The Library Book Discussion Group has discussed many books over the years.  Here is a partial listing:


"The Big Read" - Fahrenheit 451

A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds

Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst


March : a novel by Geraldine Brooks

Blue Sky Dream : A Memoir of America's Fall from Grace by David Beers

The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

The Lost Mother by Mary McGarry Morris

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Kitchen Boy : a novel of the last Tsar by Robert Alexander

The Keeper's Son by Homer Hickam

The Evolution of Jane by Cathleen Schine

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Funny in Farsi : a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, by Firoozeh Duma


Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

Quest for Liberty by Robert H. Rowe

Talking to the Dead by Helen Dunmore

Lost Boys: why our sons turn violent and how we can save them by James Garbarino

(Up for discussion in July!) Your favorite book!

World of Pies by Karen Stolz

Under the Snow by Kerstin Ekman

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

The Journey Home by Olaf Olafsson


Homestead by Rosina Lippi

Hunger Moon by Suzanne Matson

The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan

Falling Slowly by Anita Brookner

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Nine Parts of Desire: the Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys


Life Estates by Shelby Hearon

Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsuikiyama

Road from Coorain by Jill Conway

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Disobedience by Jane Hamilton

The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison

On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons

Sally Hemings by Barbara Chase-Riboud

The Queen's Man by Sharon Penman

Ava's Man by Rick Bragg


The Night Inspector by Frederick Busch

Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler

Bound Feet Western Dress by Natasha Pang-Mei Chang

The Human Comedy by William Saroyan

The Hiding Place by Corrie TenBoom

Last Orders by Graham Swift

Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

A Country Year by Sue Hubbell

July 7th by Jill McCorkle

Dust Tracks on the Road by Zora Neale Hurston

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis DeBernieres


Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Room with a View by E.M. Forster

Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Cider House Rules by John Irving

Blackberry Winter by Margaret Mead

A Death in the Family by James Agee

The Isles of Shoals in Lore & Legend by Lyman Rutledge

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel


The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Curtis

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman

Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

Names of the Mountains by Reeve Lindbergh

Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence

House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende

Poisonwood Bible by Barabara Kingsolver

Awakening by Kate Chopin

Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter


Carpenter's Gothic by William Gaddis

Cora Fry's Pillow Talk by Rosellen Brown

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewelyn

Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sisters of Fortune by Nancy Heffernan

Snow in August by Pete Hamill

Till Morning Comes by Han Suyin

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom


Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Darwin and the Beagle by Alan Moorehead

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Claven

Jip by Katherine Paterson

Mandala by Pearl Buck

Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Weight of Water by Anita Shreve

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