Book Lists

Adult Book Club

2019 Book List

  • January 14 & 17: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • February 11 & 14: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • March 18 & 21: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
  • April 22 & 25: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara
  • May 20 & 23: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • June 17 & 20: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • July 15 &  and 18: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  •  August 19 & 22: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • September 16 & 19: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • October 21 & 24: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • November 18 & 21: Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover
  • December 16 & 19: No book – Social Hour! Happy Holidays!

2018 Book List

  • Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • I Liked my Life by Abby Fabiaschi
  • The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
  • Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  • Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • Neverhome by Hunt Laird
  • Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  • You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

2017 Book List

  • The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
  • Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley
  • The Pigeon Tunnel by John Le Carre
  • My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • The Paris Architect by Charls Belfoure
  • Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • Family Tree by Susan Wiggs
  • Maggie Smith by Michael Coveney
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

2016 Book List

  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
  • The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
  • The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright
  • The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
  • The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  • One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
  • The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
  • Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

2015 Book List

  • Faceoff by David Baldacci ed.
  • Vatican Waltz by Roland Merullo
  • Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
  • A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo
  • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriele Zevin
  • The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester
  • Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
  • In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
  • China Dolls by Lisa See
  • Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

2014 Book List

  • Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • Shannon by Frank Delaney
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Code to Zero by Ken Follett
  • The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
  • In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
  • The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moor
  • The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • Happier at Home by Gretchen Craft Rubin

2013 Book List

  • Still Life by Louise Penny
  • The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
  • Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
  • Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
  • What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman by Richard Feynman
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
  • North River by Pete Hamill
  • Zero Day by David Baldacci
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

2012 Book List

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
  • The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
  • Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
  • Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman

2011 Book List

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Before You Know Kindness by Christopher Bohjalian
  • The Double Bind by Christopher Bohjalian
  • Midwives by Christopher Bohjalian
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

2010 Book List

  • Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
  • The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

2009 Book List

  • The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
  • The Color of Water by James McBride
  • The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  • Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  • Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
  • A Dog’s Life by Peter Mayle
  • The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

2008 Book List

  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh
  • The Ghost by Robert Harris
  • Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
  • Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Dress Your Family in Corderoy and Denim by David Sedaris
  • When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

2007 Book List

  • Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
  • Pompeii: A novel by Robert Harris
  • How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
  • Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
  • Crow Lake by Mary Lawson