Between the Lines Book List

Here are the popular fiction and nonfiction titles chosen for the library’s Between the Lines Book Club.


  • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trooper
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Bartlett Hoover
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  • White Noise by Don Delillo
  • A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
  • Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
  • The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Clos by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  • So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger
  • The Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig
  • The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese


  • The Ambassadors by Henry James
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • My Enemy’s Cradle by Sara Young
  • Michelle by Liza Mundy


  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Leonardo’s Swans by Karen Essex
  • Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • American Vertigo by Bernard-Henri Levy


  • Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks
  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  • Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
  • Love Walked In: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
  • The Last Empress by Anchee Min
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  • A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  • Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  • Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson