What we're about

You don't need to be a voracious reader or have read the classics to enjoy our book club. We are a light-hearted group who like to socialize as well as find the time for a book a month. Come to laugh, share stories and make new friends!

How do we pick the books?

Each month we read a book from a different theme/genre. At the book discussion a member will volunteer to select a genre that has not already been used this year. They will then select three books from within that genre and all the members will have a chance to vote for their favorite. The choices will be announced via email and the message board the Monday before the prior month's meetup.

All members have until the end of that week, to vote for their favorite using the Poll on the meetup site. We read the book that gets the most votes! The voting is anonymous and you can also change your vote. Once the poll closes the result will be emailed and also posted on the web.

This method of book selection ensures we read a variety of books and at the same time all the members get to be involved in each selection

The Books we have read:

1. Power of One, Bryce Courtenay.

2. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2040770).

3. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2089063)

4. Chill Factor, Sandra Brown. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2155958).

5. The Stolen Child, Keith Donahue. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2295959).

6. Manhunt, James. L. Swanson. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2372769).

7. The Know-it-All, AJ Jacobs Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2467257).

8. The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2577567).

9. Love and Other Near Death Experiences, Mil Millingtion. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2667070).

10. Reading Lolita in Tehran , Azar Nafisi Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2843539).

11. Geek Love Katherine Dunn, Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2886620).

12. Feast of Snakes Harry Crews, Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3030804).

13. A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3115405).

14. Pompeii: A Novel, Robert Harris. Discussion (http://bookclub.meetup.com/485/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3244845).

15. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, by Alexandra Fuller

16. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

17. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott

18. Lullaby, Chuck Palahniuk

19. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

20. Absolute Friends, John Le Carre

21. Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love and betrayal (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780307353405&itm=1), Ben Macintyre

22. The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh

23. The book Thief, Markus Zusak

24. The Road, Cormac McCarthy

25. Avoiding Prison and other Noble vacation Goals, Wendy Dale

26. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

27. Naked by David Sedaris

28. The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick

29. Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara

30. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands Chelsea Handler

31. What the Dead should Know by Laura Lippman

32. March by Geraldine Brooks

33. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

34. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

35. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

36. Washington Square by Henry James

37. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

38. The Liar by Stephen fry

39. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

40. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

41. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

42. World War Z by Max Brooks

43. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson

44. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

45. Naked by David Sedaris

46. The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone

47. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

48. His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1) by Naomi Novik

49. Lady Chatterly's Lover D H Lawrence

50. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

51. Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell

52. The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer

53. The Room by Emma Donoghue

54. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

55. High Crimes by Joseph Finder

56. The particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

57. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

58. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

59. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

60. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

61. The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

62. Blood of Flowers, Anita Amirrezvani

63. 11-22-63, Stephen King

64. Sin in the Second City, Karen Abbott

65. Let the great world spin by Colum McCann

66. The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

67. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

68. They Eat Puppies Don't They? by Christopher Buckley

69. The Giver by Lowis Lowry

70. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

71. Replay by Ken Grimwood

72. Big Driver by Stephen King

73. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

74. A long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

75. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

76. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

77. The Passage by Justin Cronin

78. Nefertiti: A Novel by Michelle Moran

79. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

80. Where did you go Bernadette by Maria Semple

81. In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

82. Snow in August by Pete Hamill

83. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

84. The Drop by Michael Connelly

85. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

86. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

87. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

88. Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

89. Absolute Power by David Baldacci

90. American gods by Neil Gaiman

91. Kill by Numbers by Harvey Tate

92. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper

93. American Rust by Philip Meyer

94. While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

95. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

96. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

97. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

98. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

99. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

100. Chickenhawk by Robert Mason

101. The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

102. My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

103. State of Fear by Michael Crichton

104. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

105. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

106. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

107. Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone

108. Digging to America by Anne Tyler

109. Brain on Fire by Susan Cahalan

110. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

111. The Little Lion by Nancy Beasley

112. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

113. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

114. Carrie and me: a mother- daughter love story Carol Burnett.

115. Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins

116. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

117. Paper Towns by John Green.

118. Doc by Mary Doria Russell.

119. Charming Billy by Alice McDermott.

120. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

121. A Man called OVE by Fredrik Backman

122. Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald.

123. Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future by John Scalzi

124. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

125. I See You by Clare Mackintosh

126. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

127. The Postman by David Brin

128. Gap Creek, by Robert Morgan

129. Run by Ann Patchett

130. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

131. The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

132. Dead Wake by Erik Larson

133. The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach

134. Disclosure by Michael Crichton

135. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

136. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

137. Little fires everywhere by Celeste Ng

138. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni

139. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

140. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

141. The Story Teller's Secret by Sejal Badani

142. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

143. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

144. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

145. Hotel at the corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford

146. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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