Parnassus Book Club Past Selections

The Parnassus Book Club meets at Parnassus Books on the third week of each month (except for December). Meetings are held Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, and on Thursday morning at 10am, which allows members to choose their most convenient time to discuss the monthly selection. Kathy generally selects contemporary fiction for the club to read, with occasionally a non-fiction work or memoir. Meetings include varying numbers of people of all ages and lively discussions. Click here for meeting information and updates from Kathy.

Previous Parnassus Book Club Selections

The 19th Wife - David Ebershoff

The All of It - Jeanette Haien

Faith - Jennifer Haigh

A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes

Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington

State of Wonder - Ann Patchett

Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

The Samurai’s Garden - Gail Tsukiyama

American Dervish - Ayad Akhtar

Caleb’s Crossing - Geraldine Brooks

The Paris Wife - Paula McLain

A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway

Old Filth - Jane Gardam

The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan

Heading Out to Wonderful - Robert Goolrick

Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter

The Chaperone - Laura Moriarity

City of Women - David Gillham

Defending Jacob - William Landay

Little Century - Anna Keesey

The Great Santini - Pat Conroy

The Round House - Louise Erdrich

Where’d You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

The Group - Mary McCarthy

Wash - Margaret Wrinkle

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

The Son - Philipp Meyer

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls - Anton DiSclafani

The Dinner - Herman Koch

Regeneration - Pat Barker

Ordinary Grace - William Kent Krueger

Quiet Dell - Jayne Anne Phillips

And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

Flora - Gail Godwin

Shotgun Lovesongs - Nickolas Butler

Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys

Prayers for the Stolen - Jennifer Clements

Euphoria - Lily King

Under Magnolia - Frances Mayes

Neverhome - Laird Hunt

Land of Love and Drowning - Tiphanie Yanique

The Kept - James Scott

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

The Danish Girl - David Ebershoff

Vanessa and Her Sister - Priya Parmar

The Marauders - Tom Cooper

The Color of Water - James McBride

West of Sunset - Stewart O'Nan

The Strangler Vine - M.J. Carter

Small Moments - Mary M. Barrow

Our Souls at Night - Kent Haruf

Circling the Sun - Paula McLain

The Burgess Boys - Elizabeth Strout

Commonwealth - Ann Patchett

Previous Parnassus Classics Club Selections

The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler

The Professor's House - Willa Cather

The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Stoner - John Williams

The Good Soldier - Ford Maddox Ford

Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie