Past books from our Adult Book Discussion

The following is a list of books that were discussed during our Adult Book Discussion. This list is composed with information regarding titles, authors, publication dates, and quantity of pages. The list is composed in descending order by the year discussed, being the latest book to be found at the beginning of the list, the most recent one to have been part of our discussion.

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Year: 2017

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware
Published: 2016
Hardcover: 340 pages
May

Belgravia

by Julian Fellowes
Published: 2016
Hardcover: 402 pages
April

The Other Woman

by Hank Ryan Phillipi
Published: 2012-09-19
Hardcover: 417 pages
March

 

The Light Between Oceans

by M.L Stedman
Published: 2012-03-20
Paperback : 345 pages
February

 

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel
Published: 2015-06-02
Paperback : 352 pages
January

Year: 2016

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

by Lily Koppel
Published: 2014-06-03
Paperback : 320 pages
December

 

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

by Jennifer Chiaverini
Published: 2015-03-03
Hardcover : 400 pages
November

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

by Denise Kiernan
Published: 2013-03-05
Paperback : 416 pages
October

I Capture the Castle

by Dodie Smith
Published: 2013-12-24
Hardcover : 576 pages
September

 

In the Unlikely Event

by Judy Blume
Published: 2015-06-02
Hardcover : 416 pages
August

The Lake House: A Novel

by Kate Morton
Published: 2015-10-20
Hardcover : 512 pages
July

A Man Called Ove: A Novel

by Fredrik Backman
Published: 2015-05-05
Paperback : 337 pages
June

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah
Published: 2015-02-03
Hardcover : 440 pages
May

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson
Published: 2015-03-10
Hardcover : 430 pages
April

The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins
Published: 2016-07-12
Paperback : 336 pages
March

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

by Gabrielle Zevin
Published: 2014-04-01
Paperback : 288 pages
February

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs
Published: 2015-02-24
Paperback : 416 pages
January

Year: 2015

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

by Anthony Doerr
Published: 2014
Hardcover : 531 pages
December

The Martian: A Novel

by Andy Weir
Published: 2014-10-28
Paperback : 387 pages
November

Go Set a Watchman: A Novel

by Harper Lee
Published: 2015-07-14
Hardcover : 288 pages
October

The Bees: A Novel

by Laline Paull
Published: 2014-05-06
Hardcover : 352 pages
September

A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel

by Anne Tyler
Published: 2015-02-10
Hardcover : 368 pages
August

The Bones of Paris: A Novel of Suspense

by Laurie R. King
Published: 2013-09-10
Hardcover : 412 pages
July

Longbourn (Vintage)

by Jo Baker
Published: 2014-06-17
Paperback : 331 pages
June

The Invention of Wings: A Novel

by Sue Monk Kidd
Published: 2014-01-07
Hardcover : 384 pages
May

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

by Marja Mills
Published: 2014-07-15
Hardcover : 288 pages
April

The Rosie Project: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 1)

by Graeme Simsion
Published: 2014-06-03
Paperback : 295 pages
March

Across the Universe

by Beth Revis
Published: 2011-01-11
Hardcover : 416 pages
February

Life After Life: A Novel

by Kate Atkinson
Published: 2014-01-07
Paperback : 560 pages
January

Year: 2014

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

by Neil Gaiman
Published: 2014-06-03
Paperback : 181 pages
December

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak
Published: 2007-09-11
Paperback : 576 pages
November

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

by Diane Setterfield
Published: 2007-10-09
Paperback : 432 pages
October

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

by Ayana Mathis
Published: 2013-01-17
Hardcover : 320 pages
September

The Kitchen House: A Novel

by Kathleen Grissom
Published: 2010-02-02
Paperback : 368 pages
August

Thunderstruck

by Erik Larson
Published: 2007-09-25
Paperback : 480 pages
July

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot
Published: 2010-02-02
Hardcover : 384 pages
June

Code Name Verity

by Elizabeth Wein
Published: 2013-05-07
Paperback : 368 pages
May

How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

by Michael Gates Gill
Published: 2008-09-02
Paperback : 272 pages
April

The Middlesteins: A Novel

by Jami Attenberg
Published: 2013-06-04
Paperback : 304 pages
March

Garden of Stones

by Sophie Littlefield
Published: 2013-02-26
Paperback : 320 pages
February

Rebecca

by Daphne du Maurier
Published: 2013-12-17
Kindle Edition : 354 pages
January

Year: 2013

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel

by Helen Simonson
Published: 2011
Paperback : 384 pages
December

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berendt
Published: 1999-06-28
Paperback : 400 pages
November

In the Woods

by Tana French
Published: 2008-05-27
Paperback : 464 pages
October

Can You Keep a Secret?

by Sophie Kinsella
Published: 2005-12-27
Mass Market Paperback : 400 pages
September

Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

by S. J. Watson
Published: 2013-02-26
Mass Market Paperback : 363 pages
August

Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven: A Novel

by Fannie Flagg
Published: 2006-07-04
Hardcover : 384 pages
July

The Spellman Files: Document #1

by Lisa Lutz
Published: 2008-02-12
Paperback : 384 pages
June

Afterwards: A Novel

by Rosamund Lupton
Published: 2013-04-02
Paperback : 415 pages
May

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green
Published: 2012-01-10
Paperback : 336 pages
April

A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana

by Haven Kimmel
Published: 2002-09-03
Paperback : 304 pages
March

A Reliable Wife

by Robert Goolrick
Published: 2010-01-05
Paperback : 320 pages
February

Freedom: A Novel

by Jonathan Franzen
Published: 2011-09-27
Paperback : 608 pages
January

Year: 2012

The Christmas Train

by David Baldacci
Published: 2013-11-05
Paperback : 304 pages
December

Drowning Ruth

by Christina Schwarz
Published: 2001-07-31
Paperback : 368 pages
November

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children)

by Ransom Riggs
Published: 2016-08-02
Paperback : 392 pages
October

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison
Published: 2007-05-08
Paperback : 224 pages
September

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel

by Alan Bradley
Published: 2009-04-24
Paperback: 416 pages
August

Firefly Lane

by Kristin Hannah
Published: 2008-02-05
Paperback: 528 pages
July

The Postmistress

by Sarah Blake
Published: 2010-02-09
Hardcover : 326 pages
June

The Glass Castle : A Memoir

by Jeannette Walls
Published: 2006-01-17
Paperback : 288 pages
May

A Sand County Almanac

by Aldo Leopold
Published: 1986-12-12
Mass Market Paperback : 320 pages
April

Snow Falling on Cedars : A Novel

by David Guterson
Published: 1995-09-26
Paperback : 460 pages
March

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

by Ayelet Waldman
Published: 2007-02-13
Paperback : 352 pages
February

American Wife: A Novel

by Curtis Sittenfeld
Published: 2008-09-02
Hardcover : 576 pages
January

Year: 2011

Skipping Christmas

by John Grisham
Published: 2001-11-08
Hardcover : 192 pages
December

The Time Traveler’s Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger
Published: 2004-01-01
Paperback : 528 pages
November

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman
Published: 2008-10-01
Hardcover : 320 pages
October

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

by Lorna Landvik
Published: 2004-02-03
Paperback : 448 pages
September

Night

by Elie Wiesel
Published: 2006-01-16
Paperback : 0 pages
August

Peony In Love

by Lisa Lee
Published: 2007
Paperback: 297 pages
July

The Book of Lost Things

by John Connolly
Published: 2007-10-16
Paperback : 480 pages
June

Honk and Holler Opening Soon

by Billie Letts
Published: 2001-04
Hardcover : 320 pages
May

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

by Jon Krakauer
Published: 1999-10-19
Paperback : 332 pages
April

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

by Gregory Maguire
Published: 1996
Paperback : 406 pages
March

Mystic River

by Dennis Lehane
Published: 2003
Paperback : 416 pages
February

Cane River

by Lalita Tademy
Published: 2002-04-01
Paperback : 560 pages
January

Year: 2010

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

by Kim Edwards
Published: 2006-05-30
Mass Market Paperback : 432 pages
December

Cold Mountain

by Charles Frazier
Published: 1998
Paperback : 464 pages
November

The Hunger Games (Book 1)

by Suzanne Collins
Published: 2010-07-03
Paperback : 384 pages
October

Lottery

by Patricia Wood
Published: 2007-08-02
Hardcover : 320 pages
September

Nineteen Minutes

by Jodi Picoult
Published: 2008-02-05
Paperback : 455 pages
August

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert
Published: 2006
Paperback : 400 pages
July

Pride and Prejudice: 200th Anniversary Edition

by Jane Austen
Published: 2013-01-21
Paperback : 254 pages
June

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Published: 2008-07-29
Paperback : 290 pages
May

The Friday Night Knitting Club

by Kate Jacobs
Published: 2012-12-04
Mass Market Paperback : 400 pages
April

The Lace Reader: A Novel

by Brunonia Barry
Published: 2009-08-18
Paperback : 416 pages
March

Very Valentine: A Novel

by Adriana Trigiani
Published: 2010-01-05
Paperback : 401 pages
February

Water for Elephants: A Novel

by Sara Gruen
Published: 2007-05-01
Paperback : 240 pages
January