Past Nominations


Each month, the group randomly selects one book from a pool of nominations submitted by its members.  Therefore, not every deserving book makes it to the schedule.  Below is a listing of works that have been nominated, but thus far not selected for reading and discussion.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Armada by Ernest Cline

Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

Sharpe’s Tiger by Bernard Cornwell

The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Dr. No by Ian Fleming

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway

Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam Jr.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

The Iliad by Homer

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

My Companions in the Bleak House by Eva Kantůrková

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarré

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

Maze: Solve the World's Most Challenging Puzzle by Christopher Manson

The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Swan Song by Robert McCammon

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Hero by Perry Moore

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

True Grit by Charles Portis

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Mort by Terry Pratchett

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson

Redshirts by John Scalzi

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine

The Exploding Detective by John Swartzwelder

The Detective by Roderick Thorp

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en

Black Maria by Kevin Young

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak