Book Club

I currently belong to two face-to-face book clubs. The first is the Third Thursday Book Club, and it was started and is currently run beautifully by Suey from It’s All About Books. You can find her posts about the book club here. The second is a community book club I was asked to start, the Highland Book Club. It has its own website here.


Highland Book Club
Third Thursday Book Club



January – The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro

November/December – A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote
October – Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton*
September – Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson*
August – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo*
June – The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman*
May – Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes*
April – The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner*
March – The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman*
February – Cinder, by Marissa Meyer*
January – Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie*

November/December – Longing for Home, by Sarah M. Eden
October – The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling* and The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman*
September – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer*
August – The Color of Water, by James McBride*
June – North and South, by Elizabeth Glaskell*
May – The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker
April – The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare*
March – Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand*
February – And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
January – Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell*

November/December – Spiritual Lightning, by M. Catherine Thomas
October – Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen*
September – The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer
August – Manhunt, by James L. Swanson
June – Everneath, by Brodi Ashton*
May – The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern*
April – The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
March – The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Ruben* and/or Always Looking Up, by Michael J. Fox
February – The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, by Terry Ryan*
January – Missing Susan, by Sharyn MacCrumb*

November/December – The Mansion, by Henry Van Dyke*
October – The Witch of Portobello, by Paulo Coelho*
September – The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins*
August – Edenbrooke, by Julianne Donaldson*
June – Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card*
May – The Road, by Cormac McCarthy*
April – Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See*
March – Nostalgia Month: Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White*; Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery*; and/or The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett*
February – The Princess Bride, by William Goldman*
January – In the Woods, by Tana French

November/December – A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens*
October – Dracula, by Bran Stoker and/or Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley*
September – The Help, by Kathryn Stockett*
August – Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale*
June – I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith*
May – Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier*
April – These Is My Words, by Nancy E. Turner*
March – The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls*
February – Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson*
January – Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger*


April – Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden*
March – Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
February – Smile, by Raina Telgemeier*
January – The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

December – Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas
November – Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes*
October – Dracula, by Bram Stoker
September – The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins*
August – Not in the Script, by Amy Finnegan*
July – Animal Farm, by George Orwell*
June – Waiting for Normal, by Leslie Conner*
May – Dune, by Frank Herbert*
April – The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker
March – Wonder, by R.J. Palacio*
February – Persuasion, by Jane Austen* and For Darkness Shows the Stars, by Diana Peterfreund*
January – Out of the Easy, by Ruta Sepetys*

December – Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross*
November – The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger*
October – Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand*
September – Maus I, by Art Spiegelman*
August – The World’s Strongest Librarian, by Josh Hanagarne*
July – Fairy tale retellings
June – The False Princess, by Eilis O’Neal
May – Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson*
April – The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe*
March – The Secret Countess, by Eva Ibbotson
February – The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morten
January – The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford*

December – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helene Simonson*
November – The Schwa was Here, by Neal Shusterman*
October – Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte*
September – The Actor and the Housewife, by Shannon Hale*
August – Between Shades of Grey, by Ruta Sepetys*
July – Edenbrooke, by Julianne Donaldson*
June – The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern*
May – 1984, by George Orwell
April – I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak*
March – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot*
February – The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy*
January – The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss*

December – Unwind, by Neal Shusterman*
November – Mrs. Mike, by Benedict Freedman and Nancy Freedman*
October – The Bone Collector, by Jeffery Deaver
September – The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood*
August – Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card*
June – About a Boy, by Nick Hornby*
May – Precious Bane, by Mary Webb*
April – Watership Down, by Richard Adams*
March – The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks*
February – Atonement, by Ian McEwan*
January – I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith*

December – The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt*
November – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith*
October – Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn*
September – Middlemarch, by George Eliot (book and movie)
May – A Wizard of Earth Sea, by Ursula K. Le Guin*
April – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley*
March – These is My Words, by Nancy E. Turner*
February – 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff*
January – When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead*

December – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows*
November – The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas*
October – Matched, by Ally Condie*
September – Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins* + The Thief*, The Queen of Attolia*, The King of Attolia*, and A Conspiracy of Kings*, by Megan Whalen Turner – 9/16/2010 + The Passage, by Justin Kronin
May – The Help, by Kathryn Stockett*
April – Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett*
March – Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier*
February – Fairy Tale Month: Beauty, by Robin McKinley*
January – North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell*

December – Walking Across Egypt, by Clyde Edgerton*
November – The Hunger Games* & Catching Fire*, by Suzanne Collins
October – The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini*
September – And Only To Deceive, by Tasha Alexander*


July 2009
Regular – The Actor and the Housewife, by Shannon Hale*
Classic – Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte*

June 2009
Regular – Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
Classic – 1984, by George Orwell

May 2009
Regular – Everyone is Beautiful, by Katherine Center*
Classic – Persuasion, by Jane Austen*

April 2009
Regular – The Madam, by Julianna Baggott*
Classic – Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell*

March 2009
Regular – Love Walked In, by Marisa de los Santos*
Classic – North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell*


January – Master, by Toni Sorenson*

November/December – Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
October – Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
September – Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier*
August – Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer*
July – Stardust, by Neil Gaiman*
June – The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale*
May – The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher*
April – The Whaleboat House (Amagansett), by Mark Mills*
March – Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson*
February – The Captain of Her Heart, by Anita Stansfield
January – Austenland, by Shannon Hale*

November/December – Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
October – The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak*
September – Emma, by Jane Austen
August – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling* & Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer*
July – A Midwife’s Story, by Penny Armstrong
June – The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova*
May – New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer*
April – Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer*
March – ?
February – The Quiet American, by Graham Greene*
January – ?

2004-2007 (Exact Dates Unknown, Except Where Noted)
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway*
And Ladies of the Club, by Helen Hooven Santmyer*
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield*
I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith*
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd*
A Gathering of Finches, by Jane Kirkpatrick – August 2006
The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas* – June 2006
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas* – April 2006
The Murder Room, by P.D. James – January 2006
Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown* – June 2005
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger* – March 2005
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry*
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon* – January 2005
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger* – November/December 2004
The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck*
The Chosen, by Asher Lev*

* Indicates books I have read; links are to my reviews.

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