January: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

February: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

March: Watchers by Dean Koontz

April: Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

May:  Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: the battle that shaped America’s destiny by Brian Kilmeade

June: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

July: The Eighty Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

August: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

September: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

October: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

November: Educated by Tara Westover

December: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg


January: Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

February: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

March: American Fire by Monica Hesse

April: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

May: Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

June: So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell    OR    The True Picture of Emigration by Rebecca Burlend

July:  Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in the Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

August: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

September: Lost in Shangri-la: a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

October: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

November: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

December: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman



January: Caldecott and Newbery Winners,

February: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

March: The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by R. Riley

April: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

May: First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Anderson Brower

June: America’s First Daughter: From Monticello to Jefferson’s White House, She Shaped the Legacy of a Nation by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

July: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

August: Everybody’s Food by Richard Risso

September: The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman

October: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

November: Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

December: The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo



January: Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners- 1965, 2015

February: The Long Walk: The True Story of ta Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz

March: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

April: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

May: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

June: Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon

July: Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

August: 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

September: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

October: Storm of the Century by Al Roker and/or Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

November: The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

December: Once Upon a Christmas by Pearl S. Buck and Christmas Day by Pearl S. Buck



January:  Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners-1964, 2014

February:  Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Lorna Landvik

March:  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

April: The Martian by Andy Weir

May:  True Sisters by Sandra Dallas

June:  A Daughter’s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child by Mary Soames

July:  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

August:  Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell

September:  The Glass Blowers by Daphne du Maurier

October:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

November:  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom

December:  A New York Christmas by Anne Perry



January: A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

February: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

March: Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1963 and 2013

April: Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

May: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

June: One Summer by David Baldacci

July: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

August: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

September: George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade

October: Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

November: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

December: A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer

          And/or A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy



January: The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

February: My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveria

March: The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart

April: Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

May: The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe

June: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiana

August: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Ella MacNeal

September: The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas

October: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple

November: The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

December: An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Thomas



January: Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1961 and 2011

February: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

March: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

April: Running with the Demon by Jerry Brooks

May: The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

June: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

July: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

August: Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester

September: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

October: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

November: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December: The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson

          And/or A Plain and Fancy Christmas by Cynthia Keller



January: Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1960 and 2010

February: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

March: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

April: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

May:  Down River by John Hart

June: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

July: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

August: The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

September: The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

October:  Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Welles

November: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

December: Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

          And/or A Christmas Blessing by Donna Van Liere

          And/or  The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn



January: Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1959 and 2009

February: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

March: The Sounds of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell

April: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

May: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

June: The Woods by Harlan Coben

July: Morgan’s Run by Colleen McCullough

August: Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

September: Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas

October: Beach Music by Pat Conroy

November:  Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

December:  What Child is This? What Child is This? By Barbara Cooney

and/or The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith

and/or The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter, the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry



January: Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1958 and 2008

February: Team of Rivals by Doris Kerns Goodwin

March: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

April: The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

May: Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

June: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

August: The Memory’s Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

September: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

October: Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Myron

November: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

December: White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter

          And/or The Christmas Scrapbook: a Harmony Story by Philip Gulley



January:  Newbery and Caldecott winners from 1957 and 2007

February:  The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby

March: The Terrorist by John Updike

April: King of the Mild Frontier by Chris Crutcher

May:  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

June:  Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

July:   The Zookeeper’s Wife: a War Story by Diane Ackerman or On a Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

August:  Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

September:  Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Karkauer

October:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradury

November:  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

December:  The Christmas Train by David Baldacci



January:  Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Hadden

February:  The Hornet’s Nest by Jimmy Carter

March:  Marley and Me by John Grogan

April:  We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

May:  O’Pioneers by Willa Cather

June:  All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

July:  The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

August:  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

September:  The Good Earth by Pearl Buck or Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe

October: Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

November:  The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

December:  The Christmas Quilt by Thomas J. Davis



January:  Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama or

                  Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicolas Sparks

February:  Evening Glass by Maeve Binchy

March:  A Year in Province by Peter Mayle

April:  The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

May:  The Known World by Edward P. Jones

June:  Night by Ellie Wiesel

July:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

August:  Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck

September:  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

October:  Pick a favorite book from your childhood and tell why you love it.

November:  Together We Read-Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow

December:  A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg



January:  Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

February:  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

March:  Women’s Buffet-Choose one of the following:

               No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

               Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith

               Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

April: Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

May: Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

June: Shane by Jack Schaefer

July: Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

August: Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth

September: Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

October: The Emancipator’s Wife by Barbara Hambly

November: A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

December: The Christmas Thief by Carol Higgins Clark