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Book Discussion

Adult Reading Group Selections 1997 - 2013
TITLE AUTHOR Book Group Copies Year Discussed
Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David 0 1997-1998
Stones From the River Hegi, Ursula 0 1997-1998
Ride the Wind Robson, Lucia St. Clair 0 1997-1998
Princess: a True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Sasson, Jean 0 1997-1998
Seneca Falls Inheritance Monfredo, Miriam Grace 0 1997-1998
Circle of Friends Binchy, Maeve 0 1997-1998
The Book of Ruth Hamilton, Jane 0 1997-1998
Tuesdays With Morrie Albom, Mitch 0 1997-1998
Angela's Ashes McCourt, Frank 0 1997-1998
The Cat Who Tailed a Thief Braun, Lillian Jackson 0 1998-1999
She Walks These Hills McCrumb, Sharon 0 1998-1999
Snow in August Hamill, Pete 0 1998-1999
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Robinson, Barbara 0 1998-1999
The Notebook Sparks, Nicholas 0 1998-1999
Into the Wild Krakauer, John 0 1998-1999
The Dollmaker Arnow, Harriet 5 1998-1999
The House of the Spirits Allende, Isabelle 5 1998-1999
The Color of Water McBride, James 0 1998-1999
Evening Class Binchy, Maeve 0 1998-1999
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Wells, Rebecca 0 1998-1999
Tender at the Bone Reichl, Ruth 0 1999-2000
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Delany, Sarah and Eliz.

0

1999-2000
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Rowling, J.K. 0 1999-2000
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy Mayes, Frances 0 1999-2000
The Road From Coorain Conway, Jill Ker 4 1999-2000
The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver, Barbara 2 1999-2000
Emma Austen, Jane 0 1999-2000
One For the Money Evanovich, Janet 0 1999-2000
The Cater Street Hangman Perry, Anne 0 1999-2000
Amy and Isabelle Strout, Elizabeth 4 1999-2000
The Perfect Storm Junger, Sebastian 0 1999-2000
The Persian Pickle Club Dallas, Sandra 5 1999-2000
The Music Lesson Weber, Katharine 4 2000-2001
The Red Tent Diamant, Anita 5 2000-2001
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man Flagg, Fannie 5 2000-2001
The Rapture of Canaan Reynolds, Sheri 5 2000-2001
The Magician's Assistant Patchett, Ann 1 2000-2001
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Fadiman, Anne 5 2000-2001
Blue Highways Moon, William Least Heat 0 2000-2001
Through a Gold Eagle: A Glynis Tryon Mystery Monfredo, Miriam Grace 0 2000-2001
The Ballad of Frankie Silver McCrumb, Sharon 0 2000-2001
Bridget Jones's Diary Fielding, Helen 0 2000-2001
Dear Exile: the True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year)by and Ocean Liftin, Hilary & Montgomery, Kate 0 2001-2002
White Teeth Smith, Zadie 0 2001-2002
Girl With the Pearl Earring Chevalier, Tracy 8 2001-2002
The Pact: A Love Story Picoult, Jodi 0 2001-2002
Cane River Tademy, Lalita 3 2001-2002
In the Fall: a Novel Lent, Jeffrey 0 2001-2002
The Bonesetter's Daughter Tan, Amy 8 2001-2002
The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less Ryan, Terry 3 2001-2002
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Ellis, Joseph J. 7 2001-2002
Back When We Were Grown-Ups Tyler, Anne 4 2002-2003
A Painted House Grisham, John 6 2002-2003
Charms for the Easy Life Gibbons, Kaye 8 2002-2003
Seabiscuit: An American Legend Hillenbrand, Laura 8 2002-2003
Grand Avenue Fielding, Joy 0 2002-2003
Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic Beck, Martha 6 2002-2003
Year of Wonders Brooks, Geraldine 3 2002-2003
Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight Fuller, Alexandra 8 2002-2003
The Lovely Bones Sebold, Alice 0 2002-2003
Rebecca DuMaurier, Daphne 8 2003-2004
A Gracious Plenty Reynolds, Sheri 7 2003-2004
Gales of November Hemmings, Robert J. 8 2003-2004
Mornings on Horseback McCullough, David 6 2003-2004
Waiting Ginsberg, Debra 0 2003-2004
The Secret Life of Bees Kidd, Sue Monk

0

2003-2004
East of Eden Steinbeck, John 5 2003-2004
Running With Scissors Burroughs, Augusten 6 2003-2004
The Dive From Clausen's Pier Packer, Ann 1 2003-2004
Bel Canto Patchett, Ann 7 2004-2005
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Haddon, Mark 7 2004-2005
The Time Traveler's Wife Niffenegger, Audrey 4 2004-2005
The Kite Runner Hosseini, Khaled 0 2004-2005
Chocolat Harris, Joanne 8 2004-2005
Middlesex Eugenides, Jeffrey 5 2004-2005
Life of Pi Martel, Yann 6 2004-2005
The Da Vinci Code Brown, Dan 0 2004-2005
The Eyre Affair Fforde, Jasper 5 2005-2006
Skinny Dip Hiaasen, Carl 0 2005-2006
The Devil in the White City Larson, Erik

0

2005-2006
The Jane Austen Book Club Fowler, Karen Joy 6 2005-2006
Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life Winner, Lauren F. 5 2005-2006
Reading Lolita in Tehran Nafisi, Azar 5 2005-2006
These is My Words Turner, Nancy 2 2005-2006
The Namesake: A Novel Lahiri, Jhumpa 5 2005-2006
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Walls, Jeannette 1 2005-2006
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Satrapi, Marjane 6 2006-2007
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Maguire, Gregory 0 2006-2007
Good Grief Winston, Lolly 5 2006-2007
The Little Friend Tartt, Donna 4 2006-2007
Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons Landvik, Lorna 7 2006-2007
The Partly Cloudy Patriot Vowell, Sarah 8 2006-2007
The Memory Keeper's Daughter Edwards, Kim 6 2006-2007
The Lake, The River, and The Other Lake Amick, Steve 5 2006-2007
Eat, Pray, Love Gilbert, Elizabeth 2 2006-2007
Water For Elephants Gruen, Sarah 7 2007-2008
Suite Francaise Nemirovsky, Irene 9 2007-2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Rowling, J.K. 0 2007-2008
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Siji, Dai 10 2007-2008
Love in the Time of Cholera Marquez, Gabriel Garcia 10 2007-2008
Absurdistan Shteyngart, Gary 8 2007-2008
The Thirteenth Tale Setterfield, Diane 0 2007-2008
The Beekeeper's Apprentice King, Laurie R. 7 2007-2008
The Uncommon Reader: A Novella Bennett, Alan 8 2008-2009
Loving Frank: A Novel Horan, Nancy 6 2008-2009
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog Grogan, John 8 2008-2009
Anne of Green Gables Montgomery, L.M. 8 2008-2009
The Third Angel Hoffman, Alice 8 2008-2009
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Kingsolver, Barbara 8 2008-2009
Unaccustomed Earth: Stories Lahiri, Jhumpa 8 2008-2009
Twilight Meyer, Stephenie 6 2008-2009
Three Cups of Tea Mortenson, Greg 7 2008-2009
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Shaffer, Mary Ann 8 2008-2009
Falling Leaves Mah, Adeline 0 ????-????
The Shipping News Proulx, Annie 4 ????-????
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind Ross, Ann B. 5 ????-????
Miss Julia Takes Over Ross, Ann B. 6 ????-????
The Catcher in the Rye Salinger, J.D. 3 ????-????
Saving Grace Smith, Lee 5 ????-????
All Over But the Shouting Bragg, Rick 3 ????-????
The Hours Cunningham, Michael 4 ????-????
The Breadwinnner Ellis Deborah 0 ????-????
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Lamott, Anne 4 ????-????
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander 4 ????-????
The Kalahari Typing School for Men McCall Smith, Alexander 5 ????-????
American Wife Curtis Sittenfeld 7 2009-2010
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 4 2009-2010
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 7 2009-2010
Gilead Marilynne Robinson 8 2009-2010
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford 8 2009-2010
People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 8 2009-2010
Mountains Beyond Mountains Paul Farmer 8 2009-2010
Shanghai Girls Lisa See 8 2009-2010
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie 12 2009-2010
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 7 2010-2011
The 19th Wife: a Novel David Ebershoff 8 2010-2011
The Space Between Us: A Novel Thrity Umrigar 7 2010-2011
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home Rhoda Janzen 6 2010-2011
The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 8 2010-2011
Homer and Langley E. L. Doctorow 8 2010-2011
Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier 7 2010-2011
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 7 2010-2011
Sarah's Key Tatiana DeRosnay 8 2010-2011
The Help Kathryn Stockett

2

2010-2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson 8 2011-2012
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot 4 2011-2012
This is Not Your City Caitlin Horrocks 8 2011-2012
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein 8 2011-2012
Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog Lisa Scottoline 4 2011-2012
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space Lisa Scottoline 4 2011-2012
Let's Take the Long Way Home Gail Caldwell 8 2011-2012
The Tiger's Wife Tea Obreht 8 2011-2012
The Paris Wife Paula McLain 7 2011-2012
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese 5 2011-2012
State of Wonder Ann Patchett 8 2012-2013
The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh 8 2012-2013
In the Garden of Beasts Erik Larson 8 2012-2013
Half-Broke Horses Jeannette Walls 8 2012-2013
Caleb's Crossing Geraldine Brooks 8 2012-2013
Pure Julianna Baggott 8 2012-2013
Arcadia Lauren Groff 8 2012-2013
Defending Jacob William Landay 8 2012-2013
Wild Cheryl Strayed 8 2012-2013
The House at Riverton Kate Morton

6

2012-2013
The Forgiven Lawrence Osborne 8 2013-2014
The Sociopath Next Door Martha Strout 9 2013-2014
Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver 9 2013-2014
Zeitoun Dave Eggers 9 2013-2014
The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes 10 2013-2014
Annie's Ghosts Steve Luxenberg 10 2013-2014
Between Shades of Gray Ruta Sepetys 10 2013-2014
Double Bind Chris Bohjalian

10

2013-2014
Conversations with Myself Nelson Mandela

10

2013-2014
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline 10 2013-2014
The Round House Louise Erdrich 10 2013-2014