Book Club

How to join the club, and the books we've read so far

Updated: 2010-05-13T17:33:10Z

By LAJEAN KEENE

The Kansas City Star

The book club is a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library. Everyone can read along, but if you’d like to attend a discussion group, write to bookclub@kcstar.com. Tell us about yourself and the kind of books you like.

These are the books we’ve read so far:


2000

1. THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver

2. DREAMER by Charles Johnson

3. THE LIGHT OF FALLING STARS by J. Robert Lennon

4. PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf

5. CHARMING BILLY by Alice McDermott

6. DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE by Isabel Allende

7. WAITING by Ha Jin


2001

8. HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE by Patricia Henley

9. DISGRACE by J.M. Coetzee

10. LIVING TO TELL by Antonya Nelson

11. WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith

12. A BLIND MAN CAN SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Amy Bloom

13. ZIGZAGGING DOWN A WILD TRAIL by Bobbie Ann Mason


2002

14. DISOBEDIENCE by Jane Hamilton

15. THE BULLFIGHTER CHECKS HER MAKEUP by Susan Orlean

16. WINTER RANGE by Claire Davis

17. SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand

18. GABRIEL’S STORY by David Anthony Durham

19. SECRETS OF THE THE TSIL CAFÉ by Thomas Fox Averill

20. AVA’S MAN by Rick Bragg

21. PEACE LIKE A RIVER by Leif Enger

22. NINE HORSES by Billy Collins


2003

23. THE MIRACLE LIFE OF EDGAR MINT by Brady Udall

24. ENEMY WOMEN by Paulette Jiles

25. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

26. ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan

27. PLAIN LANGUAGE by Barbara Wright

28. SERVANTS OF THE MAP by Andrea Barrett

29. DON’T LETS’ GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT by Alexandra Fuller


2004

30. THE STORY OF LUCY GAULT by William Trevor

31. THE LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel

32. GOOD FAITH by Jane Smiley

33. IN OUR TIME by Ernest Hemingway

34. THE QUALITY OF LIFE REPORT by Meghan Daum

35. FAMILY HISTORY by Dani Shapiro

36. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon.


2005

37. DELIGHTS & SHADOWS by Ted Kooser

38. THE PARTLY CLOUDY PATRIOT by Sarah Vowell

39. THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares

40. KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini

41. SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson

42. THE DARLING by Russell Banks

43. THE LONE SURFER OF MONTANA, KANSAS by Davy Rothbart


2006

44. GILEAD by Marilyn Robinson

45. THE HUNTSMAN by Whitney Terrell

46. THE GIRL I WANTED TO BE by Sarah Grace McCandless

47. THE SEA by John Banville

48. THE GLASS CASTLE by Janette Walls

49. THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards


2007

50. RIVER OF DOUBT by Candice Millard

51. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion

52. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen

53. WINTER’S BONE by Daniel Woodrell

54. EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert

56. THE FARTHER SHORE by Matthew Eck

57. RISE AND SHINE by Anna Quindlen


2008

58. THE GATHERING by Anne Enright

59. THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett

60. BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH CHE GUEVARA by Ben Fountain

61. THEN WE CAME TO THE END by Joshua Ferris

62. THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson

63. LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Mark Twain


2009

64. THE REST OF HER LIFE, Laura Moriarty

65. OLD SCHOOL, Tobias Wolff

66. THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE, Diane Ackerman

67. PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, Geraldine Brooks

68. OLIVE KITTREDGE, Elizabeth Strout

69. MOONFLOWER VINE, Jetta Carleton


2010

70. CITY OF THIEVES, David Benioff

71. THE HUNGER GAMES, Suzanne Collins

72. THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG, Muriel Barbery

73. MUDBOUND, Hillary Jordan

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