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Book Club Megalist

SOTH Book Club Selections since its inception. We started using library book kits in 2003/04.

We reserve kits a year ahead of time, which is why our list goes into the future.

 

 


 

Date

Title

Author

Library kit?

2021-Aug

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Morris, Heather

Yes

2021-July

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Roy, Arundhati

Yes

2021-Jun

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Ford, Jamie

Yes

2021-May

The Only Woman in the Room

Benedict, Marie

Yes

2021-Apr

Little Fires Everywhere

Ng, Celeste

Yes

2021-Mar

The Last Resort

Stapley, Marissa

Yes

2021-Feb

The Nickel Boys

Whitehead, Colson

Yes

2021-Jan

High Achiever

Jenkins, Tiffany

Yes

2020-Dec

The Library Book

Orleans, Susan

Yes

2020-Nov

An American Marriage

Jones, Tayari

Yes

2020-Oct

The Sixth Extinction

Kolbert, Elizabeth

Yes

2020-Sep

Bird Box

Malerman, Josh

Yes

2020-Aug

The Reason I Jump

Highoshi, Naoki

No

2020-July

Me and White Supremacy

 

No

2020-Jun

Girl Waits With Gun

Stewart, Amy

No

2020-May

Cancelled COVID

 

 

2020-Apr

Cancelled COVID

 

 

2020-Mar

Cancelled COVID

 

 

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

No

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

 

1996-Aug

Horse Whisperer

Evans, Nicholas

 

1996-Jul

Shipping News

Proulx, E. Annie

 

1996-Jun

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Angelou, Maya

 

1996-May

The Education of Little Tree

Carter, Forrest

 

1996-Apr

Great Divorce

Lewis, C. S.

 

1996-Mar

Montana 1948

Watson, Larry

 

1996-Feb

A Midwife’s Tale: the Life of Martha Ballard

Ulrich, Laurel

 

1996-Jan

Snow Falling on Cedars

Guterson, David

 

1995-Dec

No Meeting

 

 

1995-Nov

How to Make an American Quilt *

Otto, Whitney

 

1995-Oct

The Stone Diaries

Shields, Carol

 

1995-Sep

Couplehood

Reiser, Paul

 

1995-Aug

The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

 

1995-Jul

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Gray, John

 

1995-Jun

Cold Sassy Tree

Burns, Olive Ann

 

1995-May

Road Less Traveled (cont)

Peck, M. Scott

 

1995-Apr

Road Less Traveled

Peck, M. Scott

 

 

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