Past Selections

Past Reads

Morning Book Group



January- The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

February-The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

March-The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

April-The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell



January- While Justice Sleeps by Stacy Abrams

February- The Reading List by Sara Adams

March- The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

April- We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

May- Horse by Geraldine Brooks

June - Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
July - The Guest List by Lucy Foley

August- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

September - Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

October - The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

November - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

December- Skipping Christmas by John Grisham


January - The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hempworth
February - Never caught :the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
March - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
April - The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
May -  Beautiful Country: a memoir by Qian Julie Wang
June - Eternal by Lisa Scottoline
July - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
August - Britt-Marie was Here by Frederik Backman
September - The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
October - Oh William! Elizabeth Strout
November - I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
December - Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini


January        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smit
February        The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
March         The Lager Queen of Minnesota by Ryan Stradal
April            Educated by Tara Westover
May            The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri   
June            The Dry by Jane Harper
July            American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
August        Circe by Madeline Miller
September        The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
October        Northern Spy by Flynn Berry
November         Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
December         Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro



January        Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
February        The Feather Thief by Kirk Johnson

March through July no book group due to the pandemic

August         Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (virtual)
September        A Piece of the World (virtual) by Christina Baker Kline
October        The Good Earth by Pearl Buck (virtual)
November        The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff (virtual)
December        All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (virtual)



January        The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
February        Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
March            The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
April             Celine by Peter Heller
May            What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
June            Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
July             Still Alice by Lisa Genova
August        The Astronauts Wives’ Club by Lily Koppel
September        Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
October        The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
November        Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
December        The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Evening Book Group



February- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

March- Lost & Found: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz

April- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

May- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

June- How Not To Die Alone by Richard Roper

July- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

August- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

September - Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

October - Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

November - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

December - Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva



January - The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
February - The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
March - A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
April - Migrations by Charlotte McCoughney
May - Shutter Island by Dennis Lahane
June - The Guncle by Steven Rowley
July -  The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy Reichert
August - The One Hundred Years of Lennie & Margot by Marianne Cronin
September - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
October - Lottery by Patricia Wood
November  - Chance Are... by Richard Russo
December  - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles



January        Girl, Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo

February        Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot and True Grit by Charles Portis

March            The White Tiger by Aravind Ardiga

April            The Sellout by Paul Beatty

May            The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

June            Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

July            The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

August        Hidden Valley Road by Paul Kolker

September        They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

October        Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

November        Transcendant Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

December        Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia



January        The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

February        Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

March through July no book groups due to the pandemic

August        Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

September        The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

October        Cider House Rules by John Irving

November         Varina by Charles Frazier

December        Sweet Girl by Travis Mulhauser



January        At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

February        Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

March            The Dinner by Herman Koch   

April            A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

May             Little Bee by Chris Cleeve

June            The Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig

July            Short story selections

August        Endurance by Scott Kelly

September        The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

October        Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

November         Medley of historic mysteries by Kathleen Ernst

December        Rules of Civility by Amor Towles



The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian/

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehesi Coates

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail by Melanie McManus

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle

Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis

The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

The Land Remembers by Ben Logan

Mexico: One Plate a Time by Rick Bayless

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

From Asparagus to Zucchini

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Cooking for Jeffery by Ina Garten

Dirty Secret: a daugher comes clean about her mother’s compulsive hoarding by Jessie Sholl

Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore by Anna Thomas

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Bachman

The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler

Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

Retro recipes from the '50s and '60s by Addie Gundry



The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint HIll

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Road to Character by David Brooks

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Zoo by James Patterson

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild

by Campbell, James.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

O is Outlaw by Sue Grafton

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

The Expats by Chris Pavone

First Degree Fudge by Christine DeSmet

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng



One summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

Dead Rapunzel by Victoria Houston

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Maus: a survivor’s tale by Art Spiegelman

My Antonia by Willa Cather

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Some Luck by Jane Smiley

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat



Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevom

To Kill a Mockingbird by Gregory Peck

Silver Star by Jeanette Walls

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Still Life by Louise Penny



Garden Spells by Sarah Addison

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck



The Good House by Ann Leary

The Light Between Oceans M.L. Stedman

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Jewelweed by David Rhodes

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Room by Emma Donoghue
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
True Colors by Kristin Hannah
Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Sleeping at the Starlite Motel by Bailey White
The Walk by Richard Evans
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne

Dewey: Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Night Sisters by Sara Rath
A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario

Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
Nickel & Dimed On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips

Coming Home to Eat by Gary Paul Nabhan
Coop by Michael Perry
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Women by T.C. Boyle
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Leap of Faith by Queen Noor
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Winter Study by Nevada Barr
Away by Amy Bloom
Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
Quilter’s Legacy by Jennifer CHiaverini
Rainwater by Sandra Brown
Killer Cruise by Laura Levine
I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
Lottery by Patricia Wood
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski

Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan
Echo Park by Michael Connelly
Dearest Dorothy, Help I’ve Lost Myself by Charlene Baumbich
Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
Preacher’s Daughter by Beverly Lewis
Bull’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
No Nest for the Wicket by Donna Andrews
Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
No, I Don’t Want to Join a Book Club by Virginia Ironside

Death in a Prairie House by William Drennan
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow

Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
The Days of Summer by Jill Barnett

How to be Good by Nick Hornby
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Stones of Summer by Dow Mossman
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages by Sara Rath
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Christmas Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Family Matters by Robinton Mistry
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Blessed are the Cheesemakers by Sarah Kate Lynch
Citizen Vince by Jess Walter
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Big Love by Sarah Dunn
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fford
Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
Uniform Justice by Donna Leon
Quality of Life Report by Meghan Daum

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Tortilla Curtain by C.Boyle
Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
Population: 485 by Michael Perry
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Hours by Michael Cunningham 

Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak
Lake News by Barbara Delinsky
Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Female Intelligence by Jane Heller
Summer Light by Luanne Rice
Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman
We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark
Good Grief by Lolly Winston      

Blessings by Anna Quindlen
The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini
Mountain Beyond Mountain by Tracy Kidder
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
A Bed By the Windows by Scott Peck

Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews

Midwives by Christopher Bohjalian
The Evolution of Jane by Cathleen Schine
The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Parker

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
World of Pies by Karen Stolz
Surrender Dorothy by Meg Wolitzer
Wish You Well by David Baldacci
How Close We've Come by Susan Kelly
In the Company of Angels by N.M. Kelby
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb


Cookbook Discussion


January - Love Real Food by Kathryne Tayler
February - Dinner then Dessert by Sabrina Snyder
March - Healthyish by Lindsay Maitlund Hunt
April - Tiny Kitchen by Anne Mahle
May - No Cooking Recipes by the New York Times
June - The Mediterranean Cookbook from America's Test Kitchen
July - Cooking from the Farmer's Market
August - The Goodful Cookbook
September - The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach
October - Hungry Girl Fast & Easy by Lisa Lillien
November - America's Test Kitchen The Savory Baker