"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Book Club Selections-Megalist

Date

Title

Author

Library kit?








2020-Mar
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Ford, Jamie
Yes
2020-Feb
The Underground Railroad
Whitehead, Colson
Yes
2020-Jan
A Man Called Ove
Backman, Fredrik
Yes
2019-Dec
Hillbilly Elegy
Vance, J.D.
Yes
2019-Nov
Mother Daughter Me
Hafner, Katie
Yes
2019-Oct
Another Roadside Attraction
Robbins, Tom
Yes
2019-Sep
Astoria
Stark, Peter
Yes
2019-Aug
Behold the Dreamers
Mbue, Imbolo
Yes
2019-Jul
Martin Marten
Doyle, Brian
Yes
2019-Jun
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
Zevin, Gabrielle
Yes
2019-May
The Walk
Evans, Richard Paul
Yes
2019-Apr
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Yapa, Sunil
Yes
2019-Mar
Educated: a Memoir
Westover, Tara
No
2019-Feb
Any book by author (Pierce Reads 2019!)
Hannah, Kristin
No
2019-Jan
Beartown
Backman, Fredrik
Yes
2018-Dec
Sacrifice*
Bolton, Sharon
Yes
2018-Nov
Under the Wide and Starry Sky*
Horan, Nancy
Yes
2018-Oct
The Uncommon Reader
Bennett, Alan
Yes
2018-Sep
The Lost City of Z
Grann, David
Yes
2018-Aug
All the Light We Cannot See
Doerr, Anthony
Yes
2018-Jul
Truth Like the Sun
Lynch, Jim
Yes
2018-Jun
Station Eleven
Mandel, Emily St. John
Yes
2018-May
100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out…
Jonasson, Jonas
Yes
2018-Apr
The Little Paris Bookshop
George, Nina
Yes
2018-Mar
Caleb’s Crossing
Brooks, Geraldine
Yes
2018-Feb
Neverwhere
Gaiman, Neil
Yes
2018-Jan
The Girl on the Train
Hawkins, Paula
Yes
2017-Dec
The End of Your Life Book Club
Schwalbe, Will
Yes
2017-Nov
Longbourn
Baker, Jo
Yes
2017-Oct
Five Days at Memorial
Fink. Sheri
Yes
2017-Sep
Life After Life
Atkinson, Kate
Yes
2017-Aug
Dead Wake
Larson, Erik
Yes
2017-Jul
Every Last Cuckoo*
Malloy, Kate
Yes
2017-Jun
Philomena*
Sixsmith, Martin
Yes
2017-May
The Girls from Ames*
Zaslow, Jeffrey
Yes
2017-Apr
Grunt (Pierce County Reads book)
Roach, Mary
No
2017-Mar
Narrow Road to the Deep North
Flanagan, Richard
Yes
2017-Feb
My Life in France
Childs, Julia
Yes
2017-Jan
The Life We Bury
Eskens, Allen
Yes
2016-Dec
Songs of Willow Frost
Ford, Jamie
Yes
2016-Nov
In the Shadow of the Banyan
Rattner, Vaddey
Yes
2016-Oct
And the Mountains Echoed
Hosseini, Kaled
Yes
2016-Sep
Arcadia*
Groff, Lauren
Yes
2016-Aug
Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bryson, Bill
Yes
2016-Jul
And Then There Were None
Christie, Agatha
Yes
2016-Jun
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Boo, Katherine
Yes
2016-May
Round House
Erdich, Louise
Yes
2016-Apr
Several books by author (Pierce Reads!)
Alexie, Sherman
No
2016-Mar
Quiet: The Power of Introverts
Cain, Susan
Yes
2016-Feb
The Martian
Weir, Andy
Yes
2016-Jan
Housekeeping
Robinson, Marilynne
Yes
2015-Dec
People of the Book
Brooks, Geraldine
Yes
2015-Nov
The Invention of Wings
Kidd, Sue Monk
Yes
2015-Oct
A History of the World in Six Glasses
Standage, Tom
No
2015-Sep
To the Field of Stars
Codd, Kevin
No
2015-Aug
Go Set a Watchman
Lee, Harper
No
2015-Jul
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Moggach, Deborah
Yes
2015-Jun
The Light Between Oceans
Steadman, M.L.
Yes
2015-May
Emily, Alone
O'Nan, Stewart
Yes
2015-Apr
The Boys in the Boat
Brown, Daniel James
Yes
2015-Mar
The Rosie Project
Simsion, Graeme
Yes
2015-Feb
Whistling Season
Doig, Ivan
Yes
2015-Jan
Please Look After Mom
Shin, Kyung-Sook
Yes
2014-Dec
Language of Flowers
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
Yes
2014-Nov
Cutting for Stone
Verghese, Abraham
Yes
2014-Oct
Tales from the Town of Widows*
Canon, James
Yes
2014-Sep
State of Wonder
Patchett, Ann
Yes
2014-Aug
My Stroke of Insight
Taylor, Jill Bolte
Yes
2014-Jul
Where Lilacs Still Bloom*
Kirkpatrick, Jane
Yes
2014-Jun
Imperfectionists
Rachman, Tom
Yes
2014-May
Secret Son
Lalami, Laila
Yes
2014-Apr
Wild
Strayed, Cheryl
No
2014-Mar
Wonder
Palacio, RJ
Yes
2014-Feb
Cat's Table
Ondaatje, Michael
Yes
2014-Jan
Lacuna
Kingsolver, Barbara
?
2013-Dec
Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Bender, Aimee
Yes
2013-Nov
Sense of an Ending
Barnes, Julian
Yes
2013-Oct
Last Time I Saw You
Berg, Elizabeth
Yes
2013-Sep
Wesley the Owl:  The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
O'Brien, Stacey

Yes
2013-Aug
Half Broke Horses:  A True Life Novel
Walls, Jeannette
Yes
2013-Jul
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Hoffman, Beth
Yes
2013-Jun
Nothing Daunted*
Wickenden, Dorothy
Yes
2013-May
Elegance of the Hedgehog
Anderson, Alison
Yes
2013-Apr
Paris Wife
McLain, Paula
No
2013-Mar
Physick Book of  Deliverance Dane
Howe, Katherine
Yes
2013-Feb
Sarah's Key
De Rosnay, Tatiana
Yes
2013-Jan
Still Alice
Genova, Lisa
Yes
2012-Dec
Faith Club:  A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew - Three Women Search For Understanding
Idliby, Oliver, and Warner

Yes

2012-Nov
Housekeeper and the Professor
Ogaura, Yoko
Yes
2012-Oct
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Skloot, Rebecca
Yes
2012-Sep
Shanghai Girls
See, Lisa
Yes
2012-Aug
Heart in the Right Place
Jourdan, Carolyn
Yes
2012-Jul
Day After Night
Diamant, Anita
Yes
2012-Jun
Little Bee
Cleave, Chris
Yes
2012-May
My Abandonment
Rock, Peter
Yes
2012-Apr
Mister Pipp
Jones, Lloyd
Yes
2012-Mar
Handmaid and the Carpenter
Berg, Elizabeth
Yes
2012-Feb
Fragile Beasts
O'Dell, Twani
?
2012-Jan
Meeting postponed - Snow


2011-Dec
Heaven is for Real
Burpo, Todd
?
2011-Nov
Loving Frank
Horan, Nancy
Yes
2011-Oct
Tipping Point
Gladwell, Malcolm
?
2011-Sep
Out Stealing Horses
Petterson, Per
Yes
2011-Aug
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Larsson, Stieg
Yes
2011-Jul
Monique and the Mango Rains:  Two Years with a Midwife in Mali
Holloway, Kris

Yes
2011-Jun
Beneath a Marble Sky:  A Novel of the Taj Mahal*
Shors, John

Yes
2011-May
The Big Burn
Egan, Timothy
No
2011-Apr
Lottery
Wood, Patricia
Yes
2011-Mar
Camel Bookmobile
Hamilton, Marsha
Yes
2011-Feb
Mudbound
Jordon, Hillary
Yes
2011-Jan
Chasing Through:  A True Story of Risk, Adventure and the Man Who Dared to See
Kurson, Robert

Yes
2010-Dec
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Ford, Jamie
Yes
2010-Nov
Chasing Fireflies
Martin, Charles
Yes
2010-Oct
A Northern Light
Donnelly, Jennifer
Yes
2010-Sep
Esparanza Rising
Munoz, Pam
Yes
2010-Aug
Olive Kitteridge
Strout, Elizabeth
Yes
2010-Jul
Truck:  A Love Story
Perry, Michael
Yes
2010-Jun
City of Thieves
Benioff, David
Yes
2010-May
Couch
Parzbok, Benjamin
?
2010-Apr
Rosewater and Soda Bread
Mehran, Marsha
Yes
2010-Mar
Complete Persepolis
Satrapi, Marjane
Yes
2010-Feb
The Help
Stockett, Kathryn
?
2010-Jan
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Stein, Garth
Yes
2009-Dec
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Barrows, Annie

Yes
2009-Nov
Water for Elephants
Gruen, Sara
Yes
2009-Oct
Because They Hate:  A Survivor of  Islamic Terror Warns America*
Gabriel, Bridgette

?
2009-Sep
Rebecca
Du Maurier, Daphne
?
2009-Aug
Guernica
Boling, Dave
?
2009-Jul
One Thousand White Women
Fergus, Jim
Yes
2009-Jun
Songs of the Gorilla Nation*
Prince-Hughes, Dawn
Yes
2009-May
Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Ryan, Terry
Yes
2009-Apr
Love in the Driest Season
Tucker, Neely
Yes
2009-Mar
Highest Tide
Lynch, Jim
?
2009-Feb
Love Medicine*
Erdrich, Louise
Yes
2009-Jan
The Book Thief
Zusak, Markus
?
2008-Dec
Bel Canto*
Patchett, Ann
?
2008-Nov
The Shack
Young, William P.
No
2008-Oct
The Thirteenth Tale
Setterfield, Darlene
?
2008-Sep
The Friday Night Knitting Club*
Jacobs, Kate
Yes
2008-Aug
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Landvik, Lorna
Yes
2008-Jul
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
See, Lisa
Yes
2008-Jun
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Alexis, Sherman

Yes
2008-May
Alas Babylon
Frank, Pat
?
2008-Apr
The Color of Water
McBride, James
?
2008-Mar
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Betty
?
2008-Feb
Three Cups of Tea
Mortenson, Gregg
Yes
2008-Jan
Bold Spirit
Hunt, Linda Lawrence
Yes
2007-Dec
The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
Barry, Dave

No
2007-Nov
The Glass Castle
Walls, Jeannette
?
2007-Oct
Wicked
Maguire, Gregory
?
2007-Sep
The Family Tree
Cadwalladr, Carole
Yes
2007-Aug
The Sunday Wife
King, Cassandra
?
2007-Jul
Crescent
Aba-Jabar, Diane
Yes
2007-Jun
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Kidder, Tracy
?
2007-May
Broken for You
Kallas, Stephanie
?
2007-Apr
Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Edwards, Kim
Yes
2007-Mar
Alive
Read, Piers Paul
Yes
2007-Feb
Middlesex
Eugenides, Jeffrey
?
2007-Jan
American Nightingale
Welch, Bob
No
2006-Dec
The History of Love
Krauss, Nicole
?
2006-Nov
Devil in the White City
Larson, Erik
Yes
2006-Oct
The Woman with the Alabaster Jar
Starbird, Margaret
?
2006-Sep
My Sisters Keeper
Picoult, Jodi
?
2006-Aug
 Potluck Dinner – no book


2006-Jul
Eat Cake
Ray, Jeanne
Yes
2006-Jun
Cane River*
Tademy, Lalita
?
2006-May
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Haddon, Mark

No
2006-Apr
When the Emperor Was Divine
Otsuka, Julie
?
2006-Mar
Mudhouse Sabbath
Winner, Lauren
?
2006-Feb
Gilead
Robinson, Marilynne
?
2006-Jan
A Million Little Pieces
Frey, James
No
2005-Dec
No meeting


2005-Nov
The Kite Runner
Hosseini, Khaled
No
2005-Oct
Into the Forest*
Hegland, Jean
Yes
2005-Sep
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Dai, Sijie
Yes
2005-Aug
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Niffenegger, Audrey
?
2005-Jul
The Shunning
Lewis, Beverly
?
2005-Jun
Liar’s Club
Karr, Mary
Yes
2005-May
Blue Bottle Club
Stokes, Penelope
Yes
2005-Apr
Dreaming Water*
Tsukiyama, Gail
?
2005-Mar
The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Tan, Amy
?
2005-Feb
The Touch*
McCullough, Colleen
?
2005-Jan
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nafisi, Azar
No
2004-Dec
Holes
Sachar, Louis
?
2004-Nov
Stuffed
Volk, Patricia
?
2004-Oct
Predator, Prey and Other Kinfolk*
Solomon, Dorothy Allred
?
2004-Sep
Under the Banner of Heaven
Krakauer, Jon
?
2004-Aug
Nickel and Dimed
Ehrenreich, Barbara
?
2004-Jul
Under the Tuscan Sun*
Mayes, Frances
?
2004-Jun
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Albom, Mitch
?
2004-May
The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Chevalier, Tracy
?
2004-Apr
Life of Pi
Martel, Yann
?
2004-Mar
Peace Like A River
Enger, Leif
Yes
2004-Feb
Let’s Roll
Beamer, Lisa
No
2004-Jan
The Secret Life of Bees
Kidd, Sue Monk
?
2003-Dec
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Smith, Alexander McCall
No
2003-Nov
The Passion of Artemisia
Vreeland, Susan
Yes
2003-Oct
First They Killed My Father
Ung, Loung
?
2003-Sep
The Storm
Buechner, Frederick
?
2003-Aug
Empire Falls
Russo, Richard
Yes
2003-Jul
One for the Money
Evanovich, Janet
?
2003-Jun
White Oleander
Fitch, Janet
?
2003-May
The Blessing
Smalley, Gary & John Trent
No
2003-Apr
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice

2003-Mar
Buster Midnight’s Cafe
Dalles, Sandra

2003-Feb
Seabiscuit
Hillenbrand, Laura

2003-Jan
Years of Wonder
Brooks, Geraldine

2002-Dec
To Dance with the White Dog
Kay, Terry

2002-Nov
The Bee Season
Goldberg, Myla

2002-Oct
The God of Small Things
Roy, Arundhati

2002-Sep
A Book of Angels
Burnham, Sophy

2002-Aug
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Fadiman, Anne

2002-Jul
Motherless in Brooklyn
Letham, Jonathan

2002-Jun
Bald in the Land of Big Hair
Rogers, Joni

2002-May
Joan of Arc: Her Story*
Pernoud, Regine

2002-Apr
In the Company of Angels
Kelby, N. M.

2002-Mar
Friendship Cake
Hinton, Lynne

2002-Feb
Nothing But the Truth
AVI

2002-Jan
Princess
Sasson, Jean

2001-Sep
A Walk in the Woods
Bryson, Bill

2001-Sep
Arrowsmith*
Lewis, Sinclair

2001-Sep
The Red Tent
Diamant, Anita

2001-Sep
The Archivist
Cooley, Martha

2001-Aug
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Hurston, Zora Neale

2001-Jul
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women*
Bragg, L. E.

2001-Jun
We Were the Mulvaneys
Oakes, Joyce Carol

2001-May
Big Stone Gap
Trigiani, Adriana

2001-Apr
A Severe Mercy
Vanauken, Sheldon

2001-Mar
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Paulsen, Gary

2001-Feb
Biography of Choice


2001-Jan
Tortilla Curtain
Boyles, T. Coraghessan

2000-Dec
Santa & Pete
Moore, Christopher

2000-Nov
Falling Leaves
Mah, Adeline Yen

2000-Oct
Evensong
Godwin, Gail

2000-Sep
Left Behind
Lahaye, Tim, and Jerry Jenkins

2000-Aug
Quite a Year for Plums
White, Bailey

2000-Jul
Handmaid’s Tale
Atwood, Margaret

2000-Jun
Emma
Austen, Jane

2000-May
Tender at the Bone
Reichl, Ruth

2000-Apr
Traveling Mercies
Lamott, Anne

2000-Mar
The Chosen
Potok, Chaim

2000-Feb
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
Smiley, Jane

2000-Jan
The Poisonwood Bible
Kingsolver, Barbara

1999-Dec
The Professor and the Madman
Winchester, Simon

1999-Nov
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Rowling, J. K.

1999-Oct
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Wells, Rebecca

1999-Sep
The Pilot’s Wife
Shreve, Anita

1999-Aug
Undaunted Courage
Ambrose, Stephen

1999-Jul
Summer Sisters
Blume, Judy

1999-Jun
Midwives
Bohjalian, Chris

1999-May
Crossing to Safety
Stegner, Wallace

1999-Apr
When God Interrupts*
Barnes, Craig

1999-Mar
Stones from the River
Hegi, Ursula

1999-Feb
At Home in Mitford
Karon, Jan

1999-Jan
First You Have to Row a Little Boat
Bode, Richard

1998-Dec
This Year It Will Be Different
Binchy, Maeve

1998-Nov
UH-OH
Fulgham, Robert

1998-Oct
Memoirs of a Geisha
Golden, Arthur

1998-Sep
The Notebook
Sparks, Nicholas

1998-Aug
Angela’s Ashes
McCourt, Frank

1998-Jul
Into Thin Air
Krakauer, Jon

1998-Jun
Tuesdays with Morrie
Albom, Mitch

1998-May
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Brand, Paul and Philip  Yancey

1998-Apr
Song of Solomon*
Morrison, Toni

1998-Mar
The Irrational Season*
L’Engle, Madeline

1998-Feb
Miz Lil and Chronicles of Grace
Wangerin, Walt

1998-Jan
Mutant Message Down Under
Morgan, Marlo

1997-Dec
The Christmas Letters
Smith, Lee

1997-Nov
Angle of Repose
Stegner, Wallace

1997-Oct
The Odd Women
Gissing, George

1997-Sep
Twilight
Wiesel, Elie

1997-Aug
The Rapture of Canaan
Reynolds, Sheri

1997-Jul
Life and Death in Shanghai
Cheng, Nien

1997-Jun
Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy*
Johnson, Barbara

1997-May
Paula*
Allande, Isabel

1997-Apr
A Simple Path
Mother Theresa

1997-Mar
The Book of Ruth
Hamilton, Jane

1997-Feb
Two Old Women
Wallis, Velma

1997-Jan
Emotional Intelligence
Goleman, Daniel

1996-Dec
No Meeting


1996-Nov
Reviving Ophelia
Pipher, Mary

1996-Oct
Road from Coorain
Conway, Jill Ker

1996-Sep
A Grace Disguised
Sittser, Gerald
No 
1996-Aug
Horse Whisperer
Evans, Nicholas
1996-Jul
Shipping News
Proulx, E. Annie
No 
1996-Jun
Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Angelou, Maya
No 
1996-May
The Education of Little Tree
Carter, Forrest
 No
1996-Apr
Great Divorce
Lewis, C. S.
 No
1996-Mar
Montana 1948
Watson, Larry
No 
1996-Feb
A Midwife’s Tale: the Life of Martha Ballard
Ulrich, Laurel
No 
1996-Jan
Snow Falling on Cedars
Guterson, David
No 
1995-Dec
No Meeting


1995-Nov
How to Make an American Quilt *
Otto, Whitney
 No
1995-Oct
The Stone Diaries
Shields, Carol
No 
1995-Sep
Couplehood
Reiser, Paul
No 
1995-Aug
The Bean Trees
Kingsolver, Barbara
No 
1995-Jul
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Gray, John
No 
1995-Jun
Cold Sassy Tree
Burns, Olive Ann
No 
1995-May
Road Less Traveled (cont)
Peck, M. Scott
No 
1995-Apr
Road Less Traveled
Peck, M. Scott
No 





 * Books I didn't read or didn't complete.
Our club has been using library kits for years now, which is a real bargain for club members. I can't recall, looking back, when we first started using kits, hence the blanks in that column from our earlier years of meetings. I recommend that you contact your public library to check if they also have book club kits. They may even take recommendations.