Book Discussion List

                                                                                                                                

Book Discussion Group Selections

1993-2017

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#     Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn

#     Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

#     Black Elk Speaks, by John Neihardt

       Mutant Message Down Under, by Marlo Morgan

       The River is Wide, by Pat Conroy

#     The Concrete Blonde, by Michael Connelly

       Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson

       Sister Water, by Nancy Willard

       Gal, by Ruthie Bolton

#     The Last Picture Show, by Larry McMurtry

#     Ragtime, by E. L. Doctorow

#     The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken

       Outlander, by Diana Galbaldon

#     The Trees, The Fields, and The Town, by Conrad Richter

       Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood

       Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts

       Mama Day, by Gloria Naylor

       Final Judgment, by  Richard North Patterson

       Talk Before Sleep, by Elizabeth Berg

       Two Old Women, by Velma Wallace

       The Cloister Walk, by Kathleen Norris

       Walking Across Egypt, by Clyde Edgerton

       Colony, by Anne Rivers Siddons

       And There Was Light, by Jacques Lusseyran

#     The Wedding, by Dorothy West

#     Kaye Gibbons month (choices of Sights Unseen, Ellen FosterCharms for the Easy Life, etc.)

*     Sleepers, by Lorenzo Carcaterra

*     Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

*     Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

       I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

*     Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

*     How We Die, by Sherwin B. Nuland

*     Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher

*     Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

*     In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

*     Lords of Discipline, by Pat Conroy

       Lost Boys, by Orson Scott Card

*     Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler

       A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr

*     Breaking the News, by James Fallows

*     Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy

       The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks

       Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer

       Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross

*     Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

*     My American Journey, by Colin Powell

*     Sybil, by Flora Rheta Schreiber

       Street Lawyer, by John Grisham

       Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield

       Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: an American controversy, by Annette Gordon-Reed

       The Life of  Pi,  by Martel Yann

       The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

       Range of Motion, by Elizabeth Berg

       The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

#     Five Fortunes, by Beth Richardson Gutcheon

       Vanishing Act, by Thomas Perry

       Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard

       Vision of Light, by Judith Merkle Riley

       The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

*     Founding Father: rediscovering George Washington, by Richard Brookhiser

       Double Whammy, by Carl Hiaasen

*     The Measure of Our Days: new beginnings at life's end, by Jerome Groopman

#     Irish Lace, by Andrew Greeley

#     Time and Again, by Jack Finney

*     Coast Road, by Barbara Delinsky

*     Liars Club,  by Mary Karr

#     The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter

#     A Touch of His Wisdom, by Charles Stanley

#     Cider House Rules, by John Irving

       A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson

*     Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier

#     Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J. K. Rowling

       Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt

*     The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom

       The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans

*     Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells

*     The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw

#     'Tis, by Frank McCourt

*     Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling

#     At Home in Mitford, by Jan Karon

*     Old Songs in a New Cafe, by Robert James Waller

#     Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom

*     Smilla's Sense of Snow, by Peter Hoeg

*     Desert Flower: the extraordinary journey of a desert nomad, by Waris Dirie

#     A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute

*     All Together in One Place: a novel of kinship, courage, and faith, by Jane Kirkpatrick

       Rocket Boys: a memoir, by Homer Hickham, Jr.

#     Delirium of the Brave, by William C. Harris, Jr.

*     Flags of Our Fathers, by James Bradley

       The Bonesetter's Daughter, by Amy Tan

*     The Tipping Point: how little things can make a big difference, by Malcolm Gladwell

       A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers

#     The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, by Lillian Jackson Braun

#     Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

*     Ice Bound: a Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole, by Jerri Nielsen

*     Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

       Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier

#     Bark If You Love Me: a woman-meets-dog story, by Louise Bernikow

*     Illuminata: a return to prayer, by Marianne Williamson

       The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

*     I Thought My Father Was God, and other true tales from NPR's National Story Project, edited by Paul Auster

#     Captains and the Kings, by Taylor Caldwell

       The Face of a Stranger, by Anne Perry

*     Run With the Horsemen, by Ferrol Sams

#     The Heartsong of Charging Elk, by James Welch

*     Confederates in the Attic: dispatches from the unfinished Civil War, by Tony Horowitz

       The Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani

*     The Game of Kings, by Dorothy Dunnett

      The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, by Stephen King

*     Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in boom-time America, by Barbara Ehrenreich

#     A Child Called "It": one child's courage to survive, by Dave Pelzer

*     The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon

      The Pilot's Wife, by Anita Shreve

*     Stolen Lives: twenty years in a desert jail, by Malika Oufkir    

       Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham

*     Shakespeare's Christmas, by Charlaine Harris

       The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci

#     Little Women, By Louisa May Alcott

*     The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: how my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less, by Terry Ryan

#     The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love, by Joan A. Medlicott

*     Fortune's Rocks, by Anita Shreve

#     We Were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam, by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

*     A Plague of Rats and Rubbervines: the growing threat of species invasion, by Yvonne Baskin

       The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold

*     That Old Ace In the Hole, by Annie Proulx

#     A Girl Named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana, by Haven Kimmel

*     East to the Dawn: the life of Amelia Earhart, by Susan Battle

#     The Quilter’s Apprentice, by Jennifer Chiaverini

*     Falling Angels, by Tracy Chevalier

#     Low Country, by Anne Rivers Siddons

*     A Beautiful Mind: a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994, by Sylvia Nasar

*     Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, by Fannie Flagg

*     Once Upon a Town: the miracle of the North Platte Canteen, by Bob Greene

       Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

*     The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

#     The Passion of Artemisia, by Susan Vreeland

       The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

*     Personal History, by Katharine Graham

#     All Through the Night, by Mary Higgins Clark

       Seabiscuit: an American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand

#     Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Berniers

*     In the Presence of My Enemies, by Gracia Burnham with Dean Merrill

#     White Shell Woman, by James Doss

#     Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, by Lorna Landvik

*     La Cucina: a novel of rapture, by Lily Prior

#     Hoofbeats and Heartbeats, by Betty Bozick

*     Surprised by Joy: the shape of my early life, by C.S. Lewis

*     Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane

#     Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie

*     High Tide in Tucson, by Barbara Kingsolver

*     Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver

#     Why Courage Matters: the way to a braver life, by John McCain with Mark Salter

#     The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

*     The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, by Elisabeth Robinson

#     The Shunning, by Beverly Lewis

#     The Christmas Tree, by Julie Salamon

*     Population: 485 : meeting your neighbors one siren at a time, by Michael Perry

#     The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

#     Without Reservations: the travels of an independent woman, by Alice Steinbach

*     Flyboys : a true story of courage, by James Bradley

      Spencerville, by Nelson DeMille

#     When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka

*     Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane

#     Death of a Songbird, by Christine Goff

       Under the Banner of Heaven: a story of violent faith, by Jon Krakauer

#     Obsessive Genius: the inner world of Marie Curie, by Barbara Goldsmith

*     Divining Women, by Kaye Gibbons 

#     Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl, by Kate McCafferty

*     Tales from the Bed: on living, dying, and having it all, by Jenifer Estess as told to Valerie Estess

*     In the Land of Second Chances : a novel, by George Shaffner

#     Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

*     Riding the Bus with My Sister : a true life journey, by Rachel Simon

#     Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious

*     American Heroines: the spirited women who shaped our country, by Kay Bailey Hutchison

#     The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Fowler

*     Santa and Pete, by Christopher Moore

#     A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

*     The Dance of Anger: a woman’s guide to changing the patterns of intimate relationships, by Harriet Goldhor Lerner

#     Some Days There’s Pie, by Catherine E. Landis

*     Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel

#     The Color of Water: a black man’s tribute to his white mother, by James McBride

*     Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed, by Jared Diamond

#     Feast of All Saints, by Anne Rice

*     The Sword Maiden, by Susan King

       Ahead of Their Time: nineteenth-century Miami County women, by Joanne Duke Gamblee

*     The White: a novel, by Deborah Larsen

#     Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

*     The Blackberry Tea Club: women in their glory years, by Barbara Herrick

*     Chill Factor, by Sandra Brown

       Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt

#     Night, by Elie Wiesel

*     Miracle on the Mountain: a true tale of faith and survival, by Mike and Mary Couillard

#     Eudora Welty: a biography, by Suzanne Marrs

*     Solstice, by David Hewson

#     Animal Farm, by George Orwell

*     The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It: over the edge and back with my cat, my dad,and me, by Geneen Roth

      Chicken Soup, Cheap Whiskey and Bad Women by John Fulker

*     Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

#     A Highland Christmas, by M. C. Beaton           

#     The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

*     About My Sisters, by Debra Ginsberg

#     Time of Terror: the great Dayton flood, by Allan W. Eckert

       Memoirs of a Geisha: a novel, by Arthur Golden

#     Northern Lights, by Nora Roberts

*     Rumspringa: to be or not to be Amish, by Tom Shachtman       

*     Echo House, by Ward Just

#     Founding Mothers: the women who raised our nation, by Cokie Roberts         

*     The Pact: three young men make a promise and fulfill a dream, by Sampson Davis     

#     Pavilion of Women, Pearl S. Buck         

#     Dakota: a spiritual geography, by Kathleen Norris

*     Soul Survivor: how my faith survived the church, by Philip Yancey    

#     The Truest Pleasure, by Robert Morgan 

*     The Traveler’s Gift: seven decisions that determine personal success, by Andy Andrews       

#     Tourist Season, by Carl Hiassen

*     No Excuses, by Kyle Maynard

#     The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

#     I Feel Bad About My Neck: and other thoughts on being a woman, by Nora Ephron

*     When Crickets Cry: a novel of the heart, by Charles Martin     

       Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir  in books, by Azar Nafisi

#     I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith

#     A Christmas Secret, by Anne Perry        

       The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards

*     The Camel Bookmobile, by Masha Hamilton

#     Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder

*     The Children’s Blizzard, by David Laskin         

#     A Is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton   

*     The Blind Side: evolution of a game, by Michael M. Lewis

#     Molly Brown: unraveling the myth, by Kristen Iversen

*     The Last Noel, by Michael Malone

       The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Professor and the Madman: a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester

*     The Photograph, by Penelope Lively

#     How to Be Lost, by Amanda Eyre Ward

#     These Is My Words: the diary of Sarah Agnes Prine,1881-1901, Arizona Territories,

       by Nancy E. Turner

#     Of  Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

*     Falling Leaves: the memoir of an unwanted Chinese daughter, by Adeline Yen Mah

#     The Year of Pleasures, by Elizabeth Berg

*     The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillipa Gregory

       The Glass Castle: a memoir, by Jeannette Walls

*     The Magician’s Assistant, by Ann Patchett

#     The Christmas Letters, by Lee Smith

*     Truth and Beauty: a friendship, by Ann Patchett

#     Savannah, by John Jakes

*     Picture Perfect, by Jodi Picoult

#     With Malice Toward None: the life of Abraham Lincoln, by Stephen B. Oates

*     The Measure of a Man: a spiritual biography: by Sidney Poitier

#     Blood of a Prodigal: an Ohio Amish mystery, by P.L. Gaus

*     An Indecent Obsession and The Ladies of Missalonghi, by Colleen McCullough

       Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson

*     The Invisible Wall: a love story that broke barriers, by Harry Bernstein

*     The Rope Walk: a novel, by Carrie Brown

#     The Kitchen Boy: a novel of the last tsar, by Robert Alexander

*     Living a Life That Matters: resolving the conflict between conscience and success, by Harold S. Kushner

#     Blue Highways, by William Least Heat Moon

*     The Gravedigger’s Daughter, by Joyce Carol Oates

*     Halsey’s Typhoon, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

#     The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad

       The Giver, by Lois Lowry

#     Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire

       The Devil in the White City: murder, magic, and madness at the Fair, by Erik Larson

       Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

#     A Covington Christmas, by Joan Medlicott

*     Horse Heaven, by Jane Smiley

#     In the Bleak Midwinter, by Julia Spencer-Fleming

*     The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman

#     Nelly Bly: daredevil, reporter, feminist, by Brooke Kroeger

      The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield

*     Crazy for the Storm: a memoir of survival, by Norman Ollestad

#     Loving Frank: a novel, by Nancy Horan

*     The Known World: a novel, by Edward P. Jones

#     Ladies of Liberty: the women who shaped our nation, by Cokie Roberts

*     The Omnivore’s Dilemma: a natural history of four meals, by Michael Pollan

#     Home in Carolina, by Sheryll Woods

       Little Heathens: hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

*     Lying awake : a novel, by Mark Salzman

#     Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier

*     Predictably Irrational: the hidden forces that shape our decisions, by Dan Ariely

#     A Maze of Grace: a memoir of second chances, by Trish Ryan

*     The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates, by Wes Moore

#     Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger

       Little Bee, by Chris Cleave

#     Turkey Day Murder: a Lucy Stone mystery, by Leslie Meier

*     Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: and other things I’ve learned, by Alan Alda

#     Sweet Revenge, by Diane Mott Davidson

       The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer

*     The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley

#     A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

*     Saving Graces: finding solace and strength from friends and strangers, by Elizabeth Edwards

#     Wild Rose: Civil War spy, by Ann Blackman

#     Going Home to Glory: a memoir of life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, by David Eisenhower

*     The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, by Ann Packer

#     No Nest For the Wicket, by Donna Andrews

*     Julie and Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen, by Julie Powell

      The Things they Carried, by Tim O’Brien

#     Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford

#     Home Safe, by Elizabeth Berg

*     You’ve Got to Read This Book! : 55 people tell the story of the book that changed their life, compiled by Jack Canfield, Gay Hendricks, with Carol Kline

       The Zookeeper’s Wife: a war story, by Diane Ackerman

#     Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

*     Animals in Translation: using the mysteries of autism to decode animal behavior, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

#     Alice’s Tulips, by Sandra Dallas

*     Out of the Deep I Cry, by Julia Spencer-Fleming

#     Rescue, by Anita Shreve

*     Christmas in Plains : memories, by Jimmy Carter

#     The Handmaid and the Carpenter, by Elizabeth Berg

*     Seventh Heaven, by Alice Hoffman

*     Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen

#     Prayers for Sale, by Sandra Dallas

*     Blessings : a novel, by Anna Quindlen

*     Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, by Candice Millard

#     The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett

*     The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

#     The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton

*     Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world, by Vicki Myron

      The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

#     House of Secrets, by Tracie Peterson

*     Outliers : the story of success, by Malcolm Gladwell

#     Echoes, by Danielle Steel

       Sarah’s key, by Tatiana de Rosnay

#     To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

*     The Man who Listens to Horses, by Monty Roberts

#     A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

*     Strength in What Remains : a journey of remembrance and forgiveness, by Tracy Kidder

#     The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer

*     A Christmas Promise : a novel, by Anne Perry

       Before I Go To Sleep : a novel, by S. J. Watson

*     Home Front : a novel, by Kristin Hannah

#     A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar : a novel, by Suzanne Joinson

*     The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

#     Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante

*     Where Men Win Glory : the odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer

*     Team of Rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

#     Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson, translation by Anne Born

#     The Last Girls, by Lee Smith

*     How To Be an American Housewife : a novel, by Margaret Dilloway

*     Fire, by Sebastian Junger

#     On the Island, by Tracey Garvis Graves

#     Coming Home, by Rosamunde Pilcher

*     The Girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II, by  Denise Kiernan

*     The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

*     The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill

#     The Haunted History of the Ohio State Reformatory, by Sherri Brake

*     The Long Walk : a story of war and the life that follows, by Brian Castner

*     An Uncommon Soldier : the Civil War letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman,   153rd  Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1862-1864, edited         by Lauren Cook Burgess

#    Escape from Camp 14: one man’s remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the west, by Blaine Harden

*     The Christmas Pearl, by Dorothea Benton Frank

#     A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg

*     The astronaut wives club: a true story, by Lily Koppel

#     The aviator’s wife, by Melanie Benjamin

*     Bel canto, by Ann Patchett

#     Nothing Daunted: the unexpected education of two society girls in the West, by Dorothy Wickenden

#     The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro

*     Traveling Mercies: some thoughts on faith, by Anne Lamott

       The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom

*     Cutting for Stone: a novel, by Abraham Verghese

*     The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid : a memoir, by Bill Bryson

#     Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See

*     Pompeii, by Robert Harris

#     Left Neglected, by Lisa Genova

*     Bomb : the race to build – and steal – the world’s most dangerous weapons, by Steve Sheinkin

#     People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

*     Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

#     Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, by Jennifer Chiaverini

*     The World’s Strongest Librarian: a Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family, by Josh Hanagarne

      The Story of Beautiful Girl: a Novel, by Rachel Simon

*     Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

      A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

*     Below Stairs: the Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downtown Abbey, by Margaret Powell

#     The Rose Garden, by Susanna Kearsley

*     A Christmas Visitor, by Anne Perry

#    The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

*    Dispatches From the Edge : a memoir of war, disasters, and survival by Anderson Cooper

#    Lydia’s Party by Margaret Hawkins

*    The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

#   The Girl in the Blue Beret, by Bobbie Ann Mason

*   A Secret Gift : how one man’s kindness – and a trove of letters – revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression,  by Ted Gup

Telling the Bees, by Peggy Hesketh

Burnt Mountain, by Anne River Siddons

Summer at Tiffany, by Marjorie Hart

Delta Belles : a novel, by Penelope J. Stokes

The Rosie Project, by Graham C. Simsion

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg

Not Becoming My Mother & Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way, by Ruth Reichl

    Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

The Obituary Writer, by Ann Hood

Bed and Breakfast, by Lois Battle

Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke

*The Children’s Crusade: a novel, by Ann Packer

#Whiskey Beach, by Nora Roberts

*Glitter and Glue: a memoir, by Kelly Corrigan

#Christmas Bliss, by Mary Kay Andrews

*Blue Christmas, by Mary Kay Andrews

* Stolen Innocence: my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs, by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer

The Lemon Orchard, by Luann Rice

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris

Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed

 *  Wiliam Henry Is a Fine Name : a novel, by Cathy Goehlke

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, by tony Horwitz

Fortunate Son, by Walter Mosley

Sisters, by Rosamund Lupton

The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe

#    Perfect, by Rachel Joyce

#   Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave

 *  The Weight of Water, by Anita Shreve

*   The Soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music, by Steve Lopez

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

*   A Long Way Gone: memoirs  of a boy soldier, by Ishmael Beah

#   Nasreen’s Secret School, by Jeanette Winter

The Boston Girl, by Anita Diamant

Dollbaby : a novel, by Laura Lane McNeal

    Comfort & Joy, by Kristin Hannah

*   A Dog Named Christmas: a novel, by Greg Kincaid and Envious Casca, by Georgette Heyer

#    A Place in the Country, by Elizabeth Adler

*    The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood, by Sy Montgomery

#    Step On a Crack, by James Patterson

*    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity, by Katherine Boo

#   Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

*   Almost Heaven, by Chris Fabry

#   The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent

*    Grunt: the curious science of humans at war, by Mary Roach

#   Take Me With You, by Catherine Ryan Hyde

*   At the Edge of the Orchard, by Tracy Chevalier

The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

*    The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by  Daniel James Brown

*    The Invisible Ones: a novel, by Stef Penney

#     The Other Einstein, a novel, by Marie Benedict

*   The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, by Joshua  Hammer