MR Book Club Selections

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MobileRead has a Book Club and you are all invited. As of December 2017 this club has been named the "New Leaf Book Club". This page lists the past and present books that are being read and discussed. The links go to the discussion.

2018
January: Second Chance - Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

2017
January: Second Chance - Rivers of London (Alt title: Midnight Riot) by Ben Aaronovitch
February: Mystery - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
March: Patricia Clarke Memorial Library - Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson
April: Award Winners (fiction) - A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow
May: Science Fiction - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
June: Science - Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
July: Free-For-All - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
August: Thriller, Suspense & Crime - Your Turn, Mr. Moto (aka No Hero) by John P. Marquand
September: Classics - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
October: Humor - Bucky F&%@ing Dent by David Duchovny
November: History - The Great Siege: Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford
December: Fantasy - Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll

2016
January: Second Chance - The Golden Compass (UK title: Northern Lights) by Philip Pullman
February: Mystery - Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
March: Patricia Clarke Memorial Library - Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith
April: Award Winners (fiction) - Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
May: Science Fiction - The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein
June: Science - The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku
July: Free-For-All - Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse
August: Thriller, Suspense & Crime - The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
September: Classics - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
October: Humor - The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
November: History - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
December: Fantasy - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

2015
January: Second Chance - The Iron King by Maurice Druon
February: Romance - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
March: Travel/Adventure - West with the Night by Beryl Markham
April: Classics - Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
May: Mystery/Thriller - Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
June: Award Winners - American Gods by Neil Gaiman
July: Non-fiction - Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell
August: Science Fiction - Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
September: Banned/Challenged Books - Candide by Voltaire
October: Patricia Clark Memorial Library - Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stephenson
November: Foreign (originally non-English) - Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
December: Short Stories - The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler

2014
January: Second Chance - All Quite on the Western Front by Erich Maria Rema
February: Romance - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
March: Travel/Adventure - On the Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope
April: Classics - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
May: Mystery/Thriller - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
June: Award Winners - Hyperion by Dam Simmons
July: Non-fiction - Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
August: Science Fiction - The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
September: Banned/Challenged Books - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
October: Patricia Clark Memorial Library - The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
November: Foreign (originally non-English) - The Bat by Jo Nesbø
December: Short Stories - The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens

2013
January: Second Chance - Persuasion by Jane Austen
February: Romance - A Town Like Alice by Neville Shute
March: Travel/Adventure - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
April: Classics - A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
May: Mystery/Thriller - The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
June: Award Winners - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
July: Non-fiction - Fanny and Stella by Neil McKenna
August: Science Fiction - Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
September: Banned/Challenged Books - The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
October: Patricia Clark Memorial Library - Dr. Izard by Anna Katherine Green
November: Foreign (originally non-English) - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
December: Short Stories - Dubliners by James Joyce

2012
January: Runner Up - Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
February: Romance - Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
March: Thriller/Suspense - Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
April: Humour - The Princess Bride by William Goldman
May: Fantasy - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
June: Classic - Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
July: Mystery/Crime - Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
August: Free For All - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
September: Nonfiction - A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia Edwards
October: Horror - Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu
November: Science Fiction - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
December: Classic - Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

2011
January: 2nd Chance: Runners-up - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
February: Romance - A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
March: Nonfiction - The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
April: Humor - Hal Spacejock 01 by Simon Haynes
May: Classic - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
June: Thriller/Suspense - Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
July: Fantasy (trees/magic) - The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One by Patrick Rothfuss
August: Free For All - Slaughterhouse Five by Kurk Vonnegut
September: Mystery/Crime - The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik
October: Horror - The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
November: Science Fiction - A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
December: Classic - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2010
January: Science Fiction - The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
February: Romance - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
March: Nonfiction (tie) - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson and Stiff by Mary Roach
April: Humor - The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
May: Classic - The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
June: Thriller/Suspense - The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
July: Fantasy (trees/magic) - Sheepfarmer's Daugher by Elizabeth Moon
August: Free For All - The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
September: Mystery/Crime - Killing Floor by Lee Child
October: Horror - Risen by Jan Strnad
November: Science Fiction - Old Man's War by John Scalzi
December: Classic - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

2009
January: Science Fiction - The Time Traders by Andre Norton
February: MR Contemporary - Refuge by Richard Herley
March: Nonfiction - Professor and the Mad Man by Simon Winchester
April: MR Author - Neptune Crossing by Jeffrey A. Carver
May: Horror - Dracula by Bram Stoker
June: MR Classic - King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
July: Humor - Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
August: Contemporary - Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
September: Mystery - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
October: MR Author - Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer, Also: Verdant Skies by Steve Jordan
November: Classic - The Trial by Frans Kafka
December: 2nd Chance: Runners-up - Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers

2008
November: Fiction - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
December: MR Classic - Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

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