9.18.2020

* Present & Past Selections *

 
2020
Jan  Sigrid Nunez, The Friend
Feb  Susan Orlean, The Library Book
Apr  Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell The Wolves I'm Home
May Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is
Jun  Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Jul   Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls
Aug J esmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
Sep  Alice Mcdermott, Child Of My Heart
Oct  Jeanine Cummins, The Outside Boy
Nov William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

 
2019
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
Oct A.S.A. Harrison, The Silent Wife
Nov Catherine Steadman, Something In The Water
{No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
 
2018
Jan Emma Donoghue, he Wonder
Feb Fiona Mozley, Elmet
Mar Ian McEwan, 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, Ministry Of Utmost Happiness
Sep Kate Quinn, The Alice Network
Oct Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World
Nov David Gran, Killers Of The Flower Moon
{No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}

2017

 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 Oyeyem, Boy Snow Bird
Jun  Marisha Pessl, Night Film
Jul  Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
Aug Isabel Allende, Paula
Sep Lori Lansens The Girls
Oct Paulette Jiles, News of The World
Nov Ann Patchett, Commonwealth
{No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}
 
2016
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 {Mo Yan}
Aug Paula McLain Circling the Sun
Sep Marie Ndiaye, Three Strong Women
Oct Elena Ferrante, The Story Of A New Name
Nov Anthony Marra TheTsar Of Love & Techno
{No December meeting-Happy Holidays!}

2015
Jan Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman
Feb Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
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
Jul 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!} 

2014
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!}

2013
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!}

2012
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!}
 
2011
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!}
 
2010
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!}

2009
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
 
2008
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, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Dec Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

2007
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

2006
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

2005
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

2004
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

2003
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

2002
Jun Anita Shreve, 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