Boulder Bookies – Books to Come and Books Discussed

Boulder Bookies (George Reynolds Branch 1PM Third Friday of the Month)

All books read or planned to be read by the group since its inception.

For more information contact John, john.dunn@colorado.edu.


May 19, 2017 Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy

April 21, 2017 The Garden of the Evening Mists Tan Twan Eng

March 17, 2017 The Sellout Paul Beatty

February 17, 2017 Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers

January 20, 2017 Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge Antony Beevor


December 16, 2016 Independent People Haldor Laxness

November 18, 2016 The Widow Georges Simenon

October 21, 2016 The Land Breakers John Ehle

September 16, 2016 All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren

May 20, 2016 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr

April 15, 2016 The Billion Dollar Spy David E. Hoffman

March 18, 2016 Last Bus to Wisdom Ivan Doig

February 19, 2016 Strength in What Remains Tracy Kidder

January 15, 2016 Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson


December 18, 2015 The Post Office Girl Stefan Zweig

November 20, 2015 Street of Thieves Mathias Énard

October 23, 2015 The Plague Albert Camus

September 18, 2015 Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

May 15, 2015 The Beast: Riding the Rails And Dodging Narcos On The Migrant Trail Oscar Martinez

April 17, 2015 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Ben Fountain

March 20, 2015 Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout

February 20, 2015 Independence Day Richard Ford

January 16, 2015 Stoner John Williams


December 19, 2014 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

November 21, 2014 The Color Purple Alice Walker

October 17, 2014 Benediction Kent Haruf

September 19, 2014 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez

May 21, 2014 The Good Thief's Guide to Paris Chris Ewan

April 18, 2014 The Power of the Dog Thomas Savage

March 21, 2014 Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara John O'Hara

February 21, 2014 Who Has Seen the Wind W. O. Mitchell

January 17, 2014 Three Men in a Boat: (to say nothing of the dog) Jerome K. Jerome


December 20, 2013 The Fifth Witness Michael Connelly

November 15, 2013 Diary of a Provincial Lady E.M. Delafield

October 18, 2013 The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier

September 20, 2013 Island Beneath the Sea Isabel Allende

June 21, 2013 Dear Life Alice Munro

April 19, 2013 The Coldest Night Robert Olmstead

March 15, 2013 State of Wonder Ann Patchett

February 15, 2013 Saturday Ian McEwan

January 18, 2013 The Submission Amy Waldman


December 21, 2012 How It All Began Penelope Lively

November 16, 2012 The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous Peoples Meet Eugene Linden

October 19, 2012 Train Dreams Denis Johnson

September 21, 2012 The Lotus Eaters Tatjana Soli

June 15, 2012 Esther's Inheritance Sandor Marai

May 18, 2012 Envious Shadows R.P. Burham

April 20, 2012 The Help Kathryn Stockett

March 16, 2012 Night Voices Helen Hudson

February 17, 2012 Lime Creek Joe Henry

January 20, 2012 The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time David Ulin


December 16, 2011 China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power Rob Gifford

November 18, 2011 The Two Income Trap Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi

October 21, 2011 Stillbird Sandra Shwayder Sanchez (The author plans to join us for the discussion of her book.)

September 16, 2011 Nemesis Philip Roth

June 17, 2011 Censoring an Iranian Love Story Shahriar  Mandanipour

May 20, 2011 The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Nicholas Carr

April 15, 2011 Sarah's Key Tatiana de Rosnay

March 18, 2011 Tinkers Paul Harding

February 18, 2011 The Kreutzer Sonata Margriet de Moor

January 21, 2011 Little Bee Chris Cleave


December 17, 2010 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East Sandy Tolan

November 19, 2010 China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power Rob Gifford

October 15, 2010 When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa Peter Godwin

September 17, 2010 The Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro

June 18, 2010 The Whistling Season Ivan Doig

May 21, 2010 Tiger Ladies: A Memoir of Kashmir Sudha Koul

April 16, 2010 Lost in America: A Journey with my Father Sherwin Nuland

March 19, 2010 The Vagrants Yiyun Li

February 19, 2010 Home Marilynne Robinson

January 15, 2010 The Memory Keeper’s Daughter Kim Edwards


December 18, 2009 Embers Sandor Marai

November 20, 2009 The Maytrees Annie Dillard

October 16, 2009 A Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul

September 18, 2009 Terrorist John Updike

June 19, 2009 The Bastard of Istanbul Elif Shafak

May 15, 2009 The Glass Palace Amitav Ghosh

April 17, 2009 Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

March 20, 2009 Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner

February 20, 2009 Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson

January 16, 2009 The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court Jeffrey Toobin


December 19, 2008 A Golden Age Tahmima Anam

November 21, 2008 The Known World Edward P. Jones

October 17, 2008 The Book of Salt Monique Truong

September 19, 2008 My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult

June 20, 2008 Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood  Oliver Sacks

May 16, 2008 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick

April 18, 2008 The Grass is Singing Doris Lessing

March 21, 2008 Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time Greg Mortenson

February 15, 2008 Infidel Aayan Hirsi Ali

January 18, 2008 Let It Be Morning Sayed Kashua


December 21, 2007 Teacher Man: A Memoir Frank McCourt

November 16, 2007 In the Country of Men Hisham Matar

October 19, 2007 The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai

September 21, 2007 A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry

June 15, 2007 Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky

May 18, 2007 Digging to America Ann Tyler

April 20, 2007 Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women Geraldine Brooks

March 16, 2007 The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeanette Walls

February 16, 2007 The Fountain Overflows Rebecca West

January 19, 2007 March Geraldine Brooks


December 15, 2006 Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan Jamie Zeppa

November 11, 2006 Into the Wild Jon Krakauer

October 20, 2006 The Sea John Banville

September 15, 2006 Snow Orhan Pamuk

June 16, 2006 The Photograph Penelope Lively

May 19, 2006 The State Boy's Rebellion Michael D'Antonio

April 21, 2006 Woman in Amber Aagate Nesaule

March 17, 2006 Gilead Marilynne Robinson

February 17, 2006 Border Crossing Pat Barker

January 20, 2006 Under the Banner of Heaven Jon Krakauer


December 16, 2005 News from Paraguay Lily Tuck

November 16, 2005 We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver

October 21, 2005 Kaffir Boy, An Encounter with Apartheid Mark Mathabane

September 16, 2005 The Price Arthur Miller

June 17, 2005 The Piano Tuner Daniel Mason

May 20, 2005 House of Splendid Isolation Edna O’Brien

April 15, 2005 Disgrace J.M. Coetzee

March 18, 2005 Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi

February 18, 2005 Scribbling the Cat Alexandra Fuller

January 21, 2005 The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri


December 17, 2004 The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures (1997) Anne Fadiman (non-fiction)

November 19, 2004 Ali and Nino (Originally published in German in 1937) Kuban Said

October 15, 2004 The Growing Seasons: An American Boyhood Before the War (2003) Samuel Hynes (non-fiction)

September 17, 2004 House of Sand and Fog (1999) Andre Dubus III

June 18, 2004 Zorba the Greek Nikos Kazantzakis

May 21, 2004 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

April 16, 2004 Monkey Bridge Lan Cao

March 19, 2004 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories Robert Olen Butler

February 20, 2004 Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf

January 16, 2004 Atonement (2002) Ian McEwan


December 19, 2003 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2001) Dai Sijie

November 21, 2003 The Quiet American (1955) Graham Greene

October 17, 2003 Cold Mountain (1997) Charles Frazier

September 19, 2003 The Pearl (1943) John Steinbeck

June 20, 2003 The Pickup Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)

May 16, 2003 Obasan Joy Kogawa (Canada)

April 18, 2003 Austerlitz W.G.Sebald (Europe)

March 21, 2003 Bel Canto Ann Patchett (South America)

February 21, 2003 Nectar in the Sieve Kamala Markandaya (India)

January 17, 2003 River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze Peter Hessler


December 20, 2002 The Special Prisoner Jim Lehrer

November 15, 2002 Anil’s Ghost Michael Ondaatje (Author of The English Patient)

October 18, 2002 Too Late the Phalarope Alan Paton (Author of Cry the Beloved Country)

September 20, 2002 The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen

June 21, 2002 The Optimist's Daughter Eudora Welty

May 17, 2002 A Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul

April 19, 2002 Printer of Malgudi R. K. Narayan

March 16, 2002 Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier

February 15, 2002 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez

January 18, 2002 Einstein's Dream Alan Lightman


December 21, 2001 An Artist Of The Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro
Replaced originally scheduled: The Seed and the Sower by Laurens Van der Post

November 16, 2001 The Reader Bernard Schlink

October 19, 2001 Waiting Ha Jin

September 21, 2001 “Incident at Vichy” Arthur Miller

June 15, 2001 Pudd’nhead Wilson Mark Twain

May 18, 2001 Frankenstein Mary Shelley

April 20, 2001 A Passage to India E. M. Forster

March 16, 2001 Pereira Declares Antonio Tabucchi

February 16, 2001 Chronicle of a Death Foretold Gabriel Garcia Marquez

January 19, 2001 Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver


December 22, 2000 Charms for the Easy Life Kaye Gibbons

November 17, 2000 Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys

October 20, 2000 Separate Lives: The Story of Mary Rippon Sylvia Pettem

September 15, 2000 “Mourning Becomes Electra” Eugene O’Neill

June 16, 2000 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy

May 19, 2000 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers

April 21, 2000 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

March 17, 2000 A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines

February 18, 2000 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

January 21, 2000 The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler


December 17, 1999 Animal Farm George Orwell

November 19, 1999 Lord of the Flies William Golding

October 15, 1999 Of Love and Other Demons Gabriel Garcia Marquez

September 17, 1999 “Desire Under the Elms” Eugene O'Neill

August 20, 1999 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden

July 16, 1999 “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” “Greenleaf,” and “The Lame Shall Enter First” Flannery O’Connor

June 18, 1999 Patrimony Phillip Roth

May 21, 1999 The Violent Bear it Away Flannery O’Connor

April 16, 1999 “The Glass Menagerie” Tennessee Williams

March 19, 1999 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

February 19, 1999 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce

January 15, 1999 Herland Charlotte Perkins


December 18, 1998 The Grass is Singing Doris Lessing

November 20, 1998 The Awakening Kate Chopin

October 23, 1998 Bless Me Ultima Rudolpho Anaya

September 18, 1998 “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” and “Theft” Katherine Anne Porter

June 26, 1998 The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans

May 22, 1998 An American Childhood Annie Dillard

April 24, 1998 Snow Country Yasunari Kawabata

March 27, 1998 Parallel Lives Phyllis Rose

February 27, 1998 Mutant Message Down Under Marlo Morgan

January 23, 1998 Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor


December 19, 1997 “Emma Zunz,” “The South,” and “Borges and I” Jorge Luis Borges

November 21, 1997 “A View from the Bridge” Arthur Miller [The group’s first meeting.]


To see Discussion Group Founder Eleonore's favorites of the books the group has read, go to
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For another group member, Bill's favorites, go to http://www.sackett.net/FavoritesBillBookies.htm.

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Last updated: December 23, 2016.