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by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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December – Once Upon a River

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    Jan – Climate Justice by Mary Robinson


    Jan – Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

    Feb – Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

    Mar – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    Apr – Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

    May – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

    Jun – The Nix by Nathan Hill

    Jul – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

    Aug – There There by Tommy Orange

    Sep – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

    Oct – Locke & Key Vol 1 and 2 by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

    Nov – My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    Dec – Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield


    Dec – Kitchen Confidential (updated deluxe) by Anthony Bourdain (our 200th book together!)

    Nov – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Oct – The Passage by Justin Cronin

    Sept – Dune by Frank Herbert

    Aug – Vision vol 1-2, by Tom King

    July – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib

    Jun – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (our book #194)

    May – Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon with MN Opera (5/22)

    May – All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

    Apr – All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood with MN Opera (4/24)

    Apr – Bear Town by Fredrik Backman


    Mar – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline at Dangerous Man, special re-read request

    Mar – Fool by Christopher Moore with MN Opera (3/12)

    Mar – Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

    Feb – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Books & Bars 14th birthday!)

    Jan – Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean with MN Opera (1/23)

    Book #186 – Jan – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley


    Dec – The Annie Year by Stephanie Wilbur Ash

    Nov – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    Oct – Mozart’s Women by Jane Glover with MN Opera

    Oct – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

    Sept – Beautiful Ruins (re-read) by Jess Walter with MN Opera

    Sept – Saga Vol 1 & Vol 2 (issues #1-12) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

    (Sept marks Our 180/181st reads for the book club)

    Aug – Wintering by Peter Geye

    Jul – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

    Jun – Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

    May – Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen

    Apr – The Sellout by Paul Beatty

    Mar – The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

    Feb – American Gods by Neil Gaiman

    Jan – The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson


    Dec – Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff

    Nov – Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradahl

    Oct – The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

    Sept – Oreo by Fran Ross

    Aug – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne,Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

    July – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

    June – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

    May – The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

    Apr – Ancillary Justice By Ann Leckie

    Mar – Blindness by José Saramago

    Feb – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

    Jan – The Circle by Dave Eggers


    Dec – How Star Wars Conquered the Universe – Chris Taylor

    Nov – The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

    Oct – The Secret History – Donna Tartt

    Sep – Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

    Aug – Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

    July – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    June – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

    May – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

    Apr – The Martian by Andy Weir

    Mar – Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler (our 150th read)

    Feb – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

    Jan – An Untamed State by Roxane Gay


    Dec – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

    Nov – The Humans by Matt Haig

    Oct – The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

    Sept – Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

    Aug  – The Devil’s Snake Curve by Josh Ostergaard

    July – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

    June – The Dinner by Herman Koch

    May – Lexicon by Max Barry

    April – Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

    March – The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

    February – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

    January – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami


    Dec – Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

    Nov – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

    Oct – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

    Sept – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    Aug – How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

    July – The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

    June 2013 – The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

    May 2013 – Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

    Apr 2013 – Arcadia by Lauren Groff

    Mar 2013 – The Round House by Louise Erdrich

    Feb 2013 – Carry the One by Carol Anshaw (video chat)

    Feb 2013 – The Other Woman by Hank Phillipi Ryan (road trip to Big Book Club Getaway at Mohegan Sun Casino, CT)

    Jan 2013 – Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean (video chat)


    Dec 2012 – Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

    Nov 2012 – The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips

    Wed Nov 7 – Chanhassen / Nov  13th – Bryant Lake Bowl with Arthur Phillips video chat / Nov 20th – Amsterdam

    October 2012 – TWO BOOKS – Pick to read one or both for our author visit with Cheryl Strayed as we cover
    Tiny Beautiful Things and Wild.  Strayed will be with us at Amsterdam and we’ll also return to 3x a month with Chanhassen added along with Mpls.

    Sept 2012 – The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Author will join us at Bryant Lake Bowl on 9/11. We continue with 2nd Tues at BLB in 2012-2013.

    Aug 2012 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Mpls and St. Paul

    July 2012 – The Sense of Ending by Julian Barnes – Mpls and St. Paul

    June 2012 – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach – Mpls and St. Paul

    May 2012 – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

    Tue, May 1 – The School II Chanhassen
    Tue, May 8 – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis
    Tue, May 15 – Amsterdam – St. Paul

    April 2012 – The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

    Tue, Apr 3 – The School II Chanhassen

    Tue, Apr 10 – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis

    Tue, Apr 17 – Amsterdam – St. Paul

    March 2012 – Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    Tues, Mar 6 – The School II Chanhassen
    Tues Mar 13 – Aster Cafe, Mpls
    Tues, Mar 20 – Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul

    February 2012 – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

    Feb 7 – The School II – Chanhassen
    WEDNESDAY, Feb 15 – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis
    WEDNESDAY, Feb 29 – Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul

    January 2012Just Kids by Patti Smith

    Jan 3- The School II – Chanhassen
    Jan 10 – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis
    Jan 17 – Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul

    December 2011Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

    Dec 6 – The School II – Chanhassen
    Dec 13 – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis
    Dec 20 – Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul

    November 2011Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

    Nov 1st – The School II – Chanhassen
    Nov 8th – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis
    Nov 15th – Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul

    October 2011The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

    Oct 4th – The School II – Chanhassen (Our 100th Discussion!)
    Oct 11th – Aster Cafe – Mpls

    9/29/11Room by Emma Donoghue

    9/13/11The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

    8/9/11Room by Emma Donoghue

    7/12/11HARRY POTTER DAY (all 7 books, with Azkaban being our 100th book) by J.K. Rowling

    6/14/11The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    5/10/11A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

    4/26/11House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni (live appearance)

    3/29/11The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    3/24/11Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy

    3/8/11Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

    2/22/11One Day by David Nicholls

    2/8/11The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott

    1/25/11The Likeness by Tana French

    1/11/11The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter

    12/14/10Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

    11/23/10The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    11/9/10To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    10/26/10If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home by John Jodzio (live appearance)

    10/12/10This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (with video chat)

    9/14/10Blankets (an illustrated novel) by Craig Thompson

    8/24/10 – (note: 4th Tuesday) – Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

    7/13/10The Magicians by Lev Grossman (video chat)

    6/8/10The Lost City of Z by David Grann

    5/11/10 – Big Machine by Victor LaValle (video chat)

    4/13/10 – Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Our 75th Meeting!)

    3/23/10 – City of Thieves by David Benioff

    3/9/10 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

    2/23/10 – Ray of the Star by Laird Hunt (video chat)

    2/9/10 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    (B&B 6th Anniversary)

    1/26/10 – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

    1/12/10 – The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    12/09 The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
    (video chat with author)

    Date: November 2009
    Book: Beat the Reaper
    Author: Josh Bazell

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Date: October 2009
    Book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Author: Stieg Larsson

    The Dud Avocado
    Date: September 2009
    Book: The Dud Avocado
    Author: Elaine Dundy

    The Time Traveler's Wife
    Date: August 2009
    Book: The Time Traveler’s Wife
    Author: Audrey Niffenegger

    Date: July 2009
    Book: Atmospheric Disturbances: A Novel
    Author: Rivka Galchen

    Date: June 2009
    Book: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
    Author: Mary Roach

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
    Date: May 2009
    Book: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
    Author: Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

    Kafka on the Shore
    Date: April 2009
    Book: Kafka on the Shore
    Author: Haruki Murakami

    The Dispossessed
    Date: March 2009
    Book: The Dispossessed
    Author: Ursula K. LeGuin

    The Monsters of Templeton
    Date: February 2009
    Book: The Monsters of Templeton
    Author: Lauren Groff

    No One Belongs Here More Than You
    Date: January 2009
    Book: No One Belongs Here More Than You
    Author: Miranda July

    Out Stealing Horses
    Date: December 2008
    Book: Out Stealing Horses
    Author: Per Petterson

    The Yiddish Policemen's Union
    Date: November 2008
    Book: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
    Author: Michael Chabon

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    Date: October 2008
    Book: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    Author: Junot Diaz

    Date: September 2008
    Book: Zeroville
    Author: Steve Erickson

    Anansi Boys
    Date: August 2008
    Book: Anansi Boys
    Author: Neil Gaiman

    Date: July 2008
    Book: Lolita
    Author: Vladimir Nabokov

    The Raw Shark Texts
    Date: June 2008
    Book: The Raw Shark Texts
    Author: Steven Hall

    The Book Thief
    Date: May 2008
    Book: The Book Thief
    Author: Markus Zusak

    Then We Came to the End
    Date: April 2008
    Book: Then We Came to the End
    Author: Joshua Ferris

    Geek Love
    Date: March 2008
    Book: Geek Love
    Author: Katherine Dunn

    The Sparrow
    Date: February 2008
    Book: The Sparrow
    Author: Mary Doria Russell

