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Spring 2017

The Fate of the Tearling – Erika Johansen
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Closing Time – Joseph Heller
Nancy Drew and The Mystery at Lilac Inn – Carolyn Keene
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child – Bob Spitz

Winter 2016-17

Garlic and Sapphires – Ruth Reichl
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
The Sweet Life in Paris – David Lebovitz
Downsizing the Family Home – Marni Jameson
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
Blu’s Hanging – Lois-Ann Yamanaka
The BFG – Roald Dahl
Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick
Simplify – Joshua Becker

Fall 2016

The Queen of the Night – Alexander Chee
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
Joy for Beginners – Erica Bauermeister
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition– J.K. Rowling
The Hamilton Affair – Elizabeth Cobbs
The Traitor’s Story – Kevin Wignall

Summer 2016

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Reader, I Married Him – Tracy Chevalier
Jane Steele – Lyndsay Faye
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson
The Girls – Emma Cline
A Cruel and Shocking Act – Philip Shenon
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling & Co.

Spring 2016

A Widow for One Year – John Irving
A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel
The Pink Suit – Nicole Mary Kelby
The Lady in Gold – Anne-Marie O’Connor
Spark Joy – Marie Kondo
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister
The White Queen – Phillippa Gregory
My Life in France – Julia Child
At the Edge of the Orchard – Tracy Chevalier

Winter 2015-16

Rising Strong – Brené Brown
Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
After Alice – Gregory Maguire
The Invasion of the Tearling – Erika Johansen
Here on Earth – Alice Hoffman
Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition – J.K. Rowling
Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
The Grownup – Gillian Flynn
Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson
The Indian in the Cupboard – Lynne Reid Banks
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry – Kathleen Flinn
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
Daring Greatly – Brené Brown

Fall 2015

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Kitchens of the Great Midwest – J. Ryan Stradal
Mrs. Hemingway – Naomi Wood
The Death Cure – James Dashner
The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz
Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy – Judd Apatow
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

Summer 2015

The Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
The Scorch Trials – James Dashner
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule – Jennifer Chiaverini
Where They Found Her – Kimberly McCreight
Annoying – Joe Palca & Flora Lichtman
Mosquitoland – David Arnold
Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed – Meghan Daum
Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin
The Martian – Andy Wier
Grey – E.L. James
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
The Man Who Ate the World – Jay Rayner
Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Spring 2015

Becoming Sister Wives — The Brown Family
Running to Normal — Sandra Clark
It Was Me All Along — Andie Mitchell
We Are Not Ourselves — Matthew Thomas
Fangirl — Rainbow Rowell
I’ll Give You the Sun — Jandy Nelson
Frankenstein — Mary Shelley
Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel
Everything I Never Told You — Celeste Ng
The Maze Runner — James Dashner
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — Marie Kondo
The Girl on the Train — Paula Hawkins 

Winter 2014-15

The Paying Guests — Sarah Waters
Belzhar  — Meg Wolitzer
The Girl With All the Gifts — M.R. Carey
Us — David Nicholls
Food: A Love Story — Jim Gaffigan
Yes, Please — Amy Poehler
Orange is the New Black — Piper Kerman
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes — Caitlin Doughty
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography — Neil Patrick Harris
A Dance with Dragons — George R.R. Martin
Euphoria — Lily King
Eleanor & Park — Rainbow Rowell

Fall 2014

The Vacationers – Emma Straub
The Nesting Place – Myquillyn Smith
Big Little Lies — Liane Moriarty
The Silkworm — Robert Galbraith
The Invention of Wings — Sue Monk Kidd
The Husband’s Secret — Liane Moriarty
Not That Kind of Girl — Lena Dunham

Summer 2014

Proof of Heaven — Eben Alexander
10% Happier — Dan Harris
A Feast for Crows — George R. R. Martin
The Giver — Lois Lowry
Mom & Me & Mom — Maya Angelou
Delancey — Molly Wizenberg
Delicious! — Ruth Reichl
Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy

Spring 2014

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival — Jennifer Chiaverini
Allegiant — Veronica Roth
Happier at Home — Gretchen Rubin
In Defense of Food — Michael Pollan
August: Osage County — Tracy Letts
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald — Theresa Anne Fowler
The Monuments Men — Robert M. Edsel
Where’d You Go, Bernadette — Maria Semple
Tender at the Bone — Ruth Reichl

Winter 2013-14

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker — Jennifer Chiaverini
The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
Sonoma Rose — Jennifer Chiaverini
Divergent — Veronica Roth
Spymistress — Jennifer Chiaverini
On Writing Well — William Zinsser
The Cuckoo’s Calling — Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
We are Water — Wally Lamb
I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced — Nujood Ali
We Were There — Allen Childs
Outliers — Malcolm Gladwell
A Devil to Play — Jasper Rees
Lean In — Sheryl Sandberg
Insurgent — Veronica Roth

Fall 2013

Sharp Objects — Gillian Flynn
Dark Places — Gillian Flynn
The Interestings — Meg Wolitzer
Reconstructing Amelia — Kimberly McCreight
Life After Life — Kate Atkinson
The Power of Habit — Charles Duhigg
The Last Runaway — Tracey Chevalier

Summer 2013

A Storm of Swords — George R. R. Martin
Dad is Fat — Jim Gaffigan
And the Mountains Echoed — Khaled Hosseini
Inferno — Dan Brown


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