Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Club Books

I joined a book club in Apr 2011 no long after they started. After being persuaded by a friend, I realized just how much fun it is. I mean I love to read (I am trying to hit 100 books by the end of the year and I am only 8 away! And if I read 12 more that will mean I have read 2 books a week on average!), but in our book club we have been reading books that I wouldn't necessarily pick up on my own. And when a book is not as fun to read, I have a reason to push through and finish the book. Out of all of these books, there is only 1 book I just couldn't force myself to read. Les Miserable in the summer? Just couldn't force myself :) And on top of that I have managed to read 2 of the 3 books they read before me. And that 1 I haven't is on hold at the library as we speak!

Jan 11 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Feb 11 - Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Mar 11 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Apr 11 - The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne
May 11 - The Book Seller of Kabul by Asne Seiersta
Jun 11 - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" By William Kamkwamba
Jul 11 - Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
Aug 11 - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress : a memoir of going home by
Rhoda Janzen
Sep 11 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Oct 11 - The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Nov 11 - Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo
Dec 11 - Byzantium by Steven Lawhead
Jan 12 - Molokai by Alan Brennert
Feb 12 - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Mar 12 - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
Apr 12 - The Chosen by Chaim Potok
May 12 - The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji
Jun 12 - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Jul 12 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Aug 12 - Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith
Sep 12 - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Oct 12 - Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Nov 12 - The Color of Rain by Gina and Michael Spehn
Dec 12 - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Our next book is:
Jan 13 - Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein

 If any of you in Tacoma want to join, we would love to have you!
And we always would love new books to read. Any books you have loved that you think we should read?

Updated August 2014
Books since then...
Feb 13 - Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand
Mar 13 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Apr 13 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
May 13 - There's No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
Jun 13 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Jul 13 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Aug 13 - The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain
Sep 13 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Oct 13 - Things We Couldn't Say by Eman Deit
Nov 13 - The Guardian by Jane Hamilton
Dec 13 - The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Jan 14 - Honolulu by Alan Brennert
Feb 14 - Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Mar 14 - The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
Apr 14 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
May 14 - The Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Jun 14 - The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Jul 14 - The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Conner
Aug 14 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Sep 14 - Delicious by Rita Reichl
Oct 14 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Cline
Nov 14 - The Immortal Life od Hentrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Dec 14 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Jan 15 - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Feb 15 - All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Mar 15 -  The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Apr 15 - Ordinary Grace by Kent Kruger
May 15 - The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabriel Zevin
Jun 15 - Defending Jacob by William Landay
Jul 15 - Where Do You Go Bernedette by Maria Semple
Aug 15 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Sep 15 - Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Oct 15 - The Rent Collector, a novel by Camron Wright
Nov 15 - Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
Dec 15 -  Longborn by Jo Baker
Jan 16 -  Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Feb 16 - Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Mar 16 - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Apr 16  - Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
May 16  - Captive in Iran by Mryam Rostampur

Up Next:
Jun 16 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Jul 16 - Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by  Lugand

Aug 16 - Me Before You by Jojo Mayes

Sept 16 - The House on the End of Hope Street by Meena Vanpraag

Oct 16 - The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Nov 16 - Avenue of the Spies by Alex Kershaw

Dec 16 - The Dove Keepers by Alice Hoffman

Jan 17 - The Japanese Lover by Allende
Feb 17 - Circling the Sun by Paula McLain