Book Club

Here you can see what my real-life book club is reading, or has read. We pick 12 books at annually but one year we picked more than that so there is a little bit of overlap into the next year. As I read them, review links will be added beside each title. I haven’t been in a in-real-life meeting in some time but I still try to read the books.

2015 Book Club Reading List (The rest of the 2015 list to be determined in January 2015)

Jan –  TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Feb – Havisham by Ronald Frame

2014 Book Club Reading List 

Jan – Canada by Richard Ford [review]

Feb – The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Mar –  Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter [review]

Apr –  Life After Life by Kate Atkinson [review]

May-  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini [review]

Jun –  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [review]

Jul –  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Aug –  Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Sep –  Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Oct – I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Nov –  Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Dec- A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines

2013 Book Club Reading List

Jan – Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Feb – The Submission by Amy Waldman

Mar – Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell (my 4th time reading it)

Apr – The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson [review]

May – The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Jun – Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Jul – Stone’s Fall by Ian Pears

Aug – The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Sep – Moloka’I by Alan Brennert

Oct – The Round House by Louise Erdrich [review]

Nov – Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dec – The River Swimmer (novellas) by Jim Harrison

2012 Book Club Reading List

Jan – The Lost City of Z by David Grann [review] (chosen last year)

Feb – The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee (chosen last year)

Mar – The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds [review] (my pick from last year)

Apr – The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

May – The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow [review]

Jun – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (my 4th time reading it)

Jul – The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maugham

Aug – Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami [review]

Sep – The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Oct – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Nov – The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Dec – The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

2011 Book Club Reading List

Jan – Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving [review]

Feb – The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery [review]

Mar – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon [review]

Apr – A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot

May – A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller [review]

Jun – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell [review]

Jul – Pearl of China by Anchee Min [review]

Aug – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese [review]

Sep – Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Oct – Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez [review]

Nov – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand [review]

Dec – Room by Emma Donoghue [review]

2010 Book Club Reading List

Note: there was a small change for April. The Shadow of the Wind was replaced with The Book Thief.

Jan – Finn by Jon Clinch [review]

Feb – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson [review]

Mar  – True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

Apr  - The Book Thief by Markus Zusack

May – First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung [review]

Jun – Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Jul – Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink [review]

Aug – The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Sep - Invisible by Paul Auster [review]

Oct – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Nov – Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Dec  – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [review]

 2009 Book Club Reading List

Jan – Cane River by Lalita Tademy [review]

Feb – The Bone People by Keri Hulme

Mar – Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama [review]

Apr – Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult [review]

May – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [review]

Jun – Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons [review]

Jul – Netherland by Joseph O’Neill [review]

Aug – Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo [review]

Sep – The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff [review]

Oct – A Mercy by Toni Morrison [review]

Nov – In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Dec – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

5 Responses

  1. Just found your site. Noticed you eliminated Shadows of the Wind. It is a MUST READ. Loved it and your site too!!!

    • I know! It actually got pushed into the next year to make room for another book. I loved it but we will definitely be reading it as a group.

  2. Loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog,,,,and The Book Thief was a favorite also.

  3. I recently published a book called “Nightshift in the ER”. It is a compliation of my experiences on the nightshift in a busy trauma center. Every morning, I would come home and write about things that happened that night. It is filled with information about treating emergency conditions, along with anecdotes and comments by ER personnel as they get through their shift. Some is funny. Some is sad. Some is excitement. Some is exhausting. But that is ER and that is what I tried to convey.

  4. The book ‘The Spark in the Machine’ by Daniel Keown is going to be a big hit this year. It is a witty and accessible account discussing acupuncture and western medicine.

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