Past Book Club Selections


November: The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
December: The Constant Gardener, by John LeCarre


January: no meeting
February: House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubose III
March: City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt
April: Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan
May: The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
June: Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
July: The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James
August: The Memory of Running, by Ron McLarty
September: Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi
October: Never Let me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
November: March, by Geraldine Brooks
December: The Patron Saint of Liars, by Ann Patchett


January: planning meeting
February: The Samurai's Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama
March: George & Rue, by George Elliott Clarke
April: The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
May: Plainsong and Eventide, by Kent Haruf
June: Enduring Love, by Ian McEwan
July: Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
August: Shanghai Diary, Ursula Bacon
September: ...And Ladies of the Club, by Helen H. Santmyer
October: The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, by Jill Conner Brown
November: The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate
December: Eternal Strangers, by Ursula Bacon


January: planning meeting
February: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
March: Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
April: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
May: Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
June: The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
July: Coal Black Horse, by Robert Olmstead
August: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
September: Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky
October: Atonement, by Ian McEwan
November: The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman
December: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon


January: planning meeting
February: Stubborn Twig, by Lauren Kessler
March: People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks
April: Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel
May: The Hearts of Horses, by Molly Gloss
June: Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
July: The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
August: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson
September: The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway
October: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
November: Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas L. Friedman
December: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson


January: planning meeting
February: The Jump-Off Creek, by Molly Gloss
March: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers
April: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
May: The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell
June: Old Filth, by Jane Gardam
July: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer
August: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
September: My Life in France, by Julia Child
October: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
November: Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls
December: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot


January: planning meeting
February: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
March: Run, by Ann Patchett
April: The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, by Steven Johnson
May: The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig
June: Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan
July: Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
August: Mink River, by Brian Doyle (author presentation)
September: Mink River, by Brian Doyle (discussion)
October: Work Song, by Ivan Doig
November: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
December: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot


February: The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
March: The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
April: In the Garden of Beasts, Eric Larsen
May: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
June: The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
July: Breakfast With Buddha, by Roland Merullo
August: Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff
September: Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See
October: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
November: Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James
December: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand


February: The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton
March: Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey
April: The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka
May: Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
June: The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
July: The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty
August: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do, by Kim Stafford
September: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
October: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
November: no meeting
December: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie


February: Favorite poem or poet
March: The Little Foxes, by Lillian Hellman
April: The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin
May: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
June: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
July: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
August: The Bartender's Tale, by Ivan Doig
September: The Orphan Train, by Christina Kline
October: West With the Night, by Beryl Markham
November: The Poisoner's Handbook, by Deborah Blum
December: Sweet Thunder, by Ivan Doig


February: Any book on the Roosevelts
March: Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
April: The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel Brown
May: The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
June: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore
July: The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory
August: The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal
September: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
October: Dead Wake, by Erik Larson
November: The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier
December: Falling From Horses, by Molly Gloss