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4th Monday - Modern Literature Read in Past Years

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Title First Name Last Name Year Read



First Name Last Name Year Read
Title First Name Last Name Year Read
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi  Adichie 16/17
Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende 01/02
Eva Luna  Isabel Allende 91/92
House of Spirits  Isabel Allende 89/90
Infinite Plan, The Isabel Allende 93/94
Zorro Isabel Allende 07/08
Bastard out of Carolina   Dorothy Allison 93/94
Cure for Death by Lightning, The Gail Anderson-Dargatz 04/05
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou 75/76
Kane and Abel  Jeffrey Archer 81/82
Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson 99/00
Case Histories Kate Atkinson 15/16
Blind Assassin, The Margaret Atwood 03/04
Cat's Eye     Margaret Atwood 91/92
Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 87/88
Robber Bride, The Margaret Atwood 95/96
Clan of the Cave Bear Jean Auel 82/83
Valley of the Horses Jean Auel 83/84
Emma   Jane Austin 96/97
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austin 12/13
No One is Here Except All of Us Ramona Ausubel 12/13
Man Called Ove, A Fredrik Backman 17/18
Eucalyptus Murray Bail 00/01
Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, The Melissa  Bank 00/01
Voyage of the Narwhal, The Andrea Barrett 01/02
Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, The Mary Ann Barrows 09/10
City of Thieves David Benioff 19/20
Aviator's Wife, The Melanie  Benjamin 16/17
Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy 95/96
Before You Know Kindness Chris Bohjalian 05/06
Double Bind, The Chris Bohjalian 08/09
Midwives Chris Bohjalian 01/02
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo 16/17
Tortilla Curtain, The T.C. Boyle 10/11
Hold the Dream Barbara Taylor Bradford 86/87
Woman of Substance, A Barbara Taylor Bradford 80/81
Mists of Avalon, The  Marion Zimmer Bradley 84/85
Moloka’I Alan Brennert 06/07
Female Brain, The Louann Brizendine 11/12
Jane Eyre  Charlotte Bronte 91/92
March Geraldine Brooks 13/14
Nine Parts of Desire Geraldine Brooks 07/08
Year of Wonder Geraldine Brooks 17/18
DaVinci Code, The Dan Brown 06/07
One Summer America, 1927 Bill Bryson 15/16
Walk in the Woods, A Bill Bryson 12/13
Painted Girls, The Cathy Marie Buchanan 14/15
Best We Could Do, The Thi Bui 18/19
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
Leaving Cold Sassy Olive Ann Burns 95/96
Kindred Octavia Butler 19/20
Babel Tower   A.S. Byatt 97/98
Possession A.S. Byatt 92/93
In Cold Blood Truman Capote 13/14
Education of Little Tree, The    Forest Carter 91/92
Wonder Boys: A Novel Michael Chabon 13/14
Life and Death in Shanghai Ninen Cheng 89/90
Spymistress: A Novel Jennifer  Chiaverini 16/17
Awakening, The Kate Chopin 82/83
Cardinal in the Kremlin  Tom Clancy 89/90
Hunt for Red October, The Tom Clancy 88/89
Noble House James Clavell 81/82
Shogun James Clavell 80/81
Tai pan James Clavell 82/83
Little Bee Chris Cleave 11/12
Freedom At Midnight    Larry Collins 87/88
Prince of Tides Pat Conroy 87/88
Camerons, The   Robert Crichton
Fifth Business   Robertson Davis 83/84
Corelli’s Mandolin Louis De Bernieres 01/02
Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai 07/08
Inheritance of Loss, The Kiran Desai 08/09
Little Prince, The Antoine DeSaintExupery
Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, The Junot Diaz 11/12
Sister of My Heart Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 00/01
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 15/16
Stones for Ibarra   Harriet Doerr
Northern Light, A Jennifer Donnelly 11/12
Yellow Raft on Blue Water  Michael Dorris 90/91
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier 18/19
Birth of Venus, The Sarah Dunant 07/08
Balthazar Lawrence Durrell 86/87
Justine Lawrence Durrell
Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi Detached House Emily Eden 82/83
Middlemarch George Eliot 92/93
And So It Goes  Linda Ellerby 87/88
Crown of Columbus, The  Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich 92/93
Like Water For Chocolate   Laura Esquivel 93/94
Middlesex; A Novel Jeffrey Eugenides 06/07
Horse Whisperer, The  Nicholas Evans 96/97
Absalom, Absalom William Faulkner 83/84
Time and Again   Jack Finney 95/96
Sister Age   M.F.K. Fisher 89/90
White Oleander Janet Fitch 00/01
Basil and Josephine Stories, The    F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Gatsby, The F. Scott Fitzgerald 84/85
Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald 87/88
Key to Rebecca  Ken Follett 80/81
Day After Tomorrow , The Alan Folson 95/96
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford 10/11
Lady's Maid   Margaret Forster 92/93
Passage to India E.M. Forster 84/85
Sweetheart Season, The Karen Jay Fowler 98/99
Ebony Tower , The   John Fowles 75/76
French Lieutenant's Woman, The John Fowles
Proof  Dick Francis 87/88
This Is How It Always Is Laurie Frankel 18/19
Cold Mountain Charles Frazier 98/99
Her Mother's Daughter  Marilyn French 88/89
Mission to Paris Alan Furst 13/14
Cellist of Sarajevo, The Steven  Galloway 14/15
I Will always Write Back Martin, Caitlin Ganda, Alifirenka 18/19
Choice of Heros, A   Mark Gerzon 86/87
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert 07/08
Southern Family, A    Gail Godwin 88/89
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden 99/00
Final Payment   Mary Gordon 81/82
Autobiography of a Face Lucy Grealy 15/16
Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Andrew Sean Greer 05/06
Pelican Brief  John Grisham 93/94
Time to Kill, A John Grisham 92/93
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen 07/08
Ordinary People Judith Guest 80/81
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All  Alex Gurganus 90/91
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson 99/00
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi 18/19
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Mark Haddon 05/06
Woman of Independent Means, A   Elizabeth Hailey 81/82
Disobedience: A Novel Jane Hamilton 06/07
Short History of a Prince, The Jane Hamilton 99/00
Thin Man, The Dashiell  Hammett 16/17
Nightingale, The  Kristin  Hannah 16/17
Blackberry Wine: A Novel Joanne Harris 02/03
Chocolat Joanne Harris 01/02
Five Quarters of the Orange Joanne Harris 10/11
Plainsong Kent Haruf 00/01
Great Fire, The Shirley Hazzard 04/05
Stones From the River   Ursula Hegi 97/98
Into the Forest Jean Hegland 01/02
Fall of a Sparrow, The Robert Hellenga 99/00
Pentimento  Lillian Hellman 75/76
Dune   Frank Herbert 75/76
Every Living Thing    James Herriot 93/94
Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand 03/04
Ice Queen, The Alice Hoffman 05/06
Turtle Moon   Alice Hoffman 92/93
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman 20/21
Etta and Otto and Russell and James Emma Hooper 17/18
Loving Frank Nancy Horan 08/09
Kite Runner, The Khaled Hosseini 04/05
Thousand Splendid Suns, A Khaled Hosseini 13/14
Cashelmara  Susan Howatch 88/89
Bone People, The  Keri Hulme 87/88
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Linda Lawrence Hunt 09/10
Brave New World  Aldous Huxley
Hotel New Hampshire, The   John Irving 83/84
After All These Years   Susan Isaacs 94/95
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 10/11
Prince of West End Avenue, The Alan Isler 98/99
Snow Child, The Eowyn Ivey 19/20
To the Bright Edge of the World Eowyn Ivey 18/19
Original Sin   P.D. James 97/98
Portrait of a Lady, The Henry James 11/12
Heat and Dust   Ruth Prawler Jhabvala 84/85
News of the World Paulette Jiles 17/18
Known World, The Edward P. Jones 05/06
Fear of Flying   Erica Jong 75/76
Dubliners, The James Joyce 94/95
My Life As A Gal  Alice Kahn 89/90
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi 16/17
Just Cause   John Katzenbach 92/93
Far Pavilions, The M.M. Kaye
Shadow of the Moon   M.M. Kaye
Invention of Wings, The Sue Monk Kidd 18/19
Mermaid Chair, The Sue Monk Kidd 06/07
Secret Life of Bees, The Sue Monk Kidd 03/04
House    Tracy Kidder 86/87
Annie John    Jamaica Kincaid 90/91
Beekeeper’s Apprentice, The Laurie R. King 05/06
Animal Dreams  Barbara Kingsolver 93/94
Bean Tree, The   Barbara Kingsolver 90/91
High Tide in Tucson    Barbara Kingsolver 96/97
Lacuna, The Barbara Kingsolver 10/11
Pigs in Heaven   Barbara Kingsolver 94/95
Poisonwood Bible, The Barbara Kingsolver 00/01
Prodigal Summer: A Novel Barbara Kingsolver 03/04
Tripmaster Monkey    Maxine Hong Kingston 90/91
Orphan Train Christina  Kline 15/16
Vintner’s Luck, The Elizabeth Knox 00/01
Historian, The Elizabeth Kostova 11/12
She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb 97/98
Imperfect Birds Anne Lamont 16/17
Oh My Stars: A Novel Lorna Landvik 13/14
White, The Deborah Larsen 15/16
Devil in the White City, The Erik Larson 06/07
Thunderstruck Erik Larson 17/18
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Steig Larsson 10/11
Women in Love    D.H. Lawrence 83/84
Left Hand of Darkness   Ursula Le Guin 83/84
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee 09/10
By Its Cover Donna Leon 20/21
La Brava Elmore Leonard 14/15
Marriages Between Zones 3,4,5    Doris Lessing 82/83
Gift from the Sea    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Cantora: A Novel Sylvia Lopez-Medina 04/05
Spring Moon   Bette Bao Lord 82/83
Scandalous Life, A Mary Lovell 08/09
Egg and I, The Betty MacDonald 02/03
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire 09/10
Palace Walls   Naquid Mahfouz 91/92
Embers Sandor Marai 20/21
Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier 02/03
West With the Night   Beryl Markham 89/90, 16/17
Chronicle of a Death Foretold    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez 99/00
One Hundred Years of Solitude    Gabriel Garcia Marquez 75/76
Life of Pi Yann Martel 03/04
Piano Tuner, The Daniel Mason 03/04
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes 98/99
Year In Provence, A    Peter Mayle 91/92
Tea Time For the Traditionally Built Alexander McCall Smith 17/18
Tears of the Giraffe Alexander McCall Smith 04/05
All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy 94/95
Out on a Limb Shirley McClane 85/86
Thorn Birds, The Colleen McCullough
Amsterdam Ian McEwan 04/05
Atonement Ian McEwan 03/04
Nutshell Ian McEwan 17/18
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtrie 88/89
Caravans   James Michener
Centennial    James Michener
Covenant, The  James Michener 81/82
Zelda   Nancy Milford 86/87
Family Pictures: A Novel Sue Miller 03/04
Soul of an Octopus, The Sy Montgomery 19/20
Sacre Bleu Christopher Moore 18/19
Descent of Woman, The  Elaine Morgan
Night Circus, The Erin Morgenstern 12/13
Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, The Michael Morpurgo 13/14
War Horse Michael Morpurgo 13/14
Beloved Toni Morrison 19/20
Jazz   Toni Morrison 93/94
Paradise Toni Morrison 99/00
Song of Soloman   Toni Morrison 88/89
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson 08/09
Little Scarlet Walter Mosley 20/21
Me Before You Jojo Moyes 14/15
Tiger's Daughter, The  Bharati Mukherjee
Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 12/13
Last Convertible, The  Anton Myer 81/82
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi 04/05
Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer; A Novel Sena Jeter Naslund 06/07
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky 08/09
Neither Wolf Nor Dog Kent Nerburn 20/21
Eight, The   Katherine Neville 89/90
Displaced, The Viet Thanh Nguyen 18/19
Time Traveler’s Wife, The Audrey Niffenegger 09/10
Implosion Conspiracy, The   Louis Nizer
Born a Crime Trevor North 19/20
Inland Tea Obreht 20/21
Tiger's Wife, The Tea Obreht 14/15
Down by the River Edna O'Brien 07/08
My Dream of You Nuala O'Faolain 02/03
Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje 02/03
English Patient, The    Michael Ondaatje  96/97
Long Days Journey Into Night, A   Eugene O'Neil 84/85
Buddha in the Attic, The  Julie  Otsuka 16/17
Hanna Eisfelder Grunwald Reinhard Otto 15/16
How to Make An American Quilt: A Novel    Whitney Otto 92/93
Snow Orhan Pamuk 05/06
Bel Canto Ann Patchett 04/05
Commonwealth Ann Patchett 17/18
Run: A Novel Ann Patchett 09/10
State of Wonder Ann Patchett 12/13
Truth and Beauty Ann Patchett 15/16
Dangerous Mourning, A   Anne Perry 94/95
Defend and Betray Anne Perry 94/95
Face of a Stranger, The Anne Perry 93/94
Sudden Fearful Death, A Anne Perry 95/96
Gone to Soldiers Marge Piercy 97/98
Shell Seekers, The  Rosamunde Pilcher 90/91
Bell Jar, The   Sylvia Plath
Botany of Desire, The Michael Pollan 19/20
Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Michael Pollan 09/10
My Name is Asher Lev   Chaim Potok 83/84
Lucifer's Hammer    L. Niven and J. Pournelle 81/82
In the Memory of the Forest Charles Powers 98/99
Accordion Crimes Annie Proulx 14/15
Close Range: Wyoming Stories Annie Proulx 09/10
Vilvaldi’s Virgins Barbara  Quick 08/09
Object Lessons Anna Quindlen 00/01
Rise and Shine Anna Quindlen 07/08
Alice Network, The Kate Quinn 19/20
Gracious Plenty, A Sheri Reynolds 99/00
Wide Sargasso Sea   Jean Rhys  91/92
Interview with the Vampire  Anne Rice 94/95
Cry To Heaven   Anne Rice  95/96
Gulp Mary Roach 14/15
Skinny Legs and All   Tom Robbins 95/96
Housekeeping    Marilynne Robinson 88/89
God of Small Things, The Arundhati Roy 98/99
A Woman Is No Man Etaf Rum 20/21
Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell 10/11
Sparrow, The Mary Doria Russell 01/02
Thread of Grace, A Mary Doria Russell 06/07
Empire Falls Richard  Russo 02/03
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Benjamin Alire Saenz 06/07
Contact Carl Sagan 99/00
And the Ladies of the Club   Helen Mooven Santmyer
Woman's Reality   Anne Wilson Schaef 86/87
Reader, The Bernhard Schlink 05/06
Lovely Bones, The Alice Sebold 04/05
Island of Sea Women, The Lisa See 20/21
Beautiful Boy David Sheff 09/10
Tweak Nic Sheff 09/10
Sands of Time   Sidney Sheldon 90/91
Frankenstein    Mary Shelley 91/92
Stone Diaries    Carol Shields 95/96
Stream, The A.R. Silverberry 14/15
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Rebecca Skloot 11/12
Moo   Jane Smiley 96/97
Thousand Acres, A   Jane Smiley 93/94
Gorky Park   Martin Cruz Smith 81/82
Letters from Yellowstone Diane Smith 00/01
Rose Martin Cruz Smith 02/03
When I Say No I Feel Guilty    Manuel Smith 75/76
White Teeth Zadie Smith 12/13
Galileo’s Daughter Dava Sobel 01/02
Donkey Baby Sonia Song 08/09
Map of Love, The Ahdaf Soueif 13/14
Light Between Oceans, The M.L. Stedman 14/15
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner 01/02
Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner 11/12
Art of Racing in the Rain, The Garth Stein 12/13
Grapes of Wrath, The John Steinbeck 02/03
Help, The Kathryn Stockett 11/12
Agony and The Ecstasy, The  Irving Stone 83/84
Depths of Glory   Irving Stone 90/91
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Stout 10/11
Sophie's Choice   William Styron 82/83
Joy Luck Club   Amy Tan 90/91
Kitchen God's Wife, The Amy Tan  92/93
Walden   Henry David Thoreau
Children of the Stone Sandy Tolan 17/18
Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Lilly Tomlin  87/88
Confederacy of Dunces, A   John Kennedy Toole  87/88
Gentleman in Moscow, A Amor Towles 18/19
Shibumi   Trevanian  82/83
Book of Salt, The Monique Truong 12/13
Harvest Home   Thomas Tryon
Night of Many Dreams Gail Tsukiyama 08/09
Samurai’s Garden, The Gail Tsukiyama 98/99
Presumed Innocents  Scott Turow   88/89
Back When We Were Grownups Anne Tyler 02/03
Accidental Tourist   Anne Tyler  89/90
Celestial Navigator    Anne Tyler  86/87
Ladder of Years  Anne Tyler  96/97
Rabbitt is Rich   John Updike 82/83
Redemption Leon Uris 98/99
Trinity   Leon Uris  85/86 97/98
Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 10/11
Chariots of the Gods?    Erich Von Daniken
Sacajawea    Anna Lee Waldo
Color Purple, The   Alice Walker
Winter Wheat   Mildred Walker 97/98
Glass Castle, The Jeannette Walls 07/08
Lying Game, The Ruth Ware 19/20
Lying Game, The Ruth Ware 20/21
Divine Secrets of the Ya -Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells 98/99
Living is Easy, The Dorothy West 96/97
Wedding, The  Dorothy West 96/97
Once and Future King, The T.H. White  83/84
Mama Makes Up Her Mind    Bailey White   94/95
John Dollar    Marianne Wiggins  91/92
Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Thornton Wilder 13/14
Passage Connie Willis 03/04
Bonfires of the Vanities    Tom Wolfe 88/89
Ashes in the Wind   Kathleen Woodiwiss
Orlando    Virginia Woolf 97/98
Marjorie Morningstar Hermann Wouk 15/16
War and Remembrance   Hermann Wouk 83/84
Winds of War   Hermann Wouk 82/83
Ginger Tree   Oswald Wynd 92/93
Only Children   Rafael Yglesias  89/90
Kitchen   Banana Yoshimoto 93/94
Shadow of the Wind, The Carlos Ruiz Zafon 05/06
Book Thief, The Markus Zusak 09/10




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