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You don't need to be a voracious reader or have read the classics to enjoy our book club. We are convivial 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?

People who love reading have favorite themes, genres, authors, and books. We want to make sure that members can include their favorites by suggesting books considered for the club’s monthly selections. Suggestions can be made at any time.
To make the monthly selection, three books are chosen that share a common theme or genre. Shortly after the monthly meeting, members who have attended recent meetings are polled to select their choice from among the three. The results are shared with members as part of the Event announcement for the next month’s meeting.

The books we have read:
1. Power of One, Bryce Courtenay. 
2. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote. Discussion
3. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry. Discussion 
4. Chill Factor, Sandra Brown. Discussion
5. The Stolen Child, Keith Donahue. Discussion
6. Manhunt, James. L. Swanson. Discussion
7. The Know-it-All, AJ Jacobs Discussion
8. The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson. Discussion
9. Love and Other Near Death Experiences, Mil Millingtion. Discussion
10. Reading Lolita in Tehran , Azar Nafisi Discussion
11. Geek Love Katherine Dunn, Discussion
12. Feast of Snakes Harry Crews, Discussion
13. A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson. Discussion
14. Pompeii: A Novel, Robert Harris. Discussion
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, 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 by 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 Chatterley'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. August 2019 - Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
146. September 2019 -The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
147. October 2019 - Dress Your Family In Denim and Corduroy by David Sedaris
148. November 2019 - The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone 
149. December 2019 - Red Rising by Pierce Brown 
150. January 2020 - American Marriage by Tayari Jones 
151. February 2020 - American Kingpin by Nick Bilton 
152. February 2021 -The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman 
153. March 2021 - Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 
154. April 2021 - The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
155. May 2021 - Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
156. June 2021 - The Adventurer's Son by Roman Dial
157. July 2021 - Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
158. August 2021 - The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig
159. September 2021 - Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
160. October 2021 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
161. November 2021 - Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
162. December 2021 - The Secret History by Donna Tartt
163. January 2022 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley
164. February 2022 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
165. March 2022 - Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin
166. April 2022 - A Burning by Megha Majumdar
167. May 2022 - My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
168. June 2022 - Sisters Behaving Badly by Maddie Please
169. July 2022 - Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
170. August 2022 - The Storied Life of A.J. Firkry by Gabrielle Zevin
171. September 2022 - Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
172. October 2022 - One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
173. November 2022 - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
174. December 2022 - Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
175. January 2023 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
176. February 2023 - Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
177. March 2023 - Black Cake, Charmaine Wilkerson
178. April 2023 – The Power, Naomi Alderman
179. May 2023 – Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
180. June 2023 – The Last Flight, Julie Clark
181. July 2023 – Cloud Cuckoo Land Anthony Doerr
182. August 2023 – Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, Mario Giordano
183. September 2023 - The School for Good Mothers, Jessamine Chan
184. October 2023 - The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
185. November 2023 - A Girl Called Samson, Amy Harmon
186. December 2023 - The Maid, Nita Prose
187. January 2024 - The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie, Rachel Linden
188. February 2024 - The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride
189. March 2024 - One by One, Ruth Ware
190. April 2024 - The Secret Life of Sunflowers, Marta Molnar
191. May 2024 - Remarkably Bright Creatures, Shelby Van Pelt
192. June 2024 - First Lie Wins, Ashley Elston
193. July 2024 - The House Is on Fire, Rachel Beanland