Books

Every month, we pick a new book. Here’s the complete list of every book we’ve ever chosen (click on the links for the book review):

  1. October 2010 – Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
  2. November 2010 – Slapstick – Kurt Vonnegut
  3. December 2010 – Freedom –  Jonathan Franzen
  4. January 2011 – The Bishop’s Man – Linden MacIntyre
  5. February 2011 – Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  6. March/April 2011 – Three Men In a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
  7. May 2011 – The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. – Sandra Gulland
  8. June 2011 – The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson
  9. July 2011 – Little Bee – Chris Cleave
  10. August 2011 – Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  11. September 2011 – The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill
  12. October 2011 – The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
  13. November/December 2011 – Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
  14. January 2012 – The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  15. February 2012 – The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  16. March 2012 – The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  17. April 2012 – The Birth House – Ami McKay
  18. May 2012 – Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James
  19. June 2012 – Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  20. July 2012 – Are You My Mother? – Alison Bechdel
  21. August 2012 – The History of Love – Nicole Krauss
  22. September 2012 – Something Fierce – Carmen Aguirre
  23. October 2012 – 419 – Will Ferguson
  24. November 2012 – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson
  25. December 2012 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
  26. January 2013 – Our Daily Bread – Lauren Davis
  27. February 2013 – The Imposter Bride – Nancy Richler
  28. March 2013 – Prisoner of Tehran – Marina Nemat
  29. April 2013 – The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  30. May 2013 – Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  31. June 2013 – Me Before You – JoJo Moyes
  32. July 2013 – Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  33. August 2013 – The Dinner – Herman Koch
  34. September 2013 – TransAtlantic – Column McCann
  35. October 2013 – The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  36. November 2013 – Blindness – José Saramago
  37. December 2013 – The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
  38. January 2014 – Dear Life – Alice Munro
  39. February 2014 – Annabel – Kathleen Winter
  40. March 2014 – Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
  41. April 2014 – Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins
  42. May 2014 – Attachments – Rainbow Rowell
  43. June 2014 – A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  44. July 2014 – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  45. August 2014 – The Bell Jar by Sarah Plath
  46. September 2014 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  47. October 2014 – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  48. November 2014 – The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
  49. December 2014 – The Best Plaid Plans by Terry Fallis
  50. January 2015 – A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
  51. February 2015 – When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
  52. March 2015 – A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
  53. April 2015 – Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  54. May 2015 – Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  55. June 2015 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  56. July 2015 – February by Lisa Moore
  57. August 2015 – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  58. September 2015 – The Troop by Nick Butter
  59. October 2015 – Us by David Nicholls
  60. November 2015 – Sold by Patricia McCormick
  61. December 2015 – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  62. January 2016 – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  63. February 2016 – The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Have a suggestion for our next book? Comment below – we love suggestions!

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38 Responses to Books

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  2. VigRoco says:

    Hey guys! I have both a reading suggestion and an offer. If you will collectively read my urban fantasy book, Shadeskin, I’ll give your club a signed, print copy to give away to one of your members! It’s technically an anthology I’ve written with two other authors, but each story connects to give a unique slice of the bigger picture. I can almost guarantee you haven’t read anything quite like it.

    Check out my blog post on the book to see if it sparks your interest: http://vigroco.com/2012/05/16/shadeskin-now-available/

    Contact me via Twitter: @VigRoco – https://twitter.com/vigroco or just comment on my blog if you are interested.

    Thanks for your time,
    Jason Craft
    (aka VigRoco)

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  6. Kim Hotzon says:

    I have written and published a memoir of my life in Japan – “When the Cherry Blossoms Fall: My Life as an English Teacher in Japan”; it may interest your group as the story provides an intimate glimpse of daily life in Japan from a young woman’s perspective as a female ‘gaijin’. More information about my book is available at my website http://www.kimhotzon.com.

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    • Erin Hopkin says:

      Thanks for the note Kim – I will definitely take a look, I love memoirs and my sister taught English in Japan for 5 years so I would be interested in reading it!

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  7. Pat Griffin says:

    anxious for the July pick

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  9. Anne says:

    I just came across your wonderful web site after linking to reviews on Me Before You. Our book club has not yet discussed it but I found it profoundly moving. I laughed and sobbed throughout the entire book. I would like to recommend The Book Thief. I consider this the single greatest book I have ever read – there is nothing else like it you will ever come across as a story or the way it is written – a gift to the reader. The movie will be released the end of November and looks like it will be a winner! Enjoy and thanks again for sharing.

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    • Julia Kent says:

      Hello Anne, and welcome to our blog!

      I totally agree with you – I laughed and cried straight through Me Before You too!

      And last year, I read The Book Thief and adored it. What an incredible story. Heartbreaking and moving all at the same time.

      Great recommendation! Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’ll subscribe 🙂

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  10. Stef says:

    I stumbled across your book blog on my Facebook page because I am friends with Erin! I read the list and have read some of the books you guys have been reading. I thought I would suggest one that I read a little while ago and has stuck with me. It’s called The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.
    Hope you enjoy!

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    • Julia Kent says:

      Hey Stef,

      Thanks for stopping by! Erin is a prized UBC member 🙂
      We’ve made note of your recommendation – keep ’em coming!

      Julia

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  12. Michele Secor says:

    Just came across your site while researching reviews, comments on The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – it’s amazing!!!! I am so glad I found it – it’s amazing when you find other’s who totally get loving books and reading as such varied stories. I personally could spend the rest of my life sleeping and reading inside a bookstore!! My dream is a house with a library, bookshelves floor to ceiling and a built in coffee maker with a comfy leather couch!

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  13. Waiting for the Barbarians, JM Coetzee

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  14. Just wanted to recommend the memoir, The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom (Seal Press, 2012), which was written by a Calgary mom and is soon to air as a Lifetime Movie (Spring 2014), starring Ashley Jones. It’s often compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, but sex is not the story!!!! The ladies at The Social CTV are checking it out now: ) Thank you!

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  15. kdub155 says:

    This book club is inspiring for connecting and brainstorming both in-person and virtually. Great idea, guys. The Flamethrowers is quite an enthralling book, you might find it’s worth a peek.

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  16. Miranda says:

    What a great reading list, I found some nice suggestions, thanks! The fault in our stars by John Green, The snow child by Eowyn Ivey, The light between the oceans by M.L. Stedman and Wonder by R.J. Palacio are books I loved beyond last year. Currently I’m reading Rosie’s Project and quite enjoying this book as well. Happy reading everyone!

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    • Julia Kent says:

      I’ve only read The Light Between Oceans but The Fault in our Stars is on my list! Thanks for the recommendations Miranda!

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  17. So I did my segment on The Social this week, Julia. Here it is here: http://www.thesocial.ca/video?vid=317926 Please let me know if your gang might be interested in reading it. The movie will probably be airing in the Spring, maybe the Fall of 2014. : )

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  18. Laura says:

    I just have to say I do love your girlies blog and the little book club I’m in (there are only 5 of us but we have so much fun with it) have enjoyed taking a look at your picks when making ours. Anyway, a suggestion for you ladies, “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. Very moving book about an accomplished Harvard professor who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

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  20. Came across your site by chance and I must say your group looks really interesting. Where do you meet?
    You may be interested in having a look at my latest book “Ruins in the Mist”…released in September 2014. It’s a historical novel based on real events and real people…with a local connection. I am a local author and would be delighted to share and discuss the book at any time. The comments on my website show the great interest the book is receiving.
    Thanks for your time.
    Marion Timmons

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  21. Sheryl says:

    So many to recommend, heres a few great reads our book club enjoyed:
    My Life in France , Julia Child
    The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society , Mary Ann Shaffer
    The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
    The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    City of Thieves , David Benioff

    We had great discussions, requiring copious amounts of wine !

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  22. Junior Yearwood says:

    TheThe lonely londoners by Samuel Selvon (written in Trinidad creole English)

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  23. hettystuart says:

    We just read BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, by Ruta Sepety. An amazing book! Got good reviews. A very little-known historical story, and it truly was an “un-putdownable” book!

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  24. Anne Chartier says:

    Hello, is the book club still running?
    Thank you
    Anne

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  25. Miranda says:

    Got e-mail notifications of posts…so I figured to share some suggestions again of books I loved the past few months. If you loved Between shades of grey (which I did)…of Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys is amazing as well. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (mentioned in 2013 as well, but could be someone missed that…it’s an amazing book), I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, Okay for now by Gary Schmidt, All the bright places by Jennifer Niven, I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson. And The ballroom by Anna Hope…great great book. Hope this blog will come back indeed! Happy reading everyone! 🙂

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