Senior Center Book Club Selections

 2013 Selections

January: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
February: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
March: Benjamin Franklin: A Life by Walter Isaacson
April: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
May: Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
June: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
July: The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow
August: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September: O Pioneers by Willa Cather

 1994-2012 Selections

Books read in 2012:
January: Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
February: The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
March: Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright
April: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
May: Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh
June: My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
July: Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo
August: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
September: Thunderstruck by Erik Larsen
October: Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
November: Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
December: Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Books read in 2011:
January: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
February: The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
March: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
April: The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
May: Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
June: Sudden Country by Karen Fisher
July: Inside the Kingdom by Carmen bin Ladin
August: Where Grace Abides by B. J. Hoff
September: Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
October: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
November: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
December: Christmas Jars by Jason Wright

Books read in 2010:
January: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
February: His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis
March: The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope Stokes
April: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
May: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
June: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
July: Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
August: The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
September: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
October: Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
November: The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline Babcock Smith
December: Wishin' & Hopin' by Wally Lamb

Books read in 2009:
January: Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
February: The Good, Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
March: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
April: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
May: North River by Pete Hamill
June: A Lantern in Her Hand (2009 One Book One Nebraska) by Bess Streeter Aldrich
July: Rebecca (special video showing) by Daphne DuMaurier
August: Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly by Robert Dalby
September: Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
October: When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
November: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
December: The Homecoming by Earl Hamner Jr.

Books read in 2008:
January: Foul Matter by Martha Grimes
February: In the Land of Second Chances by George Shaffner
March: I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
April: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
May: Restoring the Burnt Child by William Kloefkorn
June: Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
July: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
August: Marley & Me by John Grogan
September: Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
October: Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
November: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
December: Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich

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Books read in 2007:
January: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
February: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
March: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
April: Northern Borders by Howard Frank Mosher
May: Wild Girl by Jim Fergus
June: World of Pies by Karen Stolz
July: Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz
August: Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
September: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
October: Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
November: Digging to America by Anne Tyler
December: Andy Catlett by Wendell Berry

Books read in 2006:
January: A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
February: Lost Horizons by James Hilton
March: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
April: The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini
May: Flashback by Nevada Barr
June: One False Move by Alex Kava
July: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
August: Cordelia Underwood by Van Reid
September: March: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
October: The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook
November: Candyfreak by Steve Almond
December: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flag

Books read in 2005:
January: Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
February: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
March: Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
April: My Antonia (video) by Willa Cather
May: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
June: These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
July: The Bedford Boys by Alex Kershaw
August: Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley
September: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
October: Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George
November: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
December: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Books read in 2004:
January: Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
February: Julie & Romeo by Jeanne Ray
March: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
April: Lazy B by Sandra Day O'Connor
May: Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
June: Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
July: The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester
August: The Tall Pine Polka by Lorna Landvik
September: Growing Up by Russell Baker
October: Letter from Home by Carolyn Hart
November: The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
December: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

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Books read in 2003:
January: An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter
February: About a Boy by Nick Hornby
March: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
April: The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
May: Atticus by Ron Hansen
June: Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
July: Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
August: Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
September: Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson
October: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
November: On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons
December: Once upon a Town by Bob Greene

Books read in 2002:
January: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
February: The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
March: A Soldier's Book by Joanna Higgins
April: The Wild Blue by Stephen Ambrose
May: A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava
June: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
July: Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
August: A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
September: Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
October: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
November: Jim the Boy by Tony Earley
December: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Books read in 2001:
January: The Professor's House by Willa Cather
February: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
March: Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
April: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
May: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
June: City of Light by Lauren Belfer
July: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
August: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
September: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
October: Miss Bishop by Bess Streeter Aldrich
November: The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
December: The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

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Books read in 2000:
January: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
February: Slogum House by Mari Sandoz
March: The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
April: Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
May: Field Trip to Council Bluffs Library
June: Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam Jr.
July: Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
August: She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
September: Fields of Vision by Wright Morris
October: All over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
November: Angel of Darkness (1-30 chapters) by Caleb Carr
December: Angel of Darkness (31-59 chapters) by Caleb Carr

Books read in 1999:
January: Homecoming by Belva Plain
February: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
March: Finding Moon by Tony Hillerman
April: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
May: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
June: The Color of Water by James McBride
July: Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (and Field Trip to Bess Streeter Aldrich Home, Elmwood, NE) by Lawrence Block
August: The Rim of the Prairie by Bess Streeter Aldrich
September: RLT: A Radio Love Story by Garrison Keillor
October: Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
November: Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe
December: Sleeping at the Starlite Motel by Bailey White

Books read in 1998:
January: This World Is My Home (first seven chapters) by James Michener
February: This World Is My Home (final chapters) by James Michener
March: Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
April: Quicker Than the Eye by Ray Bradbury
May: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
June: Field Trip to Fremont, Neb.
July: The Partner by John Grisham
August: A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle
September: Lost Lady by Willa Cather
October: Beloved by Toni Morrison
November: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
December: Christmas Bride by Grace Livingston Hill

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Books read in 1997:
January: The Bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell
February: A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
March: The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout
April: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
May: The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
June: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
July: The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
August: Life Estates by Shelby Hearon
September: West of Doge by Louis L'Amour
October: The Horse You Came in on by Martha Grimes
November: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
December: This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy

Books read in 1996:
January: Simon's Night by Jon Hassler
February: Patient in Room 18 by Mignon Eberhart
March: Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
April: Mama Makes up Her Mind by Bailey White
May: Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
June: Plain and Simple by Sue Bender
July: Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
August: The Carousel by Rosamund Pilcher
September: Evergreen by Belva Plain
October: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
November: Driving Force by Dick Francis
December: Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg

Books read in 1995:
January: A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
February: The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw by Patrick McManus
March: To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
April: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
May: Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman
June: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
July: Every Living Thing by James Herriott
August: Crow Hollow by Dorothy Eden
September: A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich
October: Field Trip to Elmwood, Neb., and Bess Streeter Aldrich Home
November: Roommates by Max Apple
December: Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First One Hundred Years by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Books read in 1994:
November: Weep No More My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark

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