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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman 

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Miss Jane by Brad Watson

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante

Hours Count by Jillian Cantor

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Life Drawing by Robin Black

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Let Him Go by Larry Watson

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni

Fever: A Novel of Typhoid Mary by Mary Beth Keane

The Cartographer of No Man's Land by P S Duffy

The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

After Life by Rhian Ellis

Schroder by Amity Gaige

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

Dear Life by Alice Munro

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Annie's Ghost by Steve Luxenberg

Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Lower River by Paul Theroux

Better than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers 

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Pronto by Elmore Leonard

Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

The Call by Yanick Murphy

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

The Weight of Heaven by Thirty Umrigar

Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge

Masterpiece by Elsie Broach (Battle of the Books title)

The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser

In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent

Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace

The Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa 

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski

Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

Letters from Yellowstone by Diane Smith

The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan 

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti

The Unwanted by Kien Nguyen

Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen (Great Michigan Read)

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (One Book One Community; on the same page)

The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman (Summer Discussion)

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Kindred by Octavia E Butler

Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror by Jeffrey Goldberg

The Light of Evening by Edna O'Brien

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean

Echo House by Ward Just

The Bridegroom by Ha Jin

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Canterbury Papers by Judith Koll Healey

The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg

The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

The Nick Adams Stories  by Ernest Hemingway - Great Michigan Read

Triangle by Katharine Weber 

The Lady and the Unicorn  by Tracy Chevalier

The Widower by Liesel Litzenburger

Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

March by E L. Doctorow and
March by Geraldine Brooks

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre 

Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill 

Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness by Joel Ben Izzy - one book one community, on the same page

Women of the Silk  by Gail Tsukiyama

Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Coroner's Lunch by Collin Cotterill

Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

Fire Point by John Smolens

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Before You Know Kindness by Christopher Bohjalian

Lost by Gregory Maguire

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

But Come Ye Back by Beth Lordan

News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Book of Salt by Monique Truong

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson

The Sleeping Father by Matthew Sharpe

Continental Drift by Russell Banks

Pears on a Willow Tree by Leslie Pietrzyk

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto

The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr

Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

The Yokota Officers Club by Sarah Bird 

Celebrate 25 years of the Battle of the Books!

Bridge to Terabithia  by Katherine Paterson 

The Phantom Tollbooth  by Norton Juster

The Birchbark House  by Louise Erdrich

Atonement by Ian McEwan

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Three Junes by Julia Glass 

The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons 

Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast and Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast Pillow Book  by Bill Richardson

The Clothes They Stood Up In and The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett 

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks 

About the Author by John Colapinto 

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand 

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

Winter Range by Clair Davis

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres 

Gabriel's Story by David Anthony Durham

More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon

Spanish Lover by Joanna Trollope 

The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison 

Lucky Man, Lucky Woman by Jack Driscoll

October Sky by Homer Hickam

In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden by Kathleen Cambor

The Long Rain by Peter Gadol

The Lost Legends of New Jersey by Frederick Reiken