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.

APRIL 2014 SELECTIONS

 

Highland Book Club
Third Thursday Book Club

 

HIGHLAND BOOK CLUB

2014
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*

2013
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*

2012
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

2011
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*

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK CLUB

2014
December -
November -
October – Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
September -
August -
July -
June -
May -
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*

2013
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*

2012
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*

2011
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*

2010
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*

2009
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*

BOOK CLUB EPIPHANY

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*

EDGEMONT BOOK CLUB

2009
January – Master, by Toni Sorenson*

2008
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*

2007
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.