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Past Book Group Selections

 

BOOK GROUP TUESDAY
READING SELECTIONS
OELWEIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

 2012

*   January     She’s Come Undone / Wally Lamb
*    February   Slaughterhouse Five / Kurt Vonnegut
*   March         Book Thief / Markus Zusak
*   April           Life is so Good / George Dawson
*   May            Loving Frank / Nancy Horan
*   June           Tortilla Flat / John Steinbeck
*   July             Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years / Sarah Delany
*   August        The Pact / Jodi Picoult
*   September  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan / Lisa See
*   October       American Wife / Curtis Sittenfeld
*   November   Strength in what Remains / Tracy Kidder All Iowa Reads
*   December    Christmas Party

 2013

 * January    Hosted Attic Belles from Tipton Iowa (Civil War exhibit)
*  February    The Wide Sargasso Sea /  Jean Rhys
*  March         The Road / Cormac McCarthy
*  April            Half  Broke Horses / Jeanette Walls
*   May            Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet / Jamie Ford
*   June           The Paris Wife / Paula Mclain
*   July            The Bible Salesman / Clyde Edgerton
*   August       Run / Ann Patchett
*  September   I'll Drink To That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most    Popular Wine / Rudolph Chelminski
*   October       Beautiful Maria of My Soul / Oscar Hijuelos
*   November    The Year We left Home / Jean Thompson (All Iowa Reads)
*  December      Christmas Party, bring a snack to share, a wrapped white elephant book, and trivia.

 2014

*  January     Wild / Cheryl Strayed
*  February    Go Tell it on the Mountain / James Baldwin
*  March        Bel Canto / Ann Patchett
*  April          Unbroken / Laura Hillenbrand
*  May          Silas Marner / George Eliot
*  June          Heading Out to Wonderful / Robert Goolrick
*  July            In the Garden of Beasts / Erik Larson
*  August        The Dinner / Herman Koch
*  September  Burgess Boys / Elizabet Strout
*  October       The Storyteller / Jodi Picoult
*  November    Little Wolves / Thomas Maltman ( All Iowa Reads)
*  December    Christmas Party


2015

* January       The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot
* February      The Light Between Oceans / M.L. Stedman
* March           On the Road / Jack Kerouac
* April              The Fault in Our Stars / John Green
* May              The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry / Rachel Joyce
* June             Moloka'i / Alan Brennert
* July              My Story / Elizabeth Smart
* August         The Husband's Secret / Liane Moriarty
* September   Of Human Bondage / W. Somerset Maugham
* October        I am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban / Malala Yousafzai
* November     My Name is Mary Sutter/ Robin Oliveira (All Iowa Reads)
* December    Christmas Party-white elephant book wrapped and bring snack. Trivia

2016

*  January       The Red Tent/Lady Diamont
*  February     The Invention of Wings/Sue Monk
*  March          The Art of Hearing Heartbeats/Jan Phillip Sendker
*  April             The Girl on the Train/Paula Hawkins
*  May             Defending Jacob/William Landry
*  June            Cry the Beloved Country/Alan Paton
*  July              Still Alice/Lisa Genova
*  August         The Girls of Atomic City/Denise Kieman
*  September   The Rosie Project/Graeme Simsion
*  October        Lila/Marilyn Robinson  All Iowa Reads
*  November     Chasing Lincoln's Killer/James L. Swanson
*  December     Christmas Party, Bring a snack, White elephant book exchange, Trivia

2017

* January        Sons and Lovers/ D. H. Lawrence
* February      The Aviator's Wife/ Melanie Benjamin
* March           Treasure Island/ Robert Louis Stephenson
* April              The Hobbit/ J. R. R. Tolkien
* May               Little Heathens/ Mildred Armstrong Kalish
* June              I Am Charlotte Simmons/ Tom Wolfe
* July               Skeleton Man/ Tony Hillerman
* August          I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/ Maya Angelou
* September    The Color of Water/ James McBride
* October        Glass Menagerie/ Tennessee Williams
* November     Bottomland/Michelle Hoover  All Iowa Reads
* December     Christmas Party, Bring a snack, White Elephant book exchange, Trivia

2018

* January      Rebecca/Daphne Du Maurier
* February     If Beale Street Could Talk/James Baldwin
* March         Discuss Rebecca & If Beale Street Could Talk
* April           A Gentleman in Moscow/Amor Towles
* May            Day of the Dead/J. A. Jance
* June           The Keeper of Bees/Gene Stratton-Porter
* July            Angels & Demons/Dan Brown
* August        The Mermaid Chair/Sue Monk Kidd
* September  The Lost Continent/Bill Bryson
* October       Two by Two/Nicholas Sparks
* November   The Boys in the Bunkhouse/Dan Barry  All Iowa Reads
* December    Christmas Party, Bring a snack, White Elephant gift exchange, Trivia

2019

* January       Small Great Things/Jodi Picoult
* February     Very Valentine/Adriana Trigiani
* March         Maisie Dobbs/Jacqueline Winspear
* April            Column of Fire/Ken Follett
* May            Salt Houses/Hala Alyan

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