Book Groups Selections by date (2002-2016)

Local Book Group Choices 2002-2016, by Month

Updated February 2017

Children’s titles have a juv after the title and Young Adult has a YA . Non-fiction titles are in Bold.

2016 Choices, by month

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November

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July

June

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2015 Choices, by month

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2014 Choices, by month

December

 

Author Title
Benjamin, Melanie Aviator’s Wife
Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gogol, Nicolai Dead Souls
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Joyce, Rachel Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Kerman, Piper Orange is the New Black
McEwan, Ian Enduring Love
Moyes, Jojo Me Before You
Ozeki, Ruth A Tale for the Time Being
St. Aubyn, Edward The Patrick Melrose Novels
Smith, Patti Just Kids
Strayed, Cheryl Wild
Strout, Elizabeth The Burgess Boys
Vargas Llosa, Mario Death in the Andes
Zevin, Gabrielle The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

November

 

Author Title
Benioff, David City of Thieves
Bryson, Bill In a Sunburned Country
Franks, Lucinda My Father’s Secret War
Goodwin, Doris Kearns The Bully Pulpit
Gordon, Mary The Liar’s Wife
Gorokhova, Elena A Mountain of Crumbs
Iles, Francis Before the Fact
Kidd, Sue Monk The Invention of Wings
Koch, Herman The Dinner
Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
Messud, Claire The Woman Upstairs
Morris, Seymour Supreme Commander: MacArthur’s Triumph in Japan
Paine, Thomas Common Sense
Patchett, Ann This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Stegner, Wallace Crossing to Safety
Walls, Jeanette The Silver Star
Yousafzai, Malala I am Malala
Zevin, Gabrielle The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

October

 

Author Title
Atkinson, Kate Life After Life
Chayil, Eishes Hush YA
Chaiaverini, Jennifer Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
Desai, Kiran The Inheritance of Loss
Eliot, George Middlemarch
Erdrich, Louise The Plague of Doves
Forsyth, Frederick Icon
Gilbert, Elizabeth The Signature of All Things
Harris, Robert An Officer and a Spy
Jones, James From Here to Eternity
Klein, Christina Baker Orphan Train
Joyce, Rachel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Moore, Liz Heft
Revoyr, Nina Wingshooters
Semple, Maria Where’s You Go, Bernadette?
Tan, Amy The Valley of Amazement
Yousafzai, Malala I Am Malala

September

 

Author Title
Brontë, Anne The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall
Cheever, Susan E.E. Cummings: a Life
De Waal, Edmund Hare With Amber Eyes
Hardy, Thomas Jude the Obscure
Harrison, Jim The River Swimmer
Ivey, Eowyn The Snow Child
Massie, Robert K. Catherine the Great
McCullough, David The Greater Journey
Moyes, Jojo Me Before You
Roth, Philip Nemesis
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon Two-part Inventions
Straub, Emma Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures
Thurber, James 13 Clocks
West, Morris The Shoes Of the Fisherman
Wolitzer, Meg The Interestings

August

 

Author Title
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
Lethem, Jonathan Dissident Gardens
Messud, Claire The Woman Upstairs
Moore, Edward Kelsey Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat
Moriarty, Liane Husband’s Secret
Worth, Jennifer Call the Midwife

July

 

Author Title
Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi Americanah
Dubus, Andre Dirty Love
Dubus, Andre Townie
Gladstone, Brooke The Influencing Machine
Henry, O. The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
Hoffman, Alice The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Ivey, Eowyn The Snow Child
Jonasson, Jonas The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Patchett, Ann What Now?
Truong, Monique T.D. Bitter In the Mouth

June

 

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Half a Yellow Sun
Benaron, Naomi Running the Rift
Gardam, Jane Old Filth
Harding, Paul Tinkers
Heinrich, Bernd Summer World
Heinrich, Bernd Winter World
Li, Yiyun Kinder Than Solitude
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
McCann, Colum Transatlantic
McDermott, Alice After This
Messud, Claire The Woman Upstairs
Moyes, Jojo Me Before You
Palacio, R.J. Wonder juv
Patchett, Ann This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Shalev, Meir A Pigeon and a Boy
Strayed, Cheryl Wild
Strout, Elizabeth The Burgess Boys

May

 

Author Title
Atkinson, Kate Case Histories
Atkinson, Kate Life After Life
Danticat, Edwidge Claire Of the Sea Light
Dubas, Andre Dirty Love
Egan, Jennifer A Visit From the Goon Squad
Ford, Richard Independence Day
Forna, Aminatta Hired Man
Grass, Gunter The Tin Drum
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
Johnson, Adam Orphan Master’s Son
Kostick, Conor Epic YA
Kurlansky, Mark Salt: a World History
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Lowland
Landay, William Defending Jacob
Lee, Chang-rae Native Speaker
Mahfuz, Najib Miramar
McNeal, Tom To Be Sung Underwater
Odets, Clifford The Country Girl
Ozeki, Ruth A Tale For the Time Being
Picoult, Jodi The Storyteller
Shalev, Meir My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

April

 

Author Title
Erens, Pamela The Virgins
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
Foster, Thomas C. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Harrison, A. S. A. The Silent Wife
Hazzard, Shirley The Transit de Venus
hoffman, Alice The Dovekeepers
Kincaid, S. J. Insignia YA
Koestler, Arthur Darkness at Noon
Lepore, Jill Book of Ages
Lively, Penelope How It All Began
Lowry, Lois The Giver juv
Maitland, Leslie Crossing the Borders of Time
Márai, Sándor Embers
Massie, Robert Catherine the Great
McCann, Colum This Side of Brightness
McDermott, Alice Someone
Moss, Barbara R. Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Rattigan, Terence Browning Version
Sacks, Oliver An Anthropologist On Mars
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Stedman, M. L. The Light Between Oceans
Tyler, Anne The Beginner’s Goodbye

March

 

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Americanah
Bacon, Charlotte There is Room For You
Baldacci, David The Christmas Train
Cleave, Chris Gold
De Waal, Edmund The Hare With Amber Eyes
Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
Du Maurier, Daphne My Cousin Rachel
Erdrich, Louise The Round House
Ford, Richard Canada
Houuellebecq, Michel The Elementary Particles
Kerman, Piper Orange is the New Black
Mcdermott, Alice Someone
Ozeki, Ruth L. A Tale For the Time Being
Quindlen, Anna Lots Of Candles. Plenty Of Cake
Simsion, Graeme The Rosie Project
Stedman, M. L. The Light Between the Oceans
Tomkins, Calvin Living Well is the Best Revenge

February

 

Author Title
Hemingway, Ernest A Moveable Feast
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
Howley, Hugh Wool
Johnson, Adam The Orphan Masters’ Son
Lamb, Wally I Know This Much is True
Lively, Penelope How It All Began
McLain, Paula The Paris Wife
Murakami, Haruki A Wild Sheep Chase
Netzer, Lydia Shine Shine Shine
Oz, Amos Scenes From Village Life
Rachman, Tom Imperfectionists
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Stedman, M. L. The Light Between Oceans
Strout, Elizabeth The Burgess Boys
Tartt, Donna The Secret History
Walter, Jess Beautiful Ruins

January

 

Author Title
Barnes, Julian Sense Of an Ending
Bulawayo, NoViolet We Need New Names
Collins, Wilkie Moonstone
Ford, Richard Canada
Haddon, Mark Red House
Johnson, Adam The Orphan Master’s Son
Karr, Mary The Liar’s Club
Kingsolver, Barbara Flight Behavior
Maxwell, William So Long, See You Tomorrow
Munro, Alice Dear Life
Naslund, Sena Jeter Four Spirits
Némirovsky, Irène Fire In the Blood
Olson, Lynne Citizens Of London
Saunders, George Tenth Of December
Sayers, Dorothy The Nine Tailors
Semple, Maria Where’d You Go Bernadette
Sobel, Dava Longitude
Sotomayor, Sonia My Beloved World
Stedman, M. L. The Light Between Oceans
Strout, Elizabeth The Burgess Boys
Wouk, Herman The Caine Mutiny

2013 Choices, by month

December

 

Author Title
Bergreen, Laurence Over the Edge Of the World
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb’s Crossing
Butler, Robert Olen Good Scent From a Strange Mountain
Coplin, Amanda Orchardist
Faulks, Sebastian Bridsong
Flynn, Gillian Gone Girl
Joyce, Rachel The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
O’Connor, Anne Marie Lady In Gold
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Russo, Richard Elsewhere
Sandberg, Sheryl Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sándor, Márai Embers
Semple, Maria Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Shreve, Anita The Last Time They Met
Strout, Elizabeth The Burgess Boys
Sullivan, John Jeremiah Pulphead
West, Kasie Pivot Point YA
Zusak, Marcus The Book Thief YA

November

 

Author Title
Aw, Tash Five-star Billionaire
Baker, Ellen Keeping the House
Benjamin, Melanie Aviator’s Wife
Brunt, Carol Rifka Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Conklin, Tara The House Girl
DeWaal, Edmund The Hare With Amber Eyes
Forester. Victoria The Girl Who Could Fly juv
Gutman, Dan Mrs. Roopy is Loopy! juv
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken
Moyes, jojo Me Before You
O’Brien, Edna Country Girl
O’Brien, Tim In the Lake Of the Woods
Orwell, George 1984
Picoult, Jodi Mercy
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar
Scroggins, Deborah Emma’s War
Silber, Joan Fools
Stedman, M.L. The Light Between the Oceans
Tintera, Amy Reboot YA

October

 

Author Title
Ahmed, Qanta In the Land Of Invisible Women
Beston, Henry Outermost House
Christie, Agatha The Witness For the Prosecution
De Waal, Edmund The Hare With the Amber Eyes
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa The Language of Flowers
DuMauier, Daphne Rebecca
Egan, Jennifer A Visit From the Goon Squad
Goldblatt, Mark Twerp juv
Gutman, Dan Mr. Klutz is Nuts juv
Larson, Erik In the Garden of Beasts
Levy, Deborah Swimming Home
McPhee, John Looking for Help
O’Dell, Tami Fragile Beasts
Rowley, Hazel Franklin and Eleanor
Schroff, Laura Invisible Thread
See, Lisa Dreams of Joy
Silver, Marisa Mary Coin
Stedman, M.L. The Light Between the Oceans
Towles, Amor Rules of Civility
Trevor, William Love and Summer
Wallace, David Foster A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again>/strong>
Yancy, Rick The 5th Wave YA

September

 

Author Title
Bryson, Bill At Home
Diaz, Junot The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
DiCamillo, Kate The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane juv
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa Language of Flowers
Freudenberger, Nell The Newlyweds
Gutman, Dan Miss Daisy is Crazy juv
Hawley, Noah The Good Father
Highsmith, Patricia The Talented Mr. Ripley
Johnson, Adam The Orphan Master’s Son
Johnson, Steven Ghost Map
Khadra, Yasmina The Attack
Lu, Marie Legend YA
MacLachlan, Patricia Waiting for the Magic juv
Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall
Müller, Herta The Land of Green Plums
Naslund, Sena Jeter Ahab’s Wife, or, The Star-gazer: a novel
Obreht, Téa Tiger’s Wife
Paulsen, Gary Notes From the Dog juv
Sackville, Amy Still Point
Sotomayor, Sonia My Beloved World
Steinbeck, John East of Eden
Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi Gang Leader For a Day
Wilkerson, Isabel The Warmth of Other Suns
Wright, Lawrence Going Clear
Zevin, Dan Dan Gets a Minivan

August

 

Author Title
Boyle, T. Coraghessan Talk Talk
Frost, Mark The Palasin Prophecy YA
Johnson, Adam Orphan Master’s Son
Jonasson, Jonas The 100-year-old Man Who Climed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Kurlansky, Mark Cod
Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
Philbrick, W.R. Freak the Mighty juv
Sobel, Dava Galileo’s Daughter
Walter, Jess Beautiful Ruins

July

 

Author Title
Bracken, Alexandra The Darkest Minds YA
Cotterill, Colin Coroner’s Lunch
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa Language of Flowers
Dillard, Annie The Maytrees
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
Harris, Robert Pompeii
Hoffman, Alice The Dovekeepers
Koch, Herman The Dinner
Selzer, Richard Mortal Leesons: Notes on the Art of Surgery
Towles, Amor Rules of Civility

June

 

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Chiaverini, Jennifer Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
Clare, Cassandra City Of Bones YA
Ciezadlo, Annia Day Of Honey
Du Maurier, Daphne Frenchman’s Creek
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca
Du Maurier, Daphne The Scapegoat
Fountain, Ben Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Greenway, Alice White Ghost Girls
Haruf, Kent Plainsong
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken
Howe, Be Ryer My Korean Deli
Joyce, James A Portrait Of the Artist as a Young Man
Karr, Mary The Liars’ Club
Kazin, Alfred A Walker In the City
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life Of Bees
Klein, Alexander The Counterfeit Traitor
Levitt, Steven D. Freakonomics
Messud, Claire The Emperor’s Children
Munro, Alice Dear Life: Stories
Roth, Philip American Pastoral
Solomon, Andrew Far From the Tree
Stowe, Harriet Beacher Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Walter, Jess The Financial Lives Of Poets

May

 

Author Title
Bahari, Maziar Then They Came For Me
Barnes, Julian The Sense Of an Ending
Binchy, Maeve Minding Frankie
Chbosky, Stephen The Perks Of Being a Wallflower YA
Connors, Philip Fire Season
De Waal, Edmund The Hare With the Amber Eyes
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa The Language Of Flowers
Eire, Carlos Waiting For Snow in Havana
Ephron, Nora Crazy Salad
Goodwin, Doris Kearns No Ordinary Time
Gordimer, Nadine No Time Like the Present
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night Time
Harbach, Chad The Art Of Fielding
Hellman, Lillian Watch On the Rhine
Jaffe, Eric The King’s Best Highway
Landay, William Defending Jacob
Larson, Eric In The Garden Of Beasts
Lively, Penelope How It All Began
O’Brien, Tim The Things They Carried
Revis, Beth Across the Universe YA
Tropper, Jonathan This Is Where I leave You

April

 

Author Title
Aboulela, Leila Lyrics Alley
Anderson, M.T. Feed YA
Asch, Frank Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse juv
Barnes, Julian Sense Of an Ending
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca
Gogol, Nikolai Dead Souls
Grant, Michael Gone YA
Hamilton, Patrick Angel Street
Harbach, Chad The Art Of Fielding
Helprin, Mark Winter’s Tale
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Kenison, Katrina Magical Journey
Lagnado, Lucette The Arrogant Years
Lawrence, Jerome Inherit the Wind
Mirvis, Tova Ladies Auxilary
Morgenstern, Erin The Night Circus
Morrison, Toni Home
Morrison, Toni Love
Mueenuddin, Daniyal In Other Rooms Other Wonders
Park, Linda Sue A Long Walk to Water juv
Reichl, Ruth Tender At the Bone
Rowling, J.K. Casual Vacancy
Saunders, George Pastoralia
Schwalbe, Will The End Of Your Life Book Club
Semple, Maria Where’s You Go, Bernadette
Suberman, Stella Jew Store
Welty, Eudora The Optimists Daughter

March

 

Author Title
Alexander, Caroline Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Conway, Jill Road From Coorain
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa The Language Of Flowers
Doig, Ivan The Bartenders Tale
Ephron, Nora I Feel Bad About My Neck
Greene, Melissa Fay Temple Bombing
Larson, Erik In the Garden Of Beasts
Mallon, Thomas Henry and Clara
McCarthy, Mary The Group
Moore, Wes The Other Wes Moore
Obrecht, Téa The Tiger’s Wife
Oliver, Lauren Delirium YA
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Patchett, Ann State of Wonder
Pears, Iain Stone’s Fall
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Polities, Taylor M. The Rebel Wife
Shepard, Sadia Girl From Foreign
Strout, Elizabeth Olive Kitteridge
Trevor, William Two Lives
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Wharton, Edith House of Mirth

February

 

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb’s Crossing
De Waal, Edmund The Hare With Amber Eyes
Faulkner, William The Sound and the Fury
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Haigh, Jennifer Faith
Lightman, Alan Mr g
Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs Snowflake Bentley juv
Moehringer, J.R. Tender Bar
Némirovsky, Irène The Wine Of Solitude
Norris, Elizabeth Unraveling YA
Patchett, Ann Truth & Beauty
See, Lisa Shanghai Girls
Sendker, Jan-Philipp Art Of Hearing Heartbeats
Smith, Dodie I Capture the Castle YA
Smith, Roland Peak YA
Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me
Stephenson, Neal Snow Crash
Strayed, Cheryl Wild
Sullivan, J. Courtney Maine
Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe The Leopard
Wilkerson, Isabel Warmth Of Other Suns
Wolitzer, Meg The Wife

January

 

Author Title
Barnes, Julian The Sense Of an Ending
Behrman, S.N. Duveen
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb’s Crossing
Eugenides, Jeffrey The Marriage Plot
Ford, Richard Canada
García Márquez, Gabriel A Hundred Years Of Solitude
Hemingway, Ernest To Have and to Have Not
Joyce, James A Portrait Of the Artist As a Young Man
Kurlansky, Mark Salt: a World History
Lee, Shang-rae The Surrendered
Mankell, Henning Shadow Girls
Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs Snowflake Bentley juv
McCall Amith, Alexander Tears Of the Giraffe
McNeal, Tom To Be Sung Underwater
Némirocsky, Irène Suite Francaise
Robinson, Marilynne Gilead
Roth, Veronica Divergent YA
Rushdie, Salman Satanic Verses
See, Lisa Dreams Of Joy
See, Lisa Shanghai Girls
Solomons, Natasha Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
Strayed, Cheryl Wild
Swanson, James Chasing Lincoln’s Killer juv
Traver, Robert Anatomy Of a Murder
Walter, Jess Beautiful Ruins

2012 Choices, by month

December

 

Author Title
Bennett, Alan Uncommon Reader
Catchpool, Michael The Cloud Spinner juv
Christie, Agatha Murder On the Orient Express
Condie, Ally Matched YA
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa Language Of Flowers
Eliot, George The Mill On the Floss
Greene, Melissa Fay The Temple Bombing
Hamid, Mohsin The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Hoffman, Alice Red Garden
Jones, Lloyd Mister Pip
Knebel, Gletcher Seven Days In May
Maynard, Joyce Good Daughters
Remarque, Erich Maria All Quiet On the Western Front
Russell, Karen Swamplandia!
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Telgemeir, Raina Smile juv
Tóibín, Colm Brooklyn
Torres, Justin We the Animals
Umrigar, Thrity Space Between Us
Vonnegut, Kurt Galapagos
Waldman, Amy The Submission

November

 

Author Title
Barnes, Julian The Sense Of an Ending
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
Brooks, Geraldine Year Of Wonders
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa Language Of Flowers
Donoghue, Emma Room
Egan, Jennifer A Visit From the Goon Squad
Eire, Carlos Waiting For Snow in Havana
Grady, James Six Days of the Condor
Harbach, Chad The Art Of Fielding
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken
Holub, Joan Who Was Jim Henson? juv
Hornby, Nick Fever Pitch
Kennedy, Douglas The Moment
Krauss, Nicole Great House
Larsen, Eric In the Garden Of Beasts
Lore, Pittacus I Am Number 4 YA
McCullough, David The Great Bridge
Otsuka, Julie Buddah In the Attic
Pamuk, Orhan My Name Is Red
Patchett, Ann State Of Wonder
Pearl, Matthew Dante Club
Revoyr, Nina Age Of Dreaming
Roth, Veronica Divergent YA
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief YA

October

 

Author Title
Banks, Russell Lost Memory Of Skin
Barnes, Julian Nothing To Be Frightened Of
Barnes, Julian The Sense of an Ending
Boling, Dave Guernica
Cox, Judy The Secret Chicken Society juv
Ellroy, James The Black Dahlia
Halldór Independent People
Hiaasen, Carl Scat juv
Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken
Hoffman, Beth Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Ishiguro, Kazuo The Remains Of the Day
James, P.D. Death Comes to Pemberley
Joyce, James The Dubliners
Larson, Erik In the Garden of Beasts
MacLean, Alistair Guns Of Navarone
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Mills, Lauren The Rag Coat juv
Obreht, Téa The Tiger’s Wife
Patchett, Ann State Of Wonder
Patel, Eboo Acts Of Faith
Rodriguez, Deborah A Cup Of Friendship
Salamon, Julie Wendy and the Lost Boys
Towles, Amor Rules Of Civility
Wilkerson, Isabel The Warmth Of Other Suns

September

 

Author Title
Anderson, Laurie Halse Wintergirls YA
Bard, Elizabeth Lunch in Paris
Barnes, Julian The Sense of an Ending
Blake, Sarah Postmistress
Calvino, Italo If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Chang, Jung Wild, Swans
Gutman, Dan Miss Child has Gone WIld! juv
Harbach, Chad The Art of Fielding
Hegi, Ursula Children and Fire
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
Hemingway, Ernest The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and Other Stories
Irving, John In One Person
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Massie, Robert Catherine the Great
McHenry, Jael The Kitchen Daughter
Morpurgo, Michael An Elephant in the Garden juv
Schiff, Stacy Cleopatra
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Sullivan, J. Courtney Maine
Tropper, Jonathan This is Where I Leave You

August

 

Author Title
Davies, Robertson Fifth Business
Eire, Carlos M.N. Waiting For Snow in Havana
Hamilton, Gabrielle Blood, Bones and Butter
James, P.D. Death Comes to Pemberley
McCarthy, Mary The Group
Ward, Jesmyn Salvage the Bones

July

 

Author Title
So Long a Letter
Buckley, Christopher Losing Mum and Pup
Ellroy, James The Black Dahlia
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya Secret Daughter
Hellman, Lillian Children’s Hour
Hustvedt, Siri The SUmmer Without Men
Lai, Thanhha Inside Out and Back Again juv
Lewis, Michael Liar’s Poker
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
Odets, Clifford The Country Girl
Schiff, Stacy Cleopatra a Life
Sittenfeld, Curtis Prep
Wiggins, Marianne Evidence of Things Unseen

June

 

Author Title
Banks, Russell Continental Drift
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb’s Crossing
Buchan, John The Thirty-nine Steps
Buyea, Rob Because Of Mr. Terupt juv
Cormier, Robert I Am the Cheese YA
Dean, Debra Madonnas Of Leningrad
Donoghue, Emma Room
Egan, Jennifer A Visit From the Goon Squad
Ford, Jamie Hotel On the Corner Of Bitter and Sweet
Joyce, James Dubliners
McInerney, Jay The Good Life
Moore, Liz Heft
Oates, Joyce Carol Mudwoman
Obreht, Téa Tiger’s Wife
Pinkwater, Daniel Mrs. Noodlekugel juv
Shenk, Joshua Lincoln’s Melancholy
Shriver, Lionel We Need to Talk About Kevin
Thompson, Jean The Year We Left Home
Toibin, Colm Brooklyn
Towles, Amor Rules Of Civility
Umrigar, Thrity The Space Between Us
Watson, S.J. Before I Go to Sleep
Wolfe, Thomas Look Homeward Angel

May

 

Author Title
Adiga, Aravind Last Man in Tower
Anton, Maggie Rashi’s Daughter, Book II. Miriam
Banks, Russell The Darling
Barbery, Muriel Elegance Of the Hedgehog
Conroy, Pat My Reading Life
Donoghue, Emma Room
Fleischman, Sid Bandit’s Moon juv
Gardam, Jane Crusoe’s Daughter
Giff, Patricia Reilly Maggie’s Door juv
Goldman, Judy Early Leaving
Grunwald, Lisa Irresistible Henry House
Haigh, Jennifer Faith
Heller, Zoe What Was She Thinking: Notes On a Scandal
Hemingway, Ernest A Moveable Feast
Hilton, James Lost Horizon
James, Henry Turn Of the Screw
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Kingsolver, Barbara Lacuna
Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner Of Heaven
Lewycka, Marina A Short History Of Tractors in Ukrainian
Lucette, Lagnado The Arrogant Years
Malamud, Bernard The Natural
Manchester, William A World Lit Only By Fire
Moore, Alan Watchman
Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Family Moskat
Spiegalman, Art Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
Spiegalman, Art Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: and Here My Troubles Began
Sweet, Melissa Balloons Over Broadway juv
Toibin, Colm Brooklyn
Yang, Gene Luen American Born Chinese YA
Zafon, Carlos Ruiz he Shadow Of the Wind

April

 

Author Title
Babbitt, Natalie Tuck Everlasting juv
Castellucci, Cecil First Day On Earth YA
Creech, Sharon Granny Torrelli Makes Soup juv
Edgarian, Carol Three Satges Of Amazement
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Finney, Jack Time and Again YA
George, Jean Craighead There’s An Owl In the Shower juv
Giff, Patricia Reilly Storyteller juv
Griffiths, Andy The Cat On the Mat is Flat juv
Law, Ingrid Savvy juv
McCarthy, Mary The Group
McLain, Paula The Paris Wife
Oliveira, Robin My Name is Mary Sutter
Pamuk, Orhan Snow
Park, Barbara Skinnybones juv
Pennypacker, Sara Clementine juv
Rattigan, Terence Separate Tables
Rayner, Richard Cloud Sketcher
Shteyngart, Gary Super Sad True Love Story
Singer, Isaac Bashevis Enemies, a Love Story
Twain, Mark The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
Umrigar, Thirty The Space Between Us
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse-five
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief YA

March

 

Author Title
Adiga, Aravind Last Man In Tower
Adiga, Aravind The White Tiger
Asher, Jay Thirteen Reasons Why YA
Boyce, Frank Cottrell Framed juv
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb’s Crossing
Cowley, Joy Snake and Lizard juv
Cunningham, Michael The Hours
Danticat, Edwidge Brother I’m Dying
Dawkins, Richard The Selfish Gene
Dickens, Charles Tale Of Two Cities
Ferber, Edna Show Boat
Grossman, David The Yellow Wind
Green, John Will Grayson, Will Grayson YA
Hemingway, Ernest A Moveable Feast
Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises
Hobbs, Will Crossing the Wire juv
Larson, Eric In the Garden Of Beasts
L’Engle Madeleine Wrinkle In Time juv
Leroy, Margaret Soldier’s Wife
Lively, Penelope Family Album
Maugham, W. Somerset The Painted Veil
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
McLain, Paula The Paris Wife
Morpurgo Michael War Horse juv
Oliver, Lauren Before I Fall YA
Perkins-Valdez, Dolen Wench
Oates, Joyce Carol The Falls
Patchett, Ann Patron Saint Of Liars
Picoult Jodi House Rules
Schiff, Stacy Cleopatra: A Life
Sebald, Winifried George The Emigrants
Sin, Kyong-suk Please Look After Mom
Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me juv
Trollope, Anthony The Warden
Vizzini, Ned Be More Chill YA
Yang, Gene Luen American Born Chinese YA

February

 

Author Title
Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart YA
Alvarez, Julia In the Time Of the Butterflies
Austen, Jane Sense and Sensibility
Blackwood, Gary The Shakespeare Stealer juv
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Diamant, Anita The Red Tent
Hammett, Dashiell The Maltese Falcon
Frederick, Heather Vogel The Mother Daughter Book Club juv
Goolrick, Robert A Reliable Wife
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Obrecht Téa The Tiger’s Wife
Rowley, Hazel Franklin and Eleanor
Ridley, Matt The Rational Optimist
Schiff, Stacy Cleopatra: A Life
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon Disturbances in the Field
Stegner, Wallace Angle Of Repose
Taylor, Peter Summons To Memphis
Tanner, Haley Vaclav and Lena
Toynton, Evelyn The Oriental Wife
Vande, Velde, Vivian 8 Class Pets + One Squirrel [Divided by] One Dog = Chaos juv
Verghese, Abraham Cutting For Stone
Woolf, Virginia Mrs. Dalloway

January

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Carter, Betsy Puzzle King
Carter, Betsy Puzzle King
Dallas, Sandra Prayers For Sale
Diamond, Jared Guns, Germs and Steel
Doig, Ivan The Whistling Season
Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
Giff, Patricia Reilly Pictures Of Hollis Woods juv
Grossman, David To the End Of the Land
Hannah, Kristin Magic Hour
Hardy, Thomas Mayor Of Casterbridge
Heiligman, Deborah Charles and Emma: the Darwins Leap Of Faith
Hemingway, Ernest A Moveable Feast
Hilton, James Random Harvest
Krakauer, John Under the Banner Of Heaven
Leavitt, Caroline Pictures Of You
Mandanipour, Shahriar Censoring an Iranian Love Story
Naslund, Sena Jeter Ahab’s Wife, or, the Star-gazer: a novel
Nothomb, Amélie Fear and Trembling
Otsuka, Julie The Buddha in the Attic
Patchett, Ann Run
Richards, Keith Life
Skloot, Rebecca Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Steptoe. John Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale juv
Verghese, Abraham Cutting For Stone
Ward, Jesmyn Salvage the Bones
Wiles, Deborah Countdown juv
Woolf, Virginia Mrs. Dalloway

2011 Choices, by month

December 2011

 

Author Title
Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb’s Crossing
Dahl, Roald Enormous Crocodile juv
Dickens, Charles Christmas Stories
Dilard, Annie The Maytrees
Doctorow, Cory Little Brother YA
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy juv
Ford, Jamie Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Moore, Brian The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Otsuka, Julie When the Emperor Was Divine
Rachman, Tom Imperfectionists
Rushdie, Salman Midnights Children
Russell, Karen Swamplandia!
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Smith, Patti Just Kids
Thompson, Jean Throw Like a Girl
Tropper, Jonathan This Is Where I Leave You
Umrigar, Thrity The Space Between Us
Verghese, Abraham Cutting For Stone
Wallace, David Foster Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

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November 2011

 

Author Title
Chang, Lan Samantha Inheritance
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War juv
Doerr, Anthony Memory Wall
Eire, Carlos Waiting For Snow In Havana
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Hill, Lawrence Someone Knows My Name
Jenkins, Emily Invisible Inkling juv
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Kingsolver, Barbara Lacuna
Martin, Steve An Object Of Beauty
McMurtry, Larry Lonesome Dove
Mistry, Rohinton Family Matters
Ozick, Cynthia Foreign Bodies
Pearlman, Edith Binocular Vision
Riordan, Rick The Red Pyramid juv
Rosnay, Tatiana de Sarah’s Key
Scieszka, Jon Knights Of the Kitchen Table juv
Tuchman, Barbara The Proud Tower
Umrigar, Thrity The Space Between Us
Wasserstein, Wendy The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays
Yu, Hua To Live
Ziegelman, Jane 97 Orchard
Zweig, Stefan The Post Office Girl

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October 2011

 

Author Title
Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary If a Part-time Indian YA
Bacigalupi, Paolo Ship Breaker YA
Banks, Russell Cloudsplitter
Benjamin, Melanie Autobiography Of Mrs. Tom Thumb
Collins, Wilkie Woman In White
Doctorow, E.L. Homer Langley
Forster, E.M. The Longest Journey
Gardam, Jane Olf Filth
Gorsimer, Nadine The Pickup
Gorokhova, Elena Mountain Of Crumbs
Grossman, David To the End Of the Land
Gutman, Dan Miss Child Has Gone Wild juv
Hemingway, Ernest Moveable Feast
Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises
Le Carré, John The Night Manager
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
Oates, Joyce Carol Gravediggers Daughter
Ogawa, Yoko The Housekeeper and the Professor
Richards, Keith Life
Rosenblatt, Roger Making Toast
Sin, Kyong-suk Please Look After Mom
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina
Trollope, Anthony The Way We Live Now
Umrigar, Thirty The Space Between Us

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September 2011

 

Author Title
Aciman, Andre Out Of Egypt
Bunting, Eve How Many Days to America juv
Davis, Natalie Zemon The Return of Martin Guerre
Friedman, George The Next 100 Years
Hemingway, Ernest Moveable Feast
Krakauer, Jon Under the Bannder of Heaven
McMurtry, Larry Lonesome Dove
O’Neill, Joseph Neatherland
Rylant, Cynthia The Relatives Came juv
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Stein, Gertrude Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Stone, Phoebe The Romeo and Juliet Code juv
Turow, Scott Innocent
White, E.B. Trumpet of the Swan

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August 2011

 

Author Title
Baker, Tiffany Little Giant Of Aberdeen County
Cather, Willa Death Comes For the Archbishop
Cormier, Robert After the First Death YA
Mason, Bobbie Ann Nancy Culpepper
Shalev, Meir A Pigeon and a Boy
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Ward, Rachel Numbers YA

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July 2011

 

Author Title
Dashner, James The Maze Runner YA
Desai, Kiran Inheritance of Loss
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca
Fabiano, Laurie Elizabeth Street
Ford, Jamie Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Gornick, Vivian Fierce Attachments
Hibbert, Christopher Redcoats and Rebels
Kidder, Tracy Mountains Beyond Mountains
Larson, Erik Devil in the White City
McCall Smith, Alexander La’s Orchestra Saves the World
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Stockett, Kathryn The Help

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June 2011

 

Author Title
Anderson, Terry A. Den Of Lions
Asher, Jay Thirteen Reasons Why YA
Auchincloss, Louis The Rector Of Justin
Barbery, Muriel The Elegance Of the Hedgehog
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Chance, Megan An Inconvenient Wife
Ehrenreich, Barbara Nickel and Dimed
Goolrick, Robert A Reliable Wife
Grossman, David To the End Of the Land
Gutman, Dan Nightmare At the Book Fair juv
Haddon, Mark Curious Incident Of the Dog In the Night-time
Krakauer, Jon Where Men Win Glory
Lamott, Ann Blue Shoe
Lawson, Mary Crow Lake
McCall Amith, Alexander Five Lost Aunts Of Harriet Bean juv
Mendelson, Charlotte When We Were Bad
Murray, Paul Skippy Dies
Ogawa, Yoko Housekeeper and the Professor
Oliver, Lauren Before I Fall YA
Paton, Alan Cry the Beloved Country
Picoult, Jodi House Rules
Rachman, Tom The Imperfectionists
Rose, Sarah For All the Tea in China
Seldon, George The Cricket in Times Square juv
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Stegner, Wallace Crossing To Safety
Tyler, Anne Digging To America
Vizzini, Ned Be More Chill YA
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle

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May 2011

 

Author Title
Atkinson, Kate One Good Turn
Blake, Sarah The Postmistress
Bohjalian, Chris The Double Bind
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games YA
Davidson, Margaret Helen Keller juv
DiSalvo, DyAnne The Sloppy Copy Slipup juv
Ephron, Nora I Remember Nothing
Gardam, Jane God On the Rocks
Harris, Robert Pompeii
Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
Houghteling, Sara Pictures At an Exhibition
Judt, Tony Memory Chalet
Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner of Heaven
Lanthier, Jennifer The Mystery of the Martello Tower juv
Menendez, Ana The Last War
Moran, Johanna The Wives of Henry Oades
Rachman, Tom The Imperfectionists
Rhodes, Richard The Making Of the Atomic Bomb
Satrapi, Marjane Persepolis
Simonsen, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats juv
Stockett, Kathryn The Help
Strout, Elizabeth Olive Kitteridge
Soli, Tatjana Lotus Eaters
Tyler, Anne Digging To America
Wolitzer, Meg The Ten Year Map

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April 2011

 

Author Title
Allende, Isabel Inés Of My Soul
Bowles, Paul Sheltering Sky
Brooks, Geraldine March
Busfield, Andrea Born Under a Million Shadows
Chabon, Michael The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Cunnimgham, Michael By Nightfall
Díaz, Junot Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Draper, Sharon Out of Mind juv
Giff, Patricia Reilly Eleven juv
Griswold, Eliza The Tenth Parallel
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
LeBor City of Oranges
Lee, Chang-rae Native Speaker
London, Jack The Sea-wolf
Lupica, Mike Heat juv
Maugham, W. Somerset The Painted Veil
Mayes, Frances Under the Tuscan Sun
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
O’Neill, Joseph Netherland
Pennypacker, Sara Great Egyptian Grave Robbery juv
Potter, Ellen Slob juv
Roy, Arundhati God of Small Things
Shreve, Anita Testimony
Stockett, Kathryn The Help
Trevor, William Cheating at Canasta
Vargas Llosa, Mario The Bad Girl
Wharton, Edith Ethan Frome

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March 2011

 

Author Title
Barbery, Muriel The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Bloom, Amy Away
Bohjalian, Chris The Buffalo Soldier
Bohjalian, Chris The Double Bind
Bulgakov, Mikhail The Master and Margarita
Guilfoile, Kevin Cast Of Shadows
Helprin, Mark Winter’s Tale
Hijuelos, Oscar A Simple Habana Melody
Leroy, Margaret Yes, My Darling Daughter
Levi, Primo If Not Now, When
Mason, Richard Natural Elements
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
McCullough, David The Path Between the Seas
Myers, Walter Dean Slam YA
Rose, Sarah For All the Tea In China
Shalev, Meir A Pigeon and a Boy
Turner, Nancy These Is My Words
Updike, John Rabbit Run
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle
Wilson, N.D. Leepike Ridge juv

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February 2011

 

Author Title
Auster, Paul Sunset Park
Bergreen, Laurence Over the Edge Of the World
Berendt, John City Of Falling Angels
Buyea, Rob Because Of Mr. Terupt juv
Ciment, Jill Heroic Measures
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Giff, Patricia Storyteller juv
Gutman, Dan Mrs. Dole is Out Of Control juv
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Among the Hidden juv
Harding, Paul Tinkers
Homer (Fagles Translation) The Iliad
King, Lily Father Of the Rain
Larson, Erik Devil In the White City
Lipsyte, Sam The Ask
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
Mendelson, Charlotte When We Were Bad
Moore, Lorrie A Gate At the Stairs
Sittenfeld, Curtis American Wife
Trollope, Anthony The Way We Live Now
Tyler, Anne Digging to America
Walls, Jeanette Half Broke Horses
Wolfe, Tom From Bauhaus to our house

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January 2011

 

Author Title
Anton, Maggie Rashi’s Daughters. Book one. Joheved
Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
Bellow, Saul Herzog
Cather, Willa O Pioneers
Clarke, Brock Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England
Collins, Suzanne The Hinger Games YA
Draper, Sharon Out Of Mind juv
Dufresne, John Love Warps the Mind a Little
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Forster, E.M. A Passage to India
Goolrick, Robert A Reliable Wife
Gornick, Vivian Fierce Attachments
Gutman, Dan Mrs. Dole Is Out Of Control! juv
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World
Kingsolver, Barbara The Lacuna
O’Connor, Barbara How to Steal a Dog juv
Shakespeare, William The Tragedy of King Lear
Sherry, Maureen Walls Within Walls juv
Shteyngart, Gary Super Sad True Love Story

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2010 Choices, by month

December 2010

 

Author Title
Clements, Andrew We the Children juv
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Diamant, Anita Day After Night
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Faulks, Sebastian A Week in December
Galloway, Steven Cellist Of Sarajevo
Hamid, Mohsin Reluctant Fundamentalist
Harding, Paul Tinkers
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
London, Jack The Sea Wolf
Lourie, Peter Hudson River: An Adventure From the Mountains to the Sea juv
Maugham, Somerset The Razor’s Edge
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
Ogawa, Yoko The Housekeeper and the Professor
Peck, M. Scott The Road Less Traveled
Preller, James Bystander juv
See, Lisa Shanghai Girls
Shaffer, Mary Ann The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Skloot, Rebecca Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Stein, Garth The Art Of Racing in the Rain
Thomas, Dylan A Child’s Christmas in Wales juv
Trevor, William Story Of Lucy Gault
Umrigar, Thrity The Space Between Us
Vargas Llosa, Mario Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Wharton, Edith The House Of Mirth
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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November 2010

 

Author Title
Adiga, Aravind White Tiger
Atwood, Margaret Oryx and Crake
Barbery, Muriel The Elegance Of the Hedgehog
Benioff, David City Of Thieves
Christie, Agatha Murder On the Orient Express
Coetzee, J.M. Waiting For the Barbarians
DuMauier, Daphne Rebecca
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Goolrick, Robert A Reliable Wife
Grunwald, Lisa The Irresistable Henry House
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Kelly, Jacqueline The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate juv
Petterson, Per I Curse the River Of Time
Picoult, Jodi The Tenth Circle
Sabar, Ariel My Father’s Paradise
See, Lisa Shanghai Girls
Swanson, James Chasing Lincoln’s Killer juv
Vargas Llosa, Mario Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Winspear, Jacqueline Maisie Dobbs

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October 2010

 

Author Title
Anton, Maggie Rashi’s Daughters. Book One. Joheved
Auster, Paul Moon Palace
Benioff, David City of Thieves
Doctorow, E.L. Homer & Langley
Eggers, David Zeitoun
Forester, E.M. A Passage to India
Galloway, Steven The Cellist Of Sarajevo
Halpern, Julie Into the Wild Nerd Yonder YA
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Horn, Dora The World to Come
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
Kingsolver, Barbara The Lacuna
Kureishi, Hanif Something to Tell You
Mamet, David Oleanna (Play)
Matthews, Owen Stalin’s Children
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin
Norman, Howard A. What Is Left the Daughter
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Skloot, Rebecca Immortal Life Of Henritta Lacks
Stockett, Kathryn The Help
Toibin, Colm Brooklyn
Trollope, Anthony Barchester Towers
Wright, Jason F. The Wednesday Letters
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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September 2010

 

Author Title
Adiche, Chinamanda Ngozi Purple Hibiscus
Broach, Elise Masterpiece juv
Chaon, Dan Await Your Reply
Downey,Kirstin The Woman Behind the New Deal
Fadiman, Anne The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Hammett, Dashiell The Maltese Falcon
Harris, Joanne Five Quarters Of the Orange
Henkes, Kevin Julius, the Baby Of the World juv
Isherwood, Christopher The Berlin Stories
Kingsolver. Barbara Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Macintyre, Ben The Man Who Would Be King: the First American In Afghanistan
Ogawa, Yöko The Housekeeper and the Professor
Oz, Amos Tale Of Love and Darkness
Shalev, Meir A Pigeon and A Boy
Shamsie, Kamila Burnt Shadows
Skloot, Rebecca The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Toobin, Jeffrey The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Updike, John Terrorist
Ursula, Hegi The Vision Of Emma Blau
Wolfe, Tom I Am Charlotte Simmons

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August 2010

 

Author Title
Cather, Willa Professor’s House
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
Foer, Jonathan Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Hall, Ron Same Kind Of Different As Me
Rakha, Naseem Crying Tree
Tan, Twan Eng Gift Of Rain
Walls, Jeannette Half Broke Horses
Wolff, Mishna I’m Down

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July 2010

 

Author Title
Auster, Paul Invisible
Baker, Tiffany Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Brooks, Geraldine People of the Book
Delany, Sarah Having Our Say
DuMaurier, Daphne Cousin Rachel
Goodwin, Doris Kearns No Ordinary Time
Heilemann, John Game Change
Kingsolver, Barbara The Lacuna
Krauss, Nicole History of Love
Mayle, Peter The Vintage Caper
Oates, Joyce Carol Gravedigger’s Daughter
Sittenfeld, Curtis American Wife
Tan, Amy Bonesetter’s Daughter
Wagenstein, Angel Farewell, Shanghai

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June 2010

 

Author Title
Barbery, Muriel The Elegance Of the Hedgehog
Banville, John The Sea
Buck, Pearl Peony
Clark, Martin The Legal Limit
Grenville, Kate Secret River
Hill, Lawrence Someone Knows My Name
Itani, Frances Remembering the Bones
Kurson, Robert Shadow Divers
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed Earth
Lord, Cynthia Rules juv
Marciano, Francesca Rules Of the Road
Mortenson, Greg Three Cups of Tea
O’Brien, Tim In the Lake Of the Woods
O’Neill, Joseph Netherland
Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game juv
Schaffer, Mary Ann The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Welty, Eudora The Optimist’s Daughter

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May 2010

 

Author Title
Adiga, Aravind The White Tiger
Barbery, Muriel Gourmet Rhapsody
Benioff, David City Of Thieves
Bloom, Amy Away
Burgess, Anthony End Of the World News
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
García Márquez, Gabriel Love In the Time Of Cholera
Genova, Lisa Still Alice
Glass, Julia I See You Everywhere
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Johnson, Paul Churchill
Klise, Kate Regarding the Fountain juv
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed Earth
Larson, Erik Thunderstruck
Melville, Herman Omoo
Mortenson, Gary Three Cups Of Tea
Reinhold, Niebuhr Irony Of American History
Shaffer, Mary Ann The Guernsey Literary and Potatp Peel Pie Society
Shriver, Lionel We Need To Talk About Kevin
Walbert, Kate Short History Of Women
Watson, Larry Montana 1948: a novel
Winchester, Simon Professor and the Madman
Winthrop, Elizabeth Island Justice
Zhang, Ailing Love In a Fallen City

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April 2010

 

Author Title
Aswany, Alaa The Yacoubian Building
Benioff, David City Of Thieves
Brashares, Ann 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows YA
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
Caldwell, Bo The Distant Land Of My Father
Ebershoff, David The 19th Wife
Ferris, Joshua The Unnamed
Gardam, Jane The Man In the Wodden Hat
Godwin, Peter When a Crocodile Eats the Sun
Gruen, Sara Water For Elephants
Hamid, Mohsin The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Kent, Kathleen The Heretics Daughter
Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler juv
Lawrence, D.H. Sons and Lovers
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
Milner, Donna After River
Preller, James Bystander juv
Tropper, Jonathan The Book of Joe
Twain, Mark Innocents Abroad
Thrity, Umrigar The Space Between Us
Walls, Jeanette Glass Castle

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March 2010

 

Author Title
Barbery, Muriel Elegance Of the Hedgehog
Baszile, Jennifer Lynn Black Girl Next Door
Binchy, Maeve Tara Road
Chen, Da Colors Of the Mountain
Evans, Douglas MVP* Magellan Voyage Project juv
Godwin, Peter When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: a Memoir of Africa
Hardy, Thomas The Mayor Of Casterbridge
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Kidder, Tracy Mountains Beyond Mountains
Kim, Eugenia The Calligrapher’s Daughter
Hilary, Mantel Fludd
Moore, Lorrie Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Mortensen, Greg Three Cups Of tea
Mueenuddin, Daniyal In Other Rooms, Other Wonders: Connected Stories
Naslund, Sena Jeter Ahab’s Wife, Or, the Star-gazer: a Novel
O’Donnell, Patrick Brenner Assignment
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Salinger, J.D. Nine Stories

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February 2010

 

Author Title
Aswany, Alaa The Yacoubian Building
Auster, Paul New York Trilogy
Blum, Jenna Those Who Save Us
Danticat, Edwidge Brother, I’m Dying
De Bernières A Partisan’s Daughter
Ebershoff, David The 19th Wife
Ferris, Joshua Then We Came To the End
Ford, Jamie Hotel On the Corner Of Bitter and Sweet
Gardam, Jane Old Filth
Liss, David Coffee Trader
Moran, Michelle Cleopatra’s Daughter
O’Flynn, Catherine What We Lost
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Riordan, Rick The Lighting Theif juv
Sedaris, David When You Are Engulfed In Flames
Shaffer, Mary Ann Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Stone, Jeff Tiger juv
Theroux, Paul Dark Star Safari
Updike, John The Centaur
Updike, John Rabbit, Run
Walls, Jeanette The Glass Castle
Zarr, Sara Sweethearts YA

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January 2010

 

Author Title
Ali, Monica In the Kitchen
Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid’s Tale
Auster, Paul Man In the Dark
Benioff, David City Of Thieves
Blum, Jenna Those Who Save Us
Brooks, Geraldine Year Of Wonders
Conrad, Joseph Heart Of Darkness
Godwin, Peter When A Crocodile Eats the Sun
Hampl, Patricia The Florist’s Daughter
Just, Ward Exiles In the Garden
Larson, Erik Devil In the White City
Lee, Janice The Piano Teacher
Lewycka, Marina Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian
Machiavelli, Niccolò The Prince
Osborne, Frances The Bolter
Pérez-Reverte, Arturo Painter Of Battles
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Picoult, Jodi Handle With Care
Rosoff, Meg How I Live Now YA
Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Sher, Abby Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir Of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (among other things)
Trollope, Anthony The Way We Live Now
Umrigar, Thirty Space Between Us
Vande Velde, Vivian Three Good Deeds juv
Willis, Sarah Some Things That Stay
Wroblewski, David The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle

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2009 Choices, by month

December 2009

 

Author Title
Ackerman, Diane The Zookeepers’s Wife
Beston, Henry The Outermost House
Child, Julia My Life In France
Ebershoff, David The 19th Wife
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
García Márquez, Gabriel Memories Of My Melancholy Whores
Gardam, Jane Old Filth
Greer, Andrew Sean Story Of a Marriage
Halberstam, David October 1964
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Hulme, John The Glitch In Sleep juv
Korman, Gordon Schooled YA
Malamud, Bernard The Magic Barrel
Miller, Sue The Senator’s Wife
Patchett, Ann The Magician’s Assistant
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos Shadow Of the Wind
Zülfü, Livaneli Bliss

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November 2009

 

Author Title
Anderson, Laurie Speak YA
Barreca, Regina It’s Not That I’m Bitter
Bernstein, Paula Identical Strangers
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Cooper, Helene The House at Sugar Beach
Doig, Ivan Whistling Season
Gee, Sophie Scandal of the Season
Gordon, Ernest Through the Valley of the Kwai
Hobbs, Will Go Big or Go Home juv
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed Earth
Le Carré, John The Secret Pilgrim
Marx, Patricia Him, Her, Him Agian, the End of Him
Mercier, Pascal Night Train to Lisbon
O’Neill, Joseph Netherland
Orwell, George Burmese Days
Robinson, Marilynne Home
Updike, John Terrorist
Winthrop, Elizabeth Counting On Grace juv

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October 2009

 

Author Title
Bernstein, Paula Identical Strangers: A Memoir Of Twins Separated and Reunited
Brontë, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Brooks, Geraldine March
Crosley, Sloane I Was Told There’s Be Cake
Edwards, Selden The Little Book
Fadiman, Anne The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Hardy, Thomas The Return Of the Native
Hazzard, Shirley Transit Of Venus
Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
Horn, Dara The World to Come
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
King, Stephen Different Seasons
Kushner, Rachel Telex From Cuba
Martin, Ann A Dog’s Life: the Autobiography Of a Stray juv
Mistry, Rohinton Such a Long Journey
Moore, Lorrie Who Will Run the Frog Hospital
Olsson, Linda Astrid and Veronika
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Vida, Vendela Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
Watson, Larry Montana 1948

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September 2009

 

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Half Of a Yellow Sun
Balakian, Peter Black Dog Of Fate
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Ghosh, Amitav Sea Of Poppies
Goldman, William Princess Bride (30th Edition)
Hammett, Dashiell The Thin Man
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Kingsolver, Barbara The Prodigal Summer
Knapp, Caroline Drinking: A Love Story
Murakami, Haruki Kafka On the Shore
Shorto, Russell Island In the Center Of the World
Simpson, Mona Anywhere But Here
Smith, Ali Hotel World
Stewart, Trenton Lee Mysterious Benedict Society juv
Zusak, Marcus The Book Thief

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August 2009

 

Author Title
Blum, Jenna Those Who Save Us
Bohjalian, Chris The Double Bind
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
Child, Julia My Life in France
Collins, James Beginner’s Greek
Lodge, David Deaf Sentence
Mailer, Norman The Naked and the Dead
Matalon Lagnado, Lucette The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit
Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar
Satrapi, Marjane Persépolis

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July 2009

 

Author Title
Chabon, Michael The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
Levitt, Steven and Dunbar, Stephen Freakonomics
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
O’Faolin, Nuala My Dream of You
Shors, John Beneath a Marble Sky
Shriver, Lionel The Post-Birthday World
Waxman, Sharon Loot
Yates, Richard Revolutionary Road

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June 2009

 

Author Title
Camus, Albert The Plague
Davies, Peter Ho The Welsh Girl
Díaz, Junot The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Ebershoff, David The 19th Wife
Enright, Anne The Gathering
Gardam, Jane People of Privilege Hill
Hamid, Mohsin Reluctant Fundamentalist
Jones, Edward The Known World
Korman, Gordon This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonalf Hall! juv
Lockhart, E. Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks juv
McBride, James Song Yet Sung
Mortenson, Greg Three Cups of Tea
Otsuka, Julie When the Emperor Was Devine
Park, Linda Sue Archer’s Quest juv
Pears, Iain The Dream of Scipio
Proulx, Annie The Shipping News
Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Weber, Katherine Triangle
Zusak, Marcus Book Thief

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May 2009

 

Author Title
Amirrezvani, Anita Blood Of Flowers
Bloom, Amy Away
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Díaz, Junot The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Domingue, Ronlyn Mercy Of Thin Air
Gruen, Sara Water For Elephants
Hicks, Robert The Widow Of the South
Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed Earth
Lawson, Mary Crow Lake
Mortimer, John Rumpole Of the Bailey
Pamuk, Orhan Istanbul
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Riding Freedom juv
Shriver, Lionel The Post-Birthday World
Steinbeck, John The Pearl
Stendhal The Red and The Black (Moncrieff Translation)
Stoppard, Tom Arcadia
Thornton, Lawrence Imagining Argentina
Wroblewski, David Story Of Edgar Sawtelle

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April 2009

 

Author Title
Alvarez, Julia In the Time Of the Butterflies
Bennett, Alan Uncommon Reader
Blum, Jenna Those Who Save Us
Brooks, Geraldine People Of the Book
Bryson, Bill A Walk In the Woods
Caldwell, Bo The Distant Land of My Father
Childress, Mark Crazy in Alabama
Ciment, Jill Tattoo Artist
Doctorow, E.L. Ragtime
Egan, Jennifer Keep
Furst, Alan The Spies of Warsaw
Gladwell, Malcolm Blink
Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
Korman, Gordon Swindle juv
Lee, Min Jin Free Food For Millionaires
Lowry, Lois The Giver juv
McBride, James The Color Of Water
McBride, James Song Yet Sung
Munro, Alice Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Oates, Joyce Carol We Were the Mulvaneys
O’Farrell, Maggie After You’d Gone
Smiley, Jane A Thousand Acres
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Spinelli, Jerry Wringer juv
Steinbeck, John Grapes of Wrath
Updike, John Rabbit Run
Wallner, Michael April In Paris
Walls, Jeanette Glass Castle

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March 2009

 

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Purple Hibiscus
Amirrezvani, Anita Blood Of Flowers
Balzac, Honoré de Eugénie Grandet
Clements, Andrew No Talking juv
Curtis, Christopher Elijah Of Buxton juv
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Doerr, Harriet Stones for Ibarra
Edwards, Kim Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Franks, Lucinda My Father’s Secret War
Kamp, David United States of Arugula
Kuhlman, Evan Last Invisible Box juv
Kundera, Milan Unbearable Lightness Of Being
Larson, Eric Devil In the White City
Lord, Cynthia Rules juv
Maugham, W. Somerset The Moon and Sixpence
McCullough, David John Adams
Schmidt, Gary Wednesday Wars juv
Shalev, Meir A Pigeon and a Boy
Silber, Joan The Size Of the World
Stegner, Wallace Angle Of Repose
Wiggins, Marianne Evidence Of Things Unseen
Wodicka, Tod All Shall Be Well, All Shall Be Well…

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February 2009

 

Author Title
Amado, Jorge Tent Of Miracles
Boyle, T. Coraghessan Tortilla Curtain
Brooks, Geraldine March
Fitzgerald, F. Scott This Side Of Paradise
Gaines, Ernest A Lesson Before Dying
Giff, Patricia Eleven juv
Gordimer, Nadine July’s People
Howells, William Dean Rise of Silas Lapham
Kushner, Rachel Telex From Cuba
Landvik, Lorna Angry Housewives Eating Bons Bons
Lavigne, Michael Not Me
Mason, Daniel Piano Tuner
Mirvis, Tova The Outside World
Moriarity, Laura The Center Of Everything
Patchett, Ann Run
Petterson, Per To Sibera
Powers, Richard Echo Maker
Prize Stories : The O. Henry Awards 1999
Sofer, Dalia The Septembers Of Shiraz
Vargas Llosa, Mario The War Of the End Of the World
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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January 2009

 

Author Title
Balzac, Honoré de Old Goriot
Dash, Mike Tulipomania
Duffy, Peter The Bielski Brothers
Gilchrist, Ellen Sarah Conley
Hegi, Ursula The Worst Thing I’ve Done
Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Vegetable Miracle
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter Of Maladies
Marciano, Francesca Rules Of the Wild
Marton, Kati The Great Escape
Moehringer, J.R. Tender Bar
Olsson, Linda Astrid and Veronika
Parkhurst, Carolyn Dogs Of Babel
Penney, Stef The Tenderness Of Wolves
Seierstad, Åsne Bookseller Of Kabul
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Tsukiyama, Gail The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
Umrigar, Thrity Space Between Us
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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2008 Choices, by month

December 2008

 

Author Title
Ackerman, Diane Zookeeper’s Wife
Amirrezvani, Anita The Blood of Flowers
Ashworth, John Overhead the Sun
Benioff, David City of Thieves
Brookner, Anita Leaving Home
Butler, Octavia Kindred
Crossley-Holland, Kevin Crossing to Paradise YA
Doctorow, E.L. Ragtime
Englander, Nathan Ministry of Special Cases
Enright, Anne The Gathering
Garcia-Marquez, Gabriel The General in His Labyrinth
Gregory, Phillipa Constant Princess
Gutman, Dan Homework Machine juv
Haigh, Jennifer The Condition
Henkes, Kevin Bird Lake Moon juv
Marton, Kati The Great Escape
McEwan, Ian On Chesil Beach
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Setterfield, Kim The Thirteenth Tale
Shreve, Anita A Wedding in December
Strauss, Darin Chang & Eng
Toole, John Kennedy A Confederacy of Dunces
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle
Zola, Émile Germinal

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November 2008

 

Author Title
Banks, Russell Sweet Here After
Binchy, Maeve Nights of Rain and Stars
Brokaw, Tom Boom
Cleary, Beverly The Mouse and the Motorcycle juv
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bucking The Sarge
Eggers, Dave What is What
Foer, Jonathan Estremely Loud &Incredibly Close
Grimbert, Philippe Memory
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Lavigne, Michael Not Me
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
Messud, Claire The Emperor’s Children
Roth, Philip American Pastoral
Shriver, Lionel The Post-Birthday World
Tyler, Anne Digging to America

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October 2008

 

Author Title
Bauer, Joan Peeled juv
Bloom, Amy Away
Brookner, Anita Hotel du Lac
Coomer, Joe Pocketful of Names
Díaz, Junot Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Fulton, Alice The Nightingales of Troy
Gaines, Ernest A Lesson Before Dying
Goodman, Allegra Intuition
Hall, Meredith Without a Map
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan Infidel
Kidd, Sue Monk The Mermaid Chair
Kidder, Tracy Mountains Beyond Mountains
Lively, Penelope Moon Tiger
Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji
Umrigar, Thrity The Space Between Us
Waugh, Evelyn Brideshead Revisited

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September 2008

 

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Half of a Yellow Sun
Banks, Melissa The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Collins, Wilkie Woman in White
Deasi, Kiran Inheritance of Loss
Díaz, Junot Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
Erie, Carlos Waiting For Snow in Havanna
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
Frey, James Brigth Shiny Morning
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Oz, Amos To Know a Woman
Pastan, Rachel Lady of the Snakes
Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Shriver, Lionel Post-Birthday World
Truong, Monique Book of Salt
Wodehouse, P.G. Carry On, Jeeves
Zusak, Martus The Book Thief

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August 2008

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Half of a Yellow Sun
Doig, Ivan Whistling Season
Epstein, Joseph Fabulous Small Jews
Fforde, Jasper The Eyre Affair
Graboys, Thomas Life in the Balance
Livesey, Margot Missing World
Lurie, Alison Foreign Affairs
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Rubinstein, Julian Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
Vapnyar, Lara There Are Jews in My House

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July 2008

Author Title
Eggers, Dave What is What
Ferris, Joshua Then We Came to the End
Gruen, Sara Water For Elephants
Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner of Heaven
Larsen, Eric The Devil in the White City
Livesey, Margot Eva Moves the Furniture
MacFarland, Dennis Letter From Point Clear
Mason, Daniel Piano Tuner
Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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June 2008

Author Title
Anouilh, Jean Antigone
Banville, John The Sea
Calvino, Italo If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Dean, Debra The Madonnas of Leningrad
Gleeson, Janet The Thief Taker
Grisham, John The Innocent Man
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants
Horan, Nancy Loving Frank
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Matar, Hisham In the Country of Men
Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World
Mehta, Gita A River Sutra
Mitford, Nancy The Pursuit of Love
Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar
Mortensen, Greg Three Cups of Tea
Nafisi, Azar Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Francaise
Petterson, Per Out Stealing Horses
Roth, Philip Everyman
Schwartz, John Burnham The Commoner
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Vida, Vendela Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
Zimmerman, Jean The Women of the House

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May 2008

Author Title
Amirrezvani, Anita The Blood of Flowers
Dean, Debra The Madonnas of Leningrad
Ferber, Edna So Big
Gavalda, Anna Hunting and Gathering
Gordimer, Nadine The Pickup
Gruen, Sara Water For Elephants
Jin, Ha Waiting
Jones, Edward The Known World
Larsen, Eric The Devil in the White City
Lavigne, Michael Not Me
Lessing, Doric The Fifth Child
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
Orwell, George 1984
Powell, Anthony A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement
Robinson, Marilyn Gilead
Roth, Philip The Human Stain
Russell, Mary Doria A Thread of Grace
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Sofer, Dalia The Septembers of Shiraz
Vaite, Célestine Hitiura Frangipani
Wildgen, Michelle You’re Not You

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April 2008

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Half of a Yellow Sun
Aswany, Alaa Al Yacoubian Building
Belli, Gioconda The Country Under My Skin
Berendt, John The City of Falling Angels
Byatt, A. S. Angels and Insects
Díaz, Junot The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations
Dreiser, Theodore Sister Carrie
Follett, Ken The Pillars of the Earth
Gladwell, Malcolm Tipping Point
Glass, Julia The Whole World Over
Goodwin, Rebecca Keeper of the House
Hosseini, Kaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
Kertzer, David The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Kingsolver, Barbara Prodigal Summer
Lessing, Doris Fifth Child
Oz, Amos A Tale of Love and Darkness
Pollen, Michael The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Powers, Richard Echo Maker
Saramago, Jose Blindness
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Shreve, Anita Body Surfing
Walls, Jeanette The Glass Castle
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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March 2008

Author Title
Amirrezvani, Anita Blood of Flowers
Black, Benjamin Christine Falls
Boyle, T.C. Tortilla Curtain
Collins, Wilkie The Moonstone
Gardham, Jane Old Filth
Gruen, Sara Water For Elephants
Hicks, Robert Widow of the South
Jin, Ha A Free Life
Leitner, Isabella Fragements of Isabella
McEwan,Ian Atonement
Mortenson, Greg Three Cups of Tea
Némirovsky, Irène Suite Française
Obama, Barack The Audacity of Hope
Roth, Joseph Radetzky March
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Smiley, Jane Horse Heaven
Stewart, Chris Driving Over Lemons
Toole, John Kennedy Confederacy of Dunces
Updike, John Terrorist
Vickers, Salley Miss Garnet’s Angel
Voltaire Candide

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February 2008

Author Title
Adichie, Chimamanda Nqozi Purple Hibiscus
Allende, Isabel Inés of My Soul
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
Conroy, Frank Body and Soul
Dean, Debra The Madonnas of Leningrad
Desai, Kiran Inheritance of Loss
Díaz, Junot Drown
Eliot, T.S. Murder in the Cathedral
Faulkner, William Light in August
Hamid, Mohsin The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Hazzard, Shirley The Great Fire
Lovell, Mary S. Sisters: the Saga of the Mitford Family
McDermott, Alice After This
Millard, Candice River of Doubt
Obama, Barack The Audacity of Hope
Robison, John Elder Look Me in the Eye
Satrapi, Marjane Persepolis
Shafak, Elif The Bastard of Istanbul
Shreve, Anita A Wedding in December
Stegner, Wallace Angle of Repose
Tolstoy, Leo The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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January 2008

Author Title
Cather, Willa Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Eggers, Dave What is the What
Ellison, Ralph Juneteenth
Grisham, John The Innocent Man
Gross, Gwendolen The Other Mother
Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner of Heaven
Mailer, Norman Tough Guys Don’t Dance
Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Française
Peace, David Tokyo Year Zero
Pessl, Marisha Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Soueif, Ahdaf The Map of Love
Strout, Elizabeth Abide With Me
Tóibin, Colm The Master
Tyler, Anne Amateur Marriage

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2007 Choices, by month

December, 2007

Author Title
Allende, Isabel Ines of my soul
Alverez, Julia Saving the World
Brennert, Alan Molokai
Brookner, Anaita The Rules of Engagement
Brown, Tina Diana Chronicles
Carey, Peter Oscar and Lucinda
Cather, Willa Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Dean, Debra Madonnas of Leningrad
Dumas, Alexander The Count of Monte Cristo
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Love in the Time of Cholera
Jones, Edward Known World
Lash, Joseph Eleanor: The Years Alone
McEwan, Ian On Chesil Beach
Moehringer, J. R. The Tender Bar
Nattel, Lilian The Singing Fire
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Française
O’Brien, Edna The Light of Evening
Shriver, Lionel We Need To Talk About Kevin
Stewart, Rory The Places in Between
Teresa, Mother Come Be My Light
Urban, Linda Crooked Kind of Perfect
Xinran Sky Burial

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November 2007

Author Title
Albom, Mitch The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Courtenay, Bryce Power of One
DeLillo, Don Libra
Didion, Joan Where I Was From
Englander, Nathan Ministry of Special Cases
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Hanauer, Cathi (ed.) The Bitch in the House
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes were Watching God
King, Florence Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Kingslover, Barbara Animal Dreams
Lessing, Doris Love Again
Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World
Murakami, Haruki After the Quake: Stories
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Française
Penny, Stef Tenderness of Wolves
Shriver, Lionel Post-Birthday World
Stegner, Wallace The Spectator Bird
Steinbeck, John The Winter of Our Discontent
Trevor, William The Story of Lucy Gault

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October 2007

Author Title
Alderman, Naomi Disobedience
Amis, Kingsley Lucky Jim
Austen, Jane Northanger Abbey
Boyle, T. Coraghessan Tortilla Curtain
Brennert, Alan Moloka’i
Brooks, Geraldine March
Dean, Debra The Madonnas of Leningrad
Donohue, Keith The Stolen Child
Haigh, Jennifer Mrs. Kimble
Hijuelos, Oscar The Mambo King Plays Songs of Love
Kennedy, William Legs
Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar
Murakami, Haruki After the Quake: Stories
Rybczynski, Witold A Clearing in the Distance
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon Disturbances in the Field
Shteyngart, Gary Absurdistan
Tsukiyama, Gail Samurai’s Garden
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse Five

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September 2007

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine March
George, Elizabeth For the Sake of Elena
Gordon, Mary Pearl
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
Lamb, Wally Couldn’t Keep It To Myself
McGovern, Cammie Eye Contact
Messud, Claire The Emperor’s Children
Messud, Claire The Last Life
Moehringer, J.R. Tender Bar
Niffenegger, Audrey Time Traveler’s Wife
Smith, Zadie On Beauty
Stegner, Wallace Angle of Repose
Yates, Richard Revolutionary Road

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August 2007

Author Title
Desai, Kiran The Inheritance of Loss
O’Brian, Patrick Master and Commander
Pamuk, Orhan Snow
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Tyler, Anne Digging to America

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July 2007

Author Title
Auster, Paul Brooklyn Follies
Bulgakov, Mikhail The Master and Margarita
Hijuelos, Oscar The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Miyamoto, Teru Autumn Brocade=Kinshue
Reichl, Ruth Garlic and Sapphires
Roth, Philip The Plot Against America
Sedaris, David Me Talk Pretty One Day
Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle
Wilson, Robert A Small Death in Lisbon
Wolff, Tobias Old School

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June 2007

Author Title
Babel, Isaac Complete Works of Isaac Babel
Butler, Robert Olen They Whisper
Davis, Jill A. Ask Again Later
Gaiman, Neil American Gods
Gien, Pamela The Syringa Tree
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City
McCall Smith, Alexander The Sunday Philosophy Club
McCarthy, Cormac All the Pretty Horses
Munro, Alice Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Murphy, Louise The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
Pamuk, Orhan My Name is Red
Pamuk, Orhan Snow
Schine, Cathleen She is Me
Steinbeck, John The Winter of Our Discontent

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May 2007

Author Title
Adams, Richard Watership Down
Albright, Madeleine The Mighty and the Almighty
Clark, Robert Mr. White’s Confession
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee Siser of My Heart
Dunant, Sarah The Birth of Venus
Frayn, Michael Copenhagen
Kundera, Milant The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Obama, Barack Dreams of My Father
Saramago, José All the Names
Saramago, José Blindness
Stegner, Wallace The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle

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April 2007

Author Title
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Auster, Paul The Book of Illusions
Brooks, Geraldine March
Buck, Pearl The Good Earth
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
DuMaurier, Daphne Rebecca
Edwards, Kim The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Goodman, Allegra Kaaterskill Falls
Hardy, Thomas The Return of the Native
Khadra, Yasmina The Swallows of Kabul
Mayle, Peter A Good Year
McBride, James The Color of Water
McPhee, John Basin and Range
Irène Nemirovsky Suite Française
Ozick, Cynthia Heir to the Glimmering World
Robinson, Marilynne Gilead
Tremain, Rose Music and Silence
Trevor, William The Story of Lucy Gault
Whitaker, Robert The Mapmaker’s Wife

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March 2007

Author Title
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women
Auster, Paul The Brooklyn Follies
Banville, John The Sea
Boyd, William The Blue Afternoon
Brooks, Geraldine March
Buck, Pearl The Good Earth
Canin, Ethan Carry Me Across the Water
Conway, Jill K. The Road From Coorain
DeBerières, Louis Birds Without Wings
Desai, Anita Clear Light of Day
Desai, Anita Journey to Ithaca
Goldreich, Gloria Walking Home
Gray, Francine du Plessix Them
Harr, Jonathan The Lost Painting
Harrison, Kathryn The Kiss
Jin, Ha Crazed
Jong, Erica Fear of Flying
Maugham, W. Somerset Of Human Bondage
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar
Parker, Robert B. Cold Service
Roth, Philip The Human Stain
Zindel, Paul The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man–in–the–moon Marigolds

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February 2007

Author Title
Austen, Jane Northanger Abbey
Barnes, Julian A History of the World in 10½ Chapters
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Fessler, Ann The Girls Who Went Away
Frazier, Ian On the Rez
Fuentes, Carlos The Old Gringo
Gordon, Mary Final Payments
Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Idliby, Ranya The Faith Club
Jones, Edward P. The Known World
Lawson, Mary Crow Lake
Mann, Thomas Death in Venice
Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World
McCullough, David G. 1776
Pamuk, Orhan The New Life
Robinson, Marilynne Housekeeping
Toibin, Colm The Master
Truong, Monique T.D. The Book of Salt
Updike, John Rabbit, Run
Waldman, Ayelet Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

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January 2007

Author Title
Allende, Isabel The Infinite Plan
Allende, Isabel Portrait In Sepia
Boyle, T. Coraghessan World’s End
Danticat, Edwidge Breath, Eyes, Memory
Doig, Ivan Dancing at the Rascal Fair
Dunmore, Helen The Siege
Elderkin, Susan Sunset over Chocolate Mountains
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Forster, E. M. A Passage to India
Fuller, Alexandra Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Greene, Graham The Tenth Man
Hamilton, Jane When Madeline was Young
Harrison, Kathryn The Kiss
Harrison, Kathryn The Seal Wife
Levy, Andrea Small Island
Niemi, Mikael Popular Music From Vittula
Pamuk, Orhan Istanbul
Philbrick, Nathaniel Mayflower
Shriver, Lionel We Need to Talk About Kevin
Silber, Joan Lucky Us

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2006 Choices, by month

December

Author Title
Buchan, John The Thirty–nine Steps
Clark, Mary Higgins Kitchen Privileges
Dunant, Sarah Mapping the Edge
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Fraser, Antonia The Warrior Queens
Gordimer, Nadine The Pickup
Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Learner, Tobsha The Witch of Cologne
Lelyveld, Joseph Omaha Blues
Mahfuz, Najib The Beginning and the End
Mason, Daniel The Piano Tuner
Pouncey, Peter R. Rules For Old Men Waiting
Robinson, Marilynne Housekeeping
Saramago, Jose Blindness
Sparks, Muriel The Finishing School
Stewart, Leah The Myth of You & Me
Tóibín, Colm The Blackwater Lightship

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November 2006

Author Title
Doctorow, E.L. The March
Ilibagiza, Immaculée Left to Tell
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Jin, Ha The Crazed
Jones, Edward P. The Known World
Kerr, Philip A German Requiem
Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
Lewis, Sinclair Babbitt
Obama, Barack Dreams From My Father
Paley, Grace Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
Perlman, Elliot Seven Types of Ambiguity
Picoult, Jodi My Sister’s Keeper
Salinger, J.D. Franny and Zooey
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Tyler, Anne Digging to America
Wallach, Janet Seraglio
Wallance, Gregory Two Men Before the Storm

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October 2006

Author Title
Banville, John The Sea
Barnes, Julian Arthur & George
Buchan, John The Thirty–nine Steps
Chang, Jung Wild Swans
Cross, Donna Woolfolk Pope Joan
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Dearborn, Mary V. Mistress of Modernism
Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Gregory, Philippa The Constant Princess
Kingsolver, Barbara Prodigal Summer
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Lethem, Jonathan Motherless Brooklyn
Mahfuz, Naguib Palace Walk
Mann, Thomas The Magic Mountain
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Munro, Alice Runaway: Stories
Roth, Philip American Pastoral
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Tsukiyama, Gail Women of the Silk
Vanderbes, Jennifer Easter Island
Wills, Garry What Jesus Meant

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September 2006

Author Title
Barnes, Julian Arthur & George
De Bernieres, Louis Corelli’s Mandolin
Gordimer, Nadine Get a Life
Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl
Lavigne, Michael Not Me
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Monette, Paul Borrowed Time: an AIDS Memoir
Morrison, Toni Beloved
O’Connor, Flannery Everything That Rises Must Converge
Ozick, Cynthia Heir to the Glimmering World
Pamuk, Orhan My Name is Red
Schlink, Bernhard The Reader
Shteyngart, Gary The Russian Debutante’s Handbook
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Stafford, Jean Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
Winik, Jay April 1865

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August 2006

Author Title
Chandler, Raymond The Long Goodbye
Conlon, Edward Blue Blood
Gladwell, Malcolm Blink
Japrisot, Sébastien A Very Long Engagement
Trevor, William Felicia’s Journey
Weiner, Jennifer Goodnight Nobody

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July 2006

Author Title
Brookner, Anita The Bay of Angels
Burroughs, Augusten Dry
Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Sholokhov, Mikhail And Quiet Flows the Don

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June 2006

Author Title
Austen, Jane Persuasion
Cather, Willa My Ántonia
Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man
Erdrich, Louise The Painted Drum
Gill, Anton Art Lover
Halter, Marek Sarah
Heller, Zoe What Was She Thinking?
Hornby, Nick A Long Way Down
Jones, Edward The Known World
Kidder, Tracy Home Town
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Obejas, Achy Days of Awe
Reichl, Ruth Garlic and Sapphires
Roth, Philip The Plot Against America
Shriver, Lionel We Need to Talk About Kevin
Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle
Austen, Jane Persuasion
Wood, Monica Any Bitter Thing

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May 2006

Author Title
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women
Alvarez, Julia In the Time of Butterflies
Atkinson, Kate Case Histories
Bellow, Saul Seize the Day
Cather, Willa My Ántonia
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
García Márquez, Gabriel Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Guterson, David Our Lady of the Forest
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Kluger, Jeffrey Splendid Solution
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Ligocka, Roma Girl in the Red Coat
Lipsyte, Sam Home Land
McCullough, David G. 1776
McEwan, Ian Saturday
Mitchell, Margaret Gone with the Wind
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos Shadow of the Wind
Smith, Zadie On Beauty
Stegner, Wallace Crossing to Safety
Wilson, Jonathan A Palestine Affair

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April 2006

Author Title
Addonizio, Kim Little Beauties
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
Bezmozgis, David Natasha and Other Stories
Capote, Truman Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Capote, Truman In Cold Blood
Finney, Jack Time and Again
García Márquez, Gabriel One Hundred Years of Solitude
Isaacson, Walter Benjamin Franklin
Jen, Gish The Love Wife
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Mahfouz, Nguib Wedding Song
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Morrison, Toni Beloved
Oz, Amos A Tale of Love and Darkness
Perrotta, Tom Little Children
Robinson, Marilynne Housekeeping
Roth, Joseph The Tale of the 1002nd Night
Russo, Richard Straight Man
Samuel, Wolfgang German Boy
Wallach, Janet Desert Queen

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March 2006

Author Title
Ali, Monica Brick Lane
Allende, Isabel Daughter of Fortune
Borges, Jorge Luis Ficciones
Didion, Joan Play It As It Lays
Doctorow, E.L. The March
Dunant, Sarah Mapping the Edge
Garcia, Cristina Dreaming in Cuban
Hamill, Pete Downtown, My Manhattan
Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
Lee, Chang Rae Aloft
Mahfuz, Najib Palace Walk
Mahfuz, Najib Wedding Song
Maine, David Fallen
Meloy, Maile Liars and Saints
Morgan, Edmund Sears Benjamin Franklin
Munro, Alice Runaway: Stories
Murakami, Haruki A Wild Sheep Chase
Nabokov, Vladimir Pale Fire
Oates, Joyce Carol Missing Mom
Oz, Amos A Tale of Love and Darkness
Reichl, Ruth Garlic and Sapphires
Robinson, Marilynne Gilead
Sasson, Jean P. Princess
Seierstad, Asne The Bookseller of Kabul
Sittenfeld, Curtis Prep
Vargas Llosa, Mario Death in the Andes
Woolf, Virginia Mrs. Dalloway

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February 2006

Author Title
Aciman, Andre Out of Egypt
Bohjalian, Christopher A. Before You Know Kindness
Cahill, Thomas Pope John XXIII
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything Is Illuminated
GAines, Ernest J. A Gathering of Old Men
Hornby, Nick A Long Way Down
Krauss, Nicole The History of Love
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Naslund, Sena Jeter Four Spirits
Ozick, Cynthia Heir to the Glimmering World
Pynchon, Thomas The Crying of Lot 49
Samuel, Wolfgang W.E. German Boy
Sittenfeld, Curtis Prep
Suberman, Stella When It Was Our War
Twain, Mark Life on the Mississippi
Winn, Marie Red–Tails in Love

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January 2006

Author Title
Atwood, Margaret Alias Grace
Bellow, Saul Henderson the Rain King
Chang, Jung Wild Swans
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor The Idiot
Feiler, Bruce Walking the Bible
Greene, Graham The Captain and the Enemy
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Kafka, Franz The Trial
Lee, Chang–Rae Aloft
Lively, Penelope The Photograph
Mistry, Rohinton Family Matters
Robinson, Marilynn Gilead
Rosen, Jonathan Joy Comes in the Morning
Seierstad, Asne The Bookseller of Kabul
Shriver, Lionel We Need To Talk About Kevin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Tuck, Lily The News From Paraguay

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2005 Choices, by month

December, 2005

Author Title
Albright, Madeleine Madam Secretary
Cleage, Pearl What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee Queen of Bees
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
Forster, E.M. Howards End
Gilman, Susan Jane Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Gur, Batya Bethlehem Road Murder
Holthe, Tess Uriza When the Elephants Dance
Jones, Edward The Known World
Lethem, Jonathan Motherless Brooklyn
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar
Robinson, Marilynne Housekeeping
Rosner, Bernat An Uncommon Friendship
Roth, Philip The Plot Against America
Shirer, William 20th Century Journey: v. 2 The Nightmare Years
Steinbeck, John East of Eden
Wolitzer, Meg The Wife

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November 2005

Author Title
Austen, Jane Persuasion
Diamant, Anita Good Harbor
Fast, Howard The Immigrants
Garcia, Cristina Dreaming in Cuban
Greer, Andrew Sean The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Kingsolver, Barbara Small Wonder
Lansky, Aaron Outwitting History
Maugham, W. Somerset The Razor’s Edge
Mukherjee, Bharati Desirable Daughters
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler’s Wife
Ondaatje, Michael Anil’s Ghost
Oz, Amos A Tale of Love and Darkness
Shaara, Michael The Killer Angels
Shorto, Russell The Island at the Center of the World
Shreve, Anita The Weight of Water
Tuck, Lily The News from Paraguay
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich Fathers and Sons
Warren, Robert Penn All the King’s Men

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October 2005

Author Title
Beck, Martha Expecting Adam
Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
Brooks, Geraldine March
Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
Cather, Willa My Antonia
Dunant, Sarah Mapping the Edge
Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man
Finney, Jack Time and Again
Goldberg, Myla Bee Season
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
Kincaid, Jamaica The Autobiography of My Mother
Larson, Erik Devil in the White City
Levy, Andrea Small Island
Mathews, Jay Class Struggle
O’Faolain, Nuala Are You Somebody
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Robinson, Marilynne Gilead
Roth, Philip The Plot Against America

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September 2005

Author Title
Chabon, Michael The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Conrad, Joseph The Secret Agent
Dickens, Charles Bleak House
Enger, Leif Peace Like a River
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud & Extremely Close
Fowler, Karen Joy The Jane Austen Book Club
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gildiner, Catherine Too Close to the Falls
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
Leahy, Syrell Rogovin Family Ties
Lethem, Jonathan The Fortress of Solitude
Munro, Alice Runaway: Stories
Noble, Elizabeth The Reading Group
Oates, Joyce Carol Blonde
Oz, Amos A Tale of Love and Darkness
Rhys, Jean Wide Sargasso Sea
Roth, Philip The Plot Against America
Saint–Exupery, Antoine de Wind, Sand and Stars
Wolfe, Tom I am Charlotte Simmons

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August 2005

Author Title
Dunant, Sarah The Birth of Venus
Hughes, Langston The Best of Simple
Jones, Edward P. The Known World
Kinzer, Stephen All the Shah’s Men
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Orlean, Susan The Orchid Thief
Simenon, Georges Maigret and the Yellow Dog

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July 2005

Author Title
Bellow, Saul Him With His Foot In His Mouth
Bezmozgis, David Natasha and Other Stories
Blum, Jenna Those Who Save Us
Danticat, Edwidge The Dew Breaker
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–time
Leonard, Elmore Swag
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos The Shadow of the Wind
Spencer, Scott A Ship Made of Paper

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June 2005

Author Title
Ali, Monica Brick Lane
Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
Burgess, Anthony Cyrano de Bergerac
Coetzee, J. M. Age of Iron
Dyja, Thomas Awake
Esquivel, Laura Like Water for Chocolate
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Heller, Zoe What Was She Thinking?
Ishiguro, Kazuo The Remains of the Day
Lee, Chang-rae Aloft
Obama, Barack Dreams From My Father
Picoult, Jodi My Sister’s Keeper
Renault, Mary The Persian Boy
Ruff, Matt Set this House in Order
Chine, Cathleen She Is Me
Sebold, Alice The Lovely Bones
Wolff, Tobias Old School
Yohoshua, Abraham B. A Journey to the End of the Millennium

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May 2005

Author Title
Ali, Monica Brick Lane
Armstrong, Karen The Spiral Staircase
Buchan, Elizabeth Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman
Chesterton, G.K. The Man who was Thursday
Danticat, Edwidge The Dew Breaker
Enger, Leif Peace Like a River
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything is Illuminated
Ford, Ford Madox The Good Soldier
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Japrisot, Sebastien A Very Long Engagement
Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Mistry, Rohinton Family Matters
Roth, Philip Goodbye, Columbus
Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre Building the Earth
Toibin, Colm The Master
Welty, Eudora The Optimists Daughter
Wharton, Edith The Custom of the Country

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April 2005

Author Title
Atkinson, Kate Case Histories
Buck, Pearl The Good Earth
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
De Bernières, Louis Corelli’s Mandolin
Dunant, Sarah The Birth of Venus
Fitzgerald, F. Scott Tender is the Night
Fuller, Alexandra Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Gregory, Philippa The Queen’s Fool
Haruf, Keith Plainsong
Hendra, Tony Father Joe
Ishiguro, Kazuo When We Were Orphans
Kalfus, Ken Thirst
Landers, Ann A Life in Letters
Mahfuz, Najib Palace Walk
Nafisi, Azar Reading Lolita in Tehran
Parker, Robert Small Vices
Parker, Robert Pastime
Parker, Robert Early Autumn
Parker, Robert A Catskill Eagle
Roth, Henry Call It Sleep
Russo, Richard Mohawk
Shapiro, Laura Something From the Oven
Shreve, Anita Sea Glass
Tropper, Jonathan The Book of Joe
Tuck, Lily The News from Paraguay
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich The Torrents of Spring
Updike, John Rabbit, Run
Wasserstein, Wendy The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays
Waters, Sarah Tipping the Velvet
Whitaker, Robert The Mapmaker’s Wife

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March 2005

Author Title
Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
Butler, Samuel The Way of All Flesh
Calof, Rachel Rachel Calof’s Story
Cather, Willa Death Come for the Archbishop
Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldier
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Langer, Adam Crossing California
Lawson, Mary Crow Lake
Mahfouz, Najib Palace Walk
Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler’s Wife
Siddons, Anne Rivers Islands
Sontag, Susan In America
Stringer, Lee Sleepaway School
Tyler, Anne The Amateur Marriage
Welty, Eudora The Optimists Daughter
Whitaker, Robert The Mapmaker’s Wife
Yates, Richard Easter Parade

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February 2005

Author Title
Albom, Mitch The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
Brooks, David Bobos in Paradise
Buchan, Elizabeth Revenge of the Middle–aged Woman
Coetzee, J. M. Elizabeth Costello
Delman, Carmit Burnt Bread and Chutney
Dubner, Stephen J. Turbulent Souls
Gornick, Vivian Fierce Attachments
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–time
Jones, Edward P. The Known World
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Liss, David A Conspiracy of Paper
Morgan, Marlo Mutant Message From Down Under
Nguyen, Kien The Unwanted
Otsuka, Julie When the Emperor Was Divine
Patchett, Ann The Patron Saint of Liars
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Frankenstein
Tuck, Lily The News From Paraguay
Wells, H. G. The Invisible Man

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January 2005

Author Title
Allende, Isabel Portrait In Sepia
Brookhiser, Richard Alexander Hamilton, American
Conway, Jill K. The Road From Coorain
De Bernières, Louis Birds Without Wings
Dickens, Charles David Copperfield
Dunant, Sarah The Birth of Venus
Gogol, Nikolai Dead Souls
Harouf, Kent Eventide
Heaney, Seamus, trans. Beowulf
Hillerman, Tony A Thief of Time
Jile, Paulette Enemy Women
Kemelman, Harry Wednesday the Rabbi Slept Late
Larson, Erik Devil in the White City
Lee, Chang–rae Aloft
London, Joan Gilgamesh
Maguire, Gregory Wicked
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Maupin, Armistead The Night Listener
Murdoch, Iris Under the Net
Pye, Michael The Pieces From Berlin
Sasson, Jean P. Princess
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Steinbeck, John The Moon Is Down
Tyler, Anne The Amateur Marriage
Welty, Eudora The Optimist’s Daughter

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2004 Choices, by month

December, 2004

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
Cather, Willa My Antonia
Chandler, Raymond The Big Sleep
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Eire, Carlos M.N. Waiting for Snow in Havana
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–time
Hendra, Tony Father Joe
Hijuelos, Oscar Mr. Ives’ Christmas
Horn, Dara In the Image
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Jenny, Zoe The Pollen Room
Kelley, Douglas The Captain’s Wife
Kowalski, William Eddie’s Bastard
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Melville, Herman Typee

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November 2004

Author Title
Ali, Monica Brick Lane
Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors
Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness
Eire, Carlos M. N. Waiting For Snow In Havana
Greene, Graham The Honorary Consul
Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night-time
Jones, Edward P. The Known World
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Maalouf, Amin The Rock of Tanios
McEwan, Ian Atonement
Otsuka, Julie When the Emperor Was Divine
Parkhurst, Carolyn The Dogs of Babel
Patchett, Ann Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Russo, Richard The Whore’s Child and Other Stories
Salzman, Mark The Laughing Sutra
Smith, Martin Cruz December 6
Tyler, Anne The Amateur Marriage

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October 2004

Author Title
Ali, Monica Brick Lane
Brombert, Victor Trains of Thought
Chevalier, Tracy Falling Angels
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee Sister of My Heart
Epstein, Daniel Mark What Lips My Lips Have Kissed
Eugenides, Jeffrey The Virgin Suicides
Grealy, Lucy Autobiography of a Face
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night-time
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Maugham, W. Somerset Christmas Holiday
McCall Smith, Alexander The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Oates, Joyce Carol Middle Age: a Romance
Roth, Philip The Ghost Writer
Sacks, Oliver An Anthropologist on Mars
Seiffert, Rachel The Dark Room
Siegel, James Derailed
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Steinbach, Alice Without Reservations
Swift, Graham Waterland
Thackeray, William Makepeace Vanity Fair
Vanderbes, Jennifer Easter Island
Wharton, Edith Collected Stories

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September 2004

Author Title
Anson, Robert Sam Best Intentions
Ashton-Warner, Sylvia Spinster
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
Cisneros, Sandra Caramelo
Eire, Carlos Waiting for Snow in Havana
Gornick, Vivian Fierce Attachments
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night-time
Hesse, Hermann Siddhartha
Hillenbrand, Laura Seabiscuit
Kingsolver, Barbara The Bean Trees
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
Mason, Daniel The Piano Tuner
Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler’s Wife
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
Yezierska, Anzia Bread Givers

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August 2004

Author Title
Fitzgerald, F. Scott Novels and Stories, 1920-22
Greene, Graham Our Man in Havana
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Lehane, Dennis Shutter Island
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
Quindlen, Anna Blessings

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July 2004

Author Title
Austen, Jane Mansfield Park
Birmingham, Stephen The Rothman Scandal
Botsford, Gregory A Life of Privilege, Mostly
Burroughs, Augusten Running With Scissors
Coetzee, J.M. Life and Times of Michael K.
Grøndahl, Jens Christian Silence in October
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night-time
Kipling, Rudyard Kim
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Randall, Alice The Wind Done Gone
Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina

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June 2004

Author Title
Atwood, Margaret The Robber Bride
Bellow, Saul Herzog
Chesterton, G.K. St. Francis of Assisi
Chesterton, G.K. St. Thomas Aquinas
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Ehrenreich, Barbara Nickel and Dimed
Grealy, Lucy Autobiography of a Face
Hijuelos, Oscar The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Jin, Ha The Crazed
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Larson, Erik Devil in the White City
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
Naipaul, V.S. A House for Mr. Biswas
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Three Daughters
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
Trillin, Calvin Travels with Alice
Warren, Robert Penn All the King’s Men

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May 2004

Author Title
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Di Robilant, Andrea A Venetian Affair
Eggers, Dave A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Faulks, Sebastian Birdsong
Flagg, Fannie Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
Fuller, Alexandra Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Koul, Sudha Tiger Ladies
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Lebrecht, Norman The Song of Names
Lee, Chang-Rae A Gesture Life
Lurie, Alison Foreign Affairs
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
O’Hara, John Appointment in Samarra
Patchett, Ann The Patron Saint of Liars
Phillips, Arthur Prague
Silva, Daniel The English Assassin
Steinfels, Peter A People Adrift
Wolff, Tobias This Boy’s Life
Yehoshua, Abraham The Liberated Bride

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April 2004

Author Title
Alvarez, Julia In the Name of Salome
Anderson, Walter Meant To Be
Appelfeld, Aharon The Conversion
Bellow, Saul Mr. Sammler’s Planet
Coetzee, J.M. Elizabeth Costello
Delillo, Don The Names
Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss
Eugenides, Jeffrey The Virgin Suicides
Gleeson, Janet The Arcanum
Kipling, Rudyard Kim
Lahiri, Jhumpa The Namesake
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
McCall Smith, Alexander The #1 Ladies Detective Agency
McEwan, Ian Atonement
McGhee, Alison Shadow Baby
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
O’Connor, Flannery Wise Blood
Packer, Ann The Dive from Clausen’s Pier
Salinger, J.D. Franny and Zooey
Volk, Patricia Stuffed
Waters, Mary Yukari The Laws of Evening
Wilder, Thornton Our Town

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March 2004

Author Title
Albright, Madeleine Madam Secretary
Berg, Elizabeth True to Form
Binchy, Maeve Circle of Friends
Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
Greeley, Andrew The Great Mysteries
Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl
Hardy, Thomas Far From the Madding Crowd
Herriot, James The Lord God Made Them All
Hijuelos, Oscar A Simple Habana Melody
Johnson, Charles Middle Passage
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
Lessing, Doris The Golden Notebook
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Nuland, Sherwin Lost in America
O’Faolain, Nuala Are You Somebody
Perrotta, Tom The Wishbones
Picoult, Jodi Plain Truth
Shields, Carol Unless
Wharton, Edith A Mother’s Recompense

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February 2004

Author Title
Armstrong, Lance It’s Not About the Bike
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor The Idiot
Essex, Karen Kleopatra
Fitzgerald, Penelope The Bookshop
Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
Frey, James A Million Little Pieces
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Hegi, Ursula Sacred Time
Jiles, Paulette Enemy Woman
Martin, Steve The Pleasure of my Company
Martin, Steve Shopgirl
McEwan, Ian Amsterdam
Nuland, Sherwin Lost in America
Pears, Iain The Dream of Scipio
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Three Daughters
Pollan, Michael The Botany of Desire
Quindlen, Anna Blessings
Santiago, Esmeralda When I was Puerto Rican
Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz
Wharton, Edith The House of Mirth

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January 2004

Author Title
Barker, Pat Regeneration
Boll, Heinrich Billiards at Half-past Nine
Bryson, Bill I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Chaon, Dan Among the Missing
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Drabble, Margaret The Seven Sisters
Dreiser, Theodore Sister Carrie
Dubus, Andre House of Sand and Fog
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Greene, Graham The Heart of the Matter
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Night-time
Hammill, Pete Snow in August
Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises
Kushner, Lawrence Honey From the Rock
Lurie, Alison Foreign Affairs
Mason, Daniel The Piano Tuner
Mott, Daniel (trans.) The Essential Kabbalah
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Mukherjee, Bharati Desirable Daughters
Nafisi, Azar Reading Lolita in Tehran
Pagels, Elaine The Gnostic Gospels
Tan, Amy The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Walker, Rebecca Black, White & Jewish
Weisgall, Deborah A Joyful Noise

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2003 Choices, by month

December, 2003

Author Title
Bloom, Stephen Postville
Brooks, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire
Bryson, Bill A Walk in the Woods
Carroll, James Toward a New Catholic Church
Chabon, Michael The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Courtenay, Bryce The Power of One
Cross, Donna Woolfolk Pope Joan: a novel
Ford, Ford Madox The Good soldier
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Ishiguro, Kazuo When We Were Orphans
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
Lamott, Anne Blue Shoe
Landvik, Lorna Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
McEwan, Ian Atonement
McEwan, Ian Enduring Love
Nuland, Sherwin Lost in America
O’Carroll, Brendan The Mammy
Orwell, George Homage to Catalonia
Twain, Mark Innocents Abroad

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November 2003

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Cormier, Robert 8 Plus 1: Stories
Cunningham, Michael The Hours
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything is Illuminated
Haslett, Adam You Are Not A Stranger Here
Holme, Timothy Vile Florentines
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Mason, Daniel The Piano Tuner
McEwan, Ian Atonement
Minot, Susan Evening
O’Brien, Flann The Poor Mouth
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Schwarz, Christina Drwoning Ruth
Shteyngart, Gary The Russian Debutante’s Handbook
Suberman, Stella The Jew Store
Trollope, Anthony Barchester Towers
Trollope, Anthony The Warden
Tsukiyama, Gail Dreaming Water
Tsukiyama, Gail Night of Many Dreams
Wharton, Edith House of Mirth

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October 2003

Author Title
Bryson, Bill A Walk in the Woods
Carter, Stephen L. The Emperor of Ocean Park
Crile, George Charlie Wilson’s War
Dillard, Annie The Living
Fuller, Alexandra Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Goodman, Allegra Kaaterskill Falls
Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl
Hustvedt, Siri What I Loved
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Mukherjee, Bharati Desirable Daughters
Murdoch, Iris The Red and the Green
Roth, Philip American Pastoral
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything is Illuminated
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Stegner, Wallace Angle of Repose
Suberman, Stella The Jew Store
Voltaire Candide

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September 2003

Author Title
Bayley, John Elegy for Iris
Blunt, Judy Breaking Clean
Boyle, T. Coraghessan If the River was Whiskey
Chabon, Michael The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace
Dai, Sinjie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Glass, Julia Three Junes
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
Kaplan, Hester The Edge of Marriage
Kawabata, Yasunari Sound of the Mountain
Kertesz, Imre Fateless
Lee, Chang-Rae Native Speaker
Quindlen, Anna Blessings
Stegner, Wallace Angle of Repose
Tsukiyama, Gail The Samurai’s Garden
Walbert, Kate The Gardens of Kyoto

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August 2003

Author Title
Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams
Brookner, Anita Altered States
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockinbird
Shields, Carol Unless

July 2003

Author Title
Harris, Joanne Five Quarters of the Orange
Waters, Mary Yukari The Laws of Evening: Stories

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June 2003

Author Title
Cahill, Thomas The Gifts of the Jews
Cisneros, Sandra Caramelo, or Puro Cuento
Diamant, Anita Good Harbor
Egan, Jennifer Look at Me
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex
Faber, Michael The Crimson Petal and the White
Garcia, Cristina Dreaming in Cuban
Lawson, Mary Crow Lake
Lee, Chang-Rae A Gesture Life
Lewis, Michael The New New Thing
McCall Smith, R.A. The #1 Ladies Detective Agency
McEwan, Ian Atonement
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Patchett, Ann The Magician’s Assistant
Quindlen, Anna Blessings
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Trollope, Anthony An Eye for an Eye
Wharton, Edith The Custom of the Country

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May 2003

Author Title
Anderson, Joan A Year by the Sea
Feiler, Bruce Walking the Bible
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Franklin, Benjamin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Kidd, Sue Monk Secret Life of Bees
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
Maxwell, William So long, See you Tomorrow
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Pears, Iain The Dream of Scipio
Robbins, David Scorched Earth
Sebald, Winfired Georg Austerlitz
Seth, Vikram An Equal Music
Shaara, Michael The Killer Angels
Vreeland, Susan The Passion of Artemisia

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April 2003

Author Title
Chabon, Michael Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Chevalier, Tracy Girl With a Pearl Earring
Enger, Leif Peace Like a River
Hahn-Beer, Edith The Nazi Officer’s Wife
Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
King, Laurie Folly
Kundera, Milan Identity
Lewis, Bernard What Went Wrong
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
McDermott, Alice Charming Billy
McEwan, Ian Atonement
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Oz, Amos The Same Sea
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Schlink, Bernhard The Reader
Winchester, Simon The Map That Changed the World

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March 2003

Author Title
Alhadeff, Gini The Sun At Midday
Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
Borges, Jorge Luis Labyrinths:Selected Stories
Carter, Stephen L. The Emperor of Ocean Park
Chang, Pang Mei Natasha Bound Feet and Western Dress
Dai, Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Davis, Sampson The Pact
Donoghue, Emma Slammerkin
Goldberg, Myla Bee Season
Grealy, Lucy Autobiography of a Face
Hillenbrand, Laura Seabiscuit
James, Henry The Portrait of a Lady
Kafka, Franz The Castle
McCullough, David John Adams
McDermott, Alice Child of My Heart
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
Packer, Ann The Dive From Clausen’s Pier
Roiphe, Ann Lovingkindness
Roth, Philip The Human Stain
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Udall, Brady The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
Williams, Niall Four Letters of Love

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February 2003

Author Title
Brooks, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women
Gogol, Nicholai Dead Souls
Goodman, Allegra Kaaterskill Falls
Gordimer, Nadine Pickup
Gur, Batya Murder Duet
Japrisot, Sebastian A Very Long Engagement
Kennedy, William Roscoe
Lamott, Anne Rosie
McEwan, Ian Atonement
O’Faolain, Nuala My Dreams of You
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Ragen, Naomi The Sacrifice of Tamar
Sackville-West, Victoria All Passion Spent
Tyler, Anne Back When We Were Grownups

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January 2003

Author Title
Auchincloss, Louis The Book Class
Barker, Pat Regeneration
Berger, Joseph Displaced Persons
Brooks, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire
Carter, Stephen The Emperor of Ocean Park
Cunningham, Michael The Hours
Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man
Franzen, Jonathan The Corrections
Friedman, Samuel Jew vs. Jew
Gross, John J. A Double Thread
Herrera, Hayden Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Hogan, Susan Solar Storms
Mailer, Norman Gospel According to the Son
McCullough, David John Adams
McEwan, Ian Innocent
Min, Anchee Red Azalea
O’Brien, Tim In the Lake of the Woods
Packer, Ann The Dive From Clausen’s Pier
Roth, Philip The Human Stain
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Salzman, Mark Lying Awake
Tsukiyama, Gail The Samurai’s Garden
Wiesenthal, Simon The Sunflower

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2002 Choices, by month

December, 2002

Author Title
Ansary, Tamin West of Kabul, East of New York
Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
Beerbahm, Max Zuleika Dobson
Bellow, Saul Collected Stories 2001
Brooks, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire
Dubus, Andre House of Sand and Fog
Ford, Richard Sportswriter
Haruf, Kent Plainsong
Ishiguro, Kazuo When We Were Orphans
Maguire, Gregory Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
McEwan, Ian Atonement
O’Brien, Tim The Things They Carried
O’Faolain, Nuala My Dream of You
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Waugh, Evelyn The Loved One

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November 2002

Author Title
Boyle, T. Coraghessan World’s End
Carr, Caleb The Angel of Darkness
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations
Franzen, Jonathan The Corrections
Goldsmith, Martin The Inextinguishable Symphony
Hellenga, Robert Sixteen Pleasures
Henley, Patricia Hummingbird House
Hull, Jonathan Losing Julia
Patchett, Anne Bel Canto
Rushdie, Salman Shame
Sebald, Alice The Lovely Bones
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Tsukiyama, Gail The Samurai’s Garden

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October 2002

Author Title
Cather, Willa Death Comes For the Archbishop
Chabon, Michael Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Dickens, Charles Martin Chuzzlewit
Graham, Katharine Personal History
Kingsolver, Barbara Small Wonder
Lee, Chang-rae A Gesture Life
McEwan, Ian Atonement
McEwan, Ian Enduring Love
Miller, Sue While I Was Gone
Morton, Brian Starting Out In The Evening
Nattel, Lilian The River Midnight
Nouwen, Henri The Return of the Prodigal Son
O’Toole, John Kennedy A Confederacy of Dunces
Packer, Ann The Dive From Clausen’s Pier
Rich, Frank Ghost Light
Suri, Manil The Death of Vishnu
Tyler, Anne Back When We Were Grownups

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September 2002

Author Title
Aciman, Andre Out of Egypt
Auster, Paul Moon Palace
Calisher, Hortense Sunday Jews
Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
Heilbrun, Carolyn The Last Gift of Time
Mann, Thomas Buddenbrooks
McLaughlin, Emma The Nanny Diaries
Mistry, Rohinton A Fine Balance
O’Faolain, Nuala My Dream of You
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Pritchett, V.S., ed. Oxford Book of Short Stories
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Saramago, Jose Blindness
Schappell, Elissa Use Me
Trollope, Joanna Marrying the Mistress
Undset, Sigrid Kristin Lavransdatter
Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman

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August 2002

Author Title
Frayn, Michael Headlong
Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying
Gaskell, Elizabeth Wives and Daughters
Goldberg, Myla Bee Season
Jewett, Sarah Orne The Country of the Pointed Firs
Marai, Sandor Embers
McEwan , Ian Amsterdam
Philbrick, Nat In The Heart Of The Sea

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July 2002

Author Title
Auster, Paul Moon Palace
Craig, Charmaine The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy
Hegi, Ursula Stones From the River
Kidd, Sue Monk Secret Life of Bees
McEwan, Ian Atonement
Naipaul, V. S. A House for Mr. Biswas
Orner, Pete Esther Stories
Pamuk, Orhan My Name Is Red
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
Picoult, Jodi Pact
Reichl, Ruth Comfort Me With Apples
Trollope, Anthony The Warden

June 2002

Author Title
Bourdain, Anthony Kitchen Confidential
Bryson, Bill A Walk In The Woods
Colette Retreat From Love
Cooley, Martha The Archivist
Crafts, Hannah The Bondwoman’s Narrative
Ford, Richard The Sportswriter
Haien, Jeannette All Of It
Hajdu, David Positively 4th Street
Huston, Nancy The Mark of the Angel
Kingsolver, Barbara Prodigal Summer
Kung, Hans The Catholic Church: A Short History
Maguire, Gregory Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Miller, Sue While I Was Gone
Pollan, Michael The Botany of Desire
Pym, Barbara Some Tame Gazelle
Sebald, Winifred Georg Austerlitz
Sebald, Winifred Georg Emigrants
Shields, Carol Swann
Tyler, Ann Back When We Were Grownups
Updike, John Gertrude and Claudius

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May 2002

Author Title
Suri, Manil The Death of Vishnu
Huddle, David La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl
Baxter, Charles The Feast of Love
Bloom, Stephen G. Postville
Frazen, Jonathan The Corrections
Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Oates, Joyce Carol We Were the Mulvaneys
Naipaul, V.S. A Bend in the River
Ishiguro, Kazuo The Unconsoled
O’Connor, Sandra Day Lazy B
DeBernieres, Louis Corelli’s Mandolin
Twain, Mark The Innocents Abroad
Hays, David Today I Am a Boy
Goldberg, Myra Bee Season
Melville, Herman Billy Budd
Bunting, Josiah All Loves Excelling
Neuhaus, Richard As I Lay Dying
Dubus, Andre House of Sand and Fog
Fox, Paula Desperate Characters
Reichl, Ruth Tender at the Bone

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April 2002

Author Title
Stegner, Wallace Crossing to Safety
Waugh, Evelyn Brideshead Revisited
Welty, Eudora The Optimist’s Daughter
Pushkin, Aleksandr Complete Prose Tales of A. S. Pushkin
Liss, David A Conspiracy of Paper
Roth, Philip The Human Stain
Karr, Mary The Liar’s Club
Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman
DelBanco, Nicholas What Remains
Dubus, Andre House of Sand and Fog
Howells, William Dean The Rise of Silas Lapham
Hershon, Joanna Swimming
Walker, Rebecca Black, White and Jewish
Fuller, Alexander Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs
Zukav, Gary The Seat of the Soul

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