Popular Fiction Book Club Retrospective

A list of titles discussed by the Popular Fiction Book Club.

This page is under construction; the links to the Library catalog will be completed soon.  

The Popular Fiction Book Club was founded in 2016.  Here are the books we've discussed in the past.  If there's a missing month, that means that there was no book discussion.  The links lead to the OCLN catalog.


Jan. Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Feb. The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
Mar. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Apr. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
May The Block Party by Jamie Day
Jun. Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-Ash
Jul. Swamp Story by Dave Barry
Aug. Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum



Jan. Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
Feb. The Maid by Nita Prose
Mar. The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
Apr. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
May The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
Jun. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Jul. The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan
Aug. Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore
Sep. Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
Nov. Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Dec. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts



Jan. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Feb. Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce
Mar. The Paris Library by Janice Skeslian Charles
Apr. Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
May The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Jun. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Jul. The Guncle by Steven Rowley
Sep. We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange
Oct. The Last Dance of the Debutante by Julia Kelly
Nov. The Heights by Louise Candlish
Dec.  Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb



Jan. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Feb. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Mar. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Apr. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
May The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
Jun. Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Bincy
Jul. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Aug. Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team by Elise Hooper
Sep. Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland
Oct. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
Nov. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Dec. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham



Jan. Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Feb. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Mar. Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
May Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
Jun. Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews
Jul. Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Aug. The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Sep. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Oct. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Nov. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
Dec.  The Gown by Jennifer Robson



Jan. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Feb. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Mar. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Apr. The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
May What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Jun. The High Season by Judy Blundell
Jul. The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
Sep. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
Oct. When the Men Were Gone by Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Nov. This is Home by Lisa Duffy



Jan. Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
Feb.  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Apr. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
May The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Jun. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Jul. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Sep. The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis
Oct. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Nov. Paris by the Book by Liam Callahan



Jan. Morning Glory by Sarah Jio
Feb. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Mar. China Dolls by Lisa See
Apr. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
May Flight Patterns by Karen White
Jun. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Aug. The Whistler by John Grisham
Sep. The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen
Oct. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Nov. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart



Jul. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Aug. A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Oct. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
Nov. Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon


Prior to the formation of the Popular Fiction Book Club, the Library hosted 5 discussions of popular titles, both fiction and non-fiction.  This group was the predecessor to the Popular Fiction Book Club and the titles discussed are listed below.

2014 - 2015

Oct. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Nov. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Jan. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Feb. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Mar. I am Malala:  How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai