* Present & Past Selections *

** Shelter in place with the East Side Readers (on hiatus)**

Photo: Melissa P.



Jan  Sigrid Nunez, The Friend
Feb  Susan Orlean, The Library Book
        Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home 

Jan  Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn
Feb  Tom Hanks, Uncommon Type 
Mar  Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire
Apr  Sarah Waters, Fingersmith
May W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge 
Jun  Graham Moore, Last Days of Night
Jul   Tommy Orange, There, There
Aug Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere
Sep  Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City (Tales of the City Series #1)
Oct  A. S. A. Harrison, The Silent Wife
Nov  Catherine Steadman, Something in the Water
  {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan Emma Donoghue, The Wonder  
Feb Fiona Mozley, Elmet 
Mar Ian McEwen, Nutshell
Apr Tim O'Brien, July, July  

May Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
Jun  Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
Jul  Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine 
Aug Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Sep  Kate Quinn, The Alice Network

Oct  Christina Baker Kline,A Piece of the World
Nov David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon
       {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}

Jan  Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton
Feb  Saroo Brierley, A Long Way Home
Mar  Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer
Apr   Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here
May Helen Oyeyemi, Boy Snow Bird
Jun  Marisha Pessl, Night Film
Jul   Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
Aug  Isabel Allende, Paula: A Memoir
Sep   Lori Lansens, The Girls
Oct   Paulette Jiles, News of the World
Nov  Ann Patchett, Commonwealth

        {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan   Kamel Daoud, The Meursault Investigation &
         Albert Camus, The Stranger
Feb  Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven 
Mar Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me 
Apr  Lily King, Euphoria
May Richard Russo, ​Nobody's Fool 
Jun  Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
Jul   Mo Yan, Frog 
Aug  Paula McLain, Circling the Sun
Sep  Marie NDiaye, Three Strong Women
Oct  Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name 
Nov  Anthony Marra, The Tsar of Love and Techno
        {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan  Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman 
Feb Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
Mar Elena Ferrante, The Days of Abandonment 
Apr  Joyce Carol Oates, Carthage 
May Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire 
Jun  Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore 
        Summer break, so no group. Read whatever you like!
Aug Colm Tóibín, The Master
Sep  Maggie O'Farrell, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Oct  Brian Morton, Florence Gordon 
Nov Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See 
        {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan  Alice Munro, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Feb  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Mar Edith Wharton, Old New York
Apr  Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
May Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
Jun  Graham Greene, The Human Factor
Jul   Menna van Praag, The House at the End of Hope Street
Aug  JoJo Moyes, Me Before You
Sep  E. M. Forster, A Room with a View
Oct  Yoko Ogawa, Revenge
Nov Michio Kaku, Physics of the Future
         {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan  Jane Gardam, Old Filth
Feb  Mark Dunn, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
Mar  Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
Apr  Arthur Phillips, The Tragedy of Arthur
May Lauren Groff, Arcadia
Jun  Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
Jul   Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Aug Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
Sep  Ian McEwan, Amsterdam
Oct  A. M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven
Nov Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
         {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan  Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief
Feb  Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn
Mar Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein
Apr  Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty
May Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist
Jun  Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
Jul   Guy de Maupassant, Bel Ami
Aug  Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic
Sep  Amor Towles, Rules of Civility
Oct  Erin Morgenstern, Night Circus
Nov Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia
        {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan  Yoko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor
Feb  Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food
Mar  Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil
Apr  E. L. Doctorow, Homer and Langley
May James M. Cain, Mildred Pierce
Jun  Adam Ross, Mr. Peanut
Jul   Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Aug William Trevor, Felicia's Journey
Sep  Joshua Ferris, The Unnamed
Oct  W. Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale
Nov Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule
            {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan  Isabel Allende, Portrait in Sepia
Feb Kate Christensen, The Great Man
Mar Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
Apr  Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven
May Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française
Jun  David Wroblewski, The Story of Edward Sawtelle
Jul   Laura Lippmann, What the Dead Know
Aug  Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
Sep Tim O'Brian, The Things They Carried
Oct  David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
Nov Henry James, Daisy Miller
           {No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
Jan   Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses
Feb  Walter Mosley, The Man in My Basement
Mar  Wallace Stegner, All the Little Live Things
Apr   Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
May  William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
Jun   Albert Camus, The Stranger
Jul    Joyce Carol Oates, Wild Nights!
Aug  Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Sep   Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Chéri and The Last of Chéri
Oct   Alan Furst, The World at Night
Nov  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Dec  J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
Jan  Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Feb  Allegra Goodman, Intuition
Mar Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Of Love and Other Demons
Apr  James Agee, A Death in the Family
May Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
Jun  Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
Jul   J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace
Aug  Frances Kiernan, The Last Mrs. Astor
Sep  Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Oct  Ann Patchett, Run
Nov Junot Díaz, T
he Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Dec  Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
Jan  Jeannette Walls, Glass Castle
Feb  Orhan Pamuk, Snow
Mar  Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea
Apr  Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
May Ruth Reichl, Garlic & Sapphires
Jun  Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
Jul   Zadie Smith, White Teeth
Aug Malcolm Gladwell, Blink
Sep  Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine
Oct  Da Chen, Brothers
Nov Margaret Atwood, Oryx & Crake
Dec Michael Chabon, The Final Solution
Jan  Shirley Hazzard, Transit of Venus
Feb  Leila Aboulela, The Minaret
Mar Jennifer Egan, Look at Me
Apr  Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed
May W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge
Jun  Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Jul   George Orwell, 1984
Aug  Dave King, The Ha-Ha
Sep  Kate Atkinson, Case Histories
Oct  Geraldine Brooks, March
Nov Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Dec  Amy Tan, Saving Fish From Drowning
Jan  Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Feb  Mary Russell, The Sparrow
Mar Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Apr  Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
May Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
Jun  Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
Jul   John Burdett, Bangkok 8
Aug  Jim Fergus, One Thousand White Women
Sep  Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
Oct  Gail Tsukiyama, Women of the Silk
Nov Jonathan Safon Foer, Everything is Illuminated
Dec  Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Jan  Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
Feb  Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
Mar Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying
Apr  Philip Roth, The Human Stain
May Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Jun  Erik Larson, Devil in the White City
Jul   Stephen Crane, Red Badge of Courage
Aug  Simon Winchester, The Professor & the Madman
Sep  Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions
Oct  Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Nov  Carol Shields, Unless
Dec  David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice
Jan  Aldous Huxley, Island
Feb  Dal Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Mar Richard Russo, Empire Falls
Apr  Steve Martin, Shopgirl
May Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Jun  Arundhati Roy, God of Small Things
Jul   Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief
Aug  Alexander McCall-Smith, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Sep  Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit
Oct  Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
Nov Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop
Dec  Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet in Heaven
Jun  Anita Shreve, The Last Time They Met
Jul   Catherine Chidgey, The Strength of the Sun
Aug  Polly Whitney, This is Graceanne's Book
Sep  Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
Oct  Ian McEwan, Atonement
Nov Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Dec  Anne Morrow Lindbergh, A Gift from the Sea