The Book List of the Jolly Beggar Book Club:


George Eliot, Silas Marner
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
Ellis Peters, Brother Cadfael’s Penance


Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
Olive Ann Burns, Cold Sassy Tree
Gary Friesen, Decision Making & the Will of God
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Richard Adams, Watership Down
Chaim Potok, The Chosen
Charles Williams, War in Heaven
John Fischer, St. Ben
Walter Wangerin, Jr., Book of the Dun Cow
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
William Saroyan, The Human Comedy
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Robert Bolt, “A Man for All Seasons,”
S. Pederson, “Testament: The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers
William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”
Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
E. Abbot, Flatland
Sigrid Undset, The Bridal Wreath

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Frank Herbert, Dune
Louis Auchincloss, The Rector of Justin
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
Arthur Miller , “The Death of a Salesman”
Oscar Wilde, “The Importance of Being Earnest”
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
Daphne duMaurier, Rebecca
James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain
Dorothy Sayers, The Nine Tailors
Evan S. Connell, Son of the Morning Star

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Langdon Gilkey, Shantung Compound
Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers
Robert Heinlein, The Cat Who Walked through Walls
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
William Golding, The Spire
Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows
Arthur Miller, “The Crucible”
Elie Wiesel, Night

Bill Bryson, Notes From a Small Island
James Hilton, Lost Horizon
Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase
Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie
Bret Lott, Jewel
Elspeth Huxley, The Flame Trees of Thika
Edward Morgan Forster, Howard’s End
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
William Shakespeare, “Much Ado About Nothing”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, No One Writes to the Colonel

C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength
Forrest Carter, The Education of Little Tree
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Rilla Askew, The Mercy Seat
Jeff Shaara, Gods and Generals
Tony Hillerman, The First Eagle
T.H. White, The Once and Future King
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
John Gardner, Grendel
Isak Dinesen, “Babette’s Feast”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch
Voltaire, Candide
Miguel Cervantes, Don Quixote
Flannery O’Connor, “Good Man is Hard to Find”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry
Edmond Rostand, “Cyrano de Bergerac”
Graham Greene, Brighton Rock
Flann O’Brien, At Swim-two-birds
Robertson Davies, The Manticore

EmperorofoceanparkEmily Bronte, Jane Eyre
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair
Chaim Potok, I Am the Clay
C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 100 Years of Solitude
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Sophocles, “Antigone”
Stephen Carter The Emperor of Ocean Park
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog
Charles Williams, All Hallows Eve
Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

JayberCrowWilliam Faulkner, The Unvanquished
Selected Poetry I
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
Al Brooke, The Stonecutter’s Son (unfinished)
Kaye Gibbons, Ellen Foster
Brian Friel, Translations
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
Henry Roth, Call It Sleep
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders
Anne Tyler, Saint Maybe
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

how-the-irish-saved-civilization-1Sheila O’ Connor, Where No Gods Came
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Dorothy Sayers, The Man Born to Be King
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink
Thomas Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization
Alexander McCall Smith, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Remy Rougeau, All We Know of Heaven
Frederick Buechner, Speak What We Feel
Miles Harvey, The Island of Lost Maps
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

empire fallsRichard Russo, Empire Falls
Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot
Tim Farrington, The Monk Downstairs
Dan Brown, The DaVinci Code
Tsaa Hsueh Chin, Dream of the Red Chamber
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Homer, The Odyssey
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

henry-v-9781982109417_hrGaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday
Primo Levi, The Periodic Table
P.D. James, Children of Men
Alan Jacobs, A Visit to Vanity Fair
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass
William Shakespeare, “Henry V”

Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City
Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Three Cups of Tea
Bram Stoker, Dracula
C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
Aeschylus, “The Orestia”
William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”
Frederick Buechner, The Storm
Herman Wouk, The Winds of War
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
straight manCharles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, The Mutiny on the Bounty
Bret Lott, A Song I Knew by Heart
P.G. Wodehouse, Damsel in Distress

Gordon Thomas and Morgan-Witt, The Day the Bubble Burst
Flannery O’Connor, The Violent Bear It Away
Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
Mark Skousen, The Big Three in Economics
Margaret Craven, I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Connie Willis, Doomsday Book
Leo Marks, Between Silk and Cyanide
Richard Russo, Straight Man
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

pattern recognitionWilliam Gibson, Pattern Recognition
Bill Buford, Heat
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Douglas Edwards, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Edith Wharton, Summer
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Mark Dunn, Ella Minnow Pea
Nancy Powell, Bloody Sunset in St. Augustine
Philip P. Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed

William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”
Marilynne Robinson, Home
Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
Judith Guest, Ordinary People
William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
Richard Marsh, The Beetle
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier
Willa Cather, My Antonia
Dorothy Sayers, “The Man Born to Be King”

W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage
George Dawson, Life is So Good
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey
Tome Stoppard, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Dante, The Divine Comedy: The Inferno
Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker

John Carlin, Playing the Enemy
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Sally Jenkins, The Real All-Americans
Joseph Marshall, The Long Knives Are Crying
Tracy Kidder, Mountain Beyond Mountains
Charles Bracelet Flood, Lee: The Last Years
James Joyce, Dubliners
Larry Niven, Ringworld
Qais Akbar Omar, Fort of Nine Towers

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, White Bread
Carolyn Weber, Surprised by Oxford
Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves
Selected Poetry II
Robertson Davies Tempest Tost
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
Selected Stories, Ivan Turgenev
William Shakespeare, “Richard III”
Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française

Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken
Herman Wouk, The Hope
Selected Poetry III
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
Evelyn Waugh, Sword of Honor
Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat
Tom Wolfe, Bonfire of the Vanities
Steven Mansfield, The Search for God and Guinness
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Dashiel Hammet, The Maltese Falcon

Eric Larson, Dead Wake
Octavia Butler, Kindred
Selected Poetry IV
Virgil, The Aeneid
John McPhee, The Survival of the Bark Canoe
Shusako Endo, Silence
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Lydia Davis, Collected Stories

Kristen Hannah, The Nightingale
Chris Cleve, Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem
William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Tim Crothers, The Queen of Katwe
Tracy Kidder, Strength in What Remains
Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood

26542105Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
Matthew J. Hefti, A Hard and Heavy Thing
Russ Rymer, American Beach
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
David MCullough, John Adams
Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Eugene Vodolazkin, Laurus
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
Peter Heller, The Dog Stars
Geoffrey Perret, Grant

Hillary Jordan, Mudbound
Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
Mark Woods, Lassoing the Sun
Jane Austen, Persuasion
John McPhee, Looking for a Ship
Jon Meacham, American Lion
Wendell Berry, The Memory of Old Jack
Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhik, Notorious RBG
Augustine, Confessions

Sakaya Murata, Convenience Store Woman
Nicolson Baker, The Mezzanine
Harriet Ann Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, written by Herself
Richard Ratay, Don’t Make Me Pull Over
Denise Kiernan, The Girls of Atomic City
John Williams, Stoner
Susan Orlean, The Library Book
forthcoming Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow