NYC Book Club

The Real Readers of New York City

Est. by Eileen
2016 – 2019
Eileen. Betsy. Mary Ellen. Trish. Myra. Carol.


We all read and discussed:

Siracusa, Delia Ephron
News of the World, Paulette Jiles
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Nutshell, Ian McEwan
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie
Memento Park, Mark Sarvas
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
The Woman on the Stairs, Bernhard Schlinck
Autumn, Ali Smith
Educated, Tara Westover
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguaro
Once Upon A River, Diane Setterfield
The Dutch House, Ann Patchett

Next Pick:

The Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


For one meeting, we each chose book(s) to read and share our thoughts with the group:

Save Me The Plums, Ruth Reichl   (Carol)
Fear, Bob Woodward   (Betsy)
Becoming, Michelle Obama   (Eileen)
An American Marriage, Tayari Jones   (Myra)
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan   (Trish)
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver   (Mary Ellen)
The Salt Path, Raynor Winn   (Mary Ellen)
Tribe, Sebastian Junger   (Mary Ellen)



We all got holiday lights from Eileen 2019!








Est. by Carol
1996 – 2008
Carol. Denise. Anne. Kim. Joan.

The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
Weight of Water, Anita Shreve
The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, Elinor Lipman



Est. by Lucy
1986 – 1994
Lucy. Eileen. Lydia. Ann. Carol. Joanne.

Possession, A.S. Byatt
Paris Trout, Pete Dexter
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
The Good Mother, Sue Miller