Page Turners: Past Selections

Page Turners began in the summer of 1991 when a group of Niguel Shores residents met at the Community Center to form a book club. Currently, Page Turners is divided into three groups: Monday morning, Monday afternoon, and a Thursday group. The three groups get together for a holiday party in December and in June to select the eight books, nonfiction and fiction, that will be read in the coming year.



1991/1992 – 2015/2016


Author  Title Year
Adichi, Chemamanda N. Americanah 15-16
Adiga, Aravind The White Tiger 09-10
Ahmed, Leil A Border Passage 03-04
Albom, Mitch Tuesdays With Morrie 98-99
Albright, Madeline Prague Winter 13-14
Allende, Isabel House of Spirits 93-94
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 93-94
Ansary, Tamim West of Kabul, East of New York 02-03
Atwood, Margaret Cat’s Eye 02-03
Austen, Jane Emma 96-97
Baker, Russell Growing Up 91-92
  The Good Times 91-92
Barbery, Muriel Elegance of the Hedgehog 10-11
Bennert, Alan Moloka’i 12-13
Barnes, Julian Arthur And George 09-10
  There’s a Country in My Cellar 91-92
Bauby, Jean-Dominique The Diving Bell & the Butterfly 97-98
Benioff, David City of Thieves 15-16
Berendt, John Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil 95-96
Binchey, Maeve Circle of Friends 92-93
  The Lilac Bus 92-93
Bloom, Allen The Closing of the American Mind 91-92
Boyle, T.C. The Tortilla Curtain 01-02
Boyle, Gregory Tattoos on the Heart 11-12
Brady, James The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea 01-02
Brokaw, Tom The Greatest Generation 00-01
Brooks, Geraldine March 06-07
Buck, Pearl The Good Earth 92-93
Canin, Ethan Carry Me Across the Water 02-03
Capote, Truman A Christmas Memory 14-15
Carter, Forrest The Education of Little Tree 94-95
Cather, Willa O Pioneers! 93-94
Chevalier, Tracy The Girl with the Pearl Earring 00-01
Chong, Denise The Concubine’s Children 96-97
Conant, Jennet Tuxedo Park 03-04
Conroy, Pat The Water is Wide 05-06
Conway, Jill The Road to Coorain 92-93
  Written By Herself 93-94
Cooper, Alexandra Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness 13-14
Courtenay, Bryce The Power of One 91-92
Dana, Richard Henry Two Years Before the Mast 94-95
Darden, Christopher In Contempt 96-97
Davies, Robertson Fifth Business 95-96
DeBernieres, Louis Corelli’s Mandolin 00-01
Deng,Benson/Alephonsian They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky 06-07
Diamant, Anita The Red Tent 00-01
Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities 09-10
Dillard, Annie An American Childhood 95-96
Doctorow, E.L. Ragtime 97-98
Doerr, Anthony All the Light We Cannot See 15-16
Doig, Ivan The Whistling Season 12-13
Dubus III, Andre House of Sand and Fog 01-02
Dumas, Firoozeh Funny in Farsi 04-05
Dunant, Sarah The Birth of Venus 05-06
Durrell, Gerald My Family and Other Animals 06-07
Eire, Carlos Waiting for Snow in Havana 13-14
Ellis, Joseph His Excellency: George Washington 05-06
Eng, Tan Twan The Gift of Rain 10-11
Enger, Leif Peace Like a River 03-04
Esquivel, Laura Like Water for Chocolate 93-94
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex 04-05
Evans, Nicholas The Horse Whisperer 97-98
Fairbairn, Ann Five Smooth Stones 12-13
Fergus, Jim One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd 11-12
Ford, Jamie Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet 09-10
Ferber, Edna So Big 14-15
Feynman, Richard Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman 95-96
Fitzgerald, F. Scott Tender Is the Night 98-99
  The Great Gatsby 13-14
Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary 05-06
Foer, Jonathan Safran Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 06-07
Forster, Margaret Ladies’ Maid 93-94
Fox, Michael J. Lucky Man: A Memoir 02-03
Fraser, George Royal Flash 92-93
Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain 98-99
Furnival, Kate The White Pearl 12-13
Galloway, Steven The Cellist of Sarajevo 13-14
Gavalda, Anna Hunting and Gathering 15-16
George, Elizabeth In the Presence of the Enemy 96-97
Goddard, Robert Debt of Dishonor 94-95
Godwin, Gail Father’s Melancholy Daughter 92-93
Golden, Arthur Memooirs of a Geisha 99-00
Goodwin, Doris Kearns Wait Till Next Year 99-00
Grafton, Sue G is for Gumshoe 91-92
Gregory, Philippa The Other Boleyn Girl 04-05
Grisham, John The Testament 99-00
Gross, Leonard Strangers at the Gate 04-05
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants 07-08
Gruwell, Erin Freedom Writers Diary 00-01
Guterson, David Snow Falling on Cedars 96-97
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night 04-05
Halberstam, David The Fifties 94-95
Hamill, Pete Snow in August 98-99
Harriman, Pamela Life of the Party 98-99
Harris, Joanne Five Quarters of the Orange 02-03
Hearon, Shelby Ella in Bloom 02-03
Hegi, Ursula Stones from the River 95-96
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms 03-04
Hessler, Peter River Town 10-11
Hijuelas, Oscar Mr. Ives’ Christmas 97-98
Hillerbrand, Laura Seabiscuit, An American Legend 01-02
Hillebrand, Lauren Unbroken 11-12
Hillerman, Tony Coyote Waits 92-93
  The Blessing Way 92-93
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner 05-06
Huth, Angela The Wives of the Fishermen 00-01
Indridason, Arnaldur Jar City 07-08
Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany 01-02
Jackson, Shirley We Have Always Lived In The Castle 09-10
Ishiguro, Kazuo An Artist of the Floating World 95-96
Jaffrey, Madhur Climbing The Mango Trees 09-10
James, Henry The Turn of the Screw 12-13
James, P.D. A Certain Justice 98-99
Karon, Jan At Home in Mitford 98-99
Kellerman, Faye Prayers for the Dead 00-01
Kidd, Sue Monk The Mermaid Chair 05-06
King, Gilbert The Devil in the Grove 13-14
Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible 99-00
  Flight Behavior 14-15
Klassen, Julie Apothecary’s Daughter 11-12
Landis, Jill Come Spring 93-94
Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City 05-06
  In The Garden on the Beasts 12-13
Lawson, Mary Crow Lake 06-07
Lee, Gus China Boy 91-92
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird 06-07
  Go Set a Watchman 15-16
Lewis, C.S The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe 99-00
  Voyage of the Dawn Treader 99-00
Lindbergh, Ann Gift from the Sea 93-94
Lindbergh, Reeve Names of the Mountains 93-94
Lively, Penelope Heatwave 99-00
MacLeod, Alistair No Great Mischief 04-05
Mah, Adeline Yen Falling Leaves 98-99
Mahfouz, Naguib Palace Walk 94-95
Mankell, Henning The White Lioness 06-07
Martel, Yann Life of Pi 03-04
Marton, Kati Hidden Power 04-05
Mayle, Peter A Year in Provence 91-92
  Toujours Provence 91-92
Mawer, Simon The Glass Room 14-15
McBride, James The Color of Water 97-98
McCann, Colum Let the Great World Spin 10-11
McCourt, Frank Angela’s Ashes 97-98
McCullers, Carson The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 08-09
McDermott, Alice Charming Billy 99-00
McEwan, Ian Atonement 03-04
Michener, James The World Is My Home 92-93
Millard, Candice The River Of Doubt 09-10
Miller, Sue Distinguished Guest 95-96
Min, Anchee Pearl of China 11-12
Mitchell, David Black Swan Green 13-14
Morais, Richard The Hundred Foot Journey 14-15
Morgan, Marlo Mutant Message Down Under 01-02
Morrison, Tony Song of Solomon 94-94
Mortensen, Greg Three Cups of Tea 06-07
Mortimer, John Clinging to the Wreckage 99-00
Morton, Kate Forgotten Garden 10-11
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Francaise 07-08
Neville, Katherine A Calculated Risk 01-02
O’Brien, Tim In the Lake of the Woods 08-09
Orwell, George 1984 94-95
Panchett, Ann State of Wonder 11-12
Perry, Anne Face of a Stranger 97-98
Phillips, Kate White Rabbit 96-97
Powell, Dawn My Home Is Far Away 03-04
Proulx, E. Annie The Shipping News 95-96
Renault, Mary The King Must Die 91-92
  Bull From the Sea 91-92
Rich, Roberta The Midwife of Venice 15-16
Roberts, Cokie Ladies of Liberty 08-09
Rodriguez, Deborah Kabul Beauty School 08-09
Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things 99-00
Rutherford, Edward Russka 92-93
Sapolsky, Robert M. A Primate’s Memoir 02-03
Salinger, J.D. A The Catcher in the Rye 10-11
See, Lisa Snow Flower and Secret Fan 07-08
Shachtman, Tom Rumspringa 07-08
Shafak, Elif The Bastard of Istanbul 08-09
Shreve, Anita The Weight of Water 00-01
Sijie, Dai Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 03-04
Silver, Marisa Mary Coin 13-14
Simonson, Helen Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand 11-12
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 07-08
Smith, Wilbur The River God 07-08
Sotomayor, Sonia My Beloved World 14-15
Soueif, Ahdaf The Map of Love 08-09
Spark, Muriel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 93-94
Stedman, M.L. The Light Between Oceans 13-14
Steinbach, Alice Without Reservations 08-09
Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath 02-03
Steinbeck, John Cannery Row 09-10
Stegner, Wallace The Angle of Repose 95-96
  The Spectator Bird 95-96
  Crossing to Safety 94-95
Steinbach, Alice Without Reservatrions 08-09
Tan, Amy The Kitchen God’s Wife 91-92
  The Joy Luck Club 91-92
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina 04-05
Towles, Amor Rules of Civility 14-15
Toobin, Jeffrey The Nine 08-09
Trillin, Calvin Messages From My Father 96-97
Truman, Margaret Murder at the Pentagon 93-94
  First Ladies 96-97
Tsukiyama, Gail Samurai’s Garden 01-02
Turnbull, Sara Almost French 07-08
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 11-12
Tyler, Ann Ladder of Years 97-98
Verghese, Abraham Cutting for Stone 10-11
Villasenor, Victor Rain of Gold 97-98
Viramontes,Helena Maria Under the Feet of Jesus 96-97
Vreeland, Susan Clara and Mr. Tiffany 12-13
Waters, Sarah Fingersmith 15-16
Wells, Rebecca Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 98-99
Wharton, Edith The Age of Innocence 94-95
Wiggins, Marianne The Evidence of Things Unseen 10-11
Wilkerson, Isabel The Warmth of Other Suns 11-12
Wynd, Oscar The Ginger Tree 00-01
Zieglman, June 97 Orchard: An Edible History 15-16