If you couldn’t make it to our evening of bookseller suggestions last week, well, you missed out on some fantastic wine, cheese, and conversation. But here is the rundown of recommendations:

Jane: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli and Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Jen: This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper and The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Emily: Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse and The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell

Grace: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas and Northline by Willy Vlautin

There was some competition among the booksellers about which books would sell the most that evening, and I think The Slap took the honors.

We also talked about The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (did you love it or think it was totally boring?), and other all-time favorite books (Room, The Book Thief).

Thanks to all who attended!