Daytime Reading List


Around the House and in the Garden by Dominique Browning

in twenty years by Allison Winn Scotch

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Lila by Marilynne Robinson


Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Eternal Wonder by Pearl Buck

The Cardboard Piano by Rina Terry

Peace by Piece by Carol Fragale Brill

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Cape Maybe by Carol Fragale Brill

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamasby Marie Helene Bertino

Author Alice Munro will be our topic; any of her books is fine

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

The Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline

The Wedding Gift, by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Mom & Me & Mom, by Maya Angelou (or any other book by this author)

The Children of Men, by P. D. James

The Goldfinchby Donna Tartt


A Long Way From Runnemeade, by Theresa Tull

The Dream of Scipio, by Iain Pears

And the Mountains Echoed, by Kahled Hosseini

Defending Jacob: A Novel, by William Landay

Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin

The American Sniper, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice

Promise of Stardust, by Priscilla Sibley


Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides

I, Mona Lisa, by Jeanne Kalogridis

Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett 

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out, by Mo Yan


Incendiary, by Chris Cleave

Those Who Save Usby Jenna Blum

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

Cutting for Stoneby Abraham Verghese

The Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore

Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson

The Room, by Emma Donohue

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski

The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht


Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Still Alice, by Lisa Genova

The Grass Is Singing, by Doris Lessing

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

The Prince, by Saint-Exupery

The Moonflower, Vine by Jetta Carleton

Author Evelyn Waugh

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Onan

The Help, by Katherine Stockett

I Am Scout: the biography of Harper Lee, by Charles Shields

Mockingbird: a portrait of Harper Lee, by Charles Shields


My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, by Lisa See

The Virgin Blue, by  Tracy Chevalier

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Kathy Flynn

Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

The Book Thief, by  Marcus Zusak


Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

Animal Farm, by George Orwell Epple

The Known World, by Edward P Jones Waters

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

In the Land of Invisible Women, by Dr. Qanta Ahmed Saxe

Leni, by Steven Bach Flynn

Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Susan Vreeland

Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Long

A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry


The Double Bindby Chris Bohjalian

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

The Namesake, by Jumpa Lahiri

The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

Living History, by Hilary Clinton 

White Teeth, by Zadie Smith

The Blind, or The Double, by Jose Saramago

The Faith Club, by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner