This is a group for people who love to read and enjoy sharing ideas and opinions about books over dinner. We meet once a month in a cafe or restaurant in the Forest Hills, Queens area.

Books read so far:

Rats (Robert Sullivan)

What Is the What (Dave Eggers)

The Extra Man (Jonathan Ames)

The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

North River (Pete Hamill)

On Chesil Beach (Ian McEwan)

World's Fair (E. L. Doctorow)

The Emperor's Children (Claire Messud)

Everything Is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer)

The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai)

Atonement (Ian McEwan)

The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)

Travels With My Aunt (Graham Greene)

The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)

Rabbit, Run (John Updike)

The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)

Freakonomics (Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner)

The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

The Mermaid Chair (Sue Monk Kidd)

The Day of the Locust (Nathanael West)

Dust Tracks on a Road (Zora Neale Hurston)

The Wicked Pavilion (Dawn Powell)

The Ha-Ha (Dave King)

Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)

Tell No One (Harlan Coben)

Losing Battles (Eudora Welty)

On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

Felicia's Journey (William Trevor)

Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)

Girlbomb (Janice Erlbaum)

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson)

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

America (E. R. Frank)

Absurdistan (Gary Shteyngart)

Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Wench (Dolen Perkins-Valdez)

Wesley the Owl (Stacey O'Brien)

The Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)

The Gods Themselves (Isaac Asimov)

Persuasion (Jane Austen)

The Awakening (Kate Chopin)

Henderson the Rain King (Saul Bellow)

Crazy Horse: A Life (Larry McMurtry)

I Am Nujood, Age 10 And Divorced (Nujood Ali)

Silk (Alessandro Baricco)

"Gooseberries," "The House with the Mezzanine," "The Lady with the Toy Dog" (Anton Chekhov)

Replay (Ken Grimwood)

The Lambs of London (Peter Ackroyd)

The Tender Bar (J.R. Moeringer)

Unless (Carol Shields)

Day After Night (Anita Diamant)

Girl in Translation (Jean Kwok)

The Unit (Ninni Holmqvist)

The Color of Water (James McBride)

The Pilot's Wife (Anita Shreve)

A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)

The Lathe of Heaven (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The Red Umbrella (Christina Gonzalez)

Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell)

Through the Children's Gate (Adam Gopnik)

Trespass (Rose Tremain)

Ines of My Soul (Isabel Allende)

Ghostwalk (Rebecca Stott)

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)

The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

The Magicians (Lev Grossman)

The Plague of Doves (Louise Erdrich)

The Yiddish Policeman's Union (Michael Chabon)

The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)

Rules of Civility (Amor Towles)

The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)

The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)

Peony (Pearl S. Buck)

The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)

The Queen's Fool (Philippa Gregory)

Oracle Night (Paul Auster)

The History of Love (Nicole Krauss)

Another Country (James Baldwin)

Nickel and Dimed (Barbara Ehrenreich)

The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)

Blessings (Anna Quindlen)

Runaway (Alice Munro)

Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

The Last Enchantments (Charles Finch)

Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)

The Orphan Master's Son (Adam Johnson)

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  • Karen D founded The Forest Hills Book Group

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Founded Mar 5, 2007

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