Everything we’ve ever read!

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Every once in a while, someone asks for a list of ALL GBC books and it sends me back in time to dig up the most recent list I made and add to it all the books since. So here is a complete GBC list for anyone interested! Beware – not all books are equal. In the early days of the GBC the way we chose our books wasn’t as considered as it is now. I’ve bolded any of the titles that really struck a home run with our groups!

Change of HeartJodi Picoult
Three Cups of TeaGreg Mortensen
Purple HibiscusGhimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Glass CastleJeanette Walls
Marley & MeJohn Grogan
Open HouseElizabeth Berg
The GiftCecelia Ahearn
ShantaramGregory David Roberts
Double BlindChris Bohjalian
SarabandeMarcus Fedder
TwilightStephanie Myers
PassionLouise Bagshawe
The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Shaffer
White TigerAravind Adiga
Call in the MidwifeJennifer Worth
Half Broke HorsesJeanette Walls
Still AliceLisa Genova
We Need to talk about KevinLionel Shaffer
The Various Flavours of CoffeeAnthony Capella
Stones into SchoolsGreg Mortensen
The HelpKathryn Stockett
The Other HandChris Cleaves
Single in the CityMichele Gorman
The LegacyKatherine Webb
The Last LectureRandy Pausch
One DayDavid Nicholls
The PostmistressSarah Blake
Started Early, Took My DogKate Atkinson
The Particular Sadness of Lemon CakeAimee Bender
The SlapChristos Tsiolkas
The History of LoveNicole Krauss
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeMark Haddon
I Don’t Know How She Does ItAllison Pearson
The Art of Racing in the RainGarth Stein
A place called hereCecelia Ahern
Sarah’s KeyTatiana de Rosnay
SisterRosamund Lupton
Valeria’s Last StandMarc Fitten
The Lucky OneNicholas Sparks
Same Kind of Different as MeRon Hall & Denver MooreÂ
The Joy Luck ClubAmy Tan
The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini
Night CircusErin Morgenstern
The Spare RoomHelen Garner
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
Gone GirlGillian Flynn
The Life of PiYann Martel
Daughter of Smoke and BoneLaini Taylor
The Book ThiefMarkus Zuska
Ada’s RulesPaula McLain
WoolHugh Howey
The End of your Life Book ClubWill Schwalbe
Before I Go to SleepSJ Watson
The Universe Versus Alex WoodsGavin Extence
The Shoemaker’s WifeAdriana Trigiani
The Twelve Tribes of HattieAyana Mathis
WildCheryl Strayed
The Universe Versus Alex Woods.Gavin Extence
Necessary LiesDiane Chamberlain
Reconstructing AmeliaKimberly McCreight
The Fault in our StarsJohn Green
AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Behind the Beautiful ForeversKatherine Boo.
The Girl Who Saved the King of SwedenJonas Jonasson
The Husband’s SecretLiane Moriarty
A House in the SkyAmanda Lindhout
 The Signature of All ThingsElizabeth Gilbert
We Were LiarsE.Lockhart
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustClaire North
Whistling Past the Graveyard Susan Crandall
Ordinary GraceWilliam Kent Krueger
A Man Called OveFredrik Backman
The Shock of the FallNathan Filer
The Girl with All The GiftsM.C Carey.
The Red NotebookAntoine Laurain.
The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing Mira Jacob
The Paying GuestSarah Waters
All The Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doer
The GrownupGillian Flynn
Station 11Emily St John Mandel
The Good GirlMary Kubica
The Life We BuryAllen Eskens
The Secret Life Of Anna BlancJennifer Kincheloe
What Alice ForgotLiane Moriarty
Behind Closed DoorsB A Paris
The NightingaleKristin Hannah
When I’m GoneEmily Bleeker
Only DaughterAnna Snoekstra
The Pearl That Broke It’s ShellNadia Hashimi
Swear On This LifeRenee Carlino
Broken AngelsGemma Liviero
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s SorryFredrik Backman
HomegoingYaa Gyasi
The Unseen WorldLiz Moore
It Ends With UsColleen Hoover
One True LovesTaylor Jenkins Reid
The Alice NetworkKate Quinn
The NixNathan Hill
The Things We Wish Were TrueMarybeth Whalen
I Am Watching YouTeresa Driscoll
Dark MatterBlake Crouch
Lily and the OctopusSteven Rowley
PachinkoMin Jin Lee
The DryJane Harper
This Is How It Always IsLaurie Frankel
The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperPhaedra Patrick
Tin ManSarah Winman
Sing, Unburied, SingJesmyn Ward
Erotic Stories for Punjabi WidowsBalli Kaur Jaswal
On A Cold Dark SeaElizabeth Blackwell
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins Reid





  1. Laura kitchen says:

    Thanks Erin! There is a lot of work put into this. It also gives me reference to books I want to put on my reading list. I joined the 50 book club. 50 books in one year. Yikes. Thanks for you continued work you put into this group. Laura from the orillia chapter

  2. Erin says:

    I am adding the books that were read before my local chapter began to my goodreads list. I can’t find the book Ada’s Rules by Paula McLain. I found a book by that name by Alice Randall. Is that the correct book or is it another book by Paula McLain?

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