Leelanau Township Library

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Book Discussion Group

 

We meet on the 4th Wednesday at 1:30, from September  through May, to discuss selected titles.  Our group is open to the public. The only request we have is that you please read the book before attending. We never meet in December and occasionally we meet a week early in November due to Thanksgiving.  Hope to see you soon!

Discussion Group Reading List 2016-17

September 28                  My Brilliant Friend                           Elena Ferrante

October 26                       Dead Wake                                       Erik Larson

November 16                   Stoner                                                John Edward Williams

January 25                       Tale of Two Cities                           Charles Dickens

February 22                      Sacre Bleu                                         Christopher Moore

March 22                           One Big Damn Puzzler                    John Harding

April 26                               Becoming Nicole                             Amy Ellis Nutt

May 24                                Everything I Never Told You          Celeste Ng

Discussion Group Reading List 2015-16

September 23             Longbourn – Jo Baker           

October 28                  David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell       

November 18              Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher  Timothy                        Egan                                            

January 27                  Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy      

February 24                The Long Exile – Melanie McGrath

March 23                    Under the Wide and Starry Sky – Nancy Horan         

April 27                       All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr

May 25                        Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Discussion Group Reading List 2014-15

September 24     Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingsolver       

October 22          19th Wife – David Ebershoff         

November 19     Sparrow Migrations – Cari Noga (will be at our Summer Series July 22nd)

January 28           Boys in the Boat – Daniel Brown

February 25         Woman Behind the New Deal – Kirstin Downey

March 25             Too Much Happiness – Alice Munro        

April 29               Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe

May 27                Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Discussion Group Reading List 2013-14

September 25             A Good American – Alex George (TC reads title)

October 23                  Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

November 20              Things Invisible to See – Nancy Willard

January 22                  The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng

February 26                Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

March 26                    The Redbreast – Jo Nesbo

April 23                       The Round House – Louise Erdrich  

May 28                        Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

Books for 2012-13

September 26 In the Garden of Beasts - Eric Larson

October 24 The Story of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon

November 28 Laughing Boy - Oliver LaFarge

January 23 Arc of Justice - Kevin Boyle

February 27 - Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht 

March 20 - Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

April 24 Once Upon a River - Bonnie Jo Campbell

May 22 The Paris Wife - Paula McLain

Books for 2011-2012
September 28 Hannah Coulter - Wendell Berry
October 26 Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
November 16 Sarah’s Key –Tiatiana de Rosnay
January 25 True Grit – Charles Portis
February 22 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
March 28 Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
April 25 Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
May 23 Little Bee – Chris Cleave

Books for 2010 - 2011
September 22- Season of water and ice – Donald Lystra
October 27- Out stealing horses – Per Petterson
November 17 - Housekeeper and the professor – Yoko Ogawa
January 26 - Cutting for stone – Abraham Verghese
February 23 - Help – Kathryn Stockett
March 23 - Invisible mountain – Carolina de Robertis
April 27 - Strength in what remains – Tracy Kidder
May 25 - Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Books for 2009-10
September 23 - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
October 28 - Beyond Tolerance Gustav Niebuhr 
November 18 - Trees - Conrad Richter
January 27 - Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
February 24 - Hot, Flat and Crowded Thomas L Friedman 
March 24 - The Fields - Conrad Richter 
April 28 - Still Alice - Lisa Genova
May 26 - The Town Conrad Richter

Books for 2008-09
Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Rest of Her Life - Laura Moriarty
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
Trip to the Stars - Nicholas Christopher
The Ha-ha - Dave King
The Quiet American - Graham Greene 
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng 

Reading list 2007-08
September – Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
October – God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
November - Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
January – Lost Mother - Mary McGarry Morris
February – Girl in the Green Glass Mirror - Elizabeth McGregor
March – In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike
April – Omnivore’s Dilemma - Michael Pollan
May - Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson

Book Discussion List From 1995- 2006
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Ambrose, Stephen - Undaunted Courage 
Alexie, Sherman - Reservation Blues 
Bandele, Asha - Prisoner's Wife
Brown, Judy - Choice 
Coetzee, J.M - Disgrace 
Cogan, Pricilla - Winona’s Web 
Conway, Jill K - Road from Coorain 
Conway, Jill K - True North 
Cunningham, Steven - Hours 
Doig, Ivan - This House of Sky 
Edwards, Kim - Memory Keeper's Daughter
Eggers, Dave - Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 
Enger, Leif - Peace Like a River 
Faulkner, William - Light in August 
Fergus, Jim - One Thousand White Women
Franzen, Jonathan - Corrections 
Frazier, Charles - Cold Mountain 
Fuller, Alexandra - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Gaines, Ernest - Lesson Before Dying 
Glass, Julia - Three Junes 
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha 
Graham, Katherine - Personal History 
Guterson, David - Snow Falling on Cedars
Guterson, David - Our lady of the forest
Hamil, Pete - Snow in August 
Harr, Jonathan - Civil Action 
Harrison, Jim - True North
Hart, Elva Trevino - Barefoot heart
Haruf, Kent - Plainsong 
Haushofer, Marlen - The Wall
Hedges, Chris - War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning 
Hegi, Ursula - Stones from the River 
Hillenbrand, Laura - Seabiscuit 
Hoffman, Alice - Here on Earth 
Hosseini, Khaled - Kite Runner
Ibsen, Henrik - Enemy of the People 
Ishiguro, Kazuo - Remains of the Day 
Jones, Edward P. - Known World 
Kidd, Sue Monk - Secret Life of Bees 
Kingsolver, Barbara - Poisonwood Bible 
Kingsolver, Barbara - Prodigal Summer
Lahiri, Jhumpa - Namesake
Larson, Erik - Devil in the White City
Lowry, Lois - Number the Stars 
Lowry, Lois - The Giver 
Mahfouz, Naguib - Palace Walk 
Martel, Yann - Life of Pi 
Mason, Daniel - Piano Tuner 
Massaquoi, Hans - Destined to Witness 
McCourt, Frank - Angela’s Ashes 
McEwan, Ian - Atonement 
Nafisi, Azar - Reading Lolita in Tehran
Naslund, Sena Jeter - Ahab's Wife
Norman, Howard A - Bird Artist 
O'Brien, Tim - Things They Carried Packer, Ann - Dive From Clausen’s Pier 
Patchett, Ann - Bel Canto 
Peck, Richard - In Search of Stones 
Criss Cross - Lynne Rae Perkins
Picoult, Jodi - My sister's keeper
Potok, Chaim - Chosen 
Raymo, Chet - Dork of Cork 
Redfield, James - Celestine Prophesy 
Reynolds, Sherri - Rapture of Canaan 
Robinson, Marilynne - Gilead
Roth, Philip - Human Stain 
Rowling, J. K - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 
Salzman, Mark - Soloist 
Sebold, Alice - Lovely Bones 
Seierstad, Asne - Bookseller of Kabul
Smith, Zadie - On Beauty
Sowell, Thomas - Race and Culture 
Stegner, Wallace - Angle of Repose 
Tannen, Deborah - You Just Don’t Understand 
Trevor, William - Story of Lucy Gault
Watson, Lawrence - Montana 1948
Wells, Rebecca - Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood 
Welty, Eudora - Optimist’s Daughter 
Wharton, Edith - House of Mirth 
Whelan, Gloria - Homeless Bird 
Wilkins, Roger - Jefferson’s Pillow 
Woolf, Virginia - Room of One’s Own 
Reading list 2007-08
September – Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
October – God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
November - Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
January – Lost Mother - Mary McGarry Morris
February – Girl in the Green Glass Mirror - Elizabeth McGregor
March – In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike
April – Omnivore’s Dilemma - Michael Pollan
May - Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson