Previous Books Discussed – 2010s

2019
Southernmost by Silas House
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
There There by Tommy Orange
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

2018
Rise: How a House Built a Family by Cara Brookins
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

2017
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Once in a Great City by David Maraniss
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
News of the World by Paulette JIles
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

2016
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison

2015
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Redeployment by Phil Klay
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Girls of Atomic City: the Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

2014
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
Dear Life by Alice Munro
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Lauren Hillenbrand
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

2013
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Defending Jacob by William Landy
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Canada by Richard Ford
Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

2012
March by Geraldine Brooks
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Waterland by Graham Swift
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor

2011
City of Thieves by David Benioff
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Room by Emma Donoghue
True Grit by Charles Portis
Arc of Justice: a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2010
Hannah Coulter by Wendell Barry
The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
Little Bee by Chris Cleave