List of books discussed to date


  1. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  3. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  4. Gifts from the Sea by Ann Lingbergh
  5. Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  6. Doris Duke – any book related to her life
  7. Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  8. All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg
  9. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  10. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  11. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  12. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  13. A Joyful Noise by Janet Gillespie
  14. While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
  15. The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
  16. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  17. Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
  18. Wish You Well by David Balducci
  19. Plainsong by Kent Harof
  20. Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
  21. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  22. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  23. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  24. Bone Setter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
  25. Waiting by Ha Jin
  26. Vietnam – any fiction or non-fiction related book
  27. Blessings by Anna Quindlan
  28. In the Name of Salome by Julia Alvarez
  29. Flying Cloud by David Shaw
  30. Arrow Through the Heart by Deborah Heffernan
  31. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  32. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  33. The Prince of Providence by Mike Stanton
  34. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  35. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  36. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  37. Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  38. Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
  39. The Big House by George Howe Colt
  40. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  41. Sea Room by Norman Gautreau
  42. The Last Boy by Robert Lieberman
  43. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
  44. Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
  45. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
  46. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  47. Two Souls Indivisible by James Hirsch
  48. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  49. I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
  50. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  51. This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
  52. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  53. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  54. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  55. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  56. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
  57. Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
  58. The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
  59. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
  60. Big Stone Gap Trilogy by Adriana Trigiani
  61. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
  62. If You Could See Me Now by Michael Mewshaw
  63. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  64. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  65. Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  66. Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell
  67. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  68. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  69. Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  70. Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
  71. Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
  72. A Woman’s Place: A Novel by Lynn Austin
  73. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  74. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  75. The Faith Club by Idliby by Oliver Warner
  76. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  77. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  78. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  79. The Working Poor by David Shipler
  80. Inheriting the Trade by Thomas DeWolf
  81. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  82. Growing Up by Russell Baker
  83. Crashing Through by Robert Kurson
  84. any David Sedaris book by David Sedaris
  85. Having Our Say by the Delany Sisters
  86. Send Yourself Roses by Kathleen Turner
  87. Molokai by Alan Brennert
  88. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  89. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  90. The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
  91. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  92. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  93. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  94. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
  95. Home by Marilynne Robinson
  96. The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson
  97. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  98. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  99. MagicTime by Doug Marlette
  100. Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa
  101. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  102. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
  103. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  104. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
  105. The Widowers Tale by Julia Glass
  106. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  107. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  108. HELA Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  109. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  110. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  111. My Father's Secret War by Lucinda Franks
  112. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  113. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  114. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  115. Mudbound by Hillary Jordon
  116. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  117. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  118. Blindspot: A Novel by Jane Kemensky & Jill Lepore
  119. Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  120. Hawke's Cove by Susan Wilson
  121. Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlan
  122. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
  123. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  124. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  125. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  126. The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
  127. Montana 1948 & Justice by Larry Watson
  128. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  129. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
  130. Rules of Civility by Armor Towles
  131. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevaliar
  132. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
  133. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  134. The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  135. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  136. Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
  137. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  138. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised our Nation by Cokie Roberts
  139. Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  140. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  141. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  142. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  143. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  144. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  145. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  146. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
  147. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  148. Stoner by John Williams
  149. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid
  150. Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
  151. Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
  152. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  153. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  154. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  155. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  156. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  157. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  158. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  159. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  160. March by Geraldine Brooks
  161. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  162. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  163. Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
  164. Still Life by Louise Penny
  165. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  166. The Husband's Secret by Laine Moriarty
  167. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  168. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  169. The Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  170. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  171. The Highlands by Bill Whelan
  172. Rent Collector by Camron Wright
  173. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood