Official Ribbon Book Club Reading List
Updated: Nov 13
What is a book club without a reading list?
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
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl
Mars Bluff, SC
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi
New York to Idaho Territory
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl
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?