Longitude Book Club Past Reading Selections


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


May - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

April -  Sea People:  The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson

March - The Palace of the Snow Queen by Barbara Sjoholm

February - There, There by Tommy Orange

January - A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee


December - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

November - The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

October - The Artic Fury by Greer Macallister

September - The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

August - Cafe Unfiltered by Jean-Phillipe Blondel 

July - When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East by Quan Barry

June - Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce

May - The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

April -  Reinhardt's Garden by Mark Haber

March - The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

February - The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

January - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell


December - An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

November - My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

October - The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

September - Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswai

August - Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

July - A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah 

June - The Papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney

May - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

April - When the Whales Leave by Yuri Rytkheu

March - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

February - Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

January - The Widows of Malabar Hill by Mistry Massey


December - The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra

November - Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

October - Crossing by Pajtim Statovci

September - 

August - Mary Toft, or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer

July - The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Leften

June - The Dry by Jane Harper

May - 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak

April - Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

March - One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan

February - The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugresic

January -  Silence by Shusaku Endo


December - The Translator's Bride by Joao Reis

November - A General Theory of Oblivion  by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

October - She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

September - Circe by Madeline Miller

August - Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi

July - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

June - Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce

February - The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill

January - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann



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



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



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



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



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




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 



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





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  



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 



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.  



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.