Book List

Current Selection:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
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Past Global Book Club Selections:

  • My Life in France by Julia Child
  • The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
  • The Dignity of Difference by Jonathan Sacks
  • 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  • A Tall Man in a Low Land by Harry Pearson
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman 
  • Going Home to Glory by David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
  • Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World by Homa Sabet Tavangar
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazai and Christina Lamb
  • In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  • Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  • Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  • ‚ÄčSarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
  • The Dignity of Difference by Jonathan Sacks
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation by John Ehle
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

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Disclaimer: People to People International (PTPI) has a wide variety of ages in its membership. The books chosen for this initiative are geared toward mature audiences and are selected for their international perspective of current or past issues. We advise all student members to speak with a parent or guardian before choosing to read along with the Global Book Club. There are many resources online to assist parents and their children in choosing what literature they deem appropriate.