Sunday Afternoon Book Group – Books We Have Read Through 2020





Van Niekirk & Heyns

All the Light We Cannot See

Doerr, Anthony


Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, The

Mengestu, Dinaw

Before We Were Yours

Wingate, Lisa

Behind the Beautiful Forever

Boo, Katherine

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Gawande, Atul

Between The World and Me

Coates, Ta-Nehisis

Blazing World, The

Hustvedt, Siri

Blue Orchard, The

Taylor, Jackson

Bolter, The

Osborne, Francis

Book of Night Women, The

James, Marlon

Book Thief, The

Zusak, Markus


Buckley, Chirstopher

Bridge of Sighs

Russo, Richard


Toibin, Colm

Burgess Boys

Strout, Elizabeth

Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi

Pauketat, Timothy

Call of Stories, The

Coles, Robert

Cannery Row

Steinbeck, John

Cathedral, The

Carver, Raymond

Children Act, The

McEwan, Ian


Schiff, Stacu

Confederacy of Dunces, A

Toole, John Kennedy

Cutting for Stone

Verghese, Abraham

Death with Interruptions

Saramago, Jose

Destiny of the Republic

Candice Millard

Devil in the White City

Larson, Eric

Dinner, The

Koch, Herman

Earthly Possessions

Tyler, Anne

Eat, Pray, Love

Gilbert, Elizabeth

Educated: A Memoir

Westover, Tara

Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit

Tippett, Krista

Elegance of the Hedgehog, The

Barbery, Muriel

Empire of the Summer Moon

Gwynne, SC

Everything I Never Told You

Ng, Celeste

Every Last One

Quindlen, Anna

Every Note Played

Genova, Lisa

Fall on Your Knees

MacDonald, Ann-Marie

Florist’s Daughter, The

Hampl, Patricia


Grandin, Greg


Shelley, Mary

Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

Gibney, Bruce Cannon

Girl at War

Novic, Sara

Girl on the Train, The

Hawkins, Paula

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Baldwin, James

Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

Editor: Sun Yung Shin (various authors)

Greenlanders, The

Smiley, Jane

Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society

Shaffer, Mary Ann & Annie Burrows

H is for Hawk

McDonald, Helen

Half the Sky

Kristof, Nicholas and WuDunn, Sheryl

Handmaids Tale, The

Atwood, Margaret

Hare with Amber Eyes, The

Edmund DeWaal

Haunted Ground

Hart, Erin

Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The

McCullers, Carson

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture

 In Crisis

Vance, J.D.

Hemingway’s Girl

Robuck, Erika


Gyasi, Yaa

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Ford, Jamie


Robinson, Marilynne

Hummingbird, The

Stephen P. Kieran

In Defense of Food

Pollan, Michael

In the Garden of Beasts

Larson, Erik

Into the Beautiful North

Urrea, Luis Alberto

Invention of Wings, The

Kidd, Sue Monk

Invisible Man

Ellison, Ralph

Jar City

Arnaldur Indridason

Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale

Kane, Andrew

Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Erdrich, Louise

Latehomecomer, The

Yang, Kao Kalia

Let the Great World Spin

McCann, Colum

Library Book, The

Orleans, Susan

Life in Secrets-Vera Atkins & the Missing Agents

Helm, Sarah

Lotterys Plus One, The

Donoghue, Emma

Main Street

Lewis, Sinclair

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Van Brenzen, Anya

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

de Beauvoir, Simone


Eugenides, Jeffrey

Mink River

Doyle, Brian

Mistress of Spices

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Monstrous Regiment of Women, A

King, Laurie

Mother Tongue

Bryson, Bill

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Kidder, Tracy

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

Sloan, Robin

My Beloved World

Sotomayor, Sonia

My Brilliant Friend  

Ferrante, Elena

My Name is Asher Lev

Potok, Chaim

Night Circus, The

Morgenstern, Erin

Nightingale, The

Hannah, Kristin

Nine, The

Toobin, Jeffrey

O Pioneers

Cather, Willa

Old Man River

Schneider, Paul

Olive Kitteridge

Strout, Elizabeth

On Beauty

Smith, Zadie

Open City

Cole, Teju

Ordinary Grace

Krueger, William Kent

Orphan Train

Baker Kline, Christina

Oryx and Crake       

Atwood, Margaret

Other Wes Moore, The

Moore, Wes

Out Stealing Horses

Petterson, Per

Overstory, The

Powers, Richard


Lee, Min Jin

Perdido Street Station

Mieville, China

Pillars of the Earth

Follett, Ken

Portrait in Sepia

Allende, Isabel


Gratz, Allen

Remarkable Creatures

Chevalier, Tracy

Rez Life

Treuer, David

River of Doubt

Millard, Cathleen

Round House, The

Erdrich, Louise


Munro, Alice

Salt: A World History

Kurlansky, Mark

Secret History of the Mongol Queens, The

Weatherford, Jack

Shadow of the Wind, The

Zafon, Carlos Ruis

Short History of Women, A

Walbert, Kate

Signature of All Things

Gilbert, Elizabeth

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Ward, Jesmyn

Slight Trick of the Mind, A

Cullin, Mitch

Some Luck

Smiley, Jane

Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni

Sparrow, The

Russell, Mary Doris

Stone Diaries, The

Shields, Carol

Suite Francaise

Nemirovsky, Irene

Swerve, The:How the World became Modern

Greenblatt, Stephen

Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, The

See, Lisa

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye

Joyce, Rachel

There There

Orange, Tommy

Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

Things They Carried, The

O’Brien, Tim

Three Cups of Tea

Mortenson, Greg

Time Traveler’s Wife, The

Niffenegger, Audrey

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper

To Sing Along the Way

Wanek, Connie, Joyce Sutphen, et al

Tortilla Curtain

Boyle, T.C.

Truckload of Money

Kidder, Tracey

Under the Banner of Heaven

Krakauer, Jon

Underground Railroad, The

Whitehead, Colson

Villa-Air Bel: World War II, Escape and a House in Marseille

Sullivan, Rosemary

Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture

Kammen, Michael

Washington’s Crossing

Hackett Fischer,David

Water for Elephants

Gruen, Sara

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Hanna-Attisha, Mona

Where the Crawdads Sing

Owens, Delia

Where the Past Begins

Tan, Amy

White Doves at Morning

Burke, James Lee

Wild Trees, The

Preston. Richard


Eggers, Dave