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This Year's Books

2024 Book Discussion

2023 List

Fiction Non-Fiction
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate No Bone Unturned by Jeff Benedict
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge Riverman: an American Odyssey by Ben McGrath
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell On the Brink of Ev­ery­thing: ­Grace, ­Grav­i­ty, and Get­ting Old by Parker J. Palmer
The Maid by Nita Prose The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Dinners With Ruth by Nina Totenberg
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
The Japanese Lover by Isabell Allende
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

2022 List

Fiction Non-Fiction
City of Thieves by David Benioff Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman

Address Unknown by Katherine Kressmann
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Toles The Overstory by Richard Powers
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie.
The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little The Color of Water by James McBride

2021 List

Wicked Woman by Jack London Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
The Dancing Partner by Jerome K Jerome Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glasspell End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
The Awakening by Kate Chopin The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here by Nancy Wayson Dinan
What Unites Us by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth

2020 List

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Ownes
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
The Pioneers by David McCullough
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Giver of the Stars by Jojo Moyes
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Sea of Memories by Fiona Valpy

2019 List

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Art Forger by B.A.Shapiro
The Freedom Writer’s Diary by Erin Gruwell
Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
The Way of Being Lost by Victoria Price
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Educated by Tara Westover

2018 List

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Killer Stuff and Tons of Money by Maureen Stanton
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

2017 List

Stars at Night by Paula D’Arcy
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
What It is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
A Piece of the World by Cristina Baker Kline
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman