Books Read

2015

1.   An Invisible Thread -- Alex Tresniowski and Laura Schroff
2.   David Copperfield -- Charles Dickens ***
3.   Purple Hibiscus -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  ***
4.   The Kitchen Madonna -- Rumer Godden *
5.   Pippa Passes --Rumer Godden
6.   Doctor Zhivago -- Boris Pasternak **
7.   Alexander's Bridge -- Willa  Cather *
8.   O Pioneers! -- Willa Cather ****
9.   Half of a Yellow Sun -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi **
10. The Mermaid Chair -- Sue Monk Kidd
11. To Kill A Mockingbird -- Harper Lee ****
12. The Vacationeers -- Emma Straub
13. Americanah -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi *
14. Station Eleven -- Emily St John Mandel ***
15. A Man Called Ove -- Frederik Backman ***
16. All the Light We Cannot See -- Anthony Doerr ***
17. Never Let Me Go -- Kazuo Ishiguro
18. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott -- Kelly O'Connor McNees
19. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek -- Annie Dillard *****
20. Provinces of Night -- William Gay ***
21. Above the Waterfall -- Ron Rash
22. Fair and Tender Ladies -- Lee Smith ***
23. The Husband's Secret -- Liane Moriarity
24. Spillover -- David Quamman ***
25. The Priory -- Dorothy Whipple **
26. The Last American Man -- Elizabeth Gilbert *

2014

1.   The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
2.   The Inner Voice of Love - Henri Nouwen
3.   Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout ***
4.   This Dark Road to Mercy -- Wiley Cash
5.   March - Geraldine Brooks **
6.   Finding God in The Lord of the Rings - Kurt Bruner & Jim Ware
7.   Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
8.   Guests on Earth - Lee Smith
9.   Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami **
10. Noah's Compass - Anne Tyler
11. The Devil's Dream - Lee Smith
12. The Paris Wife -- Paula McLain
13. Woodrow's Trumpet - Tim McLaurin 
14.  A Room Called Remember -- Frederick Buechner ***
15.  Wool -- Hugh Howey ***
16.  Travels With Charley -- John Steinbeck
17.  The Accidental Tourist -- Anne Tyler
18.  The Shoes of the Fisherman -- Morris West
19.  The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini
20.  Father Melancholy's Daughter -- Gail Godwin
21.  1984 -- George Orwell ***
22.  Gone Girl -- Gillian Flynn
23.  Lord of the Flies -- William Golding **
24.  The Good Earth -- Pearl S Buck ***
25.  Sapphira and the Slave Girl - Willa Cather ***
26.  The Divide -- Nicholas Evans
27.  A Christmas Carol -- Charles Dickens ****





2013

1.  Wild - Cheryl Strayed **
2.  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
3.  The Winter Queen - Boris Akunin **
4.  Three Times Lucky - Sheila Turnage (JF) *
5.  Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
6.  Tiny Beautiful Things -- Cheryl Strayed ****
7.  The Song of Achilles -- Madeline Miller
8.  Holes - Louis Sachar
9.  The Dream of a Common Language -- Adrienne Rich
10. The Orchardist -- Amanda Coplin *
11. The Fault in Our Stars -- John Green **
12.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone -- Laini Taylor *
13.  Eleanor & Park -- Rainbow Rowell
14.  The Round House -- Louise Erdrich **
15.  Beautiful Ruins -- Jess Walter *
16.  This Is Water -- David Foster Wallace ****
17.  The Shadow of the Wind -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon **
18.  The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- Neil Gaiman
19.  The Prisoner of Heaven -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
20.  The Angel's Game -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
21.  Flight Behavior -- Barbara Kingsolver
22.  Wonder -- RJ Palacio
23.  Navigating Early -- Clare Vanderpool
24.  The Violinist's Thumb -- Sam Kean ***
25.  A Death in the Family -- James Agee
26.  The Universe Vs Alex Woods -- Gavin Extence **
27.  A Thousand Splendid Suns -- Khalid Hosseini
28.  Island of the Blue Dolphins -- Scott O'Dell
29. Sarah, Plain & Tall -- Patricia MacLachlan
30.  The Rules of Civility -- Amor Towles ****
31  Hickory Dickory Death -- Agatha Christie
32.  Attachments -- Rainbow Rowell ***
33.  A Village Affair -- Joanna Trollope *
34. Turn My Mourning Into Dancing -- Henri Nouwen
35.  Shadows on the Rock -- Willa Cather **
36.  Lucy Gayheart -- Willa Cather ***
37.  The Light Between Oceans -- ML Stedman **
38.  If on a winter's night a traveler -- Italo Calvino
39.  Hotel du Lac -- Anita Brookner ***
40.  Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls -- David Sedaris
41.  The Professor's House -- Willa Cather
42.  Divergent -- Veronica Roth

2012

1.  The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
2.  Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
3.  The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
4.  11/22/63 - Stephen King **
5.  Blue Nights - Joan Didion
6.  A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick
7.  Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
8.  Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
9.  The Hungry Tide - Amitav Ghosh **
10. Move Over, Mountain - John Ehle
11. The Cove - Ron Rash *
12. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
13. A Land More Kind Than Home - Wiley Cash **
14. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern - Stephen Greenblatt
15. Serena - Ron Rash
16. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy **
17. The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking *
18. The Hangman's Daughter - Oliver Potzsch
19. The Outlander - Gil Adamson ***
20. The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
21. The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey
22. Cloud Atlas -- David Mitchell
23. Because of Winn Dixie -- Kate DiCamillo
24. Shiloh --  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
25. Shiloh Season -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
26. Saving Shiloh -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
27. The Mouse and the Motorcycle -- Beverly Cleary
28. My Side of the Mountain -- Jean Craighead George

2011

1.   Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy **
2.   The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman
3.   Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
4.   Lord of the Flies - William Golding
5.   Last Car to Elyssian Fields - James Lee Burke
6.   Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
7.   The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney *
8.   Tiger Lily's Orchids - Ruth Rendell
9.   Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris *
10. Snow Flower and Secret Fan - Lisa See **
11. State of Wonder - Ann Patchett **
12. Life of Pi - Yann Martel **
13. Plain Song - Kent Haruf **
14. Nightwoods - Charles Frazier **
15. Before I Sleep - CJ Watson
16. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
17. The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver *
18. Ellen Foster - Kay Gibbons **
19. Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese

2010

1.  The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver **
2.  The Reluctant Widow - Georgette Heyer
3.  Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep - Philip K Dick
4.  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle -David Wroblewski *
5.  Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
6.  The Help - Kathryn Stockett
7.  The Girl Who Play With Fire - Stieg Larsson *
8.  The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson