My Book Club

Celebrating a decade of book club, December 2012. Karen, Pam, Jenn, Melissa, Caity & Jenny.
Celebrating a decade of book club, December 2012. Karen, Pam, Jenn, Melissa, Caity & Jenny.

Book Club is a group of lovely ladies who share a passion for reading. Every month we take turns choosing titles, so we truly find ourselves enjoying a variety of fiction, non-fiction and short stories — even poetry and comic books!

Most of our selections are available in paperback or via e-reader, and we try to keep our books to 300 pages or less, if possible. We try to make sure they’re also available at the library.

We hope you will refer to our book list for recommendations for your own reading enjoyment!

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2017
Version Control – Dexter Palmer – June 2017
The Wild Robot – Peter Brown – May 2017
It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis – April 2017
Stories of Your Life and Others – Ted Chiang – March 2017
Everything is Teeth – Evie Wyld – February 2017
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories – Sherman Alexie – January 2017

2016
All The Birds In the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders – December 2016
The Maximum Security Book Club
– Mikita Brottman – October/November 2016
The Memory Box – Eva Lesko Natiello – September 2016
The First Book of Calamity Leek – Paula Lichtarowicz – August 2016
America’s First Daughter – Stephanie Dray – July 2016
Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman – June 2016
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart – May 2016
Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay – April 2016
Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari – March 2016
Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen – Edward Lee – February 2016
Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson – January 2016

2015
The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman – December 2015
Wait Till Helen Comes –
Mary Downing Hahn – November 2015
The Boys in the Boat –
Daniel James Brown – October 2015
Euphoria –
Lily King – September 2015
Everything I Never Told You –
Celeste Ng – August 2015
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
– Alan Bradley – July 2015
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline – June 2015
The Art of Asking
– Amanda Palmer – May 2015
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry –
Gabrielle Zevin – April 2015
Station Eleven
– Emily St. John Mandel – March 2015
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes – February 2015
The Dinner – Herman Koch – January 2015

2014
Here is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper – December 2014
Tinkers – Paul Harding – November 2014
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir – Reyna Grande – October 2014
The Martian – Andy Weir – September 2014
Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman – August 2014
Foundation – Isaac Asimov – June 2014
The News From Spain – Joan Wickersham – May 2014
Eleanor and Park – Rainbow  Rowell – April 2014
The Giver – Lois Lowry – March 2014
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe – February 2014
Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh – January 2014

2013
The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman – December 2013
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan – November 2013
Where’d You Go, Bernadette –
Maria Semple – October 2013
Visitation Street –
Ivy Pochoda – September 2013
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
– Robert Heinlein – August 2013
Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick – July 2013
Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys – June 2013
The Storytelling Animal – Jonathan Gottschall – May 2013
Black Swan Green – David Mitchell – April 2013
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn – March 2013
The Snow Child– Eowyn Ivey – February 2013
The Stupidest Angel: A Heart Warming Tale of Christmas Terror – Christopher Moore – January 2013

2012
The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway – Nov/December 2012
Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – September/October 2012
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson – August 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky – July 2012
Nature Girl
– Carl Hiaasen – June 2012
Fire to Fire
– Mark Doty – May 2012
The Kitchen House
– Kathleen Grissom – April 2012
The Sense of an Ending
– Julian Barnes – March 2012
Little Bee
– Chris Cleave – February 2012
The Family Fang –
Kevin Wilson – January 2012

2011
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie – December 2011
Nine Tomorrows
– Isaac Asimov – November 2011
Shopgirl
– Steve Martin – October 2011
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
– Tom Franklin – September 2011
The Hours
– Michael Cunningham – August 2011
Just Kids
– Patti Smith – June 2011
Freakonomics – Steven D. Leavitt & Stephen J. Dubner – May 2011
True Grit – Charles Portis – April 2011
A Northern Light – Jennifer Donnelly – March 2011
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald – January 2011

2010
Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann – December 2010
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury – November 2010
The Shining – Stephen King – October 2010
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson – September 2010
The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury – August 2010
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors – Roddy Doyle – July 2010
The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien – June 2010
The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver – May 2010
Women & Money – Suze Ormann – April 2010
Funny in Farsi – Firoozah Dumas – March 2010
Angels in America – Tony Kushner – January 2010

2009
Blame – Michelle Huneven – December 2009
The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene – November 2009
Naked Came the Manatee – Carl Hiaasen, etc. – October 2009
Maus I & II – Art Spiegelman – August 2009
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – July 2009
The Art of Eating – MFK Fisher – June 2009
Remembering the Bones – Frances Itani – May 2009
The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler – April 2009
Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv – March 2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz – February 2009
Peony in Love – Lisa See – January 2009

2008
Crossing to Safety – Wallace Stegner – December 2008
The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula LeGuin – November 2008
Lightning Song – Lewis Nordan – October 2008
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: A Year of Food Life – Barbara Kingsolver – September 2008
The Collector – John Fowles – July/August 2008
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Woman Who  Created Her – Melanie Rehak – June 2008
Ubik – Phillip K. Dick – May 2008
Persuasion – Jane Austen – April 2008
The Watchmen – Alan Moore – March 2008
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman – February 2008

2007
Digging to America – Ann Tyler – December 2007
Til We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis – November 2007
On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan – October 2007
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut – September 2007
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson – August 2007
Post Office – Charles Bukowski – July 2007
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert – June 2007
I, Robot – Isaac Asimov – May 2007
Collected Works of Nicolai Gogol – Nicolai Gogol – March 2007
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith – February 2007
Garlic and Sapphires – Ruth Reichl – January 2007

2006
An Invisible Sign of My Own – Aimee Bender – December 2006
House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros – November 2006
Last Chance to See – Douglas Adams – October 2006
Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child – Alissa Quart – September 2006
I Am the Messenger – Markus Zusak – August 2006
The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad – July 2006
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi – June 2006
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd – May 2006
All in the Timing – David Ives – April 2006
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro – March 2006
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things – Carolyn Mackler – February 2006
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – January 2006

2005
Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris – December 2005
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – November 2005
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote – October 2005
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – September 2005
The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri – August 2005
Love – Toni Morrison – July 2005
American Pie – Pascale Le Draoulac – June 2005
Bel Canto – Ann Patchett – May 2005
Black Dogs – Ian McEwan – April 2005
Big Fish – Daniel Wallace – March 2005
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon – February 2005
Coraline – Neil Gaiman – January 2005

2004
The Effects of Living Backwards – Heidi Julavits – December 2004
Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee – November 2004
Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs – October 2004
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – September 2004
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio – Terry Ryan – August 2004
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce – July 2004
A Natural History of the Senses – Diane Ackerman – June 2004
1984 – George Orwell – April 2004
The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde – March 2004
Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich – February 2004
The House of Sand and Fog – Andre Dubus III – January 2004

2003
The Sharpshooter Blues – Lewis Nordan – December 2003
The Human Stain – Phillip Roth – November 2003
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie – October 2003
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf – September 2003
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach – August 2003
Sap Rising – Christine Lincoln – July 2003
Gifted Hands – Dr. Ben Carson – June 2003
Fast Food Nation – Erick Schlosser – May 2003
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut – April 2003
Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski – March 2003
The Nanny Diaries – McLaughlin & Krauss – February 2003
Wicked – Gregory MacGuire – January 2003

2002
The Frog King – Adam Davies – December 2002

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