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PAST PICKS:

Books & Bars Reading List (Feb. 2004 – May 2021)

2021

January – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz – Zoom only through May
January – The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
February – The Stars and the Blackness between Them by Junauda Petrus
February – Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
March – The Chain by Adrian McKinty
March – The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
April – Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks

April – Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

May – Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

May – Writers & Lovers by Lily King – IRL only, first at Local Roots

2020

January – Climate Justice by Mary Robinson
February – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
March – The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (last in-person meeting before COVID-19 pandemic) April – Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (first “virtual meeting” via Zoom)
May – Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
May – Recursion by Blake Crouch (started a 2nd monthly meeting, also via Zoom)
June – The 71⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
June – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
July – Circe by Madeline Miller
July – Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
August – Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
August – Educated by Tara Westover
September – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.
September – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
October – We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry
October – Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
November – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
November – The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
December – Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
December – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

2019

January – Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
February – Good Omens by Terri Pratchett and Neil Gaiman March – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
April – Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
May – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
June – The Nix by Nathan Hill
July – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
August – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
September – There There by Tommy Orange

October – Locke & Key, Vol. 1 & 2 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez November – My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinken Braithwaite December – Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

2018

January – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
February – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
March – Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
April – Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
May – All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood June – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
July – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib August – Vision 1 & 2 by Tom King
September – Dune by Frank Herbert
October – The Passage by Justin Cronin
November – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood December – Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

2017

January – The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson February – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
March – The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss April – The Sellout by Peter Beatty

May – Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen
June – Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danier
July – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
August – Wintering by Peter Gaye
September – Saga Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples October – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

November – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley December – The Annie Year by Stephanie Wilbur Ash

2016

January – The Circle by Dave Eggers
February – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan March – Blindness by José Saramago
April – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
May – The Library of Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
June – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
July – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
August – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thome September – Oreo by Fran Ross
October – The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
November – Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradahl

December – Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff

2015

January – An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
February – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wicker
March – Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
April – The Martian by Andy Weir
May – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
June – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
July – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
August – Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher September – Go Tell A Watchman by Harper Lee
October – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
November – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
December – How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

2014

January – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
February – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
March – Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
April – The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (with MN Hist. Theater play) May – Lexicon by Max Barry

June – The Dinner by Herman Koch
July – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
August – The Devil’s Snake Curve by Josh Ostergaard
September – Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
October – The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
November – The Humans by Matt Haig
December – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

2013

January – Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean (author video chat) February – Carry the One by Carol Anshaw (author video chat)
March – The Round House by Louise Erdrich
April – Arcadia by Lauren Groff

May – Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple June – The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
July – The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson August – How Should a Person Be? By Sheila Heti September – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green October – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

November – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan December – Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

2012
January – Just Kids by Patti Smith
February – Swamplandia! By Karen Russell
March – Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
April – The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
May – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
June – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
July – The Sense of Ending by Julian Barnes
August – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
September – The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (live appearance) October – Tiny Beautiful Things or Wild by Cheryl Strayed (live appearance) November – The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips (author video chat) December – Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

2011

January – The Financial Lives of Poets by Joss Walter January – The Likeness by Tana French
February – The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott February – One Day by David Nicholls

March – Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
March – Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
March – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
April – House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni (live appearance)
May – A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
June – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
July – HARRY POTTER DAY (all 7 books, with Azkaban being our 100th book) by J.K. Rowling August – Room by Emma Donoghue
September – The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
October – The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
November – Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
December – Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

2010

January – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
January – The Road by Cormac McCarthy
February – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (B&B 6th Anniversary) February – Ray of the Star by Laird Hunt (author video chat)
March – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
March – City of Thieves by avid Benioff
April – Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (our 75th meeting) May – Big Machine by Victor Lavalle (author video chat)
June – The Lost City of Z by David Grann
July – The Magicians by Lev Grossman (author video chat)
August – Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

September – Blankets (an illustrated novel) by Craig Thompson
October – This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (author video chat) October – If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home by John Jodzio (live appearance) November – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
November – The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire,

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins December – Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

2009

January – No One Belongs Here More Than You by Mirandy July February – The Monsters of Templeton by Laura Groff
March – The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
April – Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

May – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

June – Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach July – Atmospheric Disturbances: A Novel by Rivka Galchen
August – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
September – The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

October – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson November – Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
December – The Good Thief by Hanna Tinti

2008

January – Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert February – The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell March – Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
April – Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris May – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

June – The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
July – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
August – Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
September – Zeroville by Steve Erickson
October – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz November – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon December – Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

2007

January – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell February – On Beauty by Zadie Smith
March – The People’s Act of Love by James Meek April – Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

May – Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
June – Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marissa Pessi

July – Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel by Heather McElhatton August – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
September – Theft by Peter Carey
October – Wake Up, Sir! By Jonathan Ames

November – The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan December – Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

2006

January – Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Churk Klosterman February – Children of God Go Bowling by Shannon Olson March – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
April – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez May – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

June – The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
July – The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
August – Confessions of a Memory Eater by Pagan Kennedy September – Goodbye Lemon by Adam Davies
October – Atonement by Ian McEwan
November – Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
December – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

2005

January – Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich February – Little Children by Tom Perotta
March – The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen April – Love Monkey by Kyle Smith

May – Natasha by David Bezmozgls
September – The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
October – The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders November – Wicked by Gregory Maguire
December – Beautiful Stranger: A Memoir of an Obsession with Perfection

by Hope Donahue

2004

February – High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
March – Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Greely
April – Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
May – The Losers Club by Richard Perez
June – Blue Shoes by Ann Lamont
July – The Kid by Dan Savage
August – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon September – Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler
October – Dry by Augusten Burroughs
November – Looking Forward to It: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying

and Love the American Electoral Process by Stephen Elliott December – Liars & Saints by Maile Meloy

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 4/21/21

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 5/5/21

 

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus 2/10/21

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman 2/24/21

The Chain by Adrian McGinty 3/10/21

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter 3/24/21

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks 4/7/21

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 4/21
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 5/5

recent past:

Circe by Madeline Miller July 8

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney July 22

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid – TUE, Aug 11

Educated by Tara Westover Aug  26

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead  Sep 9

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers  Sep 23

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry Oct  7

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson – TUE, Oct  20

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Nov  4

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Nov 18

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brosser-Akner 12/2/20

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline 12/16/20

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz 1/6/21

Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving 1/21/21

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus 2/10/21

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving  Jan 20, 2021

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz  Jan 6, 2021

Ready PLayer TWO by Ernest Cline Dec 16

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner Dec 2

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Nov 18

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Nov  4

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson  Oct  20

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry Oct  7

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers  Sep 23

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead  Sep 9

Educated by Tara Westover Aug  26

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Aug 11

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney July 22

Circe by Madeline Miller July 8

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett June 24

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton June 10

Recursion by Blake Crouch 5/27

WATCHMEN – Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 5/13

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal 4/29

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 4/15

Mar – The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Feb – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

(and our 215th book together)

Jan – Climate Justice by Mary Robinson

2019

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

2018-

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

past:

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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)

2012

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)

reaper
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

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

bonk
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

Zeroville
Date: September 2008
Book: Zeroville
Author: Steve Erickson

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

Lolita
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

Theft
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

absurdistan
Date: May 2007
Book: Absurdistan
Author: Gary Shteyngart

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

love
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

survivor
Date: November 2006
Book: Survivor
Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Atonement
Date: October 2006
Book: Atonement
Author: Ian McEwan

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

memory
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

Wicked
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

natasha
Date: May 2005
Book: Natasha
Author: David Bezmozgis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dry
Date: Oct 2004
Book: Dry
Author: Augusten Burroughs

kissing
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
losers
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

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