Sunday, January 20, 2008

List of Books read since 1999

This blog or electronic journal has been created to allow a web record of the activities of this Book Club situated in Ottawa beginning with the 2008 season. This lists the books that were read by its members since 1999.

Commonwealth - Ann Patchett. Janet, Colette hosted
The Wonder - Emma Donoghue. Carla, Janet hosted
The Mockingbird Next Door, Life with Harper Lee - Marja Milles. Jolene, Carla hosted
Maman's Homesick Pie - Donia Bijan. Michèle, Jane hosted
Matrons and Madams - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston. Linda, Linda hosted
Do Not Say We have Nothing - Madeleine Thien. Beth, Jolene hosted
The Shipping News - Annie Proulx. Colette, Michèle hosted
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir  - Jennifer Ryan. Jane, Shirley hosted
Home Front  - Kristin Hannah. Shirley, Beth hosted

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Janet, Betty hosted
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman - Carla, Janet hosted
The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion - Jolene, Carla hosted
The Memory Chalet - Tony Judt - Michèle, Janet hosted
No Relation - Terry Fallis - Linda, Michèle hosted 
A House in the Sky - A Memoir - Amanda Lindhout - Betty, Linda hosted
The High Mountains of Portugal - Yann Martel - Colette, Jolene hosted
The Reason You Walk - Wab Kinew - Jane, Shirley hosted
The Orphan Train - Kristina Baker Kline - Shirley, Beth hosted

The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman -Betty, Colette hosted
The Pearl that Broke its Shell - Nadia Hashimi - Carla, Janet hosted
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for AnythingChris Hatfield, - Jolene, Carla hosted
Ru - Kim Thùy - Michèle, Colette hosted
Tell - Frances Itani - Linda, Michèle hosted
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark - Beth, Linda hosted
Us Conductors - Sean Michaels - Colette, Jolene hosted
All the Light we Cannot See - Anthony Doerr. - Jane, Colette hosted
The Lotus Eaters - Tatjana Soli - Shirley, Beth hosted

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - Janet, Betty hosted
Discussing the author Alice Munro - Michèle, Jane hosted
Longbourn - Jo Baker - Jolene, Jolene hosted
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion - Beth, Janet hosted
Call the Midwife - Jennifer Worth - Betty, Shirley hosted
A Man Called Intrepid - William Stevenson - Linda, Linda hosted
The Orenda - Joseph Boyden - Colette, Jolene hosted
Medicine Walk - Richard Wagamese - Jane, Colette hosted
Annabel - Kathleen Winter - Louise, Beth hosted

Still Alice - Lisa Genova - Betty, Janet hosted
Alone in the Classroom - Elizabeth Hay - Janet, Betty hosted
The Help - Kathryn Stockett - Jolene, Carla hosted
Rules of Civility - Amor Towles - Michèle, Jane hosted
No Time to Wave Goodbye - Jacquelyn Mitchard - Linda, Michèle hosted
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce - Beth, Linda hosted
Deafening - Frances Itani - Shirley, Janet hosted
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie - Jane, Michèle hosted
Little Bee - Chris Cleave - Carla, Beth posted

The Mark of the Angel - Nancy Huston Michèle, Michèle hosted
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak - Betty, Betty hosted
Death Comes to Pemberley - P.D. James - Colette, Carla hosted
Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton - Janet, Jane hosted
The Best Laid Plans - Terry Fallis - Linda, Colette hosted
Vaclav and Lena - Haley Tanner - Beth, Linda hosted
Left Neglected - Lisa Genova - Shirley, Jolene hosted
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonsson - Jