Our annual “Book Talk” session on December 10th once again revealed the wonderful breadth and diversity of reading interests among our group members. Here’s a list of the favourite titles you read outside the book club this year:
McCord, Kate. In the Land of Blue Burqas. 2012.
Mahmoody, Betty. Not Without My Daughter. 1998.
Nawaz, Zarqa. Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. 2014.
Lui, Elaine. Listen to the Squawking Chicken. 2014.
Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch. 2013.
May, Elizabeth. Who we are. 2014.
Lamb, Wally. She’s come undone. 1998. (replacement on order)
Bruchac, Joseph. Sacajawea: the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 2008. (on order)
Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River. 1994.
Crummey, Michael. Sweetland. 2014.
Carnarvon, Fiona. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: the lost legacy of Highclere Castle. 2011.
Three favourite mystery writers: P.D. James, Anne Perry, Louise Penny – recently read:
Perry, Anne. Death on Blackheath. 2014.
Penny, Louise. The Long Way Home. 2014.
Crummey, Michael. River Thieves. 2002. (replacement on order)
Michener, James A. Chesapeake. 2003. (replacement on order)
Reichl, Ruth. Delicious! 2014.
Williams, John Edward. Stoner. 2003.
Christmas, Jane. And then there were Nuns. 2013.
Lindhout, Amanda. A House in the Sky. 2013. (chosen twice)
Brennan, Nigel. The Price of Life : the true story of an Australian held to ransom for 462 days. 2012. (Brennan and Lindhout (see above) were kidnapped together.)
Viswanathan, Padma. The Ever After of Ashwin Rao. 2014.
Worth, Jennifer. Call the Midwife. [book series & DVDs]. 2005-2012.
Yousafzai, Malala. I am Malala: the girl who was shot by the Taliban. 2013.
Nemat, Marina. Prisoner of Tehran. 2007.
Barnett, Kristine. The Spark : a mother’s story of nurturing genius. 2013.
Northup, Solomon. 12 Years a Slave. 2013.