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Previous Book Club Selections

 

DateTitle     Author
03/21/07 The Dogs of Babel
Carolyn Parkhurst
04/18/07 Light on Snow
Anita Shreve
05/16/07 One Thousand White Women
Jim Fergus
06/20/07 Master Butchers Singing Club
Louise Erdrich
07/18/07 Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio
- 2007 All Iowa Reads selection
Jeffrey Kluger
08/15/07 The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid    
Bill Bryson
09/19/07 Kitchen Confidential
Anthony Bourdain
10/24/07  Blood Done Sign My Name
- 2007 One Community, One Book selection
Timothy B. Tyson
12/05/07  The Tortilla Curtain T. C. Boyle
01/16/08 Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen
02/20/08 The Other Side of the Bridge
Mary Lawson
03/19/08 Mockingbird: Portrait of Harper Lee
Charles J. Shields
04/16/08 The Great Influenza
John M. Barry
05/21/08 The View from Saturday
E. L. Konigsburg
06/18/08  A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
07/16/08 Never Enough
Joe McGinniss
08/20/08 In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Michael Pollan
09/18/08 Digging to America
- 2008 All Iowa Read selection
Anne Tyler
10/16/08 A Long Way Gone
- 2008 One Community, One Book selection
Ishmael Beah
11/20/08 The Road Cormac McCarthy
Book Club did not meet in December
01/15/09

Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the
Birth of Religious Freedom in America

Steven Waldman

02/19/09 Loving Frank Nancy Horan
03/19/09

The Rope Walk

- 2009 All Iowa Reads selection
Carrie Brown
04/16/09 Angels & Demons Dan Brown
Book Club did not meet May - September
10/06/09

Book Club participated in community discussion of
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
- 2009 One Community, One Book selection
Barbara Kingsolver 

11/17/09

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women
and a Forty-Year Friendship
Jeffrey Zaslow
12/15/09 Little Bee Chris Cleave
01/19/10 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See
02/16/10 Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson and
David Oliver Relin
03/23/10 Land of a Hundred Wonders Lesley Kagen
04/20/10 Driftless
- 2010 All Iowa Reads selection
David Rhodes
05/18/10 Lottery Patricia Wood
06/15/10

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on
an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
09/21/10 Still Alice
Lisa Genova
10/19/10 Gardens of Water
- 2010 One Community, One Book selection
Alan Drew
11/16/10 The Help
Kathryn Stockett
12/21/10 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
01/18/11 Blame Michelle Huneven
02/15/11 Spoken from the Heart Laura Bush
03/15/11 The 19th Wife David Ebershoff
04/19/11 Escape Carolyn Jessop
05/17/11 Sing Them Home
- 2011 All Iowa Reads selection
Stephanie Kallos
06/21/11
Each member read a biography or autobiography of their choice and shared their impressions with the group.
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
09/20/11 Outlander Diana Gabaldon
10/18/11 Zeitoun
- 2011 One Community, One Book selection
Dave Eggers
11/15/11 Any Bitter Thing
Monica Wood
12/20/11 Sarah's Key Tatiana de Rosnay
01/17/12 The Irresistible Henry House
Lisa Grunwald
02/21/12 The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka
03/20/12 The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
04/17/12 Abide with Me Elizabeth Strout
05/15/12 Strength in What Remains
- 2012 All Iowa Reads selection
Tracy Kidder
06/19/12 Each member read a mystery of their choice and shared their impressions with the group.
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
                                       

09/19/12

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal Christopher Moore
10/16/12 The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
- 2012 One Community, One Book selection
Kao Kalia Yang
11/20/12 Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart
of My Extraordinary Son
Buzz Bissinger
12/18/12 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
01/15/13 March Geraldine Brooks
02/19/13 The Panic Virus Seth Mnookin
03/19/13 Mudbound Hillary Jordan
04/16/13 Room Emma Donoghue
05/21/13 The Year We Left Home
Jean Thompson
06/18/13 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
                              
09/17/13 The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir Josh Kilmer-Purcell
10/15/13 Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure Frank Arthur Worsley
11/19/13 Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline
12/17/13 Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
01/21/14 Me Before You Jojo Moyes
02/18/14 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
03/18/14 Mountains Beyond Mountains Tracy Kidder
04/15/14 Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger
05/20/14 Little Wolves
- 2014 All Iowa Reads selection
Thomas Maltman
06/17/14 Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist Jeffrey S. Copeland
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
09/16/14 The Distance Between Us
- 2014 All Iowa Reads selection
Reyna Grande
10/21/14 Shanghai Girls Lisa See
11/18/14 Once We Were Brothers Ronald Balson
12/16/14 Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver
01/20/15 Life After Life Kate Atkinson
02/17/15 A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash
03/17/15 The Hot Zone
- One Community Reads with Solon High School
Richard Preston
04/21/15 The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival John Vaillant
05/19/15
My Name is Mary Sutter
- 2015 All Iowa Reads selection
Robin Oliveira
06/16/15
The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
09/15/15
Just Mercy
- 2015 One Community One Book selection
Bryan Stevenson
10/20/15
Deep Down Dark
Héctor Tobar
11/17/15
Out of My Mind
Sharon Draper
12/15/15
An Irish Country Christmas
Patrick Taylor
01/19/16
A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler
02/16/16
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is
Fueling Our Modern Plagues
- One Community Reads with Solon High School
Martin J. Blaser, MD
03/15/16
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant
Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Jeff Hobbs
04/19/16 Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher
05/17/16
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin
06/21/16

Lila
- 2016 All Iowa Reads selection
Marilynne Robinson
Book Club did not meet in July and August.
09/20/16 11/22/63 Stephen King
10/18/16 
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
11/15/16
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi
12/20/16
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Kate Clifford Larson
01/17/17
A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
02/21/17      
2 selections
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived
the Great American Dust Bowl
Timothy Egan
Bottomland
- 2017 All Iowa Reads selection    
Michelle Hoover
03/21/17
2 selections
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 
- One Community Reads with Solon High School      
Atul Gawande
Without You, There is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite
- 2016 One Community One Book selection
Suki Kim
04/18/17
Mink River
Brian Doyle
05/16/17
Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman
06/20/17
Commonwealth
Ann Patchett
Book Club did not meet in July and August
09/19/17
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom
10/17/17
Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf
11/21/17 The Last Child John Hart
12/19/17
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Jill Lepore
01/16/18
The Shack
William Paul Young
02/20/18
The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
03/20/18
Necessary Lies
Diane Chamberlain
04/17/18
2 selections
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland
- 2018 All Iowa Reads selection    
Dan Barry
Lab Girl
- Solon High School Community Read
Hope Jahren
05/15/18 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie
06/19/18 The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Chris Whipple
07/17/18 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J. D. Vance
08/21/18 An Invisible Thread Laura Schroff
09/18/18 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond
10/16/18 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed
11/20/18 Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Erica Armstrong Dunbar
12/18/18 The Secret History Donna Tartt
 
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