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RIM Book Group


If you are looking for books to read, why not read one of the upcoming selections and join in the discussion?  See your M'Ocean for the meeting location and directions. See below for list of previously discussed selections.

Month Title Author Host(ess)
Nov. No November meeting Holiday mtg. in December
Dec. 9 The Wright Brothers David McCullough Karen K.
Jan. 27 Small Great Things Jodi Picoult Joan M.


This event meets monthly, usually at a member's home.
Time: Saturday, 2 PM - date and location vary.
No Book Group meeting in July or August.


List of books that the Book Group has previously read and discussed:

1491 by Charles C. Mann
1984 by George Orwell
The 13th Juror by John Lescroart

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All True Travels and Adventures of Liddie Newton by Jane Smiley
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atonementby Ian McEwan

Back When We were Grownups by Anne Tyler
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam and Lewis M. Feldstein
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
Candide by Voltaire
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Charmed Circle by Dolores Riccio
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber
The Christmas Pig by Kinky Friedman
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
Circle of Five by Dolores Riccio
The Clock Winder by Anne Tyler
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
The Divine Circle of Ladies Making Mischief by Dolores Stewart Riccio
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
The Heartsong of Charging Elk by James Welch
Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Horned Man by James Lasdun
The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus II
How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Intuition by Allegra Goodman

Judas by Amos Oz

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
Lake Woebegone Days by Garrison Keillor
Last Night at The Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
A Lesson before Dying by Ernest Gaines
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Loitering with Intent by Muriel Sparks
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
Man in Full by Thomas Wolfe
The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer
The Martian by Andy Weir
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

A Painted House by John Grisham
Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Shop Girl by Steve Martin
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Spot of Bother, A by Mark Haddon
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Townie by Andre Dubus III
The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Universe in a Single Atom by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Waiting by Ha Jin
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
The Whip by Karen Kondazian
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Wish You Well by David Baldacci

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani




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