Coffeehouse Fiction Previous Selections


2018-2019 Titles

What She Left Behind, by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty

2017-2018 Titles

A Murder in Time, by Julie McElwain

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth E. Wein

Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt

Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

Irreplaceable, by Stephen Lovely

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom

2016-2017 Titles

A Sugar Creek Chronicle, by Cornelia Mutel (yes, it's non-fiction)

The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, by Allan Wolf

Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie

The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf

Summerlong, by Dean Bakopoulos

Bottomland, by Michelle Hoover

The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman

2015-2016 Titles

Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar

Lila, by Marilynne Robinson (All Iowa Reads 2016 selection)

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (2016 Linn Aread Reads selection)

The Martian, by Andy Weir

Radiance of Tomorrow, by Ishmael Beah

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Trail of Broken Wings, by Sejal Badani

The Telling, by Jo Baker

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

2014-2015 Titles

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (All Iowa Reads title for 2015)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (Linn Area Reads title for 2015)

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Returned by Jason Mott

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared  by Jonas Jonasson

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

The Education of Nancy Adams by Larry Baker

A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

2013-2014 Titles

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman

Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. It will be useful (but not essential) to have read The Glass Castle, also by Jeanette Walls, first.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

City of Women by David R. Gillham

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Home by Marilynne Robinson

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

2012-2013 Titles

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson

Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green