Book Discussions

LITerally Speaking meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm. To see past titles discussed, see below.

Novels at Night typically meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Bliss Artisan. To see past titles discussed, see below.

LITerally Speaking Meeting Dates and Title Discussed

Meeting Date Book for Discussion
May 1999 Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
June 1999 Midwives: a Novel by Chris Bohjalian
July 1999 I Want To Buy A Vowel: A Novel of Illegal Alienation by John Welter
August 1999 What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
September 1999 Stigmata by Phyllis Alesia Perry
October 1999 The Cliff Walk by Don J. Snyder
November 1999 The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
January 2000 Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
February 2000 My Last Days As Roy Rogers by Pat Cunningham Devoto
March 2000 The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
April 2000 The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harrington
May 2000 Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
June 2000 There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
July 2000 Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
August 2000 Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
September 2000 The Storm by Frederick Buechner
October 2000 Praying for Base Hits by Bruce Clayton
November 2000 Your Blue-eyed Boy by Helen Dunmore
January 2001 Hunting for Hope by Scott Russell Sanders
February 2001 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
March 2001 Having Our Say by Sarah and Elizabeth Delaney
April 2001 The Evening News by Marly Swick
May 2001 The Chosen by Chaim Potok
June 2001 Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
July 2001 Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
August 2001 Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean
September 2001 The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami
October 2001 A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
November 2001 The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
January 2002 House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
February 2002 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
March 2002 Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
April 2002 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
May 2002 The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
June 2002 Murder in Little Egypt by Darcy O’Brien
July 2002 Vernon Can Read! by Vernon Jordan
August 2002 American Pastoral by Philip Roth
September 2002 Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
October 2002 The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen Carter
November 2002 The Children of First Man by James Alexander Thom
December 2002 Prisoners of Hope by Dayna Curry
January 2003 The Burning by Tim Madigan
February 2003 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
March 2003 The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
April 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
May 2003 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
June 2003 A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
July 2003 We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
August 2003 Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
September 2003 Open House by Elizabeth Berg
October 2003 A Child Called ‘It’ by David Pelzer
November 2003 Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
December 2003 No Meeting
January 2004 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
February 2004 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
March 2004 Maus by Art Spiegelman
April 2004 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
May 2004 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
June 2004 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
July 2004 Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
August 2004 The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
September 2004 The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
October 2004 She’s Not There by Jennifer Boylan
November 2004 No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
December 2004 No Meeting
January 2005 Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
February 2005 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
March 2005 Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
April 2005 My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
May 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
June 2005 Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
July 2005 The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
August 2005 Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
September 2005 Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian
October 2005 A Painted House by John Grisham
November 2005 Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
December 2005 No Meeting
January 2006 Paradise by Toni Morrison
February 2006 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
March 2006 Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
April 2006 Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
May 2006 Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
June 2006 In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore
July 2006 The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo
August 2006 The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
September 2006 The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
October 2006 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
November 2006 Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
December 2006 No Meeting
January 2007 Inside the Kingdom by Carmen bin Laden
February 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
March 2007 March by Geraldine Brooks
April 2007 Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
May 2007 The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
June 2007 The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
July 2007 The Innocent Man by John Grisham
August 2007 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
September 2007 The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
October 2007 The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowder
November 2007 The Bondswoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts
January 2008 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
February 2008 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
March 2008 Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
April 2008 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
May 2008 In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
June 2008 Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
July 2008 Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
August 2008 The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
September 2008 From the Heart’s Closet by Anneliese “Lee” Krauter
October 2008 Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher by Lenore Hart
November 2008 Atonement by Ian McEwan
December 2008 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
January 2009 The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty
February 2009 The History of Love by Nicola Krauss
March 2009 The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinski
April 2009 Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig
May 2009 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
June 2009 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
July 2009 Looking for Alaska by John Green
August 2009 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
September 2009 Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
October 2009 Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
November 2009 Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
December 2009 No Meeting
January 2010 Breakfast at Sally’s by Richard LeMieux
February 2010 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
March 2010 The Piano Teacher by Janice Lee
April 2010 The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
May 2010 Wild Life by Molly Gloss
June 2010 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
July 2010 Dewey by Vicki Myron
August 2010 The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
September 2010 Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridges
October 2010 The Help by Kathryn Stockett
November 2010 The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
January 2011 Eve: A Novel of the First Woman by Elissa Elliott
February 2011 Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray
March 2011 Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
April 2011 Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
May 2011 Still Alice by Lisa Genova
June 2011 The Quiet American by Graham Greene
July 2011 Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
August 2011 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
September 2011 Room by Emma Donoghue
October 2011 Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
November 2011 The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
January 2012 29 Gifts by Cami Walker
February 2012 Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
March 2012 The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach
April 2012 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
May 2012 Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
June 2012 A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
July 2012 Rocket Boys by Homer Hickham
August 2012 Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
September 2012 The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
October 2012 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
November 2012 The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
January 2013 The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
February 2013 Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
March 2013 Acqua Alta: A Commissario Novel by Donna Leon
April 2013 Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
May 2013 The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
June 2013 Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa M. Alcott & Her Mother by Eve LaPlante
July 2013 Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
August 2013 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
September 2013 The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
October 2013 The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
November 2013 Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
January 2014 The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
February 2014 The Aviator’s Wife by Melody Benjamin
March 2014
April 2014 The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
May 2014 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
June 2014 The Millionaire and the Mummies by John M. Adams
July 2014 Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
August 2014 Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
September 2014 The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene
October 2014 Widder’s Landing by Eddie Price
November 2014 The Gardener of Versailles by Alain Baraton
January 2015 We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
February 2015 The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
March 2015 The Orchard by Teresa Weir
April 2015  The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
May 2015  Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott
June 2015   Still Alice by Lisa Genova
July 2015  The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
August 2015  All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
September 2015  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
October 2015  The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson
November 2015  Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
December 2015  No Meeting
January 2016  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
February 2016 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
March 2016 Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
April 2016 Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist
May 2016 Dead Wake by Erik Larson
June 2016 Operation Thunderbolt by Saul David
July 2016 The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl
August 2016 The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
September 2016 Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Pamela D. Toler
October 2016
November 2016 The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
December 2016 Heroines of Mercy Street by Susan Meissner
January 2017 Open Discussion
February 2017 The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
March 2017  Dune Boy by Edwin Way Teale
April 2017 The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
May 2017 The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
June 2017 A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder
July 2017 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
August 2017 A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
September 2017 The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
October 2017 Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
November 2017 In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
December 2017 No Meeting
January 2018  The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
February 2018  Sound and Sweet Airs by Anna Beer
March 2018  The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Novels at Night Meeting Dates and Title Discussed


Meeting Date Book for Discussion
May 2015 Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
June 2015 Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
July 2015  The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
August 2015 You by Caroline Kepnes
September 2015  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
October 2015 The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
November 2015  Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin
December 2015 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
January 2016 The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
February 2016 The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
March 2016 Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
April 2016 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
May 2016 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
June 2016 All the Things We Never Knew by Sheila Hamilton
July 2016 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
August 2016 Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
September 2016 The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
October 2016 Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
November 2016 I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
December 2016 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
January 2017 Grunt by Mary Roach
February 2017 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
March 2017 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
April 2017 Salt to the Sea by Rupta Septys
May 2017  The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
June 2017 Unfaithful by Alice Hoffman
July 2017 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
August 2017 One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
September 2017 Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
October 2017 The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
November 2017 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
December 2017 The Wanderers by Meg Howery
January 2018 The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
February 2018 American Fire by Monica Hesse
March 2018 Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar
April 2018  Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
May 2018 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
June 2018 Sing Unburied Sing  by Jessamyn Ward
July 2018  The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
August 2018  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
September 2018  Educated by Tara Westover
October 2018  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
November 2018  Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
December 2018  White Houses by Amy Bloom
January  2019  Flowers for Hitler by Ilse Horacek
February 2019  Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
March 2019  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
April 2019  The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen