Previous Selections

Previous Book Group Selections


Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Before and After by Rosellen Brown

Kinds of Love by May Sarton

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

In Country Bobbie by Ann Mason

Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima

Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz


The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Godwin

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Perfume by Patrick Suskind

The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose

Democracy by Henry Adams

Broken Cord by Michael Dorris

My Antonia by Willa Cather

West With the Night by Beryl Markham


Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Rabbit Run by John Updike

The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Cider House Rules by John Irving

Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre

Mozart by Marcia Davenport


Miss Lonely Hearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Billy Budd by Herman Melville

Time and Tide by Edna O'Brien

A Short History of a Small Place by T. R. Pearson

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez

The Haunting of Hill House & The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Railway Man by Eric Lomax

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

Burge''s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Ethan Fromme by Edith Wharton

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Zeale Hurston


The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

The Great Gatsby F. by Scott Fitzgerald

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sula by Toni Morrison

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Men and Angels by Mary Gordon

Call It Sleep by Henry Roth

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


The Bookshop and Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr

Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

Ragtime by L. Doctorow

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graver

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

A Single Pebble by John Hersey

Moo by Jane Smiley

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Ray

Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie


A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Therapy by David Lodge

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Dream Catcher: A Memoir by Margaret A. Salinger

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

The Good Soldier by Madox Fox

Babel Tower by A.S. Byatt

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt


Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser

Larry's Party by Carol Shields

Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Howard's End by E.M. Forster

An Elegy for Iris by John Bayley

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Color Purple by Alice Walker

Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Night by Elie Wiesel

Secret History by Dona Tartt

The Haj by Leon Uris

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

John Adams by David McCullough

Shipping News by E. Anne Proulx

Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

On The Bus by Kimberly Scott

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Memoirs of a Geisha by Andrew Golden

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

While I Was Gone by Sue Miller

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexander Fuller

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

Dubliners by James Joyce

Random Harvest by James Hilton

Liar's Club by Mary Karr

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Black Like Me by John Howard

The Color of Water by James McBride

Life of PI by Yann Martel


An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Waiting by Ha Jin

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Girl with a Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lakiri


Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

A Thread of Grace Mary by Doria Russell

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Death In Venice by Thomas Mann

Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

MOBY DICK by Herman Melville

CROW LAKE by Mary Lawson

Garlic and Sapphires: Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

Middlesex Jeffrey by Eugenides

The Known World by Edward P. Jones


Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris

1776 by David McCullough

House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

I Claudius by Robert Graves

Water of Elephants by Sara Gruen

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

Beautiful Boy by David Scheff

The Devil in White City by Erik Larson

Herzog by Saul Bellow

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand


The Good Soldiers by David Finkel

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Mrs. Jack: A Biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Louise Hall Tharp


The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

On the Road by Jack Kerouac


The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell

North River by Pete Hamill

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Run by Ann Patchett

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World by Lucette Matalon Lagnado

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua


Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Ambassadors by Henry James

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Mating by Norman Rush

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

How It All Began by Penelope Lively

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg


Cell by Stephen King

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael McDonnell

A Separate Country by Robert Hicks

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts

The Planets by Dava Sobel

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Suite Français by Irene Nemirovsky

The Room by Emma Donoghue

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchel Zuckoff


Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Home by Toni Morrison

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

Maus, vol. I: My Father Bleeds History by Art Speigelman

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorie Moore

Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque


The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever

Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Sierstad

A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell


The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

Absolutely True Diary of a Part‐Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

We are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel


The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Girl at the Baggage Claim by Gish Jen

HIllbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Persepolis by Margane Satrapi

Tribe by Sebastian Unger


The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Beloved by Toni Morrison

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

This House of Sky by Ivan Doig

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad