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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – 6/22/2011
A Devil to Play by Jasper Rees – 7/13/2011
Twin: A Memoir by Allen Shawn – 8/24/2011
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick – 9/21/2011
The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry – 10/19/2011
Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo – 11/9/2011
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore – 12/21/2011
A Secret Gift by Ted Gup – 1/18/2012
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen – 2/15/2012
Stiff by Mary Roach – 3/21/2012
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - 4/18/2012
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley - 5/23/2012
Life, on the Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas -- 6/20/2012
Have You Found Her by Janice Erlbaum -- 7/18/2012
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson - 8/22/2012
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller - 9/19/2012
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand -- 10/17/2012
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel -- 11/21/2012                                                                                                                                                                   

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach -- 12/12/2012
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie -- 1/23/2013
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick - 2/20/2013
That Used to be us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum - 3/13/2013
Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn - 4/17/2013
A First-Rate Madness by Nassir Ghaemi - 5/22/2013
Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman - 6/19/2013
Swim by Lynn Sherr - 7/24/2013
Extra Virginity: The sublime and scandalous world of olive oil by Tom Mueller - 8/21/2013
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - 9/18/2013
God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet - 10/23/2013
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh - 11/13/2013
Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace by Michael Perry - 1/22/2014
The Great Pearl Heist: London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace by Molly Caldwell Crosby - 2/12/2014
The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo (The Big Read selection for 2014) - 3/5/2014
Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control by Dominic Streatfeild -- 4/23/2014
Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - 5/21/2014
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings -- 6/18/2014
The Sibling Effect by Jeffrey Kluger - 7/23/2014
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach - 8/20/14
Heroes in the Night by Tea Krulos - 9/17/14
After visiting friends: a son's story by Michael Hainey - 10/22/14
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain - 11/12/14
The World's Strongest Librarian: a memoir of Tourette's, faith, strength and the power of family by Josh Hanargarne  12/10/14
Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt - 1/21/15
The Forger's Spell: a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick  2/18/15
Walden on wheels: on the open road from debt to freedom by Ken Ilgunas  3/18/15
Cooked: a natural history of transformation  by Michael Pollan  4/15/15
Hedy's Folly: the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world by Richard Rhodes 5/20/15
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 6/17/15
The Swerve: How the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt  7/15/15
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert  8/19/15
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World  by Michael Pollan  9/16/15
Ghost Boy: The miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped in his own body  by Martin Pistorius  10/28/15
Coming clean: a memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller  11/18/15
I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai 12/16/15
Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich  1/20/16
The sober truth: debunking the bad science behind 12-step programs and the rehab industry by Lance and Zachary Dodes  2/17/16
Leaving before the rains come by Alexandra Fuller  3/16/16
Without you, there is no us: my time with the sons of North Korea's elite by Suki Kim  4/20/16
Pay any price: greed, power and endless war  by James Risen  5/18/16
Even this I get to experience by Norman Lear  6/15/16
Tattoos on the heart: the power of boundless compassion by Gregory Boyle 7/20/16
What the dog saw and other adventures by Malcolm Gladwell  8/17/16
Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel   9/21/16
So you've been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson 10/19/16
How to be a Victorian: a dawn-to-dusk guide to Victorian life  by Ruth Goodman 11/16/16
Deep down dark: the un told stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free  by Hector Tobar 1/18/17
The Road to Character  by David Brooks 2/15/17
Furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things  by Jenny Lawson 3/15/17
Deep South: four seasons on back roads  by Paul Theroux  4/19/17
The Residence: inside the private world of the White House  by Kate Andersen Brower 5/17/17
Down the rabbit hole: curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy bunny by Holly Madison 6/21/17
Ghost Ship: the mysterious true story of the Mary Celeste and her missing crew  by Brian Hicks  7/19/17
Grunt: The curious science of humans at war  by Mary Roach  8/16/17
Do no harm: stories of life, death and brain surgery  by Henry Marsh 9/20/17
Sisters in law: how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world  by Linda Hirshman  10/18/17
Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race  by Margot Lee Shetterly  11/15/17
The Oregon trail: a new American journey  by Rinker Buck  12/13/17
Nagasaki: life after nuclear war  by Susan Southard  1/17/18
In the darkroom  by Susan Faludi  2/21/18
A sting in the tale  by Dave Goulson  3/21/18
Empire of sin: a story of sex, jazz, murder and the battle for modern New Orleans  by Gary Krist  4/18/18
The girls of Atomic City: the untold story of the women who helped win World War II  by Denise Kiernan  5/16/18
Can't we talk about something more pleasant  by Roz Chast 6/20/18
Midnight in broad daylight :a Japanese American family caught between two worlds by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto 7/18/18
Proust and the squid: the story and science of the reading brain by Maryanne Wolf  8/15/18
Smoke gets in your eyes :and other lessons from the crematory  by Caitlin Doughty  9/19/18
The Witches: suspicion, betrayal and hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff  10/17/18
West with the night by Beryl Markham  11/14/18
Destiny of the Republic: a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president by Candice Millard  12/19/18
The inheritance: a family on the front lines in the battle against Alzherimer's disease  by Niki Kapsambelis  1/16/19
Modern Romance  by Aziz Ansari  2/20/19
The Children's blizzard  by David Laskin  3/20/19
Rez life: an Indian's journey through reservation life by David Treuer 4/17/19
Eleanor and Hick: the love affair that shaped a first lady by Susan Quinn 5/15/19
Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI  by David Grann  6/19/19
The end of your life book club  by Will Schwalbe  7/17/19
Evicted: poverty and profit in the Amercian city by Matthew Desmond 8/21/19
Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson 9/18/19
The radium girls: the dark story of America's shining women by Kate Moore 10/16/19
Educated: a memoir  by Tara Westover 11/20/19
Word by word: the secret life of dictionaries By Kory Stamper  12/18/19
The day the world came to town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede  1/15/20
She has her mother's laugh: the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity by Carl Zimmer   2/19/20
Give people money: how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world  by Annie Lowrey  8/19/20 via Zoom
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara  9/16/20 via Zoom
Behave: the biology of humans at our best and worst by Robert M. Sapolsky  10/21/20 via Zoom
Daring to drive: a Saudi woman's awakening by Manal Al-sharif  11/18/20 via Zoom
On writing: a memoir of the craft by Stephen King. 12/16/20 via Zoom
Don't sleep, there are snakes by Daniel Everett. 1/20/21 via Zoom
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. 2/17/21 via Zoom
Underland: a deep time journey by Robert Macfarland. 3/17/21 via Zoom
Prairie fires: the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser and Christina Moore. 4/21/21 via Zoom
Finding my voice: when the perfect plan crumbles, the adventure begins by Valerie Jarrett. 5/19/21 via Zoom
How to do nothing: resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell.  6/16/21 via Zoom
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 7/21/21 via Zoom
The reality bubble :how science reveals the hidden truths that shape our world by Ziya Tong.  8/18/21 in person!
Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster by Adam Higginbotham.  9/15/21
A season with the witch: the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts by J.W. Ocker. 10/20/21
All Creatures Great and Small by James Harriot  12/15/21
Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; 1/19/22
Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche; 2/16/22
The address book: what street addresses reveal about identity, race, wealth, and power by Deirdre Mask. 3/16/22
The geography of bliss: one grump’s search for the happiest places in the world by Eric Weiner. 4/20/22

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