Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Book Club History

Tonight at my book club meeting, we were talking about all the different books we've read together. Of course, the membership has shifted since we began, so one of our newer members wanted to know what we had read, so she wouldn't recommend one of those. I dug out my reading record and found my notes from our first meeting in June of 2002. This is the list from that first selection until now:
Josephine Humphreys, Nowhere Else on Earth
Lee Smith, Me and the Baby View the Eclipse
Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
Anna Quindlen, Blessings
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Michael Cunningham, The Hours
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Madeline L’Engle, Circle of Quiet
Frances Mays, Swan
Dan Brown, The DaVinci Code
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed in America
Susan Jacobs, After All These Years
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Alexandra Fuller, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason, Rule of Four
Julia Glass, The Three Junes
Carl Hiassen, Skinny Dip
Isabel Allende, Daughter of Fortune
Khalad Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan
Cassandra King, Same Sweet Girls
Joshilyn Jackson, Gods in Alabama
Steve Perry, The Romanov Prophecy
Robert Hicks, Widow of the South
Orhan Pamuk, Snow
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
Khalad Hosseini, One Thousand Splendid Suns
Nancy Pickard, The Virgin of Small Plains
Ron Rash, One Foot in Eden
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad
Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See, Peony in Love
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
Ann Patchett, Run
Leon Uris, The Haj
Donald McCaig, Rhett Butler’s People
Lauren Goff, The Monsters of Templeton
Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells
Jodi Piccoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Kris Holloway, Monique and the Mango Rains
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Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea
Jodi Piccoult, Nineteen Minutes
Sheila Weller, Girls Like Us
Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
Robert Goolrick, The Reliable Wife
Lisa See, Shanghai Girls
Pat Conroy, South of Broad
Jeannette Wells, Half Broke Horses
Helen Thorpe. Just Like Us
Gin Phillips, The Well and the Mine

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