The Book Club’s Book Lists

2017                                                                                                                   

  • The Age of Daredevils – M. Clarkson                                                                                                 

2016

  • Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
  • Andrew Wyeth, a Secret Life – Richard Merryman
  • The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown
  • A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains – Isabella Bird
  • The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  • Hare with the Amber Eyes  – Edmund De Waal
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman
  • Citizens of London: the Americans Who Stood With Britain… – Lynne Olson
  • The Baker’s Daughter – Sarah McCoy
  • Half-Broke Horses – Jeannette Walls
  • The Perfect Horse – Elizabeth Letts
  • Redbird Christmas – Fannie Flagg
  • The Age of Daredevils – M. Clarkson

2015

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China – Jung Chang
  • Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline
  • Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson
  • Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer
  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald -Therese Ann Fowler
  • The Lost City of Z – David Grann
  • All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doer
  • The Lifeboat – Charlotte Rogan
  • The Burial Rite – Hannah Kent.
  • Leaving Time – Jody Picoult
  • A Christmas Memory – Truman Capote

2014

  • A Ditch in Time – Patty Limerick
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • The Ice House – Minette Walters
  • Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker – Jennifer Chiavarinni
  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune – Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
  • Me Before You – Jo Jo Moyes.
  • Full Body Burden – Kristen Iverson
  • The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen – Lindsay Ashford
  • Oh Dear Silvia – Dawn French.
  • Inside the Kingdom – Carmen Bin Laden
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2013

  • The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  • The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself – Bill Bryson
  • The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
  • Defending Jacob – William Landay
  • Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  • The Light Between Oceans – M. L. Stedman
  • Room – Emma Donahue
  • Benediction – Kent Haruf

2012

  • Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Monuments Men – Robert Edsel.
  • The Professor and the Madman – Simon Winchester
  • The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister
  • The Paris Wife – Paula McLain and/or A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
  • Claude and Camille – Stephanie Cowell
  • The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabell Wilkerson
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts – Neil White
  • Nothing Daunted – Dorothy Wickenden
  • In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larson

2011

  • The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton
  • The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  • Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  • The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver
  • Thrive:  Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way – Dan Buettner
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell
  • Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson & Her Family’s Feuds – Lyndall Gordon
  • Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks
  •  Booked to Die – John Dunning

2010

  • Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
  • The Help – Kate Stockett
  • Loving Frank – Nancy Horan
  • The Painted House – Grisham
  • Mudbound – Hillary Jordan
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
  • We Die Alone – David Howarth.
  • True Compass: A Memoir – Edward Kennedy
  • Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

2009

  • Eleanor and Franklin – Goodwin (Eleanor Roosevelt book of choice)
  • Birds of a Feather – Jacqueline Winspear
  • Digging to China – Anne Tyler
  • Wild Girl – Jim Fergus
  • The Whistling Season – Ivan Doig
  • My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  • Still Alice – Lisa Genova
  • The Middle Place – Kelly Corrigan
  • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – Barrows and Shaffer
  • Hot Flat & Crowded – Friedman
  • Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn

2008

Devil in the White City – Erik Larsen

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • When the Emperor was Divine – Otsuka
  • Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Accomplice – Elizabeth Ironside
  • People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
  • All’s Fair – James Carville and Mary Matalin
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures) – Ann Fadiman
  • Pope Joan: A Novel – Donna Cross
  • My Life in France – Julia Child
  • The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

2007

  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maguire
  • The Anthropology of Turquoise – Ellen Meloy
  • A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
  • This is Not Chick Lit – Elizabeth Merrick
  • Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  • Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear
  • Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson
  • Water for Elephants – Sarah Gruen
  • Beast in the Garden – David Baron
  • Harry Potter 1 and 7 – J.K. Rowling

2006

  • Wicked – Gregory Maguire
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Good Grief – Lolly Winston
  • The Great Influenza – John Barr
  • Light on Snow – Anita Shreve
  • Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood – Fatima Mernissi
  • The Ha-Ha – Dave King
  • What Remains – Carol Radziwill
  • The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman
  • March – Geraldine Brooks

2005

  • Lucy – Ellen Feldman
  • Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller
  • Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Noffinger
  • Plainsong – Kent Haruf
  • Eats Shoots & Leaves – Lynne Truss
  • A Girl Named Zippy – Haven Kimmel
  • The True Story of Hansel and Gretel – Louise Murphy
  • Pull of the Moon – Elizabeth Berg

2004

  • # 1 Ladies Detective Agency – A. McCall Smith
  • DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
  • Waiting for Snow in Havana – Carlos Eire
  • Five Quarters of the Orange – J. Harris
  • Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
  • Little Green Men – Christopher Buckley
  • Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
  • Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
  • Diary of Mattie Spenser – Sandra Dallas
  • I Am the Clay – Chaim Potok

2003

  • Year of Wonders – G. Brooks
  • Sea Biscuit – L. Hillenbrand