"Men of few words are the best men." - William Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act III, Scene II

Library of the QMBC



Below is a list of all books nominated for perusal by the QMBC. Those which were ultimately selected are marked with an asterisk, and the meeting at which they were discussed follows in parentheses.

Selected Books:

Dracula by Bram Stoker (QMBC I)
2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (QMBC II)
The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy (QMBC III)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson (QMBC IV)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (QMBC V)
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (QMBC VI)
The Cobra by Frederick Forsythe (QMBC VII)
Lights Out in Wonderland by D.B.C Pierre (QMBC VIII)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (QMBC IX)
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (QMBC X)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (XI)
Letter's From My Windmill by Alphonse Daudet (QMBC XII)
Galileo's Dream (QMBC XIII)
Zone One by Colson Whitehead (QMBC XIV)
Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant (QMBC XV)
HHhH by Laurent Binet (QMBC XVI)
Falling Man by Don Delillo (QMBC XVII)
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen (QMBC XVIII)
The 39 Steps by John Buchan (QMBC XIX)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (QMBC XX)
Inferno by Dan Brown (QMBC XXI)
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (QMBC XXII)
Wetlands by Charlotte Roche (QMBC XXIII)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence (QMBC XXIV)


Nominated Books:

1984 by George Orwell
50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
61 Hours by Lee Child
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
A Long Way Home by Nancy Price Graff
A Midsummer's Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
A Pimp's Notes by Giorgio Faletti
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich M. Remarque
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
American Assassin by Vince Flynn
Angry Baby by Arthur Matthews
Annotated Alice in Wonderland by Martin Gardner & Lewis Carroll
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Avenger by Frederick Forsyth
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
Berlin Game by Len Deighton
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregellis
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Brothers by Yu Hua
C by Tom McCarthy
Canada by Richard Ford
Carte Blance by Jeffrey Deaver
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book by Chairman Mao
Children of Men by P. D. James
Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom
Do or Die by S.E. Lee
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson
Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
Gentleman of the Road by Michael Chabon
God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridway
Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
How to be a Woman by Kaitlin Moran
Ideas that Matter by A. C. Graftling
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Lamb the Gospel according to Biff by Christopher Moore
Letters from My Windmill by Alfone Daudet
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amos
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Map of a Nation by Rachel Hewitt
Mary Mary by James Patterson
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Moby Dickby  Herman Melville
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
My Word is My Bond by Roger Moore
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
On the Beach by Neville Shute
One Shot by Lee Child
Outpost by Adam baker
Patient Zero by Jonathan Mayberry
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
Pure by Andrew Miller
Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan
Scorpion Patrol by Soldier X
Shantaram by George Roberts
Shogun by James Clavell
Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
Solar by Ian McEwan (vetoed by Atticus McCarthy)
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
The 39 Steps by John Buchan
The Affair by Lee Child
The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
The City & The City by China Mieville
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean Dominique Bauby
The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The Dubliners by James Joyce
The Evolution of Bruce Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins
The Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
The Hour of the Dragon by Robert Howard
The Hunger Games by Suzan Collins
The Iceman by Chuck Liddell
The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
The Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
The Machine of Death by Various Authors
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
The Man who was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
The Manual of Detection by Jebediah Berry.
The Mechanical Turk by Tom Standage
The Murphy Report
The Mystery of Dr Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer
The Mystery of Olga Chekora by Anthony Beevor
The Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
The Night of the Gun by David Carr
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Opium War by Julia Lovell
The Origins of the Second World War by A.J.P Taylor
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
The Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
The Pathseeker by Imre Kertesz
The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson
The Prince by Machiavelli
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Selected Words of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
The Shelbourne Ultimatum by Ross O'Carroll Kelly
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carré
The Stand by Stephen King
The Survivors' Club by Ben Sherwood
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
The Tiger by John Vaillant
The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato
The Underground Man by Mick Jackson
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin
U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Field Manual by The U.S. Army and Marine Corps
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Waiting for the Barbarian by JM Coetzee
War by Sebastian Junger
War of the Flea by Robert Taber
We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg
Wilderness: A Journey of Quiet Adventure in Alaska by Rockwell Kent
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Women by Charles Bukowski