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  • Writer's pictureCate Jen

Official Ribbon Book Club Reading List

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

What is a book club without a reading list?

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Our goal is to read through the Dear America book series in order of publication. We strive to make our recaps accessible to those who don't have the books in front of them--but we would also love to read along with you!

To that end, we have compiled a list of the books we will cover in the order we will read them. Important to note, these books are no longer being actively printed. However, there are still some new copies that can be special ordered by book stores (support local!), and there are a bunch of copies available on the electronic bay. There are also eBooks, if you prefer that format.

You can find the full list in Google sheet form here. You can also preview the next 5 books on our list below:



Year of Setting


Year of Publication

So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl

Lowell, MA


Barry Denenberg


I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl

Mars Bluff, SC


Joyce Hansen


West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi

New York to Idaho Territory


Jim Murphey


Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl



Katheryn Laskey


Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan

Delaware Valley, PA


Mary Pope Osborne


Those who clicked through to see the full list may notice that we are also planning to cover the Royal Diaries series! This series was published along side the Dear America series and focused on the lives of real life royal women throughout world history. Some of Jen's very favorite books are from that series, (hello hyper-fixation on Tudor England!) so we had to add it.

What books are you looking forward to reading?

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