Book Club Selections

My Book Club Selections. 
In reading, not alpha, order. While I liked most of the books, 
the ones with :) are the ones I LOVED. On another note, 
just because I didn't review a book doesn't mean I didn't like it.




The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


No review.


Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

No review.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segis Wives by Lola Shoneyin  :)






All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

No review but good book, told in reverse timetable.







The Widow by Fiona Barton

No review but good, fast read.






Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg





Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown :)



The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin






Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik



The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown





The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katerina Bivald











The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion :)








My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman






Intensity by Dean Koontz



In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
No review, but good book. 





The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan



Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal





Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Read Review: http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2016/02/brooklyn-by-colm-toibin.html



I'm Down by Mishna Wolff

Read Review: http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2016/01/im-down-by-mishna-wolff.html



Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Island's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman

Read Review: http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/11/eighty-days-nellie-bly-and-elizabeth.html



The Martian by Andy Weir

Read Review: http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-martian-by-andy-weir.html




The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Read Review: http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/09/girl-on-train-by-paula-hawkins.html



The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-100-year-old-man-who-climbed-out.html



The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-silver-star-by-jeanette-walls.html



Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/04/songs-of-willow-frost-by-jamie-ford.html
Serena by Ron Rash

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/02/serena-by-ron-rash.html




The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-ocean-at-end-of-lane-by-neil-gaiman.html
Babayaga by Toby Barlow

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/01/babayaga-by-toby-barlow.html


Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/11/falling-leaves-by-adeline-yen-mah.html




Divergent by Veronica Roth

Only one of a few of our book club selections I did not read, although I watched the movie, which was good. Book club members who read it said it was an interesting and easy read.


Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/01/beautiful-ruins-by-jess-walter.html



Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/03/gone-girl-by-gillian-flynn.html



Lady at the O.K. Corral by Ann Kirschner

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/05/lady-at-ok-corral-by-ann-kirschner.html


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier :)

Read Review:  http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/04/rebecca-by-daphne-du-maurier.htmll
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/03/wench-by-dolen-perkins-valdez.html





Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2014/01/zoo-by-james-patterson-and-michael.html



Crashing Through by Robert Kurson

Read Review : 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/11/crashing-through-by-robert-kurson.html



The Diary of Mattie Spenser 

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-diary-of-mattie-spenser-by-sandra.html



A Good American by Alex George :)

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-good-american-by-alex-george.html
Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/07/perfume-by-patrick-suskind.html









What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-alice-forgot-by-liane-moriarty.html


Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Read Review: 

http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/06/cold-sassy-tree-by-olive-ann-burns.html







A Dark Dividing by Sarah Rayne

No review, but good book. 






Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman




The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

No review, summer read.



The Seasons of Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia  

Read Review:
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-seasons-of-beento-blackbird-by.html




Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/03/keeping-house-by-ellen-baker.html





Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/04/desperate-endeavor-holocaust-week.html






Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

No review, but good book. 




Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

This is one of the few book club selections I passed on.  I found it too long and too medically descriptive.  Others in my book club who actually read it said it ranged from ok to good, but long. 






The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

No review, but good book. 




The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

No review, but good book. 




Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

No review. Good book, but very detailed.



Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2) by Suzanne Collins

No review, but good book. 




The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins

Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-hunger-games-by-suzanne-collins.html 





The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows 


Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel.html





The Help by Kathryn Stockett 


Read Review:  
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-help-by-kathryn-stockett.html






Little Bee (aka The Other Hand) by Chris Cleave


No review--good but rough book. 






The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millenium Trilogy, Bk 2) by Stieg Larsson 


No review, but good book. 





A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick 


Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-reliable-wife-by-robert-goolrick.html 






Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert







The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker


No review, but humorous book.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, Bk 1) by Stieg Larsson


No review, but good book.




Shanghai Girls by Lisa See


Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/02/shanghai-girls-and-dreams-of-joy-by.html 





Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks


Read Review:  
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/04/three-weeks-with-my-brother-by-nicholas.html







The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty


No review, but good book.





Moloka'i by Alan Brennert 


Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/06/molokai-by-alan-brennert.html 







The Devil in White City by Erik Larson


Read Review: 
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-devil-in-white-city-by-erik-larson.html







My Lobotomy by Charles Fleming & Howard Dully


No review, but  interesting book.




Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
:)

Read Review:  
http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/01/water-for-elephants-by-sara-gruen.html 






Soup in the City by Kelly Hollingsworth









Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler


Read Review:  http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/08/confessions-of-jane-austen-addict-by.html






The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka


No review, but good book.





The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory


No review, but very good book.





C'est La Vie : An American Woman Begins a New Life in Paris and--Voila!--Becomes Almost French by Suzy Gershman



Read Review: 






Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller


No review, but good book.

2 comments:

  1. Annette, Thanks for the nice blog written about our treehouse! I also enjoyed your reading list...I have read a lot of the same books! It was so nice to meet you!

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  2. :) I'm glad you liked it. Others can read more about it at http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/11/quirky-sleeps-by-bruce-and-susan_8.html

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