Readers of Multnomah County

Reading and Discussing Books Since 1991


The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. Meet at Judy’s on May 6.

June 2028

Killers of the Flower Moon Meet at Jim’s on June 3

2018 Books

Title Author Presenter
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Greg
The Beauty of Humanity Movement Camilla Gibb Judy
Stubborn Twig Lauren Kessler Brenda
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter Mario Vargas Llosa Travis

2017 Books

Title Author Presenter
The Snow Leopard Peter Mathiessen John S.
City of Tranquil Light Bo Caldwell Howard
Arctic Dreams Barry Lopez Jim
The Czar of Love and Techno Anthony Marra Ellen
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers Judy
The Plot Against America Philip Roth Greg
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher Timothy Egan Brenda
The Sellout Paul Beatty> Bridget
Heat and Dust Ruth Prawe Jhabvala Travis
The Unwinding

George Packer John U.
David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell Phil

2016 Books

Title Author Presenter
Astoria Peter Stark Jim
The Immortal Irishman Timothy Egan Howard
Warmth of Other Suns Wilkerson Ellen
Amnesia Peter Carey Greg
Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Judy
The Light Between Oceans M. L. Stedman Bridget
Heretic Ayaan Hirsi Ali Brenda
At Play In The Fields Of The Lord Peter Matthiessen Travis
How to Be Good Nick Hornby John
Gulp Mary Roach Phil
Pilgrim Soul
Gordon Ferris Howard
Amsterdam A History of the Worlds Most Liberal City Russell Shorto Ellen

2015 Books

Title Author Presenter
Death in the Andes Mario Vargas Llosa Jim
Being Mortal Atul Gawande Judy
Meursault Investigation Kamel Daoud Greg
A High Wind in Jamaica Richard Hughes John
The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Brenda
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Travis
Revolt in the Desert T. E. Lawrence Jim
The Bookseller of Kabul Asne Seierstad Phil
A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Oseki Howard
Night Train to Lisbon Pascal Mercier Ellen
1984 George Orwell Greg
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon Judy

2014 Books

Title Author Presenter
Cane River Lalita Tademy Brenda
12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In) Solomon Northrop Travis
The Worst Hard Time Timothy Egan John
King of the World David Remnick Phil
Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell Howard
Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter Ellen
Sweet Tooth Ian McEwen Greg
Crow Planet Lyanda Lynn Haupt Judy
Mink River Brian Doyle Stan
Moonwalking with Einstein Joshua Foer Jim
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls Brenda
The Swerve Steven Greenblatt Travis

2013 Books

Title Author Presenter
A Hologram for the King Dave Eggers John
The Orphan Master’s Son Adam Johnson Ellen
The Island at the Center of the World Russell Shorto Howard
1861: The Civil War Awakening Adam Goodheart Phil
The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Greg
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich Judy
Deadwood Pete Dexter Travis
The Patrick Melrose Novels Edward St. Aubyn John
Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California Frances Dinkelspiel

The Devil’s Highway

Luis Alberto Urrea Phil
1916 Morgan Llywellyn Howard
The Green Man Kingsley Amis Greg

2012 Books

Title Author Presenter
Sometimes a Great Notion Ken Kesey Ellen
Mother Night Kurt Vonnegut Judy
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Antonette
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Jack Weatherford Robert
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Erik Larsen Brenda
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz Travis
God Is Not Great – How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens John
Chronicles, Volume I Bob Dylan Howard
Beneath the Lion’s Gaze Maaza Mengiste Phil
Brick Lane Monica Ali Ellen
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel Greg
Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence Judy

2011 Books

Title Author Presenter
Divisadero Michael Ondaatje Antonette
City of Veils Zoe Ferraris Brenda
The Post-Office Girl Stefan Zweig John
Anthill E.O. Wilson Phil
A Conspiracy of Paper David Liss Howard
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–And Themselves Andrew Ross Sorkin Ellen
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care T.R. Reid Greg
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton Judy
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle Chris Hedges Antonette
Everything Flows Vasily Grossman John
Strength in What Remains Tracy Kidder Phil
Out Stealing Horses Per Petersen Howard
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