Books We Have Read in the Eating-and-Reading Book Group, in more or less the order in which we read them


  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Eleni by Nicholas Gage
  • A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
  • Feast of Love by Charles Baxter
  • Belle Tuscany by Frances Mayle
  • Amy and Isabel by Elizabeth Strout
  • Good Scent From a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  • Bridgit Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • Waiting by Ha Jin
  • Hyssop by Kevin McIlvoy
  • Jim the Boy by Tony Earley
  • Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
  • Homestead by Rosina Lippi
  • Personal History by Katharine Graham
  • Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • The Dive From Clauson's Pier by Ann Packer
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnson
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Bel Canto by Ann Pachett
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  • Monkey Hunting by Julia Alvarez
  • The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck
  • Ideas of Heaven by Joan Silber
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • Pope Joan by Donna Cross
  • Moons of Jupiter by Alice Munroe
  • Three Junes by Julia Glass
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
  • Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
  • Fallen by David Maine
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?by Lorrie Moore
  • The World to Come by Dara Horn
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • The Eighth Promise by William Poy Lee
  • The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
  • My House in Umbria by William Trevor
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • Digging to America by Anne Tyler
  • Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  • A Mercy by Toni Morrison
  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The World to Come by Dana Horn
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Patterson
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Long for This World by Michael Byers
  • The Art Student's War by Brad Leithauser
  • Miles from Nowhere by Numi Moon
  • Away by Amy Bloom
  • I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
  • The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
  • missing about 10+ books or so here....
  • A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce
  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julia Otsuka
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy
  • The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  • Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Without You There is No Us by Suki Kim
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

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