Bethalto Public Library

Past Book Club Selections

October 2000    Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson

November 2000    Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

December 2000    The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley

January 2001    The Hours by Michael Cunningham

February 2001     The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney

March 2001    The Pact by Jodi Picoult

April 2001    Plainsong by Kent Haurf

May 2001    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

June 2001    Chocolat by Joanne Harris

July 2001    The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw

August 2001    Open House by Elizabeth Berg

September 2001    Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson

October 2001    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

November 2001    Personal History by Katharine Graham

December 2001    Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

January 2002    Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

February 2002    Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

March 2002    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

April 2002    The Giver by Lois Lowry

May 2002    Fay by Larry Brown

June 2002    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

July 2002    Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

August 2002    A Perfect Arrangement by Suzanne Berne

September 2002    Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

October 2002    Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

November 2002    The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve

December 2002    Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross

January 2003    Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

February 2003    One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

March 2003    The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer

April 2003    Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke

May 2003    She Flew the Coop by Michael Lee West

June 2003    The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

July 2003    The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

August 2003    Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

September 2003    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

October 2003    Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

November 2003    In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien

December 2003    Three Junes by Julia Glass

January 2004    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

February 2004    The Evidence Against Her by Robb Foreman Dew

March 2004    So Big  by Edna Ferber

April 2004    Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

May 2004    In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

June 2004    Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

July 2004    Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons

August 2004    The Human Stain by Philip Roth

September 2004    The Sculptress by Minette Walters

October 2004    Forever by Pete Hamill

November 2004    The Quiet Game by Greg Iles

December 2004    Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

January 2005    This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy

February 2005    Tell No One by Harlan Coben

March 2005    Lost Continent by Bill Bryson

April 2005    East of Eden by John Steinbeck

May 2005    Last Call by Laura Pedersen

June 2005    The Touch by Colleen McCullough

July 2005    Atonement by Ian McEwan

August 2005    The Poyson Garden by Karen Harper

September 2005    Before You Know Kindness by Christopher Bohjalian

October 2005    Holes by Louis Sachar

November 2005    Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

December 2005    Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

January 2006    The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

February 2006    The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens

March 2006    The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

April 2006    The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

May 2006    Strange but True by John Searles

June 2006    The Photograph by Penelope Lively

July 2006    All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark

August 2006    Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice

September 2006    An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg

October 2006    any book by author Stephen King

November 2006    Hallelujah! The Welcome Table by Maya Angelou

December 2006    The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

January 2007    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

February 2007    Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

March 2007    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

April 2007    Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos

May 2007    Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

June 2007    The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

July 2007    Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

August 2007    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

September 2007    The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

October 2007    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

November 2007    The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman

December 2007    The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

January 2008    favorite reads of 2007

February 2008    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

March 2008    The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

April 2008    Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

May 2008    She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

June 2008    The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

July 2008    A Death in the Family by James Agee

August 2008    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

September 2008    Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

October 2008    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

November 2008    The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty

December 2008    The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

January 2009    Movie Night: Sense and Sensibility

February 2009    The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

March 2009    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

April 2009    Made in the USA by Billie Letts

May 2009    Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

June 2009    Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock

July 2009    Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

August 2009    The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

September 2009    How to be Good by Nick Hornby

October 2009    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

November 2009    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

December 2009    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

January 2010    Movie Night: The Count of Monte Cristo

February 2010    I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

March 2010    The Road by Cormac McCarthy

April 2010    When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

May 2010    A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

June 2010    The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

July 2010    The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

August 2010    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

September 2010    The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

October 2010    Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

November 2010    Gerald's Game by Stephen King

December 2010    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

January 2011    Movie Night: Julie & Julia

February 2011    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

March 2011    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

April 2011    Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

May 2011    Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

June 2011    The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah

July 2011    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

August 2011    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

September 2011    The Good Wife by Stewart O'Nan

October 2011    Lottery by Patricia Wood

November 2011    In the Woods by Tana French

December 2011    The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

January 2012    Movie Night: The Help

February 2012    World Without End by Ken Follett

March 2012    Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

April 2012    Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky

May 2012    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

June 2012    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

July 2012    Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

August 2012    Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

September 2012    A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell

October 2012    The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough

November 2012    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

December 2012    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

January 2013    Movie Night: The Road

February 2013    The Passage by Justin Cronin

March 2013    The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

April 2013    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

May 2013    Mice by Gordon Reece

June 2013    The Confession by John Grisham

July 2013    The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

August 2013    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

September 2013    Little Bee by Chris Cleave

October 2013    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

November 2013    NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

December 2013    The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig 

January 2014    Movie Night: cancelled due to snow and illness

February 2014    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

March 2014    When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

April 2014    He's Gone by Deb Caletti

May 2014    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

June 2014    The Returned by Jason Mott

July 2014    Defending Jacob by William Landay

August 2014    Arcadia by Lauren Groff

September 2014    Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

October 2014    Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

November 2014    Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

December 2014    The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit

January 2015    Movie Night: This Is Where I Leave You

February 2015    11/22/63 by Stephen King

March 2015    The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly

April 2015    Longbourn by Jo Baker

May 2015    The Rosie Project by  Graeme Simsion

June 2015    The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

July 2015    Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

August 2015    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

September 2015    Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

October 2015    Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

November 2015    Don't Try To Find Me by Holly Brown

December 2015    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

January 2016    Movie Night: Pride and Prejudice  About Time

February 2016    Chesapeake by James Michener

March 2016    The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberøl and Agnete Friis

April 2016    The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

May 2016    Think of a Number by John Verdon

June 2016    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

July 2016    Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt

August 2016    Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

September 2016    The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

October 2016    The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston

November 2016    The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

December 2016    The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

January 2017    Movie Night: The Hundred-Foot Journey

February 2017    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

March 2017    The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

April 2017    The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

May 2017    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

June 2017    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

July 2017    Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

August 2017    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

September 2017    The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

October 2017    In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

November 2017    The Round House by Louise Erdrich

December 2017    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

January 2018    Movie Night: Hidden Figures

February 2018    Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

March 2018    Small Great Things of Jodi Picoult

April 2018    The Dry by Jane Harper

May 2018    The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

June 2018    My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

July 2018    The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

August 2018    Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

September 2018    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

October 2018    Camino Island by John Grisham

November 2018    The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

December 2018    Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

January 2019    Movie Night: The Zookeeper's Wife

February 2019    The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

March 2019    My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Mauier

April 2019    Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

May 2019    The Other Woman by Jane Green

June 2019    Artemis by Andy Weir

July 2019    Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

August 2019    In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

September 2019    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

October 2019    The Terror by Dan Simmons

November 2019    The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

December 2019    The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

January 2020    Movie Night: Catch Me If You Can

February 2020    The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

March 2020    Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

A break was taken due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

March 2021    I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

April 2021    Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman

May 2021    Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

June 2021    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

July 2021    Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

August 2021    Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

September 2021    The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

October 2021    The Library Book by Susan Orlean

November 2021    The Guest List by Lucy Foley

December 2021    A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

January 2022    Movie Night: A Man Called Ove

February 2022    A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

March 2022    Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

April 2022    The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

May 2022    The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

June 2022    Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

July 2022    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

August 2022    The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

September 2022    Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

October 2022    News of the World by Paulette Jiles

November 2022    The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

December 2022    Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

January 2023    Movie Night: News of the World

February 2023    The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

March 2023    The Maid by Nita Prose