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Book Group Titles 2011


Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Devereaux

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

One Day by David Nichols

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

True Grit by Charles Portis

The Three Weismanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson


The Best of Times by Penny Vincenzi


Best American Sports Writing

Dead End Gene Pool by Wendy Burden

Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Just Kids by Patty Smith





Past Year's Selections


White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

March by Geraldine Brooks

Oxygen by Carol Casella

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Summer Blow-Out by Claire Cook

Tall Grass by Sandra Dallas

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

The Gathering by Anne Enright

Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marques

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Piano Teacher by Janice Lee

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

The Hightest Tide by Jim Lynch

Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin

A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo

They Did it With Love by Kate Morgenroth

Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien

The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perotta

Lark & Termite by Jayne Phillips

Lush Life by Richard Price

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

The Soloist by Mark Salzman

Push by Sapphire

Peony in Love by Lisa See

Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellars

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrogar

Have Mercy On Us All by Fred Vargas

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

The Shack by William P. Young

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Eye of My Heart by Barbara Graham

Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin

Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway

The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Zaatar Days and Henna Nights by Haliha Masood

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriques

Tell Me Where It Hurts by Nick Trout

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls



The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Without a Map by Meredith Hall

Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama





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