Library Book Group

The Boston Children’s Hospital Library book group meets monthly on a Thursday at 7:30 a.m. All Boston Children’s employees are welcome to attend! If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

These are the books we’ve read. Most are available for loan from the library.

January 2018 – Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky
November 2017 – The Power by Naomi Alderman
October 2017 – The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
September 2017 – Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff
August 2017 – The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid by Will Bardenwerper
July 2017 – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
June 2017 – Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
May 2017 – We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
April 2017 – Bullies: A Friendship by Alex Abramovich
March 2017 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
February 2017 – White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
January 2017 – Oxygen: A Novel by Carol Cassella
December 2016 – Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
November 2016 – The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
October 2016 – Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard & A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard
September 2016 – We Are Water: A Novel by Wally Lamb
August 2016 – The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet & Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
July 2016 – Miller’s Valley: A Novel by Anna Quindlen & The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
June 2016 – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
May 2016 – American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld & Everything I Never Told You: A Novel by Celeste Ng
April 2016 – The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
March 2016 – The Orchardist: A Novel by Amanda Coplin
February 2016 – Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R. by Sampson Davis
January 2016 – The Children Act by Ian McEwan
December 2015 – Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach & The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean
November 2015 – The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
October 2015 – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
September 2015 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
August 2015 – The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
July 2015 – Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok & Everything I Never Told You: A Novel by Celeste Ng
June 2015 – The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
May 2015 – Fever: A Novel of Typhoid Mary by Mary Beth Keane
April 2015 – The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
March 2015 – The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd
February 2015 – Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
January 2015 – The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark & Reconstruction: First a Body, Then a Life by Ara Lucia Ashburne
December 2014 – The Dinner: A Novel by Herman Koch
November 2014 – Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician by Sandeep Jauhar
October 2014 – The Daughters of Mars: A Novel by Thomas Keneally
September 2014 – My Foreign Cities: A Memoir by Elizabeth Scarboro
August 2014 – Americanah: A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
July 2014 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
June 2014 – Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
May 2014 – Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
April 2014 – The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
March 2014 – A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir Ghaemi
February 2014 – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
January 2014 – The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
December 2013 – Crash: A Mother, a Son, and the Journey from Grief to Gratitude by Carolyn Roy-Bornstein
November 2013 – Lives of Girls and Women: A Novel by Alice Munro
October 2013 – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
September 2013 – Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
August 2013 – Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
July 2013 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
June 2013 – Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
May 2013 – Waiting: A Novel by Ha Jin
April 2013 – Canada by Richard Ford and Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World by Doc Hendley
February 2013 – Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
January 2013 – The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund DeWaal
December 2012 – My Antonia by Willa Cather
November 2012 – Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
October 2012 – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
September 2012 – Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
August 2012 – The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
July 2012 – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
June 2012 – Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir by Mark Vonnegut
May 2012 – Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely
April 2012 – My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
March 2012 – Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
February 2012 – The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
January 2012 – Still Alice: A Novel by Lisa Genova
December 2011 – 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
November 2011 – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore & How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
October 2011 – Intuition by Allegra Goodman
September 2011 – Zeitoun by David Eggers
August 2011 – Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
July 2011 – Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients by Danielle Ofri
June 2011 – Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
May 2011 – Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
April 2011 – Mount Misery and The House of God by Samuel Shem
March 2011 – The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
February 2011 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
January 2011 – Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
December 2010 – The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
November 2010 – Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen
October 2010 – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
September 2010 – Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr
July 2010 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
June 2010 – Down at the Docks by Rory Nugent
May 2010 – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
April 2010 – Oxygen: A Novel by Carol Cassella
March 2010 – The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
February 2010 – The Help: A Novel by Kathryn Stockett
January 2010 – Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
December 2009 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
November 2009 – Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross
October 2009 – What is the What by Dave Eggers
September 2009 – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout and A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
July 2009 – Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali by Kris Halloway
June 2009 – People of the Book: A Novel by Garaldine Brooks
May 2009 – The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
April 2009 – Disgrace: A Novel by J.M. Coetzee
March 2009 – Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
February 2009 – The Known World by Edward P. Jones
January 2009 – The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez
November 2008 – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
September 2008 – Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
August 2008 – The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
July 2008 – Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
June 2008 – The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
May 2008 – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
April 2008 – The Constant Gardener: A Novel by John le Carre
March 2008 – Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
February 2008 – The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
January 2008 – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Husseini
December 2007 – About Alice and Travels With Alice by Calvin Trillin
October 2007 – Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
September 2007 – Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
August 2007 – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See
June 2007 – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel by Kim Edwards
May 2007 – American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana
April 2007 – 72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell
March 2007 – Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
February 2007 – March by Geraldine Brooks
January 2007 – Daughter of Persia: A Woman’s Journey from Her Father’s Harem Through the Islamic Revolution by Sattareh Farman Farmaian
November 2006 – A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
October 2006 – Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Anne Patchett
September 2006 – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
July 2006 – A Border Passage: From Cairo to America–A Woman’s Journey by Leila Ahmed
June 2006 – The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
May 2006 – Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
April 2006 – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
March 2006 – Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig
February 2006 – The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
January 2006 – A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
November 2005 – Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life by Sissela Bok
October 2005 – Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
September 2005 – Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitude by Amy Bloom
August 2005 – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
July 2005 – The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing by Lori Alvord
June 2005 – Saturday by Ian McEwan
May 2005 – Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
April 2005 – The Cider House Rules: A Novel by John Irving
March 2005 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel by Mark Haddon
February 2005 – Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

Fishbowl Grand Rounds

These Fishbowl Grand Rounds take place in conjunction with our Children’s Hospital Reads Together Program.
2012 – Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely
2011 – Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
2010 – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
2009 – The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
2007/2008 – 72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell
2006 – Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
2005 – The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
2004 – The Fall of Rome by Martha Southgate


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