Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to Make an American Quilt - Whitney Otto - 6.21
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson - 7.5
True North - Jill Ker Conway - 7.5
1000 Acres - Jane Smiley - 5.88
Therapy - David Lodge - 6.00
The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver - 8.67
Mazel - Rebecca Goldstein - 7.6
The Book of Ruth - Jane Hamilton - 6.71
How Stella got Her Groove Back - Terry McMillan - 3.28
Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier - 7.7
Rapture of Canaan - Sheri Reynolds - 7.38
The Blue Afternoon - William Boyd - 4.83
In Troubled Waters - Beverly Cole - 8.83
Life and Death in Shanghai - Nien Cheng - 7.71
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway - 5.56
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks - 7.38
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells - 6.67
Martin Dressler - Steven Millhauser - 4.67
In the Lake of the Woods - Tim O'Brien - 7.75
Are You Somebody? - Nuala O'Faolain - 6.13
What Girls Learn - Karin Cook - 4.89
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant - 8.28
The Fall of the Sparrow - Robert Hellenga - 7.1
Bird By Bird - Anne Lamott - 6.5
Foreign Correspondence - Geraldine Brooks - 7.67
The Sparrow - Maria Doria Russell - 8.89
Dakota - Kathleen Norris - 4.14
To the Wedding - John Berger - 6.0
A Hope in the Unseen - Ron Suskind - 8.56
The Samurai's Garden - Gail Tsukiyama - 8.63
Galileo's Daughter - Dava Sobel - 5.89
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur S. Golden - 7.88
Kitchen Table Wisdom - Rachel Naomi Remen - 9.0
The Color of Water - James McBride - 8.5
A Personal History - Katherine Graham - 5.63
Callings - Gregg Michael Levoy - 5.8
Tales of the City (Vol. 1) - Armistead Maupin - 4.0
Sole Survivor - Derek Hansen - 8.75
See Jane Win - Sylvia Rimm - 5.22
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri - 8.63
Choclat - Joanne Harris - 8.00
A Gesture Life - Chang-Rae Lee - 6.88
Plainsong - Kent Haruf - 4.67
House of Sand and Fog - Vadim Perelman - 6.0
A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest Gaines - 8.77
The Hours - Michael Cunningham (read along with Mrs. Dalloway) - 8.75
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee - 6.45
Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund - 8.00
One Writer's Beginning - Eudora Welty - 7.00
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier - 7.00
Zenzelle - J. Nozipo Maraire - 8.2
Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi - 8.5
Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton - 8.9's
Martyr's Crossing - Amy Wilentz -7.9
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay - 8.05
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett - 8.41
In Harm's Way - Doug Stanton - 8.39
A Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks - 8.25
Back When We Were Grownups - Anne Tyler - 8.89
Atonement - Ian McEwan - 8.81
The Friendly Persuasion - Jessamyn West - 6.05
Raising Fences - Michael Datcher - 5.81
Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk - 8.13
A Kiss for Maddalena - Christopher Castellani - 5.65
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe - 7.95
Life of Pi - Yann Martel - 8.69
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk - 7.88
The Translator - John Crowley - 8.6
Women Who Risk - Marilyn Olsen
Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi - 7.63
Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz - 5.58
The All of It - Jeanette Haien - 7.7
The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson - 7.3
Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant - 7.78
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri - 9.33
Taken In - Beverly Cole - 6.5
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossenini - 9.38
Easter Island - Jennifer Vanderbes - 8.375
The Known World - Edward Jones - 7.56
The 6th Lamentation - William Brodrick - 8.23
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith - Jon Krakauer - 5.35
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - 6.35
The Pillow Book - 5.63
Broken For You - Stephanie Kallos - 8.5
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss - 8.56
The Tender Bar: A Memoir - J.R. Moehringer - 8.05
Snow Flower & the Secret Fan - 8.5
A Girl Named Zippy - Haven Kimmel - 8.08
Evidence of Things Unseen: A Novel - Marianne Wiggins - 8.17
Extremely Loud and Close - 8.25
Mountain Beyond Mountains - 9.2
The Positions - 7.17
Water for Elephants - 8.78
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - 8.3
The Book Thief - 9.55
Night Watch - 9.0
His Excellency George Washington - 8.13
Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus - 7.59
My Antonia - Willa Cather - 8.78
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden: A Novel - Kathleen Cambor - 8.5
Digging to America - Anne Tyler - 8.07
Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya - 7.0
Loving Frank - Nancy Horan - 7.86
The God of Animals - Ayrn Kyles - 7.68
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz - 6.75
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science,
Cities and the Modern World - Steven Johnson - 9.45
The Reluctant Fundmentalist - Mohsin Hamid - 8.1
The Highest Tide - Jim Lynch - 8.59
The Spectator Bird - Wallace Stegner - 9.04
Sin in the Second City - Karen Abott - 7.28
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout - 8.83
Stormy Weater - Paulette Jiles - 7.08
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery - 8.58
Skeletons at the Feast - 6.95
The Help - Kathryn Stockett - 9.54
The Bridge at San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder - 8.09
Jamesland - Michelle Hunever - 8.14
City of Thieves - David Benioff - 8.4
A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O'Connor - 6.79

*Tri-B began rating before and after discussion
Strength in what Remains - Tracy Kidder - 7.33/7.63
Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult - 6.95/7.3

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot- 8.65 - no pre-vote as we heard her at DePauw University as part of the Ubben lecture series
The White Tiger: A Novel - Aravind Adiga- 6.33/7.17
The Little Bee- Chris Cleave - 7.73/7.82
The Spare Room - Helen Garner - 8.39
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin -8.62
The Wives of Henry Oades - Johanna Moran - 6.46
Room - Emma Donoghue - 8.15
Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age - William Powers - 4.55
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand - 9.27
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein - 8.77
The Paris Wife - Paula McLain - 7.5
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett - 8.04
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom -7.46
Life - Keith Richards - 6.0
Blue Nights - Joan Didion - 7.5
Rules of Civility - Amor Towles - 8.93
Queen of the Desert - Georgina Howell - 7.59
Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - not rated
The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht - 7.33
Tell The Wolves I am Home - Carol Rifka Brunt - 9.5
Destiny of the Republic - Candice Millard - 8.77
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake - Anna Quindlen - 7.92
The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach - 8.28
Wild - Cheryl Strayed - 8.21
Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan - 6.9 - Range from 3-10
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes - 8.95
The Aviator's Wife - Melanie Benjamin - 7.35
The House Girl - Tara Conklin - 7.95
The Light in the Ruins - Chris Bohjalian - 7.11
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green - 8.65
The Illusion of Separateness - Simon Van Booy - 8.21 (7-9.5)
The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown - 8.23 (7-9.5)
The Feast of Love - Charles Baxter - 7.36 (5.5-8.5)
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri - 7.85 (6.5-9.5)
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3 comments:

  1. Oh Lizzy what a GREAT line up of books - I too have a book club and isn't it just a wonderful thing - now I will be serving this fantastic popcorn at my meetings!
    Mary x

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  2. Lizzy, I see some of my favorites on that list! Have you considered "And Ladies of the Club"? Seems like it should be a must for any women's book club!

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  3. Love love love this list, Liz.

    I've read only 20 of these books. I LOVE how you rated them. How do you do this?

    I shall keep in my favorites.

    FABULOUS. thank you! Xx

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