Longitude Book Club Past Reading Selections

Here are the past reading selections of the Longitude Book Club.

2020

February - The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill

January - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

 

2019

January - The Betrayers by David Bezmosgis

February - The African Queen by C. S. Forester

March - The Stranger by Albert Camus

April - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon

May - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

June - A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

July - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 

August - Empty Set by Veronica Gerber Bicecci

September - The Boat People by Sharon Bala

October - Tomb Song by Julian Herbert

November - Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

December - The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm

 

2018

January - The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa

February - Dear Fang, with Love by Rufi Thorpe

March - Ties by Domenico Starnone

April -   Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

May - Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

June - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

July - No Land's Man by Aasif Mandvi

August - Amsterdam by Russell Shorto

September - The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna

October - All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu

November - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

December - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

 

2017

January - Walking Home by Simon Armitage

February - The 7th Woman by Frederique Molay

March - Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

April - One Thousand White Women:  The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

May - In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

June - Sweetland by Michael Crummey

July - Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

August -  The Door by Magda Szabo

September -  Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

October -  In the City of Gold and Silver by Kenize Mourad

November - Little Princes by Conor Grennan

December -  Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri

 

2016

January - Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

February - River of Dust by Virginia Pye

March - A Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik

April - There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself by Ludmila Petrushevskaya

May - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June - The Other Language by Francesca Marciano

July - Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman

August - The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky

September - The Rhythm of Memory by Alyson Richman

October - She Weeps Each Time You're Born by Quan Barry

November - Blindness by Jose Saramago

December - The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal

 

2015 

January:  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami  

February - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

March -  Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

April - The Long Ships by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson

May - The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison

June - Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman

July - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

August - Stringer:  A Reporter's Journey in the Congo by Anjan Sundaram

September - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

October -  Midnight in Peking by Paul French

November - The People in Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

December - The Black Count by Tom Reiss

 

 

2014

January - Tastes of Paradise by Wolfgang Schivelbusch

February - The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

March- I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio DeGiovanni

April - The River of Doubt by Candace Millard

May - Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

June - When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe

July - The Round House by Louise Erdrich

August - Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book by Alessandro Marzo Magn

September - A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama 

October - The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

November - The Cellist of Sarajeva by Steven Galloway

December -  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 

 

2013 

January - Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman

February - Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

March - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker

April - Escape fromCamp 14 by Blaine Harden

May - Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia

June - Divorce Islamic Style by Amara Lakhouse

July - Zulu by Caryl Ferey

August - The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst

September - Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller

October -The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

November - Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiaga

December -  The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon

 

2012

2011

2010

December - Purge by Sofi Oksanen

November - The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

October - The Truth About Love by Stephanie Laurens

September - The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

August - That Mad Ache and Translator, Trader by Francoise Sagan, translated by Douglas Hofstadter

July - Between Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

June - Then We Saw the Flames by Daniel Hoyt

May - Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas

April - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

March - The Size of My World by Joan Silber  

February - The Proof of the Honey by Salwa Al Neimi

January - Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery  

 

2009

December - Flight by Sherman Alexie.  

November - How the Soldier Repairs the Gramaphone by Sasa Stanisic.

October - Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcon.

September - Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.

August - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

July - The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

June - My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.

May - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

April - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.  

March - (Sweden): Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida

February - (South Africa + Iran): The Pick Up by Nadine Gordimer

January - (China + Russia): Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall 

 

2008

December - (Latin America): 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

November - (Germany): The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

October - (Russia + Early America): Away by Amy Bloom

September - (China): Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

August - (India+): Karma & Other Stories by Reshi Redi

July - (Mexico): Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolpho Anaya

June - (France): Suite Francaise by Irene Nemerovsky

May - (South Africa): Southern Cross by Jann Turner

April - (Italy): The Almond Picker by Simonetta Hornby

March - Words Without Borders by Samantha Achnee, Alane Salierno and Dedi Felman.

February - The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif.

January - Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal.  

 

2007

December - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

November - The Orientalist by Tom Reiss.  

October - Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.  

September - Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber.  

August - Southern Cross by Jann Turner.  

July - Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi.

June - Saving the World by Julia Alvarez.  

May - The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart.

April - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.