Book Group Books

This is a listing of all of the books we've read in my book group since 1990. There are a few blank months in the early years where we can't remember what we read. We almost always take July and December off, for vacation reasons. Gaps in the later months just reflect everyone's busy schedules and our older, more relaxed attitude.

Year Month Title Author
2009 October Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout

September The Almost Moon Alice Sebold

August South of Broad Pat Conroy

May The Help Kathryn Stockett

April Waiting Ha Jin

March People of the Book Geraldine Brooks

February The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barbery and Alison Anderson
2008 November Revolutionary Road Richard Yates

October The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski

September Whistling Season Ivan Doig

August The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

June Triangle Katharine Weber

May Nine Stories J.D. Salinger

April In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick

February March Geraldine Brooks

January A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
2007 November Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

October I Am the Messenger Marcus Zusak

September The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai

August The Last Canyon John Vernon

June Water for Elephants Sarah Gruen

May Leonardo's Swans Karen Essex

March The Book Thief Marcus Zusak

January The City of Falling Angels John Berendt
2006 November Running with Scissors Augusten Burroughs

October The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards

September Plain Truth Jodi Picoult

August The Devil in the White City Erik Larson

June The Dante Club Matthew Pearl

May Thank You for Smoking Christopher Buckley

April In Cold Blood Truman Capote

March Gilead Marilynne Robinson

February The Sea John Banville

January Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Joanna Weaver
2005 November French Women Don't Get Fat Mireille Guiliano

October The Stone Diaries Carol Shields

September Small Island Andrea Levy

August Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro

June Empire Falls Richard Russo

May Educating Alice Alice Steinbach

April The Dogs of Babel Carolyn Parkhurst

March My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult

February The Great Fire Shirley Hazzard

January The Birth of Venus Sarah Dunant
2004 November I Am Madame X Gioria Diliberto

October The House of Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne

September Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi

August Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks

June Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight Alexandra Fuller

May The Art of Mending Elizabeth Berg

April The Piano Tuner Daniel Mason

March One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez

February Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides

January Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner
2003 November East of Eden John Steinbeck

October Bel Canto Ann Patchett

September The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown

August Original Sin P.D. James

June The Life of Pi Yann Martel

May Where River Turns to Sky Gregg Kleiner

April Sea Glass Anita Shreve

March Good Poems Garrison Keillor

February Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich

January Possession A.S. Byatt
2002 November Atonement Ian McEwan

October Blessings Anna Quindlen

September Sea Biscuit: An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand

August In the Fall Jeffrey Lent

May The Human Stain Philip Roth

April Back When We Were Grownups Anne Tyler

March The Bird Artist Howard Norman

February The Last Time They Met Anita Shreve

January Skipping Christmas John Grisham
2001 November Outlander Diana Gabaldon

October The Sunflower Simon Wiesenthal

September A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith

August Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett

June The Death of the Heart Elizabeth Bowen

May Girl with the Pearl Earring
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Tracy Chevalier
Susan Vreeland

April The Dress Lodger Sheri Holman

March Corelli's Mandolin Louis DeBernieres

February Gloria Keith Maillard

January House of Mirth Edith Wharton
2000 November The Red Tent Anita Diamante

October My Antonia Willa Cather

September Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury

August First Loves ed. by Carmela Ciuraru

June Cloud Chamber Michael Dorris

May Running the Amazon Joe Kane

April Left Behind Tim LeHaye

March Elegy for Iris John Bayliss

February Cliff Walk Don Snyder

January Mutant Message Down Under Marlo Morgan
1999 November The All of It Jeanette Haien

October A Widow for One Year John Irving

September Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

August The Inn at Lake Devine Elinor Lipman

July A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson

June Philistines at the Hedgerow Steven Gaines

May Midwives Chris Bohjalian

April Love of a Good Woman Alice Munro

March Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

February The All-True Travels and Adventures
of Liddie Newton
Jane Smiley

January The Awakening Kate Chopin
1998 November Piano Lessons Noah Adams

October Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom

September Memory of a Geisha Arthur Golden

August Here on Earth Alice Hoffman

June Red Scarf Girl Ji Li Jiang

May Cup of Tea Amy Ephron

April Snow in August Pete Hamill

March Lost and Found Roberta Israeloff

February Paula Isabel Allende

January River at the End of the World Janet Peery
1997 November This Year Will be Different Maeve Binchey

October Contact Carl Sagan

September The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone

August The Color of Water James McBride

July Killer Angels Michael Sharra

June Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood Rebecca Wells

May Shooting the Boh Tracy Johnson

April Civil Action Jon Harr

March She's Come Undone Wally Lamb

February The Book of Ruth Jane Hamilton

January In the Lake of the Woods Tim O'Brien
1996 October Snow Falling On Cedars David Guterson

September Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berendt

August Dance on Water Laura Lynn Leffers

June A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving

May Coyote Blue Christopher Moore

April Possessing the Secret of Joy Alice Walker

March Having Our Say
(The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years)
Sarah L. Delaney &
A. Elizabeth Delaney

February Fatherland Robert Harris

January The Longings of Women Marge Piercy
1995 November Barbara Bush, A Memoir Barbara Bush

October Now You See Her Whitney Otto

September One True Thing Anna Quindlen

August The Music Room Dennis McFarland

July A Map of the World Jane Hamilton

June The Chamber John Grisham

May The Robber Bride Margaret Atwood

April Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

March The Wings of a Falcon Cynthia Voight

February Composing a Life Mary Catherine Bateson

January Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
1994 November Madame Bovary Gustav Flabert

October The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx

September Pigs in Heaven
Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver

August Waiting to Exhale Terry McMillan

July The Face on the Milk Carton
Black Water
Carol Cooney
Joyce Carol Oates

June The Golden Noetbook Doris Lessing

May A Book of Angels Sophy Burnham

April Trinity Leon Uris

March Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

February My Mother My Self Nancy Friday

January The Group Mary McCarthy
1993 November A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley

October Beloved Toni Morrison

September You Just Don't Understand Deborah Tannen

August Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner

July The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck

June Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez

May The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery

April Backlash Susan Faludi

March The Road to Coorain Jill Conway

February How to Make an American Quilt Whitney Otto

January Malcolm X Alex Huxley
1992 November The Women's Room Marilyn French

October Yellow Raft on Blue Water Michael Dorris

September The Education of Little Tree Forrest Carter

August Seat of the Soul Gary Zurkov

June Outer Banks Anne Rivers Siddon

May Buffalo Girls Larry McMurtry

April Song of Solomon Toni Morrison

February Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand

January A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
1991 November Prince of Tides Pat Conroy

October Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte

September Company of Women Mary Gordon

August Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands J. Armado

July The Thin Woman Lois Cannell

June Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut

May On the Trail of the Assassins Jim Garrison

April The Dollmaker Harriet Arnow

March Agnes Grey Anne Bronte

February A Lost Lady Willa Cather

January The Haj Leon Uris
1990 November Fried Green Tomatoes at the
Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg

October Postcards from the Edge Carrie Fisher

September The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

August Cider House Rules John Irving

July Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler

June West With the Night Beryl Markham

May I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

April Cat's Eye Margaret Atwood