Reading Range

Monthly Book Group

Books July 9, 2010

Upcoming book:

March 8, 2017
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
– Kalamazoo Public Library Annual Reading Together Selection
– Niskers

Books to read or already read – in order by date (newest at top):

January 10, 2018
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, Valerie Salembier
– Selected by Sheila
– Hunan Gardens

December 13, 2017
Longitude by Dava Sobel
– Selected by Linda
– Niskers

November 8, 2017
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
– Selected by Kim
– The Parlour

October 11, 2017
Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
– Selected by Pat
– Hunan Gardens

September 13, 2017
The Gilly Salt Sisters, by Tiffany Baker
– Selected by Sheila
-Niskers

August 9, 2017
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
– Selected by Linda
-The Parlour

July 12, 2017
Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert
– Selected by Kim
-Hunan Gardens

June 14, 2017
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg
– Selected by Pat
– Niskers

May 10, 2017
The Whistler by John Grisham
– Selected by Sheila
– The Parlour

April 12, 2017
The Meadow by James Galvin
– Selected by Linda
– Hunan Gardens

March 8, 2017
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
– Kalamazoo Public Library Annual Reading Together Selection
– Niskers

February 8, 2016
Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
– Selected by Kim
– The Parlour

November 2, 2016
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke
– Selected by Pat
– Hunan Gardens

October 12, 2016
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
– Selected by Kim
– Niskers

September 8, 2016
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
– Selected by Sheila
– The Parlour

June 8, 2016
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
– Selected by Pat
– Hunan Gardens

May 11, 2016
Hit by a Farm by Catherine Friend
– Selected by Kim
– Niskers

April 13, 2016
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
– Selected by Sheila
– The Parlour

March 9, 2016
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
– Selected by the Kalamazoo Public Library Reading Together Program
– Hunan Gardens

February 10, 2016
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
– Selected by Pat
– Niskers

December 9, 2015
Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present by Hank Stuever
– Selected by Kim
– Niskers

November 11, 2015
Euphoria by Lily King
– Selected by Sheila
– Hunan Gardens

October 14, 2015
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
– Selected by Kim
– The Parlour

August 12, 2015
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevins
– Selected by Pat
– Hunan Gardens

June 10, 2015
Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
– Selected by Sheila
– Niskers

May 13, 2015
Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Link
– Selected by Kim
– Hunan Gardens

February 11, 2015
The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis
– Selected by Kalamazoo Public Library Reading Together Program
– Niskers

December 10, 2014
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
– Selected by Sheila
– The Parlour

November 19, 2014
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
– Selected by Pat
– Hunan Gardens

June 11, 2014
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
– Selected by Sheila
– The Parlour

May 14, 2014
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
– Selected by Kim
– Niskers

February 12, 2014
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
– Kalamazoo Community Reading Together Book
– The Parlour

January 8, 2014
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan
– Kalamazoo Community Reading Together Book
– Hunan Gardens

December 11, 2013
– Enjoy the Holidays!

November 13, 2013
– Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
– Selected by Sheila
– Hunan Gardens

October 9, 2013
– Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
– Selected by Jennifer
– D’Niccio’s, The Parlour

September 11, 2013
Places to Stay the Night by Ann Hood
– Selected by Pat
– The Parlour

June 12, 2013
The little giant of Aberdeen County : a novel by Tiffany Baker
– Selected by Kim
– Hunan Gardens

May 8 (or 15th?), 2013
– Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
– Selected by Sheila
– Niskers on Drake & West Main

April 10, 2013
– The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
– Selected by Jennifer
– Kim’s Home

March 13, 2013
– Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
– Selected by Kim
– The Parlour (West Main and North 9th St.)

February 13, 2013
– My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
– Selected by The Group
– Hunan Gardens on the corner of West Main and Drake

January 9, 2013
 – The Submission by Amy Waldman
– Selected by Kalamazoo Reading Together
– Applebee’s on West Main (between Drake & 131)

November 14, 2012
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
– Selected by Kim
– Chipotle Mexican Grill (West Main between Drake & 131)

October 10, 2012
– Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
– Selected by Sheila
– Fricano’s (North 6th Street near D Avenue)

September 12, 2012
– Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
– Selected by Jennifer
– Niskers (West Main & Drake)

July 11, 2012
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
– Selected by Kim
– Hunan Gardens

June 13, 2012
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
– Selected by Pat
– Location to be determined in April

April 11, 2012
How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
– Selected by Jennifer
– D’Nicio’s Parlour (West Main St. near North 9th)

March 14, 2012
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
– Kalamazoo Reading Together (www.kpl.gov/reading-together/2012/)
– D’Nicio’s Parlour (West Main St. near North 9th)

February 8, 2012
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
– Selected by Pat
– We’ll be dining at Erbelli’s on Stadium Drive (just east of South Ninth Street)

December 7, 2011
 – Remarkable Creatures: A Novel by Tracy Chevalier
– Selected by Sheila
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

November 9, 2011
 – A 1,000-mile walk on the beach : one woman’s trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan 
– by Loreen Niewenhuis ( http://laketrek.blogspot.com/)
– Selected by Kim
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

October 12, 2011
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
– Selected by Jennifer
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

September 14, 2011
 – Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
– Selected by Lee
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

Break for Summer!

June 8, 2011
 – On the Outskirts of Normal by Debra Monroe
– Selected by Sheree
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

May 11, 2011
 – Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
– Selected by Sheila
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

April 13, 2011
 – Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
– Selected by Pat
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

March 9, 2011
 – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
– Selected by Mary V.
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

February 2, 2011
 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
– Selected by Marcia
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

January 5, 2011
 – Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
– The Kalamazoo Community Reading Together Book of 2011: http://www.kpl.gov/reading-together/
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

December 8, 2010
 – Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
– Selected by Kerrie
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

November 10, 2010
The Icing on the Cupcake by Jennifer Ross
– Selected by Jennifer G.
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

October 13, 2010
 – Scary Stuff by Sharon Fiffer
– Selected by Connie
– Brown Bag Meal, if desired

 September 8, 2010
 – Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan
– Selected by Cindy
– Potluck Meal