Book Club


I host a book club that we like to call The Third Thursday Book Club because yes, we meet on the third Thursday! This May 2014, we'll be celebrating our ten year anniversary!

Here's a list of what we've read since the club's creation. If I've blogged about our discussion (which I didn't start doing until recently,) I'll link to that in case you are interested.

2004

May: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
June: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown


Oct: The Color of Water by James McBride
Nov: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Dec: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown


2005

Jan: Armadale by Wilkie Collins
Feb: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Mar: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Apr: A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
May: Emma by Jane Austen


Sept: Harry Potter and biography of choice
Oct: Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
Nov: Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Dec: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

2006

Jan: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Feb. The Peacegiver by James L. Ferrell
Mar: Plain and Simple by Sue Bender
Apr: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
May: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sept: Wisperings and Shattered by C.K. Bailey
Oct: Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
Nov: A Girl Named Zippy Haven Kimmel
Dec: P.G. Wodehouse books on Jeeves and his adventures

2007

Jan: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Feb: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Mar: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Apr: The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus
May: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

September: all three Stephenie Meyer books and Harry Potter #7
October: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
November: Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell
December: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

2008

Jan: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Feb: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mar: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Apr: 1776 by David McCoullough
May: Blessings by Anna Quindlin

September: Jodi Picoult books and Bill Bryson books
October: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
November: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
December: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2009

January: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
February: The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
March: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
April: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
May: Janette Rallison books

September: Lady Emily Ashton series by Tasha Alexander
October: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
November: The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
December: Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton

2010

January: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
February: Fairy Tale month (Beastly by Alex Flinn, Beauty by Robin McKinley, Zel by Donna Jo Napoli and Golden by Cameron Dokey)
March: Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier
April: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
May: The Help by Kathryn Stockett


September: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
October: Matched by Ally Condie
November: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
December: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

2011

January: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
February: 84 Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff
March: These Is My Words by Nancy Farmer
April: Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
May: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

September: Middlemarch by George Eliot
October: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
November: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
December: The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

2012

January: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
February: Atonement by Ian McEwan
March: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
April: Watership Down by Richard Adams
May: Precious Bane by Mary Webb
June: About a Boy by Nick Hornby

August: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
September: The Handmaid's Tale by Margret Atwood
October: The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
November: Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman
December: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

2013

January: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
February: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
March: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
April: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
May: 1984 by George Orwell
June: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
July: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
August: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

September: The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
October: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
November: The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman
December: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helene Simonson

2014

January: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
February: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morten
March: The Countess Below Stairs
April: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
May: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
June:  The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
July:  fairy tell retelling of your choice
August: The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
September: Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Speigleman
October:  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
November: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
December: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

2015

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

2016

January: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Dideon
February: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
March: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
April: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
May: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie
June: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
July: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
August: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale
September: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
October: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
November: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
December: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

2017

January: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
February: Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Caiin
March: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
April: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
May: Landline by Rainbow Rowell



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