Previous Books Discussed – 2000s

2009
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortensen & David O. Relin
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
No, I Don’t Want to Join a Book Club by Virginia Ironside
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
The Last Night of the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

2008
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway
When Madeline Was Young by Jane Hamilton
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon

2007
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The English Teacher by Lily King

2006
The Laments by George Hagen
The Birchbark House and The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Personal History by Katharine Graham
Three Junes by Julie Glass
The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

2005
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
She is Me by Cathleen Schine
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Niagara Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken
Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

2004
The Fourth Hand by John Irving
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Saul and Patsy by Charles Baxter
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The Buying of the President 2004 by Charles Lewis
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

2003
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 by Garrison Keillor
A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
The Lovely Bones by Ann Sebold
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

2002
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The Lucky Gourd Shop by Joanna C. Scott
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

2001
Waiting by Ha Jin
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Personal Injuries by Scott Turow
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Driving Mr. Albert by Michael Paterniti

2000
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Falling Slowly by Anita Brookner
Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy
Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
Homestead by Rosina Lippi
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger