WV Book Lists


Book Group lists for 2018-19:

4 Books:
Pacific  by Simon Winchester
Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
Goddesses Never Age byDr. Christiane Northrop
Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin
Educated: A Memoir  by Tara Westover
How to Read a Book  by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are by Frans de Waal
The President is Missing  by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
1 more title TBD

Hot Off the Press:
Golden Hill: A Novel of New York by Frances Spufford
Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World by Miles J Unger
First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnson
Women and Power- A Manifesto  by Mary Beard
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

Morning Books:
Stalin’s Daughter  by Rosemary Sullivan
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson
Alice Network by Kate Quinn
1 more title TBD
Forgiveness  by Mark Sakamato
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan


Book Group lists from 2017-18:

4 Books:
The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Memory Illusion by Julia Shaw
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Bletchley Girl  by Tessa Dunlop
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Game of Crowns by Christopher Anderson
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Underground Railway  by Colson Whitehead
Short Stories, various by Anton Chekhov ( member’s choice)

Hot Off the Press:
The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson
The Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak
Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Books by Richard Wagamese

Morning Books:
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Dark Money by Jane Mayer
Red Notice by Bill Browder
Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager
Pacific by Simon Winchester
Throw Away Children by Diney Costeloe
Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Book Group lists from 2016-17:

4 Books:
The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
Any Biography of Picasso
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick
The Boys in the Boat (film)
History’s People by Margaret MacMillan
Red Notice by Bill Browder
They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson
Me Before You ( movie)

Hot Off the Press:
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
La Rose by Louise Erdich
Under Major Domo by Patrick de Witt
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan
In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Journey After Midnight by Ujjal Dosanjh

Morning Books:
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela by Zelda La Grange
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
History’s People by Margaret MacMillan
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

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