Books We’ve Read

1984, by George Orwell

27 Magic Words, by Sharelle Moranville

A Call to Action, by Jimmy Carter

A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggars

A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash

A Thief of Time, by Tony Hillerman

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor

An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

An Invisible Thread, by Laura Schroff

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver

Awakenings, by Oliver Sacks

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate

Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas

Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown

Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler

Burn Scars, by Patricia Prijatel

Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny

Candide, by Voltaire

Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson

Chameleon Days, by Tim Bascom

Changing the Conversation, by Anthony Robinson

Classic Restaurants of Des Moines and Their Recipes, by Darcy Dougherty-Maulsby

Climbing Lessons, by Tim Bascom

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

Daughter of Fortune, by Isabel Allende

Dead Wake, by Erik Larson

Dear and Glorious Physician, by Taylor Caldwell

Dear Life: Stories, by Alice Munro

Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather

Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James

Defending Jacob, by William Landay

Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard

Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

Dune, by Frank Herbert

Educated, by Tara Westover

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Evolution of the Word, by Marcus Borg

Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid

Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

Foolish Church, by Lee Roorda Schott

Founding Brothers, by Joseph Ellis

Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts

Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls

Hallelujah Anyway, by Anne Lamott

Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell

Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny

How the Word is Passed, by Clint Smith

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, by Maggie O’Farrell

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

I Shall Not Hate, by Izzeldin Abuelaish

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson

In the Woods, by Tana French

Island: The Complete Stories, by Alistair MacLeod

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann

Last Bus to Wisdom, by Ivan Doig

Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Taylor Brown

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

Little Wolves, by Thomas Maltman

March, by Geraldine Brooks

Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

My Antonia, by Willa Cather

My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith, by Benyamin Cohen

Near the Exit, by Lori Erickson

News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

On Trails, by Robert Moor

One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson

Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf

Out of the Easy, by Ruta Sepetys

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

Pigs in Heaven, by Barbara Kingsolver

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard

Plainsong, by Kent Haruf

Prague Winter, by Madeleine Albright

Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey in the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander

Ragtime, by E. L. Dotorow

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Room, by Emma Donoghue

Run, by Ann Patchett

Sarum: the Novel of England, by Edward Rutherford

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Say You’re One of Them, by Uwem Akpan

Sea of Glory, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Sense and Sensibility (The Austen Project #1), by Joanna Trollope

Sky Bridge, by Laura Pritchett

Songs of America, by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw

South of Broad, by Pat Conroy

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder

Take This Bread, by Sara Miles

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett, by Annie Lyons

The Brothers Vonnegut, by Ginger Strand

The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

The Color of Water, by James McBride

The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew, by Rayna Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Patricia Warner

The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, by Michele Norris

The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, Sharyn McCrumb

The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd

The Japanese Lover, by Isabel Allende

The Kitchen Boy, by Robert Alexander

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch

The Last Report on the Miracles of Little No Horse, by Louise Erdrich

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, by Bill Bryson

The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman

The Magician’s Assistant, by Ann Patchett

The Map that Changed the World, by Simon Winchester

The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writer’s Life, by Amy Tan

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Path Between the Seas, by David McCulough

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Promise by Chaim Potok

The Road from Coorain, by Jill Ker Conway

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

The Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan

The Songcatcher, by Sharyn McCrumb

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

The Source, by James Michener

The Sweetness of Water, by Nathan Harris

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

The Water is Wide, by Pat Conroy

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas Friedman

The Wright Brothers, by David McCulough

The Year of Magical Thinking, by John Didion

The Year We Left Home, by Jean Thompson

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, by Nancy E. Turner

Train to Nowhere: Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation, by Colleen Krantz

Traveling Mercies, by Anne Lamott

Virgil Wander, by Leif Enger

Walden on Wheels, by Ken Ilgunas

Walk in a Relaxed Manner, by Joyce Rupp

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

West With Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge

What We Talk About When We Talk About God, by Rob Bell

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Who Ate the First Oyster? by Cody Cassidy

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, by Heather Sellers

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan