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Past Reads

An ongoing list of books read in past years.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Staggerford by Jon Hassler
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredericksson
Only the River Runs Free by Bodie Thoene
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur S. Golden  
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Light in August by William Faulkner
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1984 by George Orwell
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer
Waiting by Ha Jin

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

The Songcatcher by Sharon McCrumb

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King

The Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards


While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
City of Light by Lauren Belfer
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Ring Around the Moon by Mary Burnett Smith
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Devil's Dream by Lee Smith
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Matilda's Last Waltz by Tamara McKinley
The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J. Stokes
The Color of Water: a Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
by James McBride
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words of Less by Terry Ryan
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Between Earth and Sky by Karen Osborn
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Rich Part of Life by Jim Kokoris
Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
Raney by Clyde Edgerton
The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Riding the Bus With My Sister: a true Journey of Life by Rachel Simon
One Thousand White Women: the Journals of May Doss: a Novel by Jim Fergus
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield