the second six months here.

New for 2022

January: How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human by Melanie Challenger

February: Disappearing Earth by Julie Phillips

March: Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer

April: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

May: Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in Americaby Candacy Taylor

June: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

 

How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 23rd, 2021

“A remarkable combination of biology, genetics, zoology, evolutionary psychology and philosophy.” —Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory

“A brilliant, thought-provoking book.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library

 


Disappearing Earth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award


Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226981
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - April 28th, 2020

"Think the next Educated or Wild. Palmer’s memoir of beating the odds to become a horse champion is an inspiring saga of perseverance—and a classic underdog tale." —Entertainment Weekly


Black Water Sister Cover Image
By Zen Cho
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425283431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - May 11th, 2021

One of BookPage's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2021
One of Tor.com Reviewers' Choice Best Books of 2021
One of Book Riot's Best SFF Standalones of 2021


Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419738173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Press - January 7th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020​

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists 

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to tr


Raybearer Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419739835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

Named one of the best books of the year by People Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more!

"Dazzling...