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2019 - Upcoming Books

StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath
Wednesday February 13th at Michele's
6:30 PM
Educated by Tara Westover
Monday or Wednesday March 18th/20th at Karen H's
Faithful Place by Tina French
  Monday or Wednesday April 22nd/24th at Karen J's

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Wednesday May 29th at Patti Sue's
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Wednesday June 26th at Anne's
While I was Gone by Sue Miller
Wednesday August 7th at Nancy's
To be Determined
  Monday or Wednesday September 9th/11th at TBD
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  Monday or Wednesday October 14th/16th at Eileen's
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  Monday or Wednesday November 18th/20th at Mary's

2019 - Books Discussed

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Wednesday January 9th at Leslie's

2018 - Books Discussed

Norwegian by Night
by Derek B Miller
   Monday January 29th at Leslie's
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
   Monday February 26th at Crave West End 6:30 PM
You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
   Wednesday April 4th at Rock Elm Tavern

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Wednesday May 9th at Karen P's
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
   Monday June 11th at Marilyn's
Before We Were Yours by List Wingate
   Wednesday July 16th at Ann's
Elenor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Monday August 20th at Nancy's
Beartown  by Fredrik Backman
  Monday September 24th at Mary's

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
    Monday October 29 at Eileen's
2019 Book Planning Meeting
    Monday December 3rd 6:30 PM Dinner at Michele's
2017 - Books Discussed
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
   Wednesday January 11th at Nancy's 6:30 PM
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday February 15th at Karen J's
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
Wednesday March 22nd at Leslie's

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Wednesday April 26th at Marilyn's

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Wednesday May 31st at Eileen's

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Monday July 10th 6:30 PM at LuAnn's
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Wednesday August 16th 6:00 PM at Anne's

The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Wednesday September 20th at Mary's
See Me by Nicolas Sparks
Wednesday October 11th at Karen P's

See Me by Nicolas Sparks    Wednesday October 11th at Karen P'sWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi & Abraham Verghese
Wednesday November 29th at Patti Sue's

2018 Planning Meeting
Wednesday December 13th 6:30 PM at Michele's
2016 - Books Discussed
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
   Wednesday November 30th at Michele's

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
Wednesday October 19th at Eileen's
Shadow Fall
by Laura Griffin

   Wednesday September 21st at Karen P's

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Tuesday August 30th at Anne's -- 6:45 PM
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Wednesday July 13th at Nancy's
The Whip
by Karen Kondazian
Wednesday June 8th at Patti Sue's
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
by Rachel Joyce
Wednesday May 4th at Marilyn's
Reconstructing Amelia
by Kimberly McCreight
Wednesday March 30th at Leslie's
The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman
   Wednesday January 20th at LuAnn's
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
   Wednesday February 24th at Karen J's

                   2015 - Books Discussed

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
     Wednesday January 14 7:00 PM at Patti Sue's
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
     Wednesday February 18th  7:00 PM at Karen J's
What she Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
     Wednesday March 25th  7:00 PM at LuAnn's

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
     Wednesday April 29th 
The Perfect Mother
by Nina Darnton
      Wednesday June 3rd
  >7:00 PM at Marilyn's
Nerve Damage by Tom Combs
     Discussion with Author
     Wednesday July 8th at Anne's
The Dirty Life: on farming, food & love
by Kristin Kimball
      THURSDAY August 13th 7:00 PM at Nancy's
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
     will be discussed at October 14th meeting
The Next Thing on my List by Jill Smolinski
     Wednesday October 14th  7:00 PM at Karen P's

The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
     Wednesday November 18th  7:00 PM at Eileen's

2016 Planning Meeting
     Wednesday December 9th 7:00 PM at Michele's

                   2014 - Books Discussed

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
     Wednesday January 8th at Bar Louie

George Washinton's Secret 6 by Brian Kilmead & Don Yaeger
     Wednesday February 12th at Michele's

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Wednesday March 19th at Colleen's
The Husband's Secret by Liam Moriarty
Wednesday April 23rd at Patti Sue's

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Wednesday May 28th at Jake's
Crazy Rich by Jerry Oppenheimer
Wednesday July 9th at Carol's
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
     Wednesday August 6th at Nancy's

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
     Wednesday September 10th at Leslie's

City of Women by David Gillham
     Wednesday October 15th at Karen Palmer's
 Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
     Wednesday November 19th at LuAnn's

Planning Meeting
     Wednesday December 10th  6:00 PM at Ann's

                   2013 - Books Discussed

The Healing by Jonathan Odell
     Wednesday January 16th at Leslie's
City of Thieves by David Benioff
     Wednesday February 13th at Karen's

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
     Wednesday March 13th at Colleen's

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
     Monday May 29th at Michele's

Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
     Monday June 3rd 7:00 PM at Eileen's

The End of the Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
     Wednesday June 19th 7:00 PM at Jake's (Marilyn)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Wednesday July 24th 7:00 PM at Nancy's

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
     Wednesday September 4th 7:00 PM at LuAnn's

Haunted Ground by Erin Hart
     Wednesday October 9th 7:00 PM at Leslie's
     Discussion with author

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
     Wednesday November 13th 7:00 PM at Patti Sue's

Planning Meeting
     Wednesday December 11th 7:00 PM at Karen's

                   2012 - Books Discussed

Sandcastles by LuAnne Rice
   Wednesday January 25th at Patti Sue's

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
   Wednesday March 7th at Leslie's
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin
   Tuesday April 24th 7:00 PM at Jake's Cafe
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
   Wednesday May 30th at Eileen's

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
   Wednesday July 11th at LuAnn's

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
   Wednesday August 22nd at Nancy's

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
   Wednesday October 3rd at Karen's
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
   Wednesday November 14th at Michele's
Planning Meeting - no book to read - brint two book ideas
   Wednesday December 5th at LuAnn's

                   2011 - Books Discussed

Little Bee by Chris Cleave
   Wednesday January 19th 7:00 PM at Eileen's
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger
   Wednesday March 2nd 7:00 PM at Marilyn's
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
   Wednesday April 13th at Patti Sue's

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
   Wednesday May 25th at Jake's Cafe

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
   Wednesday July 6th at Leslie's

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
   Wednesday August 17th at Nancy's
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
   Wednesday September 21st at LuAnn's
Hotel on the Corner of
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
   Wednesday November 9th at Michele's cabin

Planning Meeting - no book to read - bring two book ideas and appetizer or dessert
   Tuesday December 13th 7:00 PM at Karen J's

2010 - Books Discussed

The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
   Wednesday January 6th 7:00 PM at Marilyn's
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
   Wednesday February 17th 7:00 PM at LuAnn's

Between Here and April by Deborah by Copaken Kogan
   Wednesday April 7th 7:00 PM at Eileen's

A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick
   Friday-Sunday May 14th-16th at Michele's Cabin
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
   Monday June 28th 7:00 PM at Patti Sue's
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo by Steig Larssen
   Thursday August 12th 6:00 PM at Nancy's

The Man with a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes
   Wednesday September 22nd 7:00 PM at Leslie's

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
   Wednesday November 3rd 7:00 PM at LuAnn's

Planning Meeting - no book to read - bring two book ideas
   Wednesday December 8th 7:00 PM at Patti Sue's

2009 - Books Discussed

Friday Night Knitting Club by Beth Jacobs
   Tuesday February 24th 7:00 PM at Martini's Grille

The Funeral Home Murders by Rob Hahn
   Monday May 4th 7:00 PM at Michele's
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
   Thursday June 25th 7:00 PM Central Middle School -
Discussion with author & dinner at Sunsets

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
   Wednesday August 12th 6:00 PM at Nancy's

All The King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
   Wednesday September 30th 7:00 PM at Patti Sue's

The Suspect by John Lescroart
   Tuesday November 10th 7:00 PM at Leslie's

2008 - Books Discussed

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
   Thursday February 7th 7:00 PM at Michele's

March by Geraldine Brooks
   Tuesday March 18th 7:00 PM at Leslie's
The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
   Wednesday April 30th 7:00 PM at Patti Sue's

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
   Monday June 16th 6:30 PM at Stella's Fish Cafe
Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
   Monday July 21st 5:30 PM at Nancy's
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
   Tuesday September 9th 7:00 PM at Dana's
Keeping The House by Ellen Baker
   Wednesday October 8th 7:00 PM at Katie's

Inheritance by Natlie Danford
   Wednesday November 19th 7:00 PM at Eileen's

2007 - Books Discussed
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
   Monday January 8th 7:00 PM at Don Pablos Mtka
The Color of Water by James McBride
   Tuesday February 20th 7:00 PM at Granite City in Maple Grove

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
   Monday April 16th 7:00 at Leslie's
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
   Tuesday May 29th 7:00 at Patti Sue's
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
   Wednesday June 27th Seward Co-op & Birchwood Café
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
   Monday July 23rd 6:30 PM at Nancy's

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
   Tuesday August 21st 7:00 PM at Marilyn's

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
   Thursday September 27th 7:00 PM at Dana's

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
   Tuesday October 30th 7:00 PM at Katie's
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
by Benson Deng, Alephonnsion Deng and Benjamin Ajak
   Wednesday December 12th 7:00 PM at LuAnn's

2006 - Books Discussed
Leadership Wipeout by Chuck Bolton Breckenridge, CO
   Friday January 20th - Tuesday February 24th
Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West
   Wednesday March 15th 7:00 PM at Place El Azteka/Dolittle's

Eragon by Chris Paolini
   May 10th 7:30 PM at D'Amico's

Absent Friends by S.J. Rozan
   Tuesday July 18th 6:00 PM at Nancy's 

An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance
   Wednesday Sepetmeber 6th 7:00 PM at Big Buck Roadhouse
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
   October 13-14th Weekend at Michele's cabin

2005 - Books Discussed

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni
   Tuesday January 18th 7:00 PM - Northcoast

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
   Tuesday March 1st 7:00 PM - Michele's House

The View from Delphi by Jonathan Odell
   Monday April 18th Discussion with author Jon Odell at Eileen's

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
   Wednesday May 25th - Café Barbette in Minneapolis

The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
   Tuesday June 28th 6:30 PM at Nancy's
& Tuesday August 30th 7:00 PM at Green Mill
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
   Tuesday October 11th 7:00 PM at Peppercorn Grill

Good Grief, A Novel by Lolly Winston
   Tuesday November 29th 7:00 PM at Dolittle's

2004 - Books Discussed

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
   January 27th, 2004 at Golden Valley Country Club

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
   March 2nd, 2004 at Grandma's

Orchard: A Novel by Larry Watson
   April 5th, 2004 at Jake's

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
   May 26th, 2004 for dinner at Nancy's

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
   July 27th, 2004 Dinner & discussion with author at Patti Sue's

Riding the Bus With My Sister by Rachel Simon
   September 15th, 2004 7:00 PM at Grandma's

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
   October 25th, 2004 7:00 PM at Doolittles
Between the Holidays Party at Leslie's - Men included
   Saturday December 4th, 2004 7:00 PM
Shopgirl by Steve Martin (yes, the comedian!)
   Tuesday December 14th, 2004 7:00 PM - Applebees

2003 - Books Discussed

    January 4th, 2003 at Mary Kay's

The Hours by Michael Cunningham
    February 5th, 2003

Seabiscuit An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
    April 9th, 2003 at Dolittles

Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett
    May 14th, 2003 at Mary Kay's

The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J. Stokes
    June 25th, 2003 at Big Bowl

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
    July 21st, 2003 at Pool Party at Nancy's

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    August 20th, 2003 at Dolittles

The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
    October 1st, 2003 Soup Sampler at Eileen's

Door County
    October 10th-12th, 2003

Davinci Code by Dan Brown
    November 13th, 2003 at LuAnn's

2002 - Books Discussed

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
March 5th, 2002 Friendship Soup at LuAnn's

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
April 12th-14th 2002 at Michele's Cabin

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Atonement by Ian McEwan
    August 27th, 2002 at Grandma's

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    September 25th, 2002 at Portofino's

Some book with a character named Patsy? by ??
    October 28th, 2002 at Timberlodge Steakhouse

Girl's Poker Niqht by Jill Davis
    November 25th, 2002 at Macaroni Grill

2001 - Books Discussed

Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
    January 19th-21st, 2001 at Krolczyk's Cabin

House of Sand & Fog by Andre Dubuss III
    February 29th, 2001 at LuAnn's

Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn
    March 29th, 2001

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    May 9th, 2001 at Billy's Light House

Jim the Boy by Tony Early
    June 26th, 2001

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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
    August 29th, 2001 at Santorinis

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    October 11th, 2001 at Maynards
Sister of my Heart by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    November 13th, 2001

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Chevalier, Tracy
    December 2001
2000 - Books Discussed

Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
    January 28th, 2000 at Krolczyk's Cabin

Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller
    February 29th, 2000 at Do Littles Cafe

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
    March 22nd, 2000 at Don Pablo's

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    April 27th, 2000 at Macaroni Grille

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    May 25th, 2000 at Sunsets

Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
    June 28th, 2000 at ???????????

Don't Stand Too Close to A Naked Man by Tim Allen
    July 19th, 2000 at Lisa's hot tub

The Saving Graces
by Patricia Gaffney
    August 23rd, 2000 at Wayzata Bar & Grill

A Suitable Vengence
by Elizabeth George
    October 4th, 2000 at Marilyn's

Catcher in the Rye
by JD Salinger
    November 15th, 2000 at LuAnn's


    December 8th, 2000 at Eileen's

1999 - Books Discussed

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
    May 4th, 1999 at Caribou Coffee in Plymouth
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
    June 7th, 1999 at Don Pablo's

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
    June 29th, 1999 at Wine Bar in Excelsior

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    July 28th, 1999 at Grandma's

Pilots Wives by Anita Shreve
    August 25th, 1999 at Baker's Square CRd 9
Eveing Class by Maeve Binchy
   September 28th, 1999 at Champs
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
    October 19th, 1999 at Sydney's
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
    November 23rd, 1999 at Olive Garden