Robert Beverly Hale Library Book Group

Bookmarks Book Group


Bookmarks Book Discussion Group meets at the Robert Beverly Hale Library the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. from September through May.

Book List

2017-2018
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
A Gentlemen of Moscow by Amor Towles
Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

2016-2017
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Common Struggle by Patrick Kennedy

2015-2016
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Italian Wife by Ann Hood
Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

2013-2014
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rafka Brunt
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

2012-2013
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

2011-2012
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney
Valley Forge by Newt Gingrich

2010-2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons
Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

2009-2010
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Shack by William P. Young
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

2008-2009
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
Inheriting the Trade by Thomas Norman DeWolf
Keeper and Kid by Edward Hardy
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Peony in Love by Lisa See
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

2007-2008
The Beast in the Garden by David Baron
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Mayflower: a Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2006-2007
The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky by Ken Dornstein
Emma by Jane Austen
Leap of Faith by Queen Noor
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

2005-2006
Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Good Wife by Stewart O'Nan
Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

2004-2005
Border Passage by Leila Ahmed
Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Prince of Providence by Mike Stanton

2003-2004
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Island Justice by Elizabeth Winthrop
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Pact by Jodi Picoult
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

2002-2003
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Possession: a Romance by A.S. Byatt
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
While You Were Gone by Sue Miller

2001-2002
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Springs of Affection by Maeve Brennan
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

2000-2001
Cider House Rules by John Irving
Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

1999-2000
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
The Color of Water by James McBride
The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg

1998-1999
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
The Legacy (A Town Like Alice) by Nevil Shute
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
West With the Night by Beryl Markham