Book Club

 

These are the books the Book Club are planning to read, and have read, in reverse chronological order. You can click on any book title or author to see an automatic Google search, sort on any of the columns by clicking the heading, and reverse the sort by clicking again. For convenience the TSort (Titles with e.g. The moved to the back), ASort (Authors- surname/first names) and DSort (Dates – YYYYMM) columns have more convenient versions of Title, Author’s name and Date for sorting, albeit in tiny letters.

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MonthTitleAuthorTSortASortDSort
Jul 16An Officer and a SpyRobert Harris

Officer and a Spy (An)

Harris Robert

201607

Jun 16TerroristJohn Updike

Terrorist

Updike John

201606

May 16Dancing with DarknessMagsie Hamilton Little

Dancing with Darkness

Little Magsie

201605

Apr 16BrooklynColm Tóibín

Brooklyn

Tóibín Colm

201604

Mar 16Spilling the BeansClarissa Dixon Wright

Spilling the Beans

Wright Clarissa

201603

Feb 16PersepolisMarjane Satrapi

Persepolis

Satrapi Marjane

201602

Jan 16The Lovers of AmherstWilliam Nicholson

Lovers of Amherst (The)

Nicholson William

201601

Dec 15Being MortalAtul Gawande

Being Mortal

Gawande Atul

201512

Nov 15The Periodic TablePrimo Levi

Periodic Table (The)

Levi Primo

201511

Oct 15Travelling to InfinityJane Hawking

Travelling to Infinity

Hawking Jane

201510

Sep 15Period Piece, A Cambridge ChildhoodGwen Raverat

Period Piece, A Cambridge Childhood

Raverat Gwen

201509

Aug 15Cousin HenryAnthony Trollope

Cousin Henry

Trollope Anthony

201508

Jul 15The Narrow Road to the Deep SouthRichard Flanaghan

Narrow Road to the Deep South (The)

Flanaghan Richard

201507

Jun 15How To Be BothAli Smith

How To Be Both

Smith Ali

201506

May 15We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesKaren Joy Fowler

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Fowler Karen

201505

Apr 15H is for HawkHelen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

Macdonald Helen

201504

Mar 15The Assassination of Margaret ThatcherHilary Mantel

Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (The)

Mantel Hilary

201503

Feb 15SkallagriggWilliam Horwood

Skallagrigg

Horwood William

201502

Jan 15Burial RitesHannah Kent

Burial Rites

Kent Hannah

201501

Dec 14HarvestJim Crace

Harvest

Crace Jim

201412

Nov 14The Calligrapher's DaughterEugenia Kim

Calligrapher's Daughter (The)

Kim Eugenia

201411

Oct 14The LeopardGiuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Leopard (The)

Lampedusa Giuseppe

201410

Sep 14This BoyAlan Johnson

This Boy

Johnson Alan

201409

Aug 14Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hurston Zora

201408

Jul 14Life after LifeKate Atkinson

Life after Life

Atkinson Kate

201407

Jun 14Ann VeronicaH G Wells

Ann Veronica

Wells H

201406

May 14How It All BeganPenelope Lively

How It All Began

Lively Penelope

201405

Apr 14Gone GirlGillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Flynn Gillian

201404

Mar 14Dear LifeAlice Munro

Dear Life

Munro Alice

201403

Feb 14The Terracotta DogAndrea Camilleri

Terracotta Dog (The)

Camilleri Andrea

201402

Jan 14The President’s HatAntoine Laurain

President’s Hat (The)

Laurain Antoine

201401

Dec 13The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And DisappearedJonas Jonasson

Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (The)

Jonasson Jonas

201312

Nov 13PureAndrew Miller

Pure

Miller Andrew

201311

Oct 13The Good SoldierFord Madox Ford

Good Soldier (The)

Ford Ford

201310

Sep 13The Daughter of TimeJosephine Tey

Daughter of Time (The)

Tey Josephine

201309

Aug 13To Serve Them All My DaysR F Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days

Delderfield R

201308

Jul 13A Far Cry From KensingtonMuriel Spark

Far Cry From Kensington (A)

Spark Muriel

201307

Jun 13Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens

Tale of Two Cities

Dickens Charles

201306

May 13Walking HomeSimon Armitage

Walking Home

Armitage Simon

201305

Apr 13The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryRachel Joyce

Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (The)

Joyce Rachel

201304

Mar 13The Scent of Lemon LeavesClara Sanchez

Scent of Lemon Leaves (The)

Sanchez Clara

201303

Feb 13Bring Up The BodiesHilary Mantel

Bring Up The Bodies

Mantel Hilary

201302

Jan 13Father and SonEdmund Gosse

Father and Son

Gosse Edmund

201301

Dec 12CapitalJohn Lanchester

Capital

Lanchester John

201212

Nov 12The Kashmir ShawlRosie Thomas

Kashmir Shawl (The)

Thomas Rosie

201211

Oct 12Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the WorldSimon Callow

Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Callow Simon

201210

Sep 12The Secret Intensity of Everyday LifeWilliam Nicholson

Secret Intensity of Everyday Life (The)

Nicholson William

201209

Aug 12The Sense of an EndingJulian Barnes

Sense of an Ending (The)

Barnes Julian

201208

Jul 12Five BellsGail Jones

Five Bells

Jones Gail

201207

Jun 12The Sisters BrothersPatrick deWitt

Sisters Brothers (The)

deWitt Patrick

201206

May 12The Courage ConsortMichael Faber

Courage Consort (The)

Faber Michael

201205

Apr 12Before I Go To SleepS J Watson

Before I Go To Sleep

Watson S

201204

Mar 12WestwoodStella Gibbons

Westwood

Gibbons Stella

201203

Feb 12A Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry

Fine Balance (A)

Mistry Rohinton

201202

Jan 12Here Be DragonsSharon Penman

Here Be Dragons

Penman Sharon

201201

Dec 11The Way We Live NowAnthony Trollope

Way We Live Now (The)

Trollope Anthony

201112

Nov 11So You Think You Know About BritainDanny Dorling

So You Think You Know About Britain

Dorling Danny

201111

Oct 11No Time For GoodbyeLinwood Barclay

No Time For Goodbye

Barclay Linwood

201110

Sep 11A View From The FoothillsChris Mullin

View From The Foothills (A)

Mullin Chris

201109

Aug 11The Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsRobert Tressell

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (The)

Tressell Robert

201108

Jul 11The Small HandSusan Hill

Small Hand (The)

Hill Susan

201107

Jun 11RoomEmma Donoghue

Room

Donoghue Emma

201106

May 11The HelpKathryn Stockett

Help (The)

Stockett Kathryn

201105

Apr 11At HomeBill Bryson

At Home

Bryson Bill

201104

Mar 11The SnowmanJoe Nesbo

Snowman (The)

Nesbo Joe

201103

Feb 11My AntoniaWilla Cather

My Antonia

Cather Willa

201102

Jan 11The Big SleepRaymond Chandler

Big Sleep (The)

Chandler Raymond

201101

Dec 10Two LivesVikram Seth

Two Lives

Seth Vikram

201012

Nov 10Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera

Marquez Gabriel

201011

Oct 10Alone in BerlinHans Fallada

Alone in Berlin

Fallada Hans

201010

Sep 10One DayDavid Nicholls

One Day

Nicholls David

201009

Aug 10The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Shaffer

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (The)

Shaffer Mary

201008

Jul 10Wolf HallHilary Mantell

Wolf Hall

Mantell Hilary

201007

Jun 10Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritanceBarack Obama

Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance

Obama Barack

201006

May 10Someone at a DistanceDorothy Whipple

Someone at a Distance

Whipple Dorothy

201005

Apr 10The Various Haunts of MenSusan Hill

Various Haunts of Men (The)

Hill Susan

201004

Mar 10Goodbye to BerlinChristopher Isherwood

Goodbye to Berlin

Isherwood Christopher

201003

Feb 10Bad ScienceBen Goldacre

Bad Science

Goldacre Ben

201002

Jan 10Cambridge BlueAlison Bruce

Cambridge Blue

Bruce Alison

201001

Dec 09The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Laarson

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (The)

Laarson Stieg

200912

Nov 09The Suspicions of Mr WhicherKate Summerscale

Suspicions of Mr Whicher (The)

Summerscale Kate

200911

Oct 09Moby DickHerman Melville

Moby Dick

Melville Herman

200910

Sep 09Farewell My LovelyRaymond Chandler

Farewell My Lovely

Chandler Raymond

200909

Aug 09Glittering ImagesSusan Howatch

Glittering Images

Howatch Susan

200908

Jul 09South RidingWinifred Holtby

South Riding

Holtby Winifred

200907

Jun 09A Most Wanted ManJohn le Carre

Most Wanted Man (A)

Carre John

200906

May 09AusterlitzW G Sebald

Austerlitz

Sebald W

200905

Apr 09Tennyson’s giftLynne Truss

Tennyson’s gift

Truss Lynne

200904

Mar 09The Almost MoonAlice Sebold

Almost Moon (The)

Sebold Alice

200903

Feb 09The New York TrilogyPaul Auster

New York Trilogy (The)

Auster Paul

200902

Jan 09GileadMarilynne Robinson

Gilead

Robinson Marilynne

200901

Dec 08The RoadCormac McCarthy

Road (The)

McCarthy Cormac

200812

Nov 08The Road HomeRose Tremain

Road Home (The)

Tremain Rose

200811

Oct 08ShirleyCharlotte Bronte

Shirley

Bronte Charlotte

200810

Sep 08Half of a Yellow SunChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun

Adichie Chimamanda

200809

Aug 08DisgraceJ M Coetzee

Disgrace

Coetzee J

200808

Jul 08RestlessWilliam Boyd

Restless

Boyd William

200807

Jun 08Innocent TraitorAlison Weir

Innocent Traitor

Weir Alison

200806

May 08The Riddle in the SandsErskine Childers

Riddle in the Sands (The)

Childers Erskine

200805

Apr 08Suite FrançaisIrene Nemirovski

Suite Français

Nemirovski Irene

200804

Mar 08EnglebySebastian Faulks

Engleby

Faulks Sebastian

200803

Feb 08My Name is RedOrhan Pamuk

My Name is Red

Pamuk Orhan

200802

Jan 08The Golden NotebookDoris Lessing

Golden Notebook (The)

Lessing Doris

200801

Nov 07The God DelusionRichard Dawkins

God Delusion (The)

Dawkins Richard

200711

Oct 07The Tenderness of WolvesStef Penney

Tenderness of Wolves (The)

Penney Stef

200710

Sep 07Skating to AntarcticaJenny Diski

Skating to Antarctica

Diski Jenny

200709

Aug 07Winter in MadridC J Sansom

Winter in Madrid

Sansom C

200708

Jul 07Catch 22Joseph Heller

Catch 22

Heller Joseph

200707

Jun 07The Slow Coast Home: 5,000 Miles Around the Shores of England and WalesJosie Dew

Slow Coast Home: 5,000 Miles Around the Shores of England and Wales (The)

Dew Josie

200706

May 07Never Let Me GoKazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Ishiguro Kazuo

200705

Apr 071599: A Year in the Life of William ShakespeareJames Shapiro

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Shapiro James

200704

Mar 07The Possibility of an IslandMichel Houellebecq

Possibility of an Island (The)

Houellebecq Michel

200703

Feb 07The Mitford GirlsMary S Lovell

Mitford Girls (The)

Lovell Mary

200702

Jan 07Margrave of the MarshesJohn Peel

Margrave of the Marshes

Peel John

200701

Nov 06Precious BaneMary Webb

Precious Bane

Webb Mary

200611

Oct 06On BeautyZadie Smith

On Beauty

Smith Zadie

200610

Sep 06Arthur and GeorgeJulian Barnes

Arthur and George

Barnes Julian

200609

Aug 06Stuart: A Life BackwardsAlexander Masters

Stuart: A Life Backwards

Masters Alexander

200608

Jul 06MemoirJohn McGahern

Memoir

McGahern John

200607

Jun 06The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini

Kite Runner (The)

Hosseini Khaled

200606

May 06Daughter of FortuneIsabel Allende

Daughter of Fortune

Allende Isabel

200605

Apr 06LabyrinthKate Mosse

Labyrinth

Mosse Kate

200604

Mar 06SaturdayIan McEwan

Saturday

McEwan Ian

200603

Feb 06Heavy Words Lightly ThrownChris Roberts

Heavy Words Lightly Thrown

Roberts Chris

200602

Jan 06Letters from IcelandWH Auden & Louis MacNeice

Letters from Iceland

MacNeice WH

200601

Dec 05A Short History of Nearly EverythingBill Bryson

Short History of Nearly Everything (A)

Bryson Bill

200512

Nov 05Wyrd SistersTerry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters

Pratchett Terry

200511

Oct 05Cloud AtlasDavid Mitchell

Cloud Atlas

Mitchell David

200510

Sep 05(Member’s Choices)

(Member’s Choices)

200509

Aug 05Case HistoriesKate Atkinson

Case Histories

Atkinson Kate

200508

Jul 05Goodbye Again – The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley MooreWilliam Cook

Goodbye Again – The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

Cook William

200507

Jun 05The Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruis Zafon

Shadow of the Wind (The)

Zafon Carlos

200506

May 05I, ClaudiusRobert Graves

I, Claudius

Graves Robert

200505

Apr 05The Woman in WhiteWilkie Collins

Woman in White (The)

Collins Wilkie

200504

Mar 05How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern DelusionsFrancis Wheen

How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions

Wheen Francis

200503

Feb 05Miss Garnet's AngelSalley Vickers

Miss Garnet's Angel

Vickers Salley

200502

Jan 05The Diary of a GeniusSalvador Dali.

Diary of a Genius (The)

Dali. Salvador

200501

Dec 04The Power and the Glory: Jacobean England and the Making of the King James BibleAdam Nicolson

Power and the Glory: Jacobean England and the Making of the King James Bible (The)

Nicolson Adam

200412

Nov 04BodiesJed Mercurio

Bodies

Mercurio Jed

200411

Oct 04ToastNigel Slater

Toast

Slater Nigel

200410

Sep 04The Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (The)

Joyce James

200409

Aug 04The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark Haddon

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (The)

Haddon Mark

200408

Jul 04(None)

(None)

200407

Jun 04The Map of LoveAhdaf Soueif

Map of Love (The)

Soueif Ahdaf

200406

May 04The Bell JarSylvia Plath

Bell Jar (The)

Plath Sylvia

200405

May 04The Birthday LettersTed Hughes

Birthday Letters (The)

Hughes Ted

200405

Apr 04CodMark Kurlansky

Cod

Kurlansky Mark

200404

Mar 04An Equal MusicVikram Seth

Equal Music (An)

Seth Vikram

200403

Feb 04Georgiana, Duchess of DevonshireAmanda Foreman

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Foreman Amanda

200402

Jan 04The House of SpiritsIsabel Allende

House of Spirits (The)

Allende Isabel

200401

Dec 03(-)

200312

Nov 03Mrs DallowayVirginia Woolf

Mrs Dalloway

Woolf Virginia

200311

Nov 03The HoursMichael Cunningham

Hours (The)

Cunningham Michael

200311

Oct 03BaudelinoUmberto Eco

Baudelino

Eco Umberto

200310

Sep 03(Summer Selections)

(Summer Selections)

200309

Aug 03The Story of Lucy GaultWilliam Trevor

Story of Lucy Gault (The)

Trevor William

200308

Jul 03Life of PiYann Martel

Life of Pi

Martel Yann

200307

Jun 03The CorrectionsJonathan Franzen

Corrections (The)

Franzen Jonathan

200306

May 03The Secret HistoryDonna Tartt

Secret History (The)

Tartt Donna

200305

Apr 03Midnight’s ChildrenSalman Rushdie

Midnight’s Children

Rushdie Salman

200304

Mar 03AtonementIan McEwan

Atonement

McEwan Ian

200303

Feb 03The Last English KingJulian Rathbone

Last English King (The)

Rathbone Julian

200302

Jan 03Northern LightsPhilip Pullman

Northern Lights

Pullman Philip

200301

Dec 02One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr

200212

Dec 02Picture of Dorien GreyOscar Wilde

Picture of Dorien Grey

Wilde Oscar

200212

Nov 02In the Midnight HourMichelle Spring

In the Midnight Hour

Spring Michelle

200211

Oct 02From the Holy MountainWilliam Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain

Dalrymple William

200210

Sep 02(Summer Selections)

(Summer Selections)

200209

Aug 02(No meeting?)

(No meeting?)

200208

Jul 02The True History of the Kelly GangPeter Carey

True History of the Kelly Gang (The)

Carey Peter

200207

Jun 02Return of the NativeThomas Hardy

Return of the Native

Hardy Thomas

200206

May 02The MagusJohn Fowles

Magus (The)

Fowles John

200205

Apr 02Cold MountainCharles Fraser

Cold Mountain

Fraser Charles

200204

Mar 02The Bonesetter’s DaughterAmy Tan

Bonesetter’s Daughter (The)

Tan Amy

200203

Feb 02The Great GatsbyF Scott Fitzgerald

Great Gatsby (The)

Fitzgerald F

200202

Feb 02Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolver

Poisonwood Bible

Kingsolver Barbara

200202

Jan 02Flaubert’s ParrotJulian Barnes

Flaubert’s Parrot

Barnes Julian

200201

Jan 02PerfumePatrick Suskind

Perfume

Suskind Patrick

200201

Dec 01(Unknown)

(Unknown)

200112

Nov 01Silas MarnerGeorge Eliot

Silas Marner

Eliot George

200111

Nov 01Close RangeAnnie Proulx

Close Range

Proulx Annie

200111

Oct 01TrueMartin Kemp

True

Kemp Martin

200110

Oct 01Cider House RulesJohn Irving

Cider House Rules

Irving John

200110

Sep 01Man and BoyTony Parsons

Man and Boy

Parsons Tony

200109

Sep 01CandideVoltaire

Candide

Voltaire Voltaire

200109

Aug 01(-)

200108

Jul 01English PassengersMatthew Kneale

English Passengers

Kneale Matthew

200107

Jul 01Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury Ray

200107

Jun 01Lady Windermere’s FanOscar Wilde

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Wilde Oscar

200106

Jun 01A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusDave Eggers

Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (A)

Eggers Dave

200106

May 01(Unknown)

(Unknown)

200105

Apr 01(Unknown)

(Unknown)

200104

Mar 01(Unknown)

(Unknown)

200103

Feb 01The Loved OneEvelyn Waugh

Loved One (The)

Waugh Evelyn

200102

Feb 01One hundred Years of SolitudeGabrielle Garcia Marquez

One hundred Years of Solitude

Marquez Gabrielle

200102

Jan 01(Unknown)

(Unknown)

200101

Dec 00Short StoriesW Somerset Maugham

Short Stories

Maugham W

200012

Nov 00(A Science Fiction book)

(A Science Fiction book)

200011

Nov 00GerminalEmile Zola

Germinal

Zola Emile

200011

Oct 00(None)

(None)

200010

Sep 00ConcilienceEdward O Wilson

Concilience

Wilson Edward

200009

Sep 00The Nine TailorsDorothy L Sayers

Nine Tailors (The)

Sayers Dorothy

200009

Aug 00The Stone VirginsBarry Unsworth

Stone Virgins (The)

Unsworth Barry

200008

Jul 00Tulip FeverDebborah Moggach

Tulip Fever

Moggach Debborah

200007

Jun 00Anita and MeMeera Syal

Anita and Me

Syal Meera

200006

May 00(Unknown)

(Unknown)

200005

Apr 00Another WorldPat Barker

Another World

Barker Pat

200004

Mar 00Oscar and LucindaPeter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda

Carey Peter

200003

Feb 00The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodRebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (The)

Wells Rebecca

200002

Jan 00The Tenant of Wildfell HallAnne Bronte

Tenant of Wildfell Hall (The)

Bronte Anne

200001

Dec 99Nights at the CircusAngela Carter

Nights at the Circus

Carter Angela

199912

Nov 99White TeethZadie Smith

White Teeth

Smith Zadie

199911

Oct 99A Downhill StruggleLarry Amure

Downhill Struggle (A)

Amure Larry

199910

Sep 99(Holiday reading)

(Holiday reading)

199909

Aug 99The God of Small ThingsArundhati Roy

God of Small Things (The)

Roy Arundhati

199908

Jul 99Enduring LoveIan McEwan

Enduring Love

McEwan Ian

199907

Jun 99The Wasp FactoryIain Banks

Wasp Factory (The)

Banks Iain

199906

Jun 99Catcher in the RyeJ D Salinger

Catcher in the Rye

Salinger J

199906

May 99Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

Flaubert Gustave

199905

Apr 99Another WorldPat Barker

Another World

Barker Pat

199904

Mar 99Angela’s AshesFrank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes

McCourt Frank

199903

Feb 99Travels with My AuntGraham Greene

Travels with My Aunt

Greene Graham

199902

Jan 99Snow Falling on CedarsDavid Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars

Guterson David

199901

Dec 98(None)

(None)

199812

Nov 98Captain Corelli’s MandolinLouis de Bernieres

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Bernieres Louis

199811

Oct 98Miss Smilla’s Feeling for SnowPeter Hoeg

Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow

Hoeg Peter

199810

Sep 98The Shipping NewsAnnie Proulx

Shipping News (The)

Proulx Annie

199809

Aug 98(None)

(None)

199808

Jul 98BirdsongSebastian Faulks

Birdsong

Faulks Sebastian

199807

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