Friends Who Read

A book club

List of Books

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A diverse group of women ensures a broad selection of books.  Here are the ones we’ve chosen, beginning with the most recent:

Half-Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls

A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier

1984, George Orwell

Camino Island, John Grisham

Death at La Fenice, Donna DeLeon

Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf

American Pastoral, Philip Roth

The Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer

The Whistler, John Grisham

The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

The Road to Character, David Brooks

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple

Dead Wake, Eric Larsen

The Children Act, Ian McKewan

Miller’s Valley, Anna Quindlen

When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalinithi

Saving Sophie, Ronald Balson

My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout

To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante

The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Dream Lover, Elizabeth Berg

Sons & Lovers, D. H. Lawrence

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas

Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

The Boys in the Boat, Daniel JamesBrown

The Plague, Albert Camus

The End of the Affair, Graham Green

The Razor’s Edge, Somerset Maugham

The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty

Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

The Good American, Alex George

The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

Under a Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan

Someone, Alice McDermott

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

Washington Square, Henry James

Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

Skinny Dip, Carl Hiassen

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

Once We Were Brothers, Ronald Balson

Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Tenth of December, George Saunders

The Shoemaker’s Wife, Adriana Trigiani

Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie

Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver

Nicholas and Alexandra, Robert Massie

Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom

The Lost Wife, Alyson Richman

The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

Color of Water, James McBride

A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

The Space Between Us, Thrity Umriga

Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese

Ethan Frome, Willa Cather

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Help, Kathryn Stockett

Brooklyn, Colm Toibin

Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

The Confession, John Grisham

Stealing Athena, Karen Essex

Prayers for Sale, Sandra Dallas

Abigail Adams, Woody Holton

Story of a Soul, Therese de Lisieux

Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

Look Again, Lisa Scottoline

Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton

Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

O Pioneers, Willa Cather

Final Payments, Mary Gordon

Moloka’i, Alan Brennert

Bridge of Sighs, Richard Russo

Circling My Mother, Mary Gordon

Loving Frank, Nancy Horan

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

The Reader, Bernhard Schlink

Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett

The Good Earth, Pearl Buck

Case Histories, Kate Atkinson

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

What is the What, Dave Eggers

The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Broken as Things Are, Martha Witt

Snow Flower, Lisa See

A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle

Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky

Plain Truth, Jodi Picoult

Eat, Love, Pray, Elizabeth Gilbert

A Thousand, Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

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