Previous Books Discussed

Previous Books Discussed

Oct. 2005

Picoult, Jodi                            

My Sister's Keeper 

Nov. 2005

Erdrich, Louise

The Master Butcher's Singing Club (All Iowa Reads)

Dec. 2005 

Guterson, David

Snow Falling on Cedars 

Jan. 2006 

Golden, Arthur

 Memoirs of a Geisha

Feb. 2006 

Kingsolver, Barbara


Mar. 2006 

Sasson, Jean


Apr. 2006 

Shields, Carol


May 2006 

Robinson, Marilynne

 Gilead (All Iowa Reads)

July 2006 

Tyler, Anne

 Back When We Were Grownups

Aug. 2006 

Suskind, Ron

 A Hope in the Unseen

Sept. 2006 

Hosseini, Khaled

 The Kite Runner

Oct. 2006 

McGuire, Gregory


Nov. 2006 

Boyle, T. C.

 The Tortilla Curtain

Dec. 2006 


 The Inextinguishable Symphony

Jan. 2007 

Nafisi, Azar

 Reading Lolita in Tehran

Feb. 2007 

Nazario, Sonia

 Enrique's Journey

Mar. 2007 

Gruen, Sara

 Water for Elephants

Apr. 2007 

Cather, Willa

 My Antonia

May 2007 

Kluger, Jeffrey

 Splendid Solution (All Iowa Reads)

Sept. 2007 

Edwards, Kim

The Memory Keeper's Daughter 

Oct. 2007 

Smith, Betty

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 

Nov. 2007 

Morgan, Margo

Mutant Message Down Under 

Dec. 2007 

Tyler, Anne

Digging to America (All Iowa Reads)

Jan. 2008 

Lee, Harper

To Kill a Mockingbird 

Feb. 2008 

McCourt, Frank

Teacher Man 

Mar. 2008 

Mortenson, Greg

Three Cups of Tea 

Apr. 2008 

Picoult, Jodi

Nineteen Minutes 

May 2008 

Krakauer, Jon

Into Thin Air 

Sept. 2008 

Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre 

Sept. 2008 

Kalish, Mildred A.

Little Heathens 

Oct. 2008 

Albom, Mitch

The Five People You Meet in Heaven 

Nov. 2008 

Ondaatje, Michael

The English Patient 

Dec. 2008 

Struther, Jan

Mrs. Miniver 

Jan. 2009 

Kidd, Sue Monk

The Secret Life of Bees 

Feb. 2009 

Hosseini, Khaled

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Mar. 2009 

Horan, Nancy

Loving Frank 

Apr. 2009 

Delinsky, Barbara

The Secret Between Us 

May 2009 

Landvik, Lorna

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons 

Sept. 2009 

Bronte, Emily

Wuthering Heights 

Oct. 2009

Dallas, Sandra


Nov. 2009 

Doig, Ivan

The Whistling Season 

Dec. 2009 


(Individual choices) 

Jan. 2010 

Grisham, John

The Innocent Man 

Feb. 2010

Chevalier, Tracy

Girl with a Pearl Earring 

Mar. 2010 

Hannah, Kristin

True Colors 

Apr. 2010 

Walls, Jeannette

The Glass Castle 

May 2010 

Reynolds, Sheri

The Rapture of Canaan 

Sept. 2010

Shreve, Anita


Oct. 2010 

Moriarty, Laura

The Rest of Her Life 

 Nov. 2010

Zusak, Markus

The Book Thief 

Dec. 2010


(Individual choices)

Jan. 2011

Hall, Ron

Same Kind of Different as Me

Feb. 2011

Hall, Ron

Same Kind of Different as Me

Mar. 2011

Boyne, John

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Apr. 2011


(Individual choices)

Sept. 2011

Cross, Donna W.

Pope Joan

Oct. 2011

deRosnay, Tatiana

Sarah's Key

Nov. 2011

Donoghue, Emma


Jan. 2012

Morton, Kate

The Forgotten Garden

Feb. 2012

Haddon, Mark

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Mar. 2012

Gudenkauf, Heather

The Weight of Silence

Oct. 2012


(Individual choices)

Nov. 2012

Martel, Yann

Life of Pi

Dec. 2012

Grisham, John

Skipping Christmas

Jan. 2013

Trigiana, Adriana

The Shoemaker's Wife

Feb. 2013

Kidder, Tracy

Strength in What Remains (All Iowa Reads)

Mar. 2013

Penny, Louise

Still Life

Apr. 2013

VanLiere, Donna

The Good Dream

May 2013

Benjamin, Melanie

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

Sept. 2013

Hannah, Kristin

Night Road

Oct. 2013

Genova, Lisa

Still Alice

Nov. 2013

Hillenbrand, Laura


Dec. 2013

Evans, Richard Paul

The Christmas Box

Jan. 2014

Stockett, Kathryn

The Help

Feb. 2014

Brown, Carrie

The Rope Walk (All Iowa Reads)

Mar. 2014

Sparks, Nicholas

Safe Haven

Apr. 2014

Packer, Ann

The Dive from Clausen's Pier

May 2014

Pausch, Randy

The Last Lecture

June 2014


(Individual choices)

July 2014


(Individual choices)

Sept. 2014

Lauck, Jennifer


Oct. 2014

Hickam, Homner

Rocket Boys

Nov. 2014

Fay, Juliette

The Shortest Way Home

Dec. 2014

Flagg, Fannie

A Redbird Christmas

Jan. 2015

Shaffer, Mary & Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Feb. 2015

Stedman, M. L.

The Light Between Oceans

Mar. 2015

Evans, Richard Paul

The Walk

Apr. 2015

Wall, Carol

Mr. Owita's Guide to Gardening

May 2015

Krueger, William Kent

Ordinary Grace

Sept. 2015

Robinson, Marilynne


Oct. 2015

Meissner, Susan

A Fall of Marigolds

Nov. 2015

Baldacci, David

Wish You Well

Dec. 2015

Snelling, Lauraine

One Perfect Day

Jan. 2016

Oliviera, Robin

My Name Is Mary Sutter (All Iowa Reads)

Feb. 2016

Trigiana, Adrianna

Big Stone Gap

Mar. 2016

Myron, Vicki

Dewey, the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Apr. 2016

Brown, Daniel James

The Boys in the Boat

May 2016

Alcott, Kate

The Dressmaker

Sept. 2016

Berg, Elizabeth

The Art of Mending

Oct. 2016

Hamman, Phil & Sandy

Gitchie Girl

Nov. 2016

Chapman, Marina

The Girl with No Name

Dec. 2016

Beck, Glenn

The Christmas Sweater

Jan. 2017

Moriarty, Liane

What Alice Forgot

Feb. 2017

Backman, Frederik

A Man Called Ove

Mar. 2017

Chamberlain, Diane

Necessary Lies

Apr. 2017

Teege, Jennifer

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

May 2017

Quindlen, Anna


Sept. 2017

Simon, Rachel

The Story of Beautiful Girl

Oct. 2017

Worth, Jennifer

Call the Midwife

Nov. 2017

Bivald, Katarina

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Dec. 2017

VanLiere, Donna

The Christmas Note

Jan. 2018

Kline, Christina Baker

Orphan Train

Feb. 2018

Brower, Kate Andersen

First Women

Mar. 2018

Moyes, Jojo

Me Before You

Apr. 2018

Letts, Billie

Where the Heart Is

May 2018

Lott, Bret


Sept. 2018

Polacio, R. J.


Oct. 2018

Christie, Agatha

Murder on the Orient Express

Nov. 2018

Ellsworth, Loretta

Stars over Clear Lake

Dec. 2018

Smith, Joanne Huist

The 13th Gift

Jan. 2019

Karon, Jan

At Home in Mitford

Feb. 2019

Eskens, Allen

The Life We Bury

Mar. 2019

Wingate, Lisa

Before We Were Yours

Apr. 2019

Barry, Dan

The Boys in the Bunkhouse (All Iowa Reads)

May 2019

Baart, Nicole

Sleeping in Eden

Sept. 2019

Hannah, Kristin

The Great Alone

Oct. 2019

Morris, Heather

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Nov. 2019

Setterfield, Diane

The Thirteenth Tale

Dec. 2019

Karon, Jan

Shepherds Abiding


Paulsen, Gary


Feb. 2020

Simsion, Graeme

The Rosie Project

Mar. 2020

Goldman, William

The Princess Bride

Apr. 2020

Child, Julia

My Life in France

Aug. 2020

Martin, Charles

Chasing Fireflies

Sept. 2020

Noah, Trevor

Born a Crime

Oct. 2020

Herriot, James

All Creatures Great and Small

Nov. 2020

Cornwell, Bernard

The Last Kingdom

Dec. 2020 Chiaverini, Jennifer The Christmas Boutique
Jan. 2021 Stein, Garth The Art of Racing in the Rain
Feb. 2021 Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit
Mar. 2021  Bennett, Britt The Mothers (All Iowa Reads 2020)
Apr. 2021 Kelly, Martha Hall Lilac Girls
May 2021 Strayed, Cheryl Wild
Sept. 2021 Paolini, Christopher Eragon
Oct. 2021 Richardson, Kim Michele The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Nov. 2021 Hunter, Georgia We Were the Lucky Ones
Dec. 2021 Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give
Feb. 2022 Gilbreth, Frank Cheaper by the Dozen
Mar. 2022 Longo, Jennifer What I Carry
Apr. 2022 Butler, Nickolas Little Faith (All Iowa Reads 2021)
May 2022 Tan, Amy The Joy Luck Club
Sept. 2022 Gosler, Joseph Searching for Home
Oct. 2022 Haig, Matt The Midnight Library
Nov. 2022 Grisham, John Sooley
Dec. 2022 Jiles, Paulette News of the World
Jan. 2023 Makos, Adam A Higher Call
Feb. 2023 Goodwin, Daisy The American Heiress
Mar. 2023 Hoover, Colleen It Ends with Us
Apr. 2023 Krueger, William Kent Ordinary Grace
May 2023 Fox, Michael J. No Time Like the Future
Sept. 2023 Harmel, Kristin The Book of Lost Names
Oct. 2023 King, Laurie R. The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Nov. 2023 Patterson, James James Patterson : the Stories of My Life
Dec. 2023 Blackstock, Terri Catching Christmas
Jan. 2024 Benjamin, Melanie The Children's Blizzard
Feb. 2024 Macomber, Debbie A Good Yarn
Mar. 2024 Moore, Beth All My Knotted-Up Life
Apr. 2024 Serle, Rebecca One Italian Summer