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BOOKS WE'VE DISCUSSED SO FAR - in no particular order
Not bad considering we don't meet in December (except to eat and drink)

  1. Perfume - Patrick Suskind
  2. Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson
  3. Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
  4. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  5. Vernon God Little* - DBC Pierre
  6. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  8. The Heartbreaker*** - Susan Howatch  
  9. Something Happened - Joseph Heller
  10. Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. Jennifer Government - Max Barry
  12. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  13. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - Jon McGregor
  14. A Fine Balance** - Rohinton Mistry
  15. All the Kings Men - Robert Penn Warren
  16. Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
  17. Travels with my Aunt - Graham Greene
  18. Rings of Saturn - W.G. Sebald
  19. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  20. Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
  21. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  22. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  23. Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
  24. We Need to Talk About Kevin* - Lionel Shriver
  25. The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
  26. London Fields - Martin Amis
  27. The Siege - Helen Dunmore
  28. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  29. Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland
  30. The Accidental - Ali Smith
  31. Saturday - Ian McEwan
  32. The Moviegoer - Walker Percy
  33. Kiss Kiss - Roald Dahl
  34. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
  35. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  36. Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
  37. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
  38. The Last Man - Mary Shelley
  39. The Brooklyn Follies - Paul Auster
  40. The Shooting Party - Anton Chekhov
  41. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan's
  42. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale - Art Spiegelman
  43. Gemma Bovery - Posy Simmonds
  44. The Riders - Tim Winton
  45. The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney
  46. My Brilliant Career - Miles Franklin
  47. Pop. 1280 - Jim Thompson
  48. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  49. Digging to America - Anne Tyler
  50. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  51. The Sound of One Hand Clapping - Richard Flanagan
  52. The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
  53. The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
  54. The Book of Dave - Will Self
  55. Nine Stories - J.D.Salinger
  56. Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
  57. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  58. The Magus - John Fowles
  59. A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
  60. The End of the Affair - Graham Greene
  61. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
  62. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  63. Fair Play - Tove Jansson
  64. The Quiet American - Graham Greene
  65. The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester
  66. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  67. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
  68. Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
  69. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  70. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
  71. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  72. The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
  73. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  74. Me Cheeta: The Autobiography - James Lever
  75. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  76. How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
  77. Scottsboro - Ellen Feldman
  78. A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood
  79. My Name is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok
  80. Helmet of Horror - Victor Pelevin
  81. The Ghost - Robert Harris
  82. Cloud Street - Tim Winton
  83. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
  84. The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas  
  85. A Week in December - Sebastian Faulks
  86. Ordinary Thunderstorms - William Boyd
  87. Time's Arrow - Martin Amis
  88. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  89. Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
  90. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  91. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
  92. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  93. The Black Prince - Iris Murdoch
  94. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
  95. Metamorphoses - Ovid
  96. Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
  97. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
  98. Great House - Nicole Krauss
  99. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  100. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
  101. Rules of Civility - Amor Towles
  102. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
  103. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  104. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle - Dervla Murphy
  105. State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
  106. The Sportswriter - Richard Ford
  107. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
  108. The Magician - William Somerset Maugham
  109. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
  110. Charlotte Gray - Sebastian Faulks
  111. This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
  112. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence
  113. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
  114. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
  115. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
  116. Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
  117. Under the Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
  118. The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive - Brian Christian
  119. The Testament of Mary - Colm Tóibín
  120. Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises) - Ernest Hemingway
  121. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  122. Stoner - John Williams
  123. City of Bohane - Kevin Barry
  124. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
  125. The Spinning Heart - Donal Ryan
  126. A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle
  127. The Daylight Gate - Jeanette Winterson
  128. The Spectre of Alexander Wold - Gaito Gazdanov
  129. The Matriarch - G.B. Stern
  130. My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You - Louisa Young 
  131. Capital - John Lanchester
  132. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  133. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris
  134. The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
  135. Nice Work - David Lodge
  136. The Double - Jose Saramago
  137. The Hard Problem - Tom Stoppard
  138. The Tunnel - Ernesto Sabato
  139. My Salinger Year - Joanna Rakoff
  140. Black Water Rising - Attica Locke
  141. Satin Island - Tom McCarthy
  142. How to be Both - Ali Smith
  143. The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
  144. A Heart So White - Javier Marías
  145. Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro
  146. Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner
  147. Frog Music - Emma Donoghue
  148. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
  149. Chasing the Monsoon - Alexander Frater
  150. Nights at the Circus - Angela Carter
  151. Slade House - David Mitchell
  152. A Place Called Winter - Patrick Gale
  153. The Past - Tessa Hadley
  154. A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
  155. My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
  156. The Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain
  157. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller - Italo Calvino
  158. Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  159. The Finkler Question - Howard Jacobson
  160. A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes
  161. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal - Dorthe Nors
  162. Moonglow - Michael Chabon
  163. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
  164. Middlemarch - George Eliot
  165. Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood
  166. The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla (ed)
  167. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
  168. At Hawthorn Time - Melissa Harrison
  169. Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie
  170. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
  171. I am, I am, I am - Maggie O'Farrell
  172. Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
  173. Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
  174. Human Voices - Penelope Fitzgerald

*The two best discussions
**So far the only book to win unanimous approval
*** All time book group low point

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