    Stumbling on Happiness
    Date: January 2008
    Book: Stumbling on Happiness
    Author: Daniel Gilbert

    Cat's Cradle
    Date: December 2007
    Book: Cat’s Cradle
    Author: Kurt Vonnegut

    The Omnivore's Dilemma
    Date: November 2007
    Book: The Omnivore’s Dilemma
    Author: Michael Pollan

    Wake Up, Sir!
    Date: October 2007
    Book: Wake Up, Sir!
    Author: Jonathan Ames

    Date: September 2007
    Book: Theft
    Author: Peter Carey

    Water for Elephants
    Date: August 2007
    Book: Water for Elephants
    Author: Sara Gruen

    Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel
    Date: July 2007
    Book: Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel
    Author: Heather McElhatton

    Special Topics in Calamity Physics
    Date: June 2007
    Book: Special Topics in Calamity Physics
    Author: Marissa Pessl

    Date: May 2007
    Book: Absurdistan
    Author: Gary Shteyngart

    Date: April 2007
    Book: Black Swan Green
    Author: David Mitchell

    Date: March 2007
    Book: The People’s Act of Love
    Author: James Meek

    On Beauty
    Date: February 2007
    Book: On Beauty
    Author: Zadie Smith

    The Tipping Point
    Date: January 2007
    Book: The Tipping Point
    Author: Malcolm Gladwell

    Case Histories
    Date: December 2006
    Book: Case Histories
    Author: Kate Atkinson

    Date: November 2006
    Book: Survivor
    Author: Chuck Palahniuk

    Date: October 2006
    Book: Atonement
    Author: Ian McEwan

    Goodbye Lemon
    Date: September 2006
    Book: Goodbye Lemon
    Author: Adam Davies

    Date: August 2006
    Book: Confessions of a Memory Eater
    Author: Pagan Kennedy

    The Devil in the White City
    Date: July 2006
    Book: The Devil in the White City
    Author: Eric Larson

    The Namesake
    Date: June 2006
    Book: The Namesake
    Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

    Never Let Me Go
    Date: May 2006
    Book: Never Let Me Go
    Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Date: April 2006
    Book: Love in the Time of Cholera
    Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    The Glass Castle
    Date: March 2006
    Book: The Glass Castle
    Author: Jeannette Walls

    Children of God Go Bowling
    Date: February 2006
    Book: Children of God Go Bowling
    Author: Shannon Olson

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
    Date: January 2006
    Book: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
    Author: Chuck Klosterman

    Beautiful Stranger: A Memoir of an Obsession with Perfection
    Date: December 2005
    Book: Beautiful Stranger: A Memoir of an Obsession with Perfection
    Author: Hope Donahue

    Date: November 2005
    Book: Wicked
    Author: Gregory Maguire

    The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
    Date: October 2005
    Book: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
    Author: George Saunders

    The Book of Illusions
    Date: September 2005
    Book: The Book of Illusions
    Author: Paul Auster

    Date: May 2005
    Book: Natasha
    Author: David Bezmozgis

    Love Monkey
    Date: April 2005
    Book: Love Monkey
    Author: Kyle Smith

    Date: March 2005
    Book: The Epicure’s Lament
    Author: Kate Christensen

    Date: Feb 2005
    Book: Little Children
    Author: Tom Perotta

    Date: Jan 2005
    Book: Bringing Down the House
    Author: Ben Mezrich

    Date: Dec 2004
    Book: Liars & Saints
    Author: Maile Meloy

    Date: Nov 2004
    Book: Looking Forward to It : Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the American Electoral Process
    Author: Stephen Elliott

    Date: Oct 2004
    Book: Dry
    Author: Augusten Burroughs

    Date: Sept 2004
    Book: Kissing in Manhattan
    Author: David Schickler

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    Date: Aug 2004
    Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    Author: Mark Haddon

    The Kid
    Date: Jul 2004
    Book: The Kid
    Author: Dan Savage

    Date: Jun 2004
    Book: Blue Shoes
    Author: Ann Lamont
    Date: May 2004
    Book: The Losers Club
    Author: Richard Perez

    Good in Bed
    Date: Apr 2004
    Book: Good in Bed
    Author: Jennifer Weiner

    High Fidelity
    Date: Feb 2004 (first meeting)
    Book: High Fidelity
    Author: Nick Hornby

    Date: Mar 2004
    Book: Autobiography of a Face
    Author: Lucy Grealy