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Portsmouth Book Group Past Reads

The Portsmouth Book Group reads a wide variety of books. Here is a list of our previous selections.
Please join us on the first Monday of the month for our next discussion!

2017

January                     Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

February                   The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

March                        The Fireman by Joe Hill

April                           The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

May                            My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

June                           Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

July                            The Finest Hours by Michael Tougias

August                       A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

September                The Humans by Matt Haig

October                     George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade

November                 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas

Jonasson

December                 General Planning and Discussion

2016

January                     Planning Meeting

February                   To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

March                        House Rules by Jodi Picoult

April                           The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

May                             Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

June                            Dead Wake by Erik Larson

July                             Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck

August                        Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

September                 Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer

October                      H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald

November                 Breaking the Code by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

December                  Planning and General Discussion

 

 

 

2015

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Planning and general discussion
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Martian by Andy Weir
The President and the Assassin by Scott Miller
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

2014

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Planning and general discussion
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman
Sycamore Row – John Grisham
In the Woods – Tana French
The Dog Stars – Peter Heller
The White Lie – Andrea Gillies
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Ahab’s Wife – Sena Jeter Naslund
The Monuments Men – by Robert Edsel
The Hot Zone – Richard Preston

2013

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

planning meeting
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by John Meacham
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

2012

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Catching Fire & Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

2011

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

no  meeting
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Shopgirl & An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
True Grit by Charles Portis
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Sea by John Banville
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

 

2010

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

organizational meeting
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines