Buffalo News Book Club Titles


January: Heft by Liz Moore

February: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller

March: The Fiddler on Pantico Run by Joe Mozingo


January: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

February: Wolf: The Lives of Jack London by James L. Haley

March: The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

April: The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball

May: The Submission by Amy Waldman

June: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and the world of Literary Obsession by Hoover Bartlett.

July: The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman

August: The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

September: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

October: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

November: The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

December: (classics month) A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor


January: Annie’s Ghosts: Journey Into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg

February: Open: an autobiography by Andre Agassi

March: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

April: Aesop’s Mirror: A Love Story by Maryalice Huggins

May: The Bolter by Frances Osborne

June: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

July: Faithful Place by Tana French

August: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

September: The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure

October: Manhunt: The 12-day chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

November: 52 Loaves: One man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander

December: (classics month) The Dead by James Joyce


January: The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

February: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

March: Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

April: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

May: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

June: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

July: Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe by Jenny Hollowell

August: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

September: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

October: Dangerously Funny by David Bianculli

November: My Judy Garland Life by Susie Boyt

December: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


January: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

February: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

March: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

April: American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White and the Birth of the ‘It’ Girl by Paula Uruburu

May: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

June: Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm by Mildred Kalish

July: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

August: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

September: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

October: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

November: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan

December: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


January: Runaway by Alice Munro

February: The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman

March: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

April: Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

May: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

June: City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

July: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

August: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

September: Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

October: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

November: The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

December: Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelus.


January: Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner

February: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

March: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

April: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

May: The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

June: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

July: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

August: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

September: The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud

October: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

November: The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin

December: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


January: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

February: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

March: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

April: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

May: Cider House Rules by John Irving

June: The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer

July: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krause Rosenthal

August: The Constant Gardener by John le Carre

September: Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond By Essie Mae Washington-Williams

October: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

November: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

December: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


January: On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

February: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro

March: We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

April: My Invented Country by Isabel Allende

May: The Columnist by Jeffrey Frank

June: The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

July: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

August: The Story of My Father by Sue Miller

September: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

October: The First Desire by Nancy Reisman

November: The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates

December: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling


January: Roscoe by William Kennedy

February: I’ll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates

March: My Losing Season by Pat Conroy

April: Fat Land by Greg Critser

May: Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott

June: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

July: The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman

August: The Wife: a Novel by Meg Wolitzer

September: The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman

October: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

November: Empire Falls by Richard Russo

December: The Last Fine Time by Verlyn Klinkenborg


October: Straight Man by Richard Russo

November: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

December: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes