Longitude Book Club Past Reading Selections

Here are the past reading selections of the Longitude Book Club since its inception.


May - Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

April -   Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

March - Ties by Domenico Starnone

February - Dear Fang, with Love by Rufi Thorpe

January - The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa



December -  Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri

November - Little Princes by Conor Grennan

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

September -  Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

August -  The Door by Magda Szabo

July - Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

June - Sweetland by Michael Crummey

May - In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

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

March - Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

February - The 7th Woman by Frederique Molay

January - Walking Home by Simon Armitage



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 28 - Purge by Sofi Oksanen

November 23 - The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

October 26 - The Truth About Love by Stephanie Laurens

September 28 - The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

August 24 - That Mad Ache and Translator, Trader by Francoise Sagan, translated by Douglas Hofstadter

July 27 - Between Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

June 22 - Then We Saw the Flames by Daniel Hoyt

May 25 - Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas

April 27 - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

March 23 - The Size of My World by Joan Silber  

February 23 - The Proof of the Honey by Salwa Al Neimi

January 26 - Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery  


December 22 - "Flight" by Sherman Alexie.  

November 24 - "How the Soldier Repairs the Gramaphone" by Sasa Stanisic.

October 27 - "Lost City Radio" by Daniel Alarcon.

September 22 - "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

August 25 - "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz.

July 28 - "The Complete Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. The group had originally selected "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" as their July book, but decided to swap with the more timely "The Complete Persepolis," which was originally slated for August.

June 23 - "My Name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk.

May 26 - "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller.

April 28 - "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga.  

March 24 - (Sweden): "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name" by Vendela Vida

February 24 - (South Africa + Iran): "The Pick Up" by Nadine Gordimer

January 20 - (China + Russia): "Russian Concubine" by Kate Furnivall  


December 23 - (Latin America): "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

November 25 - (Germany): "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman

October 28 - (Russia + Early America): "Away" by Amy Bloom

September 23 - (China): "Saving Fish From Drowning" by Amy Tan

August 26 - (India+): "Karma & Other Stories" by Reshi Redi

July 22 - (Mexico): "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolpho Anaya

June 24 - (France): "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemerovsky

May 27 - (South Africa): "Southern Cross" by Jann Turner

April 22 - (Italy): "The Almond Picker" by Simonetta Hornby

March 25 - "Words Without Borders" by Samantha Achnee, Alane Salierno and Dedi Felman.

February 26 - "The Map of Love" by Ahdaf Soueif.

January 22 - "Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee" by Meera Syal.  


December 27 - "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.

November 27 - "The Orientalist" by Tom Reiss.  

October 23 - "Kitchen" by Banana Yoshimoto.  

September 25 - "Crescent" by Diana Abu-Jaber.  

August 28 - "Southern Cross" by Jann Turner.  

July 24 - "Serving Crazy with Curry" by Amulya Malladi.

June 26 - "Saving the World" by Julia Alvarez.  

May 22 - "The Russian Debutante's Handbook" by Gary Shteyngart.

April 24 - "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See.