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Reading History

Booked for the Day 2020-2021 Selections
  • Color of Water: a Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride (November 2020 - Nonfiction)
  • Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (December 2020 - Fiction)
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede  (January 2021 - Nonfiction)
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (February 2021 - Fiction)
  • The girl with seven names: escape from North Korea by Hyeonseo Lee (May 2021 - Nonfiction)
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (June 2021 - Nonfiction)
  • Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson (July 5, 2021 - Nonfiction)
  • The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett (August 2, 2021 - Fiction)
  • Sigh, Gone: a Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In, by Phuc Tran (September 13, 2021 - Nonfiction/Memoir)
  • Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck (October 4, 2021 - Fiction)
  • Deacon King Kong, by James McBride (November 1, 2021 -  Fiction)
  • All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (December 6, 2021 - Science Fiction)
Booked for the Day 2019-2020 Selections
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, (October - Fiction)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller, (September -Fiction)
  • The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson, (August - Nonfiction)
  • Make Me a City by Jonathan Carr, (July - Fiction)
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean, (June - Nonfiction)
  • Amity and Prosperity: one family and the fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold, (April - Nonfiction)​
  • Robert B. Parker's Colorblind: a Jessie Stone novel by Reed Farrel Coleman, (March - Fiction)
  • A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell, (February - Nonfiction)
  • Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry, (January - Fiction)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, (December - Fiction)
  • Good Neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King, (November - Nonfiction)
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton, (October - Ficton)
  • Educated by Tara Westover, (September - Non-fiction)

Booked for the Day 2018-2019 Selections

  • Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen, (August - fiction)
  • Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin, (July - fiction)
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone, (June - nonfiction)
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, (May - fiction)
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, (April - fiction)
  • Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, (March - nonfiction)
  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, (Febuary - fiction)
  • When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning, (January - nonfiction)
  • Still Me by Jojo Moyes, (December - fiction)
  • Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser, (November - nonfiction)
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, (October - nonfiction)
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, (September - fiction)

Booked for the Day 2017-2018 Selections

  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, (August - fiction)
  • Rogue Heroes by Ben MacIntyre, (July - nonfiction)
  • A Man called Ove by Fredrick Backman, (June - fiction)
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, (May - nonfiction)
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, (April - fiction)
  • American Philosophy by John Kaag, (March - nonfiction)
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, (February - fiction)
  • Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard, (January - nonfiction)
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, (December - fiction)
  • Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, (November - fiction)
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, (October - fiction)
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger,  (September - fiction)

Booked for the Day 2016-2017 Selections

  • Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo, (August - fiction)
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, (July - nonfiction)
  • Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, (June – fiction)
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, (May – nonfiction)
  • The Sellout by Paul Beatty, (April – fiction)
  • When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese, (March – nonfiction)
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, (February – fiction)
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: the forgotten war that changed American history by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, (January - nonfiction)
  • The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard, (December - fiction)
  • Stalin’s Daughter: The extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan, (November - nonfiction)
  • Nagasaki: Life after Nuclear War by Susan Southard,  (October - nonfiction)
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, (September - fiction)
  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, (August - fiction)

Booked for the Day 2015-2016 Selections

  • The Expats by Chris Pavone (July fiction)
  • Outliers: the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell (June – nonfiction)
  • The Hilltop: A Novel by Assaf Gavron (May - fiction)
  • Even this I get to experience by Norman Leer (April - nonfiction)
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (March - fiction)
  • Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar (Feb. - nonfiction)
  • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (January - fiction)
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler (December - nonfiction)
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (November - fiction)
  • The Work: my search for a life that matters by Wes Moore (October - nonfiction)
  • Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (August/September - fiction)
  • Dead wake by Erik Larson (August 2015 - nonfiction)

Booked for the Day 2014-2015 Selections

  • Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro, (August 2014-fiction)
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, (September 2014-fiction)
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, (October 2014-fiction)
  • The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us by Jeffrey Kluger, (November 2014-nonfiction)
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, (December 2014-fiction)
  • The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant #5) by Josephine Tey, (January 2015-fiction)
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, (February 2015-nonfiction)
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, (March 2015-fiction)
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell, (April 2015-nonfiction)
  • Twisted Sisters by Jen Lancaster, (May 2015-fiction)
  • The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick, (June 2015-nonfiction)
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, (July 2015-fiction)

Booked for the Day 2013-2014 Selections

  • The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, (August 2013)
  • Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, (September 2013)
  • Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, (October 2013)
  • Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, (November 2013)
  • The Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s most valuable necklace by Molly Caldwell Crosby, (December 2013)
  • Razor’s Edge by Somerset W. Maugham, (January 2014)
  • Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister, (February 2014)
  • The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers and Edgar Allan Poe, and the invention of murder by Daniel Stashower, (March 2014)
  • The Big Read, (April 2014)
  • Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, (May 2014)
  • Yellow Bird by Kevin Power, (June 2014)
  • Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain, (July 2014)


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