Book List

This website lists the books available to CBRL Book Clubs, the majority of which have been provided through the support of New Horizons for Seniors.

For more information about joining or starting a book club at a Cape Breton Regional Library branch, or accessing CBRL’s “Book Club in a Bag” book sets as a Community Book Club, please contact your local library branch.

Click on a title below for a short description of the book, to see the book’s cover, and to find a link to Goodreads, where you can read a larger description of the book as well as ratings and reviews by other readers.

Click here to download our printable PDF book list, including other format options.

Current Book Titles:

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
419 by Will Ferguson
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
All my Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki
All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Amazing Grace by Lesley Crewe
The Americans are Coming by Herb Curtis
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill
Ape House by Sara Gruen
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
At Home by Bill Bryson
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 
Ava Comes Home by Lesley Crewe
Awake at a Wake by David Muise
Away by Jane Urquhart
Bay of Spirits by Farley Mowat
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
The Beginner’s Goodbye by Ann Tyler
Bel Canto by Ann Patchet
The Birth House by Ami McKay
The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe
The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
Changing my Mind by Margaret Trudeau
Chloe Sparrow by Lesley Crewe
Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks
Dear Life by Alice Munro
The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Dive From Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
The Divine Ryans by Wayne Johnston
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Down the Coaltown Road by Sheldon Currie
Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama
The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand by Elizabeth Berg
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
Each Man’s Son by Hugh MacLennan
Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady
Entrusted by Sherry Rummler
Euphoria by Connie Gault 
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Fauna by Alissa York
February by Lisa Moore
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
The Film Club by David Gilmour
A Forest for Calum by Frank MacDonald
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Galore by Michael Crummey
The Garden of Evening Mists by Twan Eng Tan
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows
Heart Matters by Adrienne Clarkson
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Hit & Mrs. by Lesley Crewe
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
I Feel Great About my Hands, Shari Graydon, Ed.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M.G. Vassanji
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Island by Alistair MacLeod
Kit’s Law by Donna Morrissey
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Long Stretch by Linden MacIntyre
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
The Love Song of Miss Queen Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Man Descending by Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland
Mary, Mary by Lesley Crewe
The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray
Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
Memory Keeper of the Forest by Micheal Newton, ed. 
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
More by Austin Clarke
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
North of Smokey by David Doucette
Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
The Nymph and the Lamp by Thomas H. Raddall
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Open House by Elizabeth Berg
Ordinary Life by Elizabeth Berg
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
A Possible Madness by Frank MacDonald
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Practice of Perfection by Mary Frances Coady
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
The Promised Land by Bill Conall
Punishment by Linden MacIntyre
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Red Tent by By Anita Daimant
Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe
The Rock in the Water by Bill Conall
The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
The Sea Captain’s Wife by Beth Powning
Sea of Tranquility by Lesley Choyce
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Selected Poems by Alden Nowlan
The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (pseudonym), J.K. Rowling
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Still Life by Louise Penny
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Tinker and Blue by Frank MacDonald
Twenty-Six by Leo McKay Jr.
Unless by Carol Shields
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachael Joyce
Up and Down by Terry Fallis
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories by Jean Shepherd
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie Macdonald
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
Where I Belong by Alan Doyle
Where White Horses Gallop by Beatrice MacNeil
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The Winter Vault by Ann Michaels
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wreckage by Michael Crummey
You Better Watch Out by Greg Malone