BLBG Reading List

BIG LOVE BOOK GROUP READING LIST

2003
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
At Home in Mitford Jan Karon
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
Tuesdays With Morrie Mitch Albom
A Painted House John Grisham
Fried Green Tomatoes Fannie Flagg
Expecting Adam Martha Nibley Beck
The DaVinci Code Dan Brown
Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell

2004
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes
Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier
The Red Tent Anita Diamant
In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
Emily of New Moon L. M. Montgomery
The Glass Blowers Daphne DuMaurier
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
The Agony & The Ecstasy Irving Stone

2005
A Return to Modesty Wendy Shalit
Jerusalem Vigil Bodie & Brock Thoene
Evelina Fanny Burney
Song of Survival Helen Colijn
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
My Name is Asher Lev Chaim Potok
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Sarah: Women of Genesis Orson Scott Card
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis
The Samurai’s Garden Gail Tsukiyama
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

2006
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George
Mutant Message Down Under Marlo Morgan
The #1 Ladies Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
Family : the ties that bind -- and gag! Erma Bombeck
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Rebecca Daphne DuMaurier
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
The Secret Garden Frances Hogdson Burnett
Alas Babylon Pat Frank
Light on Snow Anita Shreve

2007
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, Dorothy Gilman
Heavenly Village and Missing May Cynthia Rylant
The Stolen Child Keith Donohue
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom
My Antonia Willa Cather
The Memory Keepers Daughter, Kim Edwards
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See

2008
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer James L. Swanson
The History of Love Nicole Krauss
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
Peony in Love Lisa See
In Search of Eden Linda Nichols
The Gift Richard Paul Evans
My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult
The Giver Lois Lowry
Devil in the White City Erik Larson

2009
Prisoner of Tehran Marina Nemat
Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
Moloka’i Alan Brennert
Julie Catherine Marshall
Back When We Were Grownups Anne Tyler
Peace Like a River Leif Enger
Enemy Women Paulette Jiles
Pope Joan Donna Woolfolk Cross
The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan

2010
People of the Book Geraldine Brooks
Skin and other stories Roald Dahl
These Is My Words Nancy Turner
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Shanghai Girls Lisa See
Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson
The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

2011
True Grit by Charles Portis
The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

2012
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise by Sampson Davis, et. al.
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B Ross
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Milard
The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton

2013
Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young (did not read)
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
The Art Forger by B A Shapiro
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

2014
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney 
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls                             
Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein