Previous Selections

  • 2020 SELECTIONS
  • January   OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
  • February  AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE  by Tayari Jones
  • March  HILLBILLY ELEGY:a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance  (NON-FICTION)
  • April   No Meeting   LEAVERS by Lisa Ko
  • May   No Meeting   TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  • August WHAT ROSE FORGOT  by Nevada Barr
  • September  THERE THERE  by Tommy Orange
  • October  LESS  by Andrew Sean Greer
  • November  THE TURN OF THE KEY by Ruth Ware
  • December    LADY IN THE LAKE  by Laura Lippman
  • 2019 SELECTIONS
  • January   WAR OF THE WORLDS  by H.G. WellS
  • February  GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison
  • March  Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: the true story of New York’s City’s greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation  by Brad Ricca
  • April    THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE by Lisa See
  • May   SPOONBENDERS by Daryl Gregory
  • June THE DRY by Jane Harper
  • July  THE PERFECTIONIST by Simon Wincester
  • August NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles
  • September FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • October CLOCK DANCE by Anne Tyler
  • November MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz
  • December  ELEVATION by Stephen King
  • 2018 SELECTIONS
  • January   THE SECRET GARDEN  by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • February  THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD by Douglas Preston
  • March  THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir
  • April    THE YEAR OF YES by Shonda Rhimes
  • May   ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION  by Fannie Flagg
  • June  BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley
  • July   BEARTOWN by Fredrik Backman
  • August  EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid
  • September THE OTHER EINSTEIN by Marie Benedict
  • October THE WHISTLER by John Grisham
  • November THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
  • December  ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT by Laura McBride
  • 2017 SELECTIONS
  • January   MY ÁNTONIA  by Willa Cather
  • February  THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride
  • March  STONE MATTRESS by Margaret Attwood
  • April    APE HOUSE by Sara Gruen
  • May    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN’S UNION by Michael Chabon
  • June   CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain
  • July    THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach
  • August  DIGGING TO AMERICA by Anne Tyler
  • September  THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough
  • October     ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Kline
  • November  LAROSE by Louise Erdrich
  • December  DRAGON TEETH by Michael Crichton
  • 2016 SELECTIONS
  • January   PUDD’NHEAD WILSON by Mark Twain
  • February  A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki
  • March  GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee
  • April  THE DOUBLE BIND by Chris Bohjalian
  • May STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel
  • June THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel Brown
  • July NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain
  • August  LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
  • September THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan
  • October THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers
  • November THE ART FORGER by B.A. Shapiro 
  • December THE UNIVERSE PLAYING STRINGS by R.M. Kinder
  • 2015 SELECTIONS
    • January   FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • February  THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion
    • March  QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS by Susan Cain
    • April ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger
    • May WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE by Maria Semple
    • June OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman
    • July  THE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri
    • August  THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz
    • September THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty
    • October YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers
    • November PLAY DEAD by David Rosenfelt
    • December WE ARE CALLED TO RISE by Laura McBride
  • 2014 SELECTIONS
    • January Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    • February Defending Jacob by William Landay
    • March Round House by Louise Erdrich
    • April Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west by Gregory Maguire
    • May Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (non-fiction)
    • June Dog Stars by Peter Heller
    • July The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
    • August The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • September In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
    • October Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
    • November No Selection/Library Closed for Veterans Day
    • December Twenty Miles From A Match by Sarah E. Olds (Nevada Reads Selection)
  • 2013 SELECTIONS
    • January   Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride
    • February  When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle
    • March  Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler
    • April  Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
    • May The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
    • June  In One Person by John Irving
    • July Still Life by Louise Penny
    • August  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
    • September: This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
    • October  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    • November  Destiny of the Republic: a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president by Candice Millard
    • December  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • 2012 SELECTIONS
    • January          Lonely Polygamist (2010) by Brady Udall
    • February         Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Laura Esquivel
    • March             Winter’s Bone (2006) by Daniel Woodrell
    • April                Sacred Clowns (1993) by Tony Hillerman
    • May                The Zookeeper’s Wife: a war story (2007)  by Diane Ackerman
    • June               Juliet Naked (2009) by Nick Hornby
    • July                The Art of Racing in the Rain (2008) by Garth Stein
    • August            Wench (2010) by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
    • September     Netherland (2008) by Joseph O’Neill
    • October          Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (2003) by Mark Haddon
    • November      Tallgrass (2007) by Sandra Dallas
    • December      Zorro (2005) by Isabel Allende

I have been cleaning out book club files and found a lot of records regarding the books read by the Whitney Book Bistro for the last several years.  A lot of research went into these books and I wish I had been a member then, too. The book club has had a few different moderators and several members have been attending at least as far back as 2009!

  •  Short Story “Trap of Gold” by Louis L’Amour
  •  Short Story “The Guest” by Albert Camus
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline
  • Act of Treason by Vince Flynn
  • Beach House by James Patterson
  • Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende
  • The Shack by William Young
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Ford Country by John Grisham
  • Gilead by Marilynn Robison
  • A Spot of Bother (2006) by Mark Haddon
  • Things Fall Apart (1995) by Chinua Achebe
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010) by Walter Mosley
  • Spooner (2010) Pete Dexter
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (2010) Helen Simonson
  • The Scent of Rain and Lightning (2010) by Nancy Pickard
  • Songs for the Missing (2008) Stewart O’nan
  • When Will There be Good News? (2008) by Kate Atkinson
  • Dark Places (2009) by Gillian Flynn
  • A Walk in the Woods (1998) by Bill Bryson
  • Christine Falls (2007) by Benjamin Black
  • Then We Came to the End (2007) Joshua Ferris
  • Babylon Rolling (2008) by Amanda Boyden
  • The Year of Pleasures (2005) Elizabeth Berg
  • A Reliable Wife (2010) by Robert Goolrick

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