Intrepid Readers Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

This group of intrepid readers has been meeting for over fifteen years now. We were formerly the Avid Reader Book Club but we adopted a new name in January, 2022. Join us for some great reads and lively discussion. We read alternately fiction and non-fiction and are always looking for interesting books on and off the bestseller lists. We currently meet at Logos Books, 513 2nd. St. Davis and online.

The Book Club ca 2012Note: Book selections subject to change. Be sure to check periodically in case a book gets moved to another month.


Jennie Woo
Contact: [email protected]



Just email the organizer, We're always happy to welcome new members! 



Date: October 23, 2023 at  7:00pm                 

Book Selection: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

Location: Logos Books, 513 2nd St. Davis.  We also meet on Zoom.

Send me your email if you haven't already. We will send out a Zoom link a few days before the meeting.   


UPCOMING MEETINGS                                                                                                                                    

November 27, 2023 at 7:00pm. Book Selection: "Lost City of Z" by David Grann

December 18, 2023 at 7:00pm. Book Selection: "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig                                                                         


Previous Book Selections

  • Where I Was From by Joan Didion
  • The Time in Between by Maria Duenas
  • South to America by Imani Perry
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • On the Plain of Snakes by Paul Theroux
  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Beyond the Sand and Sea by Ty McCormick
  • A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
  • The Old Way: A Story of the First People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  • Alta California by Nick Neely
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason
  • American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
  • In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren E. Oakes
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  • Belonging by Nora Krug
  • The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
  • Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  • Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
  • Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
  • The Dreamt Land by Mark Arax
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  • Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham
  • Home Fire: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie
  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • Life is But a Dream by Jennifer Provenza
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

  • The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

  • Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

  • Sapiens by Yuval Harari

  • Code Talker by Chester Nez

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

  • Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Lineby Michael Gibney
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  •  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion    
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Season of the Witch by David Talbot
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  • My Organic Life by Nora Pouillon
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
  • Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
  • Red Azalea by Achee Min
  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
  • Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Color of the Sea by John Hamamura
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Motive by John Lescroart
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
  • Astray by Emma Donoghue
  • This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure by Julia Flynn Siler
  • The Black Count by Tom Reiss
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch by Thomas Thwaites
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Tiger's Wife by Tea Ochrent
  • El Narco: The Trade Driving Mexico's Drug War by Ioan Grillo
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  • Half a Life by V. S. Naipaul
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
  • To the End of the Land by David Grossman
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Vagrants by Yiyun Li
  • Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
  • The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
  • Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
  • Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy
  • Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism by Ron Suskind
  • The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
  • Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit


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