Book Club

Manor House Book Club members visting Oak Hill Cemetery, scene of Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders, June 2019 Book.

Manor House Members meeting Steve Inskeep at the National Museum of the American Indian Museum, author of Jacksonland, November 2018 Book.

Books Read

  • January 2022--Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

  • February 2022--Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

  • March 2022--Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

  • April 2022--Poetry: Bring Your Favorite Poem

  • May 2022--Black Birds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert

  • June 2022--The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

  • July & August 2022--Hero of Two Worlds by Mike Duncan

  • September 2022--Banned Books Week: Read a Banned Book

  • October 2022--One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

  • November 2022--Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann


  • January 2021--You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe

  • February 2021--Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

  • March 2021--The Trials of Phillis Wheatley by Henry Louis Gates Jr *Hosted DCDAR Book Club with Donation Drive for Women's History Month*

  • April 2021--Celebrated National Poetry Month; Bring Your Favorite Poem

  • May 2021--Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas

  • June 2021--The Great Believers by Rebecca Makai

  • July 2021--Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves by Maria Jenkins Schwartz

  • August 2021--Atomic Love by Jennie Fielders

  • September 2021--Of Arms and Artists by Paul Staiti

  • October 2021--Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

  • November 2021--Covered with Night by Nicole Eustace


  • November 2020--An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

  • October 2020--Being Heumann by Judith Heumann

  • September 2020--When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

  • August 2020--Why They Marched by Susan Ware

  • July 2020--The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shafer and Annie Barrows

  • June 2020--The Hours by Michael Cunningham

  • May 2020--Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • April 2020--Beartown by Fredrik Backman

  • March 2020--The Witches by Stacy Schiff

  • **February 2020--American Creation by Joseph Ellis **Hosted DCDAR Book Club with visit to National History Museum

  • January 2020--The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris


  • November 2019--There, There by Tommy Orange

  • October 2019--Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

  • September 2019--Poetry by Women

  • August 2019--Death by Petticoat by Mary Miley Theobald

  • July 2019--A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin

  • June 2019--Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

  • May 2019--Darwin’s Backyard by James Costa

  • April 2019--The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • March 2019--Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman

  • February 2019--The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • January 2019--1984 by George Orwell


  • **November 2018--Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep **Hosted DCDAR Book Club with visit to the American Indian Museum

  • October 2018--My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

  • September 2018--Book of Ages by Jill Lepore

  • August 2018--George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade

  • July 2018--1776 by David McCullough

  • June 2018--The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America by Raymond Arensault

  • May 2018--A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation, by Catherine Allgor

  • **April 2018--Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes, by Paul Staiti **Hosted DCDAR Book Club with visit to National Portrait Gallery

  • March 2018-- In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, by Elisabeth Griffith February 2018-- Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, by Jessica Bennett

  • January 2018: Hamilton, by Ron Chernow


  • November 2017--Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler (meeting at speakeasy)

  • October 2017--The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation, by Nancy Rubin Stuart

  • September 2017--Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • August 2017--Winter's Garden, by Kristin Hannah

  • July 2017--America's First Daughter, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

  • June 2017--The Turncoat, by Donna Thorland

  • May 2017--Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  • **April 2017--John Paul Jones, the DCDAR book club's first book. Author Evan Thomas

  • March 2017--Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • February 2017--The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.

  • January 2017--Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

  • November 2016—Lafayette and the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell