The Silicon Valley Book Club
Since 1982

Our selection for April 2020 is

More than twenty years ago (1997) one of our members penned this little story about our Book Club [en français].
SVBC was also featured in a 2008 interview in Cardus Comment.

We're pleased to recommend The Book Club Cook Book by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (2004), particularly pages 445 & 296.
If you would like to see some of our recent dessert selections (and a few of the recipes), click on the asterisk following the host's name.

See the bottom of this page for jumble of book and reading resources.

Our Booklist

Date

 

Title

Author

Host

1-Jul-82

:-)

Book of Lights

Potok, Chaim

Vanderbilt

14-Aug-82

Innocents Abroad

Twain, Mark

Vander Sluis

17-Sep-82

The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Hoeksema

8-Oct-82

:-)

East of Eden

Steinbeck, John

Hoeksema

13-Nov-82

I, Claudius

Graves, Robert

Vanderbilt

12-Dec-82

Canticle for Leibowitz

Miller, Walter M.

Vander Sluis

12-Feb-83

The Brothers Karamazov

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Hoeksema

11-Mar-83

A Passage to India

Forster, E.M.

Cok & Sterk

15-Apr-83

:-)

A Confederacy of Dunces

Toole, John Kennedy

13-May-83

Native Son

Wright, Richard

Hoeksema

12-Jun-83

Arms and the Man

Shaw, George Bernard

Vanderbilt

15-Jul-83

All Hallow's Eve

Williams, Charles

-

6-Aug-83

Waiting for the Barbarians

Coetzee

McNeely

24-Sep-83

All the King's Men

Warren, Robert Penn

VanderSuis

22-Oct-83

:-(

Harvard Report on Nuclear War

Carnesdale, et.al.

Noice

12-Nov-83

Summer Before the Dark

Lessing, Doris

Vanderbilt

10-Dec-83

Till We Have Faces

Lewis, C.S.

-

28-Jan-84

1984 and Brave New World

Orwell, George and Huxley, Aldous

Cok & Sterk

25-Feb-84

The Right Stuff

Wolfe, Tom

Vanderbilt

31-Mar-84

The Name of the Rose

Eco, Umberto

Vander Sluis

28-Apr-84

Love in the Ruins

Percy, Walker

Noice

19-May-84

Megatrends

Naisbitt, John

Hoeksema

23-Jun-84

Mists of Avalon

Bradley, Marion Zimmer

-

14-Jul-84

Skin of our Teeth

Wilder, Thornton

Vanderbilt

25-Aug-84

Slouching towards Kalamazoo

DeVries, Peter

-

13-Oct-84

Bostonians

James, Henry

Vander Sluis

17-Nov-84

Rebel Angels

Davies, Robertson

Stegink

14-Dec-84

A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Hoeksema

26-Jan-85

Dune

Herbert, Frank

Vanderbilt

23-Feb-85

Plague Dogs

Adams, Richard

-

29-Mar-85

Irrational Man

Barratt, William

-

4-May-85

Parallel Lives

Rose, Phyllis

Schoppers

16-Jun-85

Suetonius

Suetonius

McNeely

10-Aug-85

Man & Superman

Shaw, George Bernard

Noice

15-Sep-85

Lillith

MacDonald, George

Cok

12-Oct-85

Don't Look Now

DuMaurier, Daphne

Sterk

16-Nov-85

One Thousand and One Nights

Arabian Nights

Hoeksema

21-Dec-85

Excellent Women

Pym, Barbara

Hoeksema

18-Jan-86

Declaration of a Heretic

Rifkin, Jeremy

Hoeksema

28-Feb-86

Dad

Wharton, William

Noice

21-Mar-86

Son of the Revolution

Heng, Liang & Shapiro

Sterk

18-Apr-86

Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey

Cok

17-May-86

The Stand

King, Stephen

Hoeksema

22-Jun-86

Women in Love

Lawrence, D.H.

Vander Sluis

12-Jul-86

Accidental Tourist

Tyler, Anne

Sterk

16-Aug-86

:-)

Angle of Repose

Stegner, Wallace

Noice

4-Oct-86

The Nine Tailors

Sayers, Dorothy

Cok

1-Nov-86

Rabbit is Rich

Updike, John

Hoeksema

13-Dec-86

House

Kidder, Tracy

Vander Sluis

17-Jan-87

Vampire LeStat

Rice, Anne

Sterk

21-Feb-87

A Bright Room called Day

Kushner, Tony

Noice

21-Mar-87

Taipan

Clavell, James

Cok

25-Apr-87

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman

Feynman, Richard P.

Hoeksema

6-Jun-87

Growing Up

Baker, Russell

Noice

5-Jul-87

5!

Decision in Philadelphia

Collier, Christopher

Sterk

15-Aug-87

:-)

Philippian Fragment

Miller, Calvin

Cok

19-Sep-87

A Study in Scarlet

Doyle, Arthur C.

-

10-Oct-87

The Fourth Day

Van Til, Howard J.

Noice

21-Nov-87

Only Yesterday

Allen, Frederick Lewis

Vander Sluis

23-Jan-88

Housekeeping

Robinson, Marilynne

-

20-Feb-88

Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful

Paton, Alan

Long

12-Mar-88

The Handmaid's Tale

Atwood, Margaret

Cok

30-Apr-88

Habits of the Heart

Bellah, Robert

Hoeksema

4-Jun-88

Trent's Last Case

Bentley, E.C.

Snoeyink

9-Jul-88

Northanger Abbey

Austen, Jane

Seerveld

14-Aug-88

Ghosts

Ibsen, Hendrik

Noice

17-Sep-88

World's End

Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Cok

29-Oct-88

The Left Hand of Darkness

LeGuin, Ursula K.

Long

26-Nov-88

What's Bred in the Bone

Davies, Robertson

Hoeksema

28-Jan-89

Road Less Travelled

Peck, Scott

Snoeyink

11-Mar-89

Kingdoms In Conflict

Colson, Charles

Seerveld

15-Apr-89

The Masters

Snow, C.P.

Cok

19-May-89

Brendan

Buechner, Frederick

Hoeksema

24-Jun-89

The Moving Toyshop

Crispin, Edmund

Long

29-Jul-89

Time and Again

Finney, Jack

Seerveld

25-Aug-89

The World As I Found It

Duffy, Bruce

Cok

7-Oct-89

Cold, Sassy Tree

Burns, Olive Ann

Hoeksema

18-Nov-89

Birds Fall Down

West, Rebecca

Sterk

15-Dec-89

Two-Part Invention

L'Engle, Madeleine

Seerveld

26-Jan-90

Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

Snoeyink

3-Mar-90

Bitter Fruit

Schlesinger & Kinzer

Cok

14-Apr-90

Henry V

Shakespeare, William

Hoeksema

11-May-90

Henry V

Shakespeare, William

Seerveld

9-Jun-90

Sure of You

Maupin, Armistead

Cok

13-Jul-90

:-)

A Prayer for Owen Meaney

Irving, John

Sterk

18-Aug-90

The Joy Luck Club

Tan, Amy

Hoeksema

22-Sep-90

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Peters, Ellis

Seerveld

3-Nov-90

Babylon Revisited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Cok

15-Dec-90

Ideas and Information

Penzias, Arno

Sterk

19-Jan-91

Justine

Durrel, Lawrence

Hoeksema

9-Mar-91

:-)

Crossing To Safety

Stegner, Wallace

Seerveld

13-Apr-91

Riding the Iron Rooster

Theroux, Paul

Cok

19-May-91

The Other Side of the Sun

L'Engle, Madeleine

Sterk

22-Jun-91

Octopus

Norris, Frank

Hoeksema

27-Jul-91

The Worthing Saga

Card, Orson Scott

Seerveld

17-Aug-91

Rebecca

DuMaurier, Daphne

Cok

28-Sep-91

Herzog

Bellow, Saul

Hoeksema

20-Oct-91

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Dorris, Michael

Sterk

30-Nov-91

The Anubis Gates

Powers, Tim

Seerveld

18-Jan-92

100

The Spiritual Life of Children

Coles, Robert

Cok

22-Feb-92

My Antonia

Cather, Willa

Hoeksema

4-Apr-92

Possession

Byatt, A.S.

Sterk

2-May-92

The Road from Coorain

Conway, Jill Ker

Seerveld

20-Jun-92

:-(

The Difference Engine

Gibson, W & Sterling, B

Cok

11-Jul-92

10!

Fried Green Tomatoes

Flagg, Fannie

Hoeksema

22-Aug-92

The Great Santini

Conroy, Pat

Seerveld

26-Sep-92

Howard's End

Forster, E.M.

Sterk

24-Oct-92

The Power and the Glory

Greene, Graham

Fiske

5-Dec-92

Kate Vaiden

Price, Reynolds.

Cok

13-Feb-93

The Sunne in Splendour

Penman, Sharon Kay

Seerveld

19-Mar-93

The Remains of the Day

Ishiguro

Sterk

24-Apr-93

Goldbug Variations

Powers, Richard

Seerveld

22-May-93

Jurassic Park

Creighton, Michael

Cok

19-Jun-93

The Full Catastrophe

Carkeet, David

Fiske

17-Jul-93

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent

Alvarez, Julia

Griffioen

21-Aug-93

The Knocker on Death's Door

Peters, Ellis

Hoeksema

18-Sep-93

Beloved

Morrison, Toni

Sterk

23-Oct-93

The Volcano Lover

Sontag, Susan

Seerveld

3-Dec-93

The Secret History

Tart, Donna

Hoeksema

15-Jan-94

The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Cok

19-Feb-94

Ethan Fromme

Wharton, Edith

Fiske

12-Mar-94

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper

Sterk

29-Apr-94

First Do No Harm

Belkin, Lisa

Seerveld

21-May-94

Rest You Merry

Macleod, Charlotte

Hoeksema

9-Jul-94

Moon Tiger

Lively, Penelope

Cok

6-Aug-94

A Lesson Before Dying

Gaines, Ernest J.

Fiske

24-Sep-94

:-)

Shipping News

Proulx, Anne

Sterk

29-Oct-94

Before and After

Brown, Rosellen

Seerveld

2-Dec-94

Henry and Clara

Mallon, Thomas

Cok

21-Jan-95

The River Why

Duncan, David James

Fiske

25-Feb-95

Smilla's Sense of Snow

Heg, Peter

Hoeksema

1-Apr-95

Culture of Disbelief

Carter, Stephen L.

Sterk

29-Apr-95

Holy the Firm

Dillard, Annie

Seerveld

3-Jun-95

Wild Swans

Chang, June

Cok

15-Jul-95

Stone Diaries

Shields, Carol

Fiske

26-Aug-95

Coyote Waits

Hillerman, Tony

Moon

23-Sep-95

The Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hoeksema

4-Nov-95

The Soloist

Salzman, Mark

Seerveld

2-Dec-95

Precious Bane

Webb, Mary

Sterk

20-Jan-96

Persuasion

Austen, Jane

Cok

17-Feb-96

Snow Falling on Cedars

Guterson, David

Fiske

15-Mar-96

:-(

Still Life

Byatt, A. S.

Hoeksema

20-Apr-96

:-)

Atticus

Hansen, Ron

Moon

18-May-96

An American Childhood

Dillard, Annie

Seerveld

15-Jun-96

A Map of the World

Hamilton, Jane

Sterk

20-Jul-96

The Wedding

West, Dorothy

Cok

17-Aug-96

River Sutra

Mehta, Gita

Fiske

21-Sep-96

Moving Violations

Hockenberry, John

Hoeksema

2-Nov-96

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

Norris, Kathleen

Moon

7-Dec-96

The Invisible Circus

Egan, Jennifer

Seerveld

25-Jan-97

Jane Eyre

Bronte, Charlotte

Sterk

8-Mar-97

Saving Grace

Smith, Lee

Cok

19-Apr-97

Sophie's World

Gaarder, Jostein

Fiske

23-May-97

Then She Found Me

Lippman, Elinor

Hoeksema

12-Jul-97

15!

At Home in Mitford

Karon, Jan

Moon

23-Aug-97

The Rapture of Canaan

Reynolds, Sheri

Seerveld

27-Sep-97

Contact

Sagan, Carl

Fiske

8-Nov-97

With Malice Toward None

Oates, Steven B.

Sterk

6-Dec-97

Last Orders

Swift, Graham

Wilson

10-Jan-98

Emily Dickinson is Dead

Langton, Jane

Cok

21-Feb-98

Stones From the River

Hegi, Ursula

Hoeksema

28-Mar-98

Cold Mountain

Frazier, Charles

Moon

9-May-98

Imagined Worlds

Dyson, Freeman

Seerveld

4-Jul-98

The Time Machine

Wells, H.G.

Sterk

8-Aug-98

Mrs. Dalloway

Woolf, Virginia

Griffioen(!)

19-Sep-98

Return of the Prodigal

Nouwen, Henri

Wilson

17-Oct-98

A Year in Provence

Mayle, Peter

Fiske

19-Dec-98

The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie

Spark, Muriel

Cok

6-Feb-98

A Live Coal in the Sea

L'Engle, Madeleine

Hoeksema

13-Mar-99

Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Griffioen

24-Apr-99

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Lamotte, Anne

Moon

22-May-99

The Poisonwood Bible

Kingsolver, Barbara

Seerveld

3-Jul-99

The Three Gospels

Price, Reynolds

Sterk

13-Aug-99

Charming Billy

McDermott, Alice

Wilson

11-Sep-99

The Archivist

Cooley, Martha

Fiske

16-Oct-99

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Atkinson, Kate

Hoeksema

13-Nov-99

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar

Moon

8-Jan-2000

The Way West

Guthrie, A.B.

Seerveld

26-Feb-2000

Cry, The Beloved Country

Paton, Alan

Sterk

25-Mar-2000

Galileo's Daughter

Sobel, Dava

Wilson

6-May-2000

The Winter of Our Discontent

Steinbeck,  John

Fiske

10-June-2000

The Voyage of the Narwhal

Barrett, Andrea

Hoeksema

8-July-2000

The Age of Spiritual Machines:
      When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
and a counterpoint by Bill Joy

Kurzweil, Ray

Moon

12-Aug-2000

About a Boy

Hornby, Nick

Seerveld/Griffioen

23-Sep-2000

Confederates in the Attic

Horwitz, Tony

Sterk

18-Nov-2000

The Brothers K

Duncan, David James

Seerveld

6-Jan-2001

Plainsong Review [1] [2]

Haruf, Kent

Fiske

10-Feb-2001

Jayber Crow Review [1] [2] [3]

Berry, Wendell [Interview]

Moon

10-Mar-2001

The Times of My Life : And My Life With the Times

Frankel, Max

Seerveld

21-Apr-2001

:-(

The House of Sand and Fog

Dubus, Andre III

Sterk

26-May-2001

The Tailor of Panama [1] [2] [The Movie]

LeCarre, John

Wilson

23-June-2001

Horse Heaven

Smiley, Jane

Wynbeek

4-Aug-2001

Nobody's Fool

Russo, Richard

Wynbeek

29-Sep-2001

Open Secrets: A Spiritual Journey Through a Country Church

Lischer, Richard

Moon

27-Oct-2001

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Stegner, Wallace

Seerveld

8-Dec-2001

:-(

The Plum Plum Pickers

Barrio, Raymond

Sterk

26-Jan-2002

Thirteen Stories   [ Study Guide ]

Welty,   Eudora

Wynbeek

16-Mar-2002

The Lord of the Rings

Tolkein, J.R.R.

Fisk

11-May-2002

Soul Mountain

Gao, Xingjian

Moon

15-June-2002

200

The Pastures of Heaven

Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck Museum

13-July-2002

20!

The Four Feathers

Mason, A.E.W.

Seerveld

3-Aug-2002

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

Alexander, Caroline

Wynbeek

14-Sep-2002

The Undertaking

Lynch, Thomas [ Reading ]

Sterk

2-Nov-2002

;-)

Dive from Clausen's Pier

Packer, Ann

Seerveld

7-Dec-2002

Corrections

Franzen, Jonathan

Fiske

25-Jan-2003

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

Sacks, Oliver

Moon/Olsen

1-Mar-2003

Peace Like a River

Enger, Leif,

Sterk

12-Apr-2003

Seabiscuit

Hillenbrand, Laura

Wynbeek

10-May-2003

;-)

Life of Pi

Martel, Yann

Fiske

14-Jun-2003

Botany of Desire

Pollan, Michael

Moon

19-Jul-2003

The Da Vinci Code

Brown, Dan

Seerveld

23-Aug-2003

Atonement     [Study Guide]

McEwan, Ian   [Interview]

Sterk

27-Sep-2003

The Devil That Danced on the Water

Forna, Aminatta

Mellema

8-Nov-2003

Motherless Brooklyn    [ Review ]    [Chat with the Editor]

Lethem Jonathan.

Wynbeek

3-Jan-2004

True Grit

Portis, Charles

Fiske

21-Feb-2004

The Secret Life of Bees    Guide and Q&A

Kidd, Sue

Moon

27-Mar-2004

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Review

Haddon, Mark

Seerveld

8-May-2004

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

McCall Smith, Alexander

Sterk

5-Jun-2004

Reason for Hope

Goodall, Jane

Wynbeek

17-Jul-2004

So Big

Ferber, Edna

Fiske

28-Aug-2004

Bel Canto

Patchett, Anne

Mellema @
Fairmont Hotel

25-Sep-2004

How to be Good [1]

Hornby, Nick [1] [2]

Hoeksema *

30-Oct-2004

The Wish List [1] [2]

Colfer, Eoin [1]

Moon *

4-Dec-2004

Reading Lolita in Tehran [1] [2]

Nafisi, Azar [1]

Seerveld *

8-Jan-2005

Sailing Alone Around the Room [1]

Collins, Billy [1] [2]

Sterk *

5-Feb-2005

Gilead

Robinson, Marilynne [1]
[Calvin's January Series, 2002]

Wynbeek *

5-Mar-2005

Kite Runner     [Guide] [Review]

Hosseini, Khaled [1]

Fiske *

9-Apr-2005

Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Hoeksema *

28-May-2005

Forever     [Review] [Guide]

Hamill, Pete interview

Moon *

2-Jul-2005

The Screwtape Letters     [Guide]

Lewis, C.S. interview FAQ

Seerveld *

27-Aug-2005

The Eyre Affair     [Review] [Guide]

Fforde, Jasper Interview

Sterk *

1-Oct-2005

The Egg and I

MacDonald, Betty   [Fans]

Wynbeek *

12-Nov-2005

The Constant Gardener   Book: [1] [2]   Movie: [1] [2]

Le Carre, John

Mellema *

29-Dec-2005

The Sparrow     [Review] [Guide]

Russell, Mary Doria

Fiske *

11-Feb-2006

The Way the Crow Flies     [Review] [Guide]

MacDonald, Ann-Marie [2]

Moon *

18-Mar-2006

When the Emperor was Divine     [Guide] [2] [3]

Otsuka, Julie [1] [2] [3]

Seerveld *

15-Apr-2006

The Hound of the Baskervilles     [Text] [Serialized]

Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur [1] [Museum]

Sterk *

27-May-2006

The Five People You Meet in Heaven     [1] [2]

Albom, Mitch

Hoeksema *

17-June-2006

The Year of Magical Thinking    

Didion, Joan

Fiske *

29-July-2006

The Samurai's Garden     Guide

Tsukiyama, Gail

Seerveld *

2-Sep-2006

Children of Men  [Review]  [Movie Trailer]

James, P.D.

Moon *

21-Oct-2006

Blue Like Jazz [1] [2] [3]

Miller, Donald   [CT Interview]

Sterk *

2-Dec-2006

The Towers of Trebizond [1] [2] [3]

Macaulay, Rose   

Wynbeek *

6-Jan-2007

The Leopard [wiki] [review] [movie]

di Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi   

Fiske *

10-Feb-2007

The View from Castle Rock [1] [2]

Munro, Alice [1] [audio]

Hoeksema *

17-Mar-2007

Abide With Me Review Interview

Strout, Elizabeth Biography

Seerveld *

21-Apr-2007

The Namesake [1] [2] [Guide] [Movie]

Lahiri, Jhumpa

Moon *

26-May-2007

Middlesex [1] [Guide]

Eugenides, Jeffrey

Sterk *

30-Jun-2007

Special Topics in Calamity Physics [1] [3] [3]

Pessl, Marisha

Wynbeek *

21-Jul-2007

25!

The Book of Lights [1] [Interview]

Potok, Chaim

Hoeksema *

1-Sep-2007

Water for Elephants [Review] [Discussion]

Gruen, Sara

Fiske *

29-Sep-2007

The Whistling Season [Review] [Reading Guide]

Doig, Ivan [Interview]

Hoeksema *

3-Nov-2007

The Thirteenth Tale

Setterfield, Diane

Moon *

1-Dec-2007

Suite Francaise

Nemirovsky, Irene

Seerveld *

5-Jan-2008

The Golden Compass [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

Pullman, Philip [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Sterk *

8-Mar-2008

The Distant Land of My Father [ 1 ]

Caldwell, Bo [ 1 ]

Wynbeek*

19-Apr-2008

Salt, A World History [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Kurlansky, Mark [ 1 ]

Fiske*

31-May-2008

The History of Love [ Guide ] [ Excerpts ]

Krauss, Nicole [ Interview ]

Hoeksema*

21-Jun-2008

The Torilla Curtain [ Guide ] [ Summary & Analysis ]

Boyle, T. Coraghessan [ 1 ]

Moon*

2-Aug-2008

Infidel [ Blog ] [ Reviews ] [ Pages ]

Hirsi Ali, Avaan [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

Seerveld*

1-Sep-2008

Philosophy Made Simple [ Review ]

Hellenga, Robert

Wynbeek*

4-Oct-2008

Blood and Thunder [ Book ]

Sides, Hampton

Sterk*

15-Nov-2008

Running in the Family

Ondaatje, Michael

Fiske*

27-Dec-2008

The Monsters of Templeton [ Review ]

Groff, Lauren [ 1 ] [ Blog ]

Hoeksema*

24-Jan-2009

Restless: A Novel [ Review ] [ Guide ]

Boyd, William [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Seerveld*

14-Mar-2009

Midnight's Children [ 1 ]

Rushdie, Salman [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

Moon*

09-May-2009

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

Rice, Anne [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Wynbeek*

06-Jun-2009

Disobedience

Hamilton, Jane

Sterk*

15-Aug-2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Wroblewski, David

Fiske*

19-Sep-2009

Dragon Bones

See, Lisa

Seerveld*

07-Nov-2009

Olive Kittridge

Strout, Elizabeth

Moon*

05-Dec-2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1]

Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie

Hoeksema*

02-Jan-2010

The Elegance of the Hedgehog [1]

Barbery, Muriel; Anderson, Alison, trans.

Wynbeek*

06-Feb-2010

The Help

Stockett, Kathryn

Sterk*

13-Mar-2010

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Baker, Tiffany

Fiske*

15-May-2010

In Defense of Food

Pollan, Michael

Hoeksema*

12-Jun-2010

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, Stieg

Moon*

31-Jul-2010

The Outlander

Adamson, Gil

Seerveld*

25-Sep-2010

Cutting for Stone

Verghese, Abraham

Sterk*

30-Oct-2010

Wolf Hall

Mantel, Hilary

Wynbeek*

11-Dec-2010

The Cookbook Collector [ 1 ]

Goodman, Allegra

Fiske*

22-Jan-2011

Anansi Boys

Gaiman, Neil

Hoeksema*

05-Mar-2011

Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism

Davis, Belva and Vicki Haddock

Sterk*

02-Apr-2011

The Postmistress

Blake, Sarah

Moon*

28-May-2011

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Mitchell, David

Seerveld*

25-June-2011

The Quiet American

Greene, Graham

Wynbeek*

06-Aug-2011

The Devil in the White City

Larson, Erik

Fiske*

17-Sep-2011

Still Life

Penny, Louise

Hoeksema*

22-Oct-2011

Unbroken

Hillenbrand, Laura

Moon*

03-Dec-2011

Steve Jobs

Isaacson, Walter

Seerveld*

14-Jan-2012

The Pilgrim

Nissenson, Hugh

Wynbeek*

25-Feb-2012

The Muslim Next Door

Ali-Karamali, Sumbul

Fiske*

24-Mar-2012

The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare

Chesterton, G.K.

Hoeksema*

5-May-2012

Death Comes to Pemberley

James, P.D.

Seerveld*

16-Jun-2012

The Tragedy of Arthur

Phillips, Arthur

Wynbeek*

4-Aug-2012

30!

The Tiger's Wife

Obrecht, Téa

Moon*

29-Sep-2012

The Cat's Table

Ondaatje, Michael

Sterk*

3-Nov-2012

How It All Began

Lively, Penelope

Fiske*

1-Dec-2012

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Joyce, Rachel

Hoeksema*

19-Jan-2013

300

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Tolkein, J.R.R.

Seerveld*

16-Feb-2013

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot, Rebecca

Moon*

16-Mar-2013

Half Broke Horses

Walls, Jeannette

Sterk*

27-Apr-2013

Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

Wynbeek*

1-Jun-2013

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Chesterton, G.K.

Fiske*

6-Jul-2013

California Apricots, The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley

Chapman, Robin

Hoeksema*

10-Aug-2013

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Ford, Jamie

Seerveld*

14-Sep-2013

;-)

God's Hotel

Sweet, Victoria

Moon*

12-Oct-2013

Old Filth

Gardham, Jane

Sterk*

16-Nov-2013

Breakfast with Buddha

Merullo, Roland

Wynbeek*

04-Jan-2014

Take the Risk

Carson, Ben

Fiske*

15-Feb-2014

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Spitz, Bob

Hoeksema*

15-Mar-2014

The Maltese Falcon

Hammett, Dashiell

Moon*

03-May-2014

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Sloan, Robin

Seerveld*

14-Jun-2014

The Grapes of Wrath [1]

Steinbeck, John

Sterk*

12-Jul-2014

The Martian

Weir, Andy
[Thanks for joining us, Andy!]

Wynbeek*

16-Aug-2014

The Goldfinch

Tartt, Donna

Fiske*

11-Oct-2014

All the Light We Cannot See

Doerr, Anthony

Hoeksema*

1-Nov-2014

The Professor and the Madman

Winchester, Simon

Seerveld*

20-Dec-2014

The Magicians

Grossman, Lev

Sterk*

24-Jan-2015

Far From the Madding Crowd

Hardy, Thomas

Moon*

21-Feb-2015

The Snow Child

Ivey, Eowyn

Wynbeek*

21-Mar-2015

Stealing Buddha's Dinner

Nguyen, Bich Minh

Fiske*

2-May-2015

The Rosie Project

Simsion, Graeme

Hoeksema*

6-Jun-2015

The Bartender's Tale

Doig, Ivan

Sterk*

4-Jul-2015

Re-Jane

Park, Patricia

Wynbeek*

8-Aug-2015

H is for Hawk

Macdonald, Helen

Moon*

12-Sep-2015

Station Eleven

St. John Mandel, Emily

Seerveld*

17-Oct-2015

:-(

Musicophilia

Sacks, Oliver

Fiske*

21-Nov-2015

A Man Named Ove

Backman, Fredrick

Hoeksema*

2-Jan-2016

Butcher's Crossing

Williams, John

Seerveld*

6-Feb-2016

Brooklyn

Toibin, Colm

Sterk*

12-Mar-2016

Tenth of December

Saunders, George

Hull*

30-Apr-2016

Lorna Doone

Blackmore, Richard Doddridge

Fiske*

21-May-2016

Starting from Scratch: A Novel

Gilbert-Collins, Susan

Hoeksema*

2-Jul-2016

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Vowell, Sarah

Wynbeek*

6-Aug-2016

Ordinary Grace

Kruger, William Kent

Seerveld*

17-Sep-2016

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Cain, Susan

Sterk*

22-Oct-2016

Brideshead Revisited

Waugh, Evelyn

Wynbeek*

19-Nov-2016

The Round House

Erdrich, Louise

Fiske*

14-Jan-2017

Hillbilly Elegy

Vance, J.D.

Hoeksema*

11-Feb-2017

Lucky Jim

Amis, Kingsley

Hull*

18-Mar-2017

News of the World

Jiles, Paulette

Seerveld*

6-May-2017

The Last Days of Night

Moore, Graham

Wynbeek*

11-Jun-2017

The Golem and the Jinni

Wecker, Helene

Fiske*

8-Jul-2017

35!

Small Great Things

Picoult, Jodi

Sterk*

26-Aug-2017

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Metaxas, Eric

Hoeksema*

23-Sep-2017

Bellman & Black

Setterfield, Diane

Moon*

4-Nov-2017

The Pure Gold Baby

Drabble, Margaret

Sterk*

6-Jan-2018

Lincoln in the Bardo

Saunders, George

Hull*

3-Feb-2018

:-)

The Cave

Saramago, José

Seerveld*

3-Mar-2018

In the Midst of Winter

Allende, Isabel

Wynbeek*

21-Apr-2018

A Wrinkle in Time

L'Engle, Madeleine

Fiske*

2-Jun-2018

Mrs. Bridge

Connell, Evan S.

Hoeksema*

14-Jul-2018

The Color of Water

McBride, James

Moon*

18-Aug-2018

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Jonasson, Jonas

Seerveld*

29-Sep-2018

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Honeyman, Gail

Hull*

28-Oct-2018

Brother, I'm Dying

Danticat, Edwidge

Sterk*

1-Dec-2018

Soul Survivor

Yancey, Philip

Wynbeek*

5-Jan-2019

Master & Commander

O'Brian, Patrick

Hoeksema*

9-Feb-2019

Bad Blood

Carreyrou, John

Moon*

30-Mar-2019

City of Tranquil Light

Caldwell, Bo

Hull*

11-May-2019

M.C. Higgins, the Great

Hamilton, Virginia

Seerveld*

22-Jun-2019

The Strangler Vine

Carter, M.J.

Sterk*

20-Jul-2019

:-)

A Gentleman in Moscow

Towles, Amor

Wynbeek*

31-Aug-2019

The Citadel

Cronin, A.J.

Hoeksema*

15-Sep-2019

The Goblin Emperor

Addison, Katherine

Hull*

2-Nov-2019

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Smith, Dominic

Wynbeek*

7-Dec-2019

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Richardson, Kim Michele

Seerveld*

11-Jan-2020

Milkman

Burns,Anna

Sterk*

8-Feb-2020

Growth of the Soil

Hamsun, Knut; S. Lyngstad, translator

Moon*

14-Mar-2020

:-)

Once Upon a River

Setterfield, Diane

Hoeksema + Zoom*

18-Apr-2020

The Last Day

Murray, Andrew Hunter

Hull*


* - some dessert recipes are now available


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