Friday, July 22, 2011

Books Recs

I have been blessed to be in a great book club for seven years and thought I'd share our reading list.  Our favorite books are noted with **.  There are some stinkers on the list too, but that is the nature of a book club too.

Our club has nine members and each of us select one book per year.  To round out our reading list, we all vote on a classic to add to the list, for a total of 10 books per year.  We do not have a book selection for May or December.  In May, we get together for dinner and discuss our independent readings.  In December, we get together for a progressive dinner and Christmas tour of three or four of our members houses along with an ornament exchange. 


Year One
Deadly Grace**
Gap Creek
Skipping Christmas
Sisterchicks Do The Hula
Dying for Chocolate
At Home In Mitford
Do Me, Do My Roots
Davinci Code

Year Two
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Copper Beach
Common Passions
Tell No One
Dead Ringer
Bell Canto
1000 White Women**
A Million Little Pieces
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The Secret Life of Bees

Year Three
A Sudden Change Of Heart
Two For The Dough
Where The Wind Blows
Lovely Bones
Sarah’s Song
Window of the South**
The Kite Runner**
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Year Four     
Wedding In December        
This Present Darkness
Vanishing Acts
Into The Wild
Red Bird Christmas
Cold Sassy Tree
Friends, Lovers & Chocolate
The Truist Pleasure
Snow Flower & The Secret Fan**
Goodnight Nobody
The Thirteenth Tale

Year Five                                           
Marley & Me   
The Historian                              
Beneath The Marble Sky**  
A Name Of Her Own
On Strike For Christmas
The Innocent Man
The Persian Pickle Club
The Other Boleyn Girl
Cane River
Here on Earth
Shoe Addicts Anonymous
The Shack**

Year Six
The Hotel At The Corner of Bitter & Sweet
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
City of Thieves
Blind Assassin
Beautiful Lies
The Saving Graces
The Glass Castle
Catcher In The Rye
The Confederacy of Dunces

Year Seven
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo
Blood Club
The Kitchen House**
The Virgin’s Lover
Joy Luck Club
Piercing The Darkness
Saving Ce Ce Honeycutt
Cutting For Stone
North River

**Denotes a Favorite Book of the Year

Year Eight Reads will include
Anne of Green Gables
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
The Winter Garden
The Cypress House
Whistling In The Dark


  1. Your book club sounds like a lot of fun. I love to read and it would be great to discuss them with friends. I appreciate the **favorite denotation, I'll have to check those out!

  2. I am in a book club too and love to read. Blogging has cut into my reading time however. I've read many books on your list. ~Delores


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