Bootleg Books 1988-2011

Note: Books after 2011 each have their own blog post.
There’s also a 2012 & Beyond page that lists the selections by month & year.
The lists below are from 1988-2011.

Book & Topic Lists:
Metamorphosis Bookclub (1988- 1990)
Bootleg Bookclub (1990 – 2011)
All Creatures Great and Small – James Herriot
White House Mess – Christopher Buckley
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
Gone to Soliders – Marge Piercy
The Road Less Traveled – M. Scott Peck
The Hunt for Red October – Tom Clancy
20thCentury Authors
Off for the Sweet Hereafter – T. R. Pearson
Bonfires of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
Light Years – Thomas Salter
The Hound of the Baskervilles – A. C. Doyle
Various Travis McGee Novels – J. McDonald
The Man with a Load of Mischief – M. Grimes
Women’s Biographies
Simone de Beauvoir
Eleanor and Franklin
Roosevelt – Joseph P. Lash
Zelda Fitzgerald – Nancy Milford
South American Writers
The Death of Artimo Cruz – Carlos Fuentes
Aunt Julia & the Script Writer – Mario Vargas Llosa
Various Titles – by Gabreil Garcia Marquez
Southern American Writers:
Unvanquished – Faulkner
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Family Linen – Lee Smith
Green Apples – Eudora Welty
Children’s Books
Oliver Twist – Dickens
Jungle Book – Kipling
Anne Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
19th Century English Authors
Turn of the Screw – Henry James
Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
Dracula – Bram Stoker
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Hot Rock – Donald Westlake
Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy O’Toole
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Adams
American Plays
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
Heidi Chronicles – W. Wasserstein
The Little Foxes – Hellman
Fool for Love – Sam Shephard
1991 Best Sellers
Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice
Anything for Billy – Larry McMurtry
World War
Washington Goes to War – Brinkley
Times Arrow –  Martin Amiss
Slaughter House Five – Kurt Vonnaght
Small Towns:
Fried Green Tomatoes – Fannie Flagg
Oral History – Lee Smith
Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Fall of the House of Usher (ss) Edgar Allen Poe
A Rose for Emily (ss)
The Ashe Tree (ss)
Ghost Story – Peter Straub
John Steinbeck
Grapes of Wrath
Tortilla Flats
Books Made in to Movies 1993
The Last of the Mohicans, J.F. Cooper
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
A River Runs Through It  (10/93)
Adolescence 1993
The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole  (1/94)
A Separate Piece  (11/93)
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man – F. Flagg  (12/93)
Cider House Rules – John Irving  (2/94)
Love Stories 1994
Bridges of Madison County – James Waller (3/94)
Unbearable Lightness of Being (4/94)
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte  (5/94)
Mysteries 1994
Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie (6/94)
The Dirty Duck – Martha Grimes (7/94)
Coyote Waits – Tony Hillerman (8/94)
Vampire Books 1994
Dracula – Bram Stoker (9/94)
Salem’s Lot – Stephen King (10/94)
Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice  (11/94)
Children’s Books 1995
Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1/95)
Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne  (2/95)
Little Women – L.M. Alcott  (3/95)
Kidnapped – R.L. Stevenson (4/95)
Biographies 1995:
Music, Mozart, Beethoven, Jim Morrison, Shubert 5/95
Science, Darwin, Rachel Carson, Bill Gates, 6/95
Royalty, Anastasia, Princess Grace, Lady Di,  7/95
Biographies – Various Titles –  (8/95)
Trinity – Leon Uris (Sept/Oct, 95)
???  11/95
Walkabout (1/96)
Garden Books
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  (2/96)
Secret Garden (3/96)
Garden of Eden – Hemmingway  (4/96)
Medical Ficton/Non Fiction 1996
First Do No Harm – L. Belkin   (8/96)
The Year of the Intern – R. Cook  (9/96)
The House of God – S. Schem  (10/96)
Beanfields by Barbara Kingsolver (11/96)
January            Snow Falling on the Cedars
February          Having Our Say – Delany Sisters
March              Deep End of the Ocean/Mitchard
April                The Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card
May                 Like Water for Chocolate
June/July         Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
August                        The Last Family
September       The Eight – Katherine Neville
October           Crossing to Safety
November       Songs in Ordinary Time
January            Biodegratable Soap – Amy Ephron
February          Riding the Dolphin
March              Ship Fever short stories, A. Barlett
April                The Ladies of Missolongh, McCullough
May                 Family Pictures – Sue Miller
June                 Into Thin Air – Jon Krauker
July                  Street Lawyer – John Grisham
August                        Perfect Storm, S. Junger
September       Faithful Travelers – J. Dodson
October           The Color of Water – J. McBride
November       Island Justice – E. Winthrop
January            Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
February          The Death of Ivan Ilyich, L. Tolstoy
March              Out of Eden, Kate Leher
April                A Widow for One Year, Irving
May                 Talk Before Sleep, E. Berg
June                 Wonder Worker, S. Howatch
July                  Endurance, A. Lansing
August                        Cupid & Diana, C. Bartalemeo
Sept.                Memories of a Geisha,   Golden
Oct.                 Princess: Untold Story of Life Behind the Veil
Nov                 ??
January            Power & the Glory, G. Green
February          All True Adventures of Liddy Newton, J. Smiley
March              Cider House Rules, J. Irving
April                The Water is Wide, P. Conroy
May                 The Intitutionist, C. Whitehead
June                 Girls Guide to Hunting & Fishing, ?
July                  The Sky Unwashed, ??
August                        The Red Tent, A. Diament
September       Car Pooling, Cahill
October           The Breakers, M. Walters
November       Growing Up, R. Baker
December        The Christmas Box, Evans
January            Stealing Heaven, Marion Meade
February          O’Pioneers, Willa Cather
March              Stones from the River,
April                Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
May                 The Bone Setter’s Daughter, Tan
June                 Back Roads, Tawni O’Dell
July                  This Side of Paradise, FS Fitzgerald
August                        The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
September       The Girl with the Pearl Earring
October           The Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Vreeland
        The Giant’s House
February          The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio,
March              The Big Stone Gap,
April                I Never Promised You a Rose Garden,
May                 Elvis in the Morning, Buckley
June                 Gabriel’s Gift,
July                  Left Behind, LaHaye/Jenkins
August                        The Things that they Carried
September       Bell Canto
October           House of Sand and Fog,
January            Bob Kerry Biography
February          Five Quarters of the Orange, Harris
March              The Eyre Affaire, Fforde
April                Corrections, Franzen
May                 Empire Falls, Russo
June                 Picture of Dorian Gray
July                  First Ladies Detective Agency
Sept.                Secret Life of Bees
Oct.                 Robber Bride, M. Atwood
Nov.                DiVinci Code, D. Brown
February          The Life of Pi, Yann Martel
March              Because it is Bitter and Because it is My Heart, J Oates
April                The Bookseller of Kabul
May                 The Piano Tuner
June                 Come Closer, Gran
August                        Education of Little Tree, F. Carter
September       Wicked, G. Maguire
October           Reading Lolita in Tehran
November       Charms for the Easy Life, Gibbons
Jan       The Warden, A. Trollope
Feb      True Notebooks, Salzman
March  The Human Stain, Roth
April    The Birth of Venus
July      The Sea, The Sea, Murdoch
Aug     Dante Club
Sept.    Devil in the White City, Larsen
Oct.     My Sister’s Keeper, Picolt
Nov.    Motherless Brooklyn
Jan       The Dogs of Babel
Feb      Samurai’s Garden, Tsukiyama
Mar      Blackwater Lightship
April    My Losing Season, Conroy
May     Living to Tell the Tale, Garcia
June     The Mammouth Cheese
July      Hero’s Walk,Anita Ran Badimi
Aug     The Invisible Heart – R. Robert
Sept     Bringing Down the House
Oct      The Messenger, Silva
Nov     Curious Incident of the D in the N
Jan       The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, Packer
Feb      The Art of Mending – E. Berg
March  What Remains, Radziwell
April    Three Junes – J. Glass
May     Shadow of the Wind, CR Zafron
June     Atonement, McEwan
July      Saving the World, J Alvarez
Aug     Postcards, Annie Proulx
Sept     Up the Down Staircase, Kaufman
Oct      Russian Debutante’s Handbook
Nov     Those Who Save Us
Jan       History of Love, Nicole Krauss
Feb      Kite Runner
Mar      Water for Elephants, S. Gruen
April    Law of Love, Laura Esquviel
May     The Interpreter of Maladies, Lahiri.
June     Jim the Boy
July      Prodigal Summer, Kingsolver
Aug     Are you there Vodka, It’s Me, Chelsea
Sept     Glass Castle
Oct      Twilight, Meyers
Nov     Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Jan       The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Wroblewski
Mar      The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan
Apr      Bogies & Bandits, Robert Gant
May     Dirt Music
June     The Elegance of the Hedgehog
July      The Great Influenza
Aug     Live What You Love, Blanchard
Sept     Girl w/Dragon Tattoo, Larson
Oct      The 2 Mrs. Grenvilles, Dunne
Jan       The Help, Karen Stockett
Feb       The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
Apr      The Space Between, Thrity Umrigar
May     The Four Corners of the Sky
June     Mjr. Pettigrew’s Last Stand
July      The New Yorkers, Cathleen Schine
Aug     Lunatic Express, Carl Hoffman
Sept     The Speed of Dark, Elizabeth Moon
Oct      She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb
Nov     Remarkable Creatures, Tracy Chevalier
Jan       This is Where I Leave You, J Tropper
Feb      The Third Angel, Alice Hoffman
Mar      The Man in My Basement, Walter Mosley
Apr      The Tennis Partner, Abe Verghese
May      Little Bee, Chris Cleave

(ss) denotes short story selection which counts for one month/one selection


2 responses to “Bootleg Books 1988-2011

  1. Katie,
    I think the Feb 2010 book was mine…”The Thirteenth Tale”…

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