Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

Book Club Favorites: Genre Fiction and Non-Fiction


CADL is home to over 20 book discussion groups. If you’re looking for a novel  or a non-fiction title worth talking about, we’ve got it on this list. Each title here has made for lively discussion at a book club with CADL staff. Read one now and pass it on!

Historical Fiction

A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer, HIS (Sarah R’s review)
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, HIS
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, HIS
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, HIS (Sarah R’s review)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, HISThe Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, HIS
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, HIS ( Sara D’s review)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, HIS
Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund, HIS
Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace, HIS

Mystery

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, MYS
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, MYS
Faithful Place by Tana French, MYS ( Sara D’s review)
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, MYS
Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver, MYSFaithful Place by Tana French

Science Fiction

Watership Down by Richard Adams, SF
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, SF
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke, SF
American Gods by Neil Gaiman, SF
Neuromancer by William Gibson, SF
Soon I Will Be Invincible by A. Grossman, SF ( Jessica T’s review)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman, SF ( Sara D’s review)
Horns by Joe Hill, SF (Jessica T’s review)
Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin, SF
The City and the City by China Mieville, SF ( Sara D’s review)
Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow, SF
Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, SFSoon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, SF ( Jessica T’s review)
Hyperion by Dan Simmons, SF ( Jessica T’s review)
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss, SF ( Jessica T’s review)
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, SF

Adventure Suspense

Wish You Well by David Baldacci, AS

Non-Fiction

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler, 232.906 Spangler
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, 305.569 Ehrenreich
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White 365.6092 White
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, 610.289 Gawande
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 616.02774092 Skloot ( Jessica T’s review)
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, 796.4209 McDougall
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, 798.4 Hillenbrand
A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown, 921 BrownZeitoun by Dave Eggers
Dry by Augusten Burroughs, 921 Burroughs
A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova, 921 Gorokhova
The Color of Water by James McBride, 921 McBride
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, 921 McCourt
Tattoos and Tequila by Vince Neil, 921 Neil
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, 921 Walls
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, 976.335064 Eggers (Diann W’s review)