Everything we’ve ever read!

Every once in a while, someone asks for a list of ALL GBC books and it sends me back in time to dig up the most recent list I made and add to it all the books since. So here is a complete GBC list for anyone interested! Beware – not all books are equal. In the early days of the GBC the way we chose our books wasn’t as considered as it is now. I’ve bolded any of the titles that really struck a home run with our groups!

Change of Heart Jodi Picoult
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortensen
Purple Hibiscus Ghimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Glass Castle Jeanette Walls
Marley & Me John Grogan
Open House Elizabeth Berg
The Gift Cecelia Ahearn
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
Double Blind Chris Bohjalian
Sarabande Marcus Fedder
Twilight Stephanie Myers
Passion Louise Bagshawe
The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer
White Tiger Aravind Adiga
Call in the Midwife Jennifer Worth
Half Broke Horses Jeanette Walls
Still Alice Lisa Genova
We Need to talk about Kevin Lionel Shaffer
The Various Flavours of Coffee Anthony Capella
Stones into Schools Greg Mortensen
The Help Kathryn Stockett
The Other Hand Chris Cleaves
Single in the City Michele Gorman
The Legacy Katherine Webb
The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
One Day David Nicholls
The Postmistress Sarah Blake
Started Early, Took My Dog Kate Atkinson
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Aimee Bender
The Slap Christos Tsiolkas
The History of Love Nicole Krauss
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
I Don’t Know How She Does It Allison Pearson
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
A place called here Cecelia Ahern
Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay
Sister Rosamund Lupton
Valeria’s Last Stand Marc Fitten
The Lucky One Nicholas Sparks
Same Kind of Different as Me Ron Hall & Denver MooreÂ
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
The Spare Room Helen Garner
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
The Life of Pi Yann Martel
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor
The Book Thief Markus Zuska
Ada’s Rules Paula McLain
Wool Hugh Howey
The End of your Life Book Club Will Schwalbe
Before I Go to Sleep SJ Watson
The Universe Versus Alex Woods Gavin Extence
The Shoemaker’s Wife Adriana Trigiani
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Ayana Mathis
Wild Cheryl Strayed
The Universe Versus Alex Woods. Gavin Extence
Necessary Lies Diane Chamberlain
Reconstructing Amelia Kimberly McCreight
The Fault in our Stars John Green
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo.
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Jonas Jonasson
The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty
A House in the Sky Amanda Lindhout
 The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert
We Were Liars E.Lockhart
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North
Whistling Past the Graveyard  Susan Crandall
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
The Shock of the Fall Nathan Filer
The Girl with All The Gifts M.C Carey.
The Red Notebook Antoine Laurain.
The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing  Mira Jacob
The Paying Guest Sarah Waters
All The Light We Cannot See Anthony Doer
The Grownup Gillian Flynn
Station 11 Emily St John Mandel
The Good Girl Mary Kubica
The Life We Bury Allen Eskens
The Secret Life Of Anna Blanc Jennifer Kincheloe
What Alice Forgot Liane Moriarty
Behind Closed Doors B A Paris
The Nightingale Kristin Hannah
When I’m Gone Emily Bleeker
Only Daughter Anna Snoekstra
The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell Nadia Hashimi
Swear On This Life Renee Carlino
Broken Angels Gemma Liviero
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
The Unseen World Liz Moore
It Ends With Us Colleen Hoover
One True Loves Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Alice Network Kate Quinn
The Nix Nathan Hill
The Things We Wish Were True Marybeth Whalen
I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll
Dark Matter Blake Crouch
Lily and the Octopus Steven Rowley
Pachinko Min Jin Lee
The Dry Jane Harper
This Is How It Always Is Laurie Frankel
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick
Tin Man Sarah Winman
Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Balli Kaur Jaswal
On A Cold Dark Sea Elizabeth Blackwell
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid




  1. Erin says:

    I am adding the books that were read before my local chapter began to my goodreads list. I can’t find the book Ada’s Rules by Paula McLain. I found a book by that name by Alice Randall. Is that the correct book or is it another book by Paula McLain?

  2. Laura kitchen says:

    Thanks Erin! There is a lot of work put into this. It also gives me reference to books I want to put on my reading list. I joined the 50 book club. 50 books in one year. Yikes. Thanks for you continued work you put into this group. Laura from the orillia chapter

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