2012 & Beyond

This page shows Bootleg’s yearly titles by month starting in 2012.
The most current year is on top.

Here are our 2018 reads (winners posted next time):

Jan:  Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
Feb: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet, Jamie Ford
Mar: Juniper: The Girl Who was Born Too Soon, Kelley Benham French and Thomas French
April: Chemistry by Weike Wang
May: Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
June: Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
July: Jewelweed, David Rhodes
Aug: The Quiet American, Graham Greene
Sept: Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
Oct:  Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo
Nov: The Nightingale, Kristen Hannah

And the winners for 2017 best reads by bootleggers is…(drumroll)

  • The Elephant Company (8 votes!) review

  • Hillbilly Elegy (6 votes!) review

  • Big Little Lies (5 votes) review

 And the El Stinko award goes to: The God of Small Things review


*Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke

*Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

*The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings

*Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

*Circle the Sun by Paula McLain

*Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

*The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

*The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

*Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

*Young Men & Fire by Norman MacLean

*The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss


Jan – The Children Act
Feb – Abide With Me
March – Eleanor & Park
April – Fortune Smiles, Johnson
May – NA
June – That Old Cape Magic, Russo*
July – A Bear, Backpack & 8 Cases of Vodka*
August – Ten Days in the Hills
Sept – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Oct – The Dinner*
Nov – Ordinary Grace

JanAt Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
Feb – The Boys in the Boat by DJ Brown
Mar – The Colour by Rose Tremain
Apr – Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund deWaal
May – Back When We Were Grown Ups by Anne Tyler
Jun – In the Heart of the Sea: …the Whaleship Essex
Jul – The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
Aug – The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig
Sep – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Oct – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Nov – The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

January – The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
February – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
March – Sea of Poppies
April – Buddhaland Brooklyn
May – A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
June – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
July – River of Doubt  by
August – Unchangeable Spots of a Leopard
September – Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard
October – The Dovekeepers
November – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

January – Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by M. Semple
February – Memoirs of a Jamaican Child by Beverly East (guest speaker)
March – Death Comes to Pemberly by PD James
April – The 19th Wife
May – Crescent by Diana Abujabir
June – no notes?  Katie absent…
July – July 2013 issue of Runner’s World (Boston Marathon bombing)
August – Year of Wonder
September – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
October – The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
November – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

January – Out Stealing Horses by Per Peterson
February – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
March – Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
April – Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
May -Swamplandia! by
June – Warm Springs: by Susan Shreve (guest author!)
July – Bonfire of the Vanities by T. Wolfe
August – The Peach Keeper by S. Addison
September – In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
October – Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
November – State of Wonder


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