Books discussed by the Book Babes

Coming up

  • The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht
  • How to Stop Time, Matt Haig
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman


  • Mom & Me & Mom, Maya Angelou
  • The Age of Longing, Richard B. Wright
  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
  • At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe, Tsh Oxenreider
  • Molly’s Game, Molly Bloom
  • Everybody’s Fool, Richard Russo
  • Double Indemnity, James M. Cain
  • Dancer, Colum McCann


  • My Early Years, Winston Churchill
  • Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  • They Left Us Everything, Plum Johnson
  • Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  • The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler


  • The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
  • The Freedom Writers Diary, Erin Gruvell
  • Across Canada by Story, Douglas Gibson
  • Magnified World, Grace O’Connell
  • Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her, Melanie Rehak
  • The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George
  • Not My Father’s Son: A Family Memoir, Alan Cumming


  • The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe
  • In A Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  • We are Called to Rise, Laura McBride
  • The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
  • The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert


  • The Fault in our Stars, John Green
  • State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
  • Liberty, Garrison Keillor
  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed


  • The Irresistible Henry House, Lisa Grunwald
  • Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro
  • The Journal of L.M. Montgomery v.1: 1889-1910, L.M. Montgomery
  • I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, Nora Ephron
  • The Royal Physician’s Visit, Per Olov Enquist
  • Out of Africa, Karen Blixen
  • People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks


  • The Dolphin’s Tooth: A Decade in Search of Adventure, Bruce Kirkby
  • Rebecca, Daphne Dumaurier
  • On the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life, Rupinder Gill

The list is incomplete from here down, as I didn’t join the group until September 2012. We are hoping to fill in some of the gaps!

I’ve read the titles highlighted in blue.


  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Phillip K. Dick
  • Dr. Death, Jonathan Kellerman
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate Atkinson
  • Sisters in the Wilderness, Charlotte Gray


  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells
  • The Salving Graces, Patricia Gaffney
  • East of the Mountains, David Guterson
  • Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast, Bill Richardson
  • Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsythe
  • No Great Mischief, Alistair McLean
  • How To Be Good, Nick Hornsby


  • Where The Heart Is, Billy Letts
  • The Cure For Death by Lightning, Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Amsterdam, Ian McEwan
  • Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  • Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
  • The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton


  • Wobegon Boy, Garrison Keiller
  • Buccaneers, Edith Wharton
  • The Pilot’s Wife, Anita Shreve
  • Barney’s Version, Mordecai Richler
  • Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
  • Widow For One Year, John Irving
  • Midwives, Chris Bohjalian
  • More Tales of Eva Luna, Isabel Allende


  • Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
  • Breathing Lessons, Ann Tyler
  • A Prayer For Owen Meaney, John Irving
  • Snow Falling On Cedars, David Guterson
  • As For Me And My House, Sinclair Ross
  • The Englishman’s Boy, Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Family Pictures, Sue Miller
  • The Case of Emily V, Keith Oatley
  • Liar’s Club, Mary Karr
  • The Razor’s Edge, Somerset Maugham


  • Bellweather, Connie Willis
  • Independence Day, Richard Ford
  • Deep End of the Ocean, Jacquelyn Mitchard
  • She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb
  • Red China Blues, Jan Wong
  • Absolute Power, David Baldacci
  • Remake, Connie Willis
  • Stone From The River, Ursula Hegi
  • Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood


  • Away, Jane Urquhart
  • The Cunning Man, Robertson Davies
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Pigs In Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Skinny Legs And All, Tom Robbins
  • Silas Marner, George Eliot
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • The Cider House Rules, John Irving
  • A Backward Glance, Edith Wharton


  • Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo
  • The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  • Time and Again, Jack Finney
  • The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
  • Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor
  • The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood
  • The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens


  • Eva Luna, Isabel Allende