Friday, January 18, 2008

January = A Good Time To Read

Ahhhhh......these snowy winter days. Time to snuggle by the fire and read a good book. Luckily for me I belong to a book club where the members share favorite books as well as discuss the current book of the month. Here is a list of the books we have read since getting our group slowly off the ground in 2001. And the book selections that have a star were one of the top five books in my opinion for that particular year. And since we only had five selections for 2001 I only gave a star to two selections for 2001.
Take a look. You might find a book that you want to snuggle up with by the fire this winter.
She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb*
The Shell Seekers, by Rosamund Pilcher
The Winter Solstice, by Rosamund Pilcher
White Oleander, Janet Fitch
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden*
Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien*
A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Terry Mcmillan
A Long Total Love Chase, by Louisa M. Alcott
The Girl With The Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamont*
Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells
The Nanny Diarys, by E. McLaughlin and N. Kraice
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold*
The Painted House, by John Grisham
Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett*
The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen*
Skipping Christmas
Princess: A True Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson*
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen*
Gods and Generals, by Jeff Shaara*
House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III
The Dress Lodger, by Sheri Holman
The Third Witch, by Rebecca Reisert
The Morality Play, by Barry Unsworth
The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay*
Outfoxed, by Fern Michaels
Seabiscuit, by Lauren Hillenbrand*
Standing in the Rainbow, by Fanny Flag
It's Not About The Bike, by Lance Armstrong*
One For The Money, by Janet Evanovich
The Pull of the Moon, by Elizabeth Berg
The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory*
Awakening, by Kate Chepin
The Bitch in the House, by Cathi Hanauer
Years of Wonder, by Geraldine Brooks
Blackberry Wine, by Joanne Harris*
The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
Buffalo Winged, by Patricia Reilly Panera
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides*
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini*
The Monk Downstairs, by Tim Farrington
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver*
Little Indiscretions, by Carmen Posadas
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kid*
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, by Mark Haddon
The Reading Group, by Elizabeth Noble
Cane River, by Sue Tademy*
Pleasure of My Company, by Steve Martin
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer
Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, by Queen Noor of Jordan*
The Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult*
My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
The Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters
Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by G. Maguire
Gardenias for Breakfast, by Robin Jones Gunn
My Losing Season, by Pat Conroy*
The Interpretor of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri*
The Pat Conroy Cookbook, Recipes of My Life, by Pat Conroy*
The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd
The Triumph of the Sun, by Wilbur Smith*
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown*
The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
Under Orders, by Dick Francis
Timeline, by Michael Crichton*
The Witching Hour, by Anne Rice
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thad Carhart
The Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang*
The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Painted Veil, by Somerset Mougham
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls*
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini*
The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway*
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards
Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn


jeanine said...

Long list! Which ones did you like best?

Jack and Joann said...

Jeanine, the ones with a star are the ones I liked best. What are you doing today?