Book Club Reads and Ranks

Month
Title
Author
Genre
SubGenre
Recommender
SV
BCV
JOV
MV
FV
JWV
BMV
DV
Average
April 2011 Nudge Thaler and Sunstein Non Fiction Joe
July 2011 Civilization: The West and the Rest Niall Fergusson Non Fiction Joe
September 2011 The Case for Books Robert Darnton Non Fiction Shawn
October 2011 The Hare with the Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal Non Fiction Joe
November 2011 Cutting for Stone Adam Verghese Fiction Shawn
December 2011 Christmas Carol Dickens Fiction Jim
January 2012 The Faster I Walk the Smaller I am Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold Fiction Joe
February 2012 At Home Bill Bryson Non Fiction Jim 7 4 5 8 6
March 2012 Ulysses 1 James Joyce Fiction Joe
March 2012 Black Dahlia James Elroy Fiction Fergal
May 2012 Ulysses 2 James Joyce Fiction Joe
May 2012 HHhH Laurent Binet Fiction Joe
September 2012 Ulysses 3 James Joyce Fiction Joe
September 2012 Canada Richard Ford Fiction Mike
October 2015 Ulysses 4 James Joyce Fiction Joe
October 2012 Anatomy of a Moment Javier Cercas Fiction Mike
November 2015 Ulysses 5 James Joyce Fiction Joe
November 2012 Casual Vacancy JK Rowling Fiction Fergal
January 2013 Cloud Atlas David Mitchell Fiction Joe
February 2013 From the Holy Mountain William Dalrymple Non Fiction Joe
April 2013 Prester John John Buchan Fiction Jim
May 2013 Stalingrad Anthony Beevor Non Fiction Joe
June 2013 Orphan Master's Son Adam Johnson Fiction Joe
July 2013 52 Loaves William Alexander Non Fiction Shawn
August 2013 Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories Kevin Barry Fiction Fergal
October 2013 Zealot Resa Aslan Fiction Shawn
November 2013 Harvest Jim Crace Fiction Mike
December 2013 Lawrence in Arabia Scott Anderson Non Fiction Shawn 9 7 8 7 8 7.80
January 2014 Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fiction Mike 7 8 7 7 7.25
February 2014 Guards, Guards Terry Pratchett Fiction Jim 4 5 4 7 5
March 2014 The Time Has Come – Ger McDonnell: His Life and His Death on K2 Damien O'Brien Non Fiction Brian C 3.5 7 7 6 6 6
April 2014 The Undertaking Audrey Magee Fiction Brian C 8 7 7 4 5 6 6.17
May 2014 How Music Works' David Byrne Non Fiction Mike 3 6 6 5 6 5.20
June 2014 Look Who's Back Timur Vermes Fiction Joe 8 3 8 3 5 5.40
July 2014 The Indian Clerk David Leavitt Non Fiction Joe 8 5 8 4 6 7 6.33
August 2014 An Officer and a Spy Robert Harris Historical Fiction Joe 9 7 9 7 9 7 8.00
September 2014 Eyrie Tim Winton Fiction Mike 7 6 7 9 8 7.40
October 2014 TK Whittaker – Portrait of a Patriot Anne Chambers Non Fiction Shawn 7 5 7 5 6 7.5 6.25
November 2014 The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flannagan Fiction Joe 6.5 9 9 8.17
December 2014 The Life and Loves of a He-Devil Graham Norton Non Fiction Autobiography Fergal 6 7 7 4 6 7 6.17
January 2015 The Princess Bride William Goldman Non Fiction Joe 6 5 7 5 8 5 6.00
February 2015 Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson Biography Biography Joe 5 5 10 8 4 7 6.50
March 2015 The Piano Tuner Daniel Mason Fiction Joe 8.5 5.5 8 8 8 7 7.50
April 2015 The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures William deBuys Non Fiction Science Brian C 4 7 8 8 6 7 6.67
May 2015 Bel Canto Ann Patchett Fiction Literature Mike 9 5.5 6 7 8.5 7 7.17
June 2015 The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long- Term Health T Colin Campbell & Thomas M Campbell Non Fiction Health Mike 4 8 4 7 4 3 5.00
July 2015 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Fiction Historical Fergal 8.5 8 8 8 7.5 7.5 7.92
August 2015 Black Lamb and Grey Falcon / Balkan Ghosts Rebecca West / Robert Kaplan Non Fiction History Shawn 8 4 9 6 0 12 6.50
September 2015 The Temporary Gentleman Sebastian Barry Fiction Literature Fergal 7.5 6 6 9 7.5 6 7.00
October 2015 Mother Tongue Bill Bryson Non Fiction Reference Jim 6 8 7 4 7.5 8 6.75
November 2015 Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder Evelyn Waugh Fiction Literature Joe 7 9 9 8 8 7 8.00
December 2015 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole Fiction Literature Mike 8 7 5 5 5 6.00
January 2016 Autobiography of a Yogi Yogananda Non Fiction Autobiography Shawn 10 3 0 7 1 2 3.83
February 2016 Imperium Robert Harris Fiction Historical Fergal 8 7 7 8 8 5 6 7.00
March 2016 The Invention of Nature: Alex von Humbolt Andrea Wulf Non Fiction Autobiography Joe 6 8.5 6.5 6 7.25 8 7.04
April 2016 The Pleasure of My Company Steve Martin Fiction Comedy/Drama Shawn 8 6 6 7.5 6.5 6 6 6.57
May 2016 Five Socratic Dialogues Plato Non Fiction Discourse Mike 6 6 9 7 4 6.40
June 2016 A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara Fiction Novel Brian C 4 7.5 3.5 7.5 5 5.50
July 2016 The Silk Roads: A new global history Peter Frankopan Non Fiction History Joe 8 7.5 5 7 6 8 6.92
August 2016 The Minaturist Jesse Burton Fiction Historical Shawn 7.5 6.5 8 7 6.5 6 6.92
September 2016 Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Non Fiction Biography Fergal 9 8 9 9 8.75
October 2016 Jack Reacher Lee Childs Fiction Crime Joe 6.5 5 5.5 4.5 5 6 5.42
November 2016 I'm Your Man Sylvie Simmons Non Fiction Biography Brian C 9 6.5 7 7 8 6 7.5 7.29
December 2016 A Dog's Purpose W. Bruce Cameron Fiction Popular Brian M 7 5 3 5 8 7 7 6.00
January 2017 Shrinking Violet: A Field Guide to Shyness Non Fiction Science Brian M 5 5 5.5 7 6 7.5 6.00
February 2017 A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles Fiction Novel Shawn 9 8 8.5 8 8 9 7 8.21
March 2017 Enough Said Mark Thompson Non Fiction Discourse Fergal 7 7 4 8 9 7.00
April 2017 The Glorious Heresies Lisa McInerney Fiction Drama Brian C 6.5 7.5 8 8 6 6.5 7.08
May 2017 The Hillbilly Elegy JD Vance Non Fiction Memoir Mike/Fergal 8 6.5 6.5 7 6.5 5 7.5 6.71
June 2017 Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman Fiction Comedy/Drama Shawn 7 5 6 5.5 7 7 7 6.36
July 2017 The Naked Swiss Claire O'Dea Non Fiction Stats Joe 6 7.5 8 5.5 6 7 7 7 6.69
August 2017 A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backmann Fiction Humour Shawn 8.5 8 5.5 6.5 4.5 6 7 6.57
August 2017 Solar Bones Mike McCormack Fiction Drama Brian M 4.5 8 6.25
September 2017 Descent of Man Greyson Perry Non Fiction Discourse Jim 5 7 5.5 8.5 8 8 6.5 7 6.88
October 2017 The Lost Book of the Grail Charlie Lovett Fiction Historical Shawn 8 7 7 6.5 5 6 7 7 6.69
November 2017 Love of Country Madeleine Bunting Non Fiction Travel Brian M 5.5 5 7 7.5 7.5 8 6.67
December 2017 Munich Robert Harris Fiction Historical Fergal