Book Lists

Book Group lists for 2021-22:

“4 Books”
Lost Immunity by Daniel Kalla
Wilful Blindness: How a Criminal Network of Narcos, Tycoons, and CCP Agents Infiltrated the West  by Sam Cooper
Any novel by Ernest Hemingway
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
Evolution Gone Wrong: The Curious Reasons Why Our Bodies Work (or Don’t)` by Alex Bezzerides
The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist by Anthony M. Amore
Greenwood: a Novel by Michael Christie
The Inconvenient Indian:  A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
Five Little Indians: A Novel by Michelle Good
The Dictionary of Lost Words:  A Novel by Pip William

Hot off the Press
A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Island of the Sea Wolves by Lisa See
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Greenwood by Michael Christie
Shadow Play by Joseph O’Connor
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
A Burning by Maghda Majundar

Morning Books List:
The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The Caste – the Origins of our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
The Book of Gutsy Women- Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience by
Hilary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Book Group lists for 2020-21:

Hot Off the Press:
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby
The Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Aria by Nazanine Hazar
American Dirt by Jennie Cummins
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
Antigone Rising by Helen Morales

Morning Books:
Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell
The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson
Architect of the Modern Century by Mark Lamster
The Difference by Marina Endicott
Truth be Told by Beverley McLachlin
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Coming Ashore by Catherine Gildiner
The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray
The Wake by Linden Macintyre

4 Books:
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Too Much and Never Enough: How My family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World – and Why Things are Better than You Think by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, et al.
Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence by Jonathan Manthorpe
Clementine: the Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes
The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Book Group lists for 2019-2020:

4 Books:
A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles
Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of
Influence and Intimidation in Canada by Jonathan Manthorpe
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray
Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe,
and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olson
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Becoming by Michelle Obama

Hot Off the Press:
Claws of the Panda  by John Manthorpe
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
The Feather Thief by Kirk W Johnson
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Milkman by Anna Burns
The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
Madame Foucarde’s Secret War by Lynne Olson

Morning Books:
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
Paper Shadow by Wayson Choy
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harari
Elephant Whisperer by Anthony Lawrence
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Book Group lists for 2018-19:

4 Books:
Pacific by Simon Winchester
Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
Goddesses Never Age by Dr. Christiane Northrop
Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Hot Off the Press:
Golden Hill: A Novel of New York by Frances Spufford
Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World by Miles J Unger
First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnson
Women and Power- A Manifesto  by Mary Beard
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

Morning Books:
Stalin’s Daughter  by Rosemary Sullivan
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson
Alice Network by Kate Quinn
1 more title TBD
Forgiveness  by Mark Sakamato
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Book Group lists from 2017-18:

4 Books:
The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Memory Illusion by Julia Shaw
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Bletchley Girl  by Tessa Dunlop
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Game of Crowns by Christopher Anderson
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Underground Railway  by Colson Whitehead
Short Stories, various by Anton Chekhov ( member’s choice)

Hot Off the Press:
The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson
The Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak
Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Books by Richard Wagamese

Morning Books:
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Dark Money by Jane Mayer
Red Notice by Bill Browder
Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager
Pacific by Simon Winchester
Throw Away Children by Diney Costeloe
Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Book Group lists from 2016-17:

4 Books:
The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
Any Biography of Picasso
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick
The Boys in the Boat (film)
History’s People by Margaret MacMillan
Red Notice by Bill Browder
They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson
Me Before You ( movie)

Hot Off the Press:
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
La Rose by Louise Erdich
Under Major Domo by Patrick de Witt
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan
In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Journey After Midnight by Ujjal Dosanjh

Morning Books:
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela by Zelda La Grange
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
History’s People by Margaret MacMillan
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown