Leelanau Township Library

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Book Discussion Group

We meet September through May at 1:30 on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 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 2018-2019

September 26               Founding Mothers                             Cokie Roberts

October 31                     A Higher Loyalty                                 James Comey

November 28                Their Eyes Were Watching God        Zora Neale Hurston

January 30                     A Gentleman in Moscow                   Amor Towles

February 27                    The Ninth Hour                                    Alice McDermott

March 27                        Killers of the Flower Moon               David Grann

April 24                          Song Yet Sung                                   James McBride

May 22                           A Man Called Ove                             Fredrik Backman

Book List 2017-2018
September H is for Hawk -Helen MacDonald
October Being Mortal -Atul Gawande
November Girl with Seven Names -Hyeonseo Lee
January Crossing to Safety -Wallace Stegner
February Art of Racing in the Rain -Garth Stein
March Option B -Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
April Hillbilly Elegy -J.D. Vance
May Mr. Rochester-Sarah Shoemaker

Book List 2016 - 2017
September My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
October Dead Wake - Erik Larson
November Stoner - John Edward Williams
January Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
February Sacre Bleu - Christopher Moore
March One Big Damn Puzzler - John Harding
April Becoming Nicole  - Amy Ellis Nutt
May Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng

Book List 2015 - 2016
September Longbourn – Jo Baker           
October David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell       
November Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher  Timothy Egan                                          
January Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy      
February The Long Exile – Melanie McGrath
March Under the Wide and Starry Sky – Nancy Horan         
April All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
May Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Book List 2014 - 2015
September Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingsolver       
October 19th Wife – David Ebershoff         
November Sparrow Migrations – Cari Noga
January Boys in the Boat – Daniel Brown
February Woman Behind the New Deal – Kirstin Downey
March Too Much Happiness – Alice Munro        
April Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
May Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Book list 2013 - 2014
September A Good American – Alex George (TC reads title)
October Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
November Things Invisible to See – Nancy Willard
January The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng
February Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
March The Redbreast – Jo Nesbo
April The Round House – Louise Erdrich  
May Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

Book list 2012 - 2013
September  In the Garden of Beasts - Eric Larson
October  The Story of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon
November  Laughing Boy - Oliver LaFarge
January  Arc of Justice - Kevin Boyle
February  Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht 
March  Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
April  Once Upon a River - Bonnie Jo Campbell
May  The Paris Wife - Paula McLain

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

Book list 2010 - 2011
September Season of Water and Ice – Donald Lystra
October Out Stealing Horses – Per Petterson
November Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa
January Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
February The Help – Kathryn Stockett
March Invisible Mountain – Carolina de Robertis
April Strength in What Remains – Tracy Kidder
May Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book list 2009 - 2010
September Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
October Beyond Tolerance Gustav Niebuhr 
November Trees - Conrad Richter
January Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
February Hot, Flat and Crowded Thomas L Friedman 
March The Fields - Conrad Richter 
April Still Alice - Lisa Genova
May The Town Conrad Richter

Book Discussion List From 1995 - 2009
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Ambrose, Stephen - Undaunted Courage 
Alexie, Sherman - Reservation Blues 
Bandele, Asha - Prisoner's Wife
Brooks, Geraldine - People of the Book 
Brown, Judy - Choice 
Christopher, Nicholas - Trip to the Stars 
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 
Eng, Tan Twan - Gift of Rain 
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 
Gilbert, Elizabeth - Eat, Pray, Love 
Glass, Julia - Three Junes 
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha 
Graham, Katherine - Personal History
Greene, Graham - The Quiet American  
Guterson, David - Snow Falling on Cedars
Guterson, David - Our Lady of the Forest
Hamil, Pete - Snow in August 
Harr, Jonathan - Civil Action
Harris, Joanne - Five Quarters of the Orange
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
Hosseini, Khaled - Thousand Splendid Suns 
Ibsen, Henrik - Enemy of the People 
Ishiguro, Kazuo - Remains of the Day 
Jones, Edward P. - Known World 
Kidd, Sue Monk - Secret Life of Bees 
King, Dave - The Ha-ha 
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 
McEwan, Ian - On Chesil Beach 
McGarry Morris, Mary - Lost Mother
McGregor, Elizabeth - Girl in the Green Glass Mirror 
Moriarty, Laura - Rest of Her Life 
Mortenson, Greg - Three Cups of Tea  
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 
Perkins, Lynne Rae - Criss Cross 
Picoult, Jodi - My sister's keeper
Pollan, Michael - Omnivore’s Dilemma
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 
Roy, Arundhati  – God of Small Things
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
Updike, John - In the Beauty of the Lilies 
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 

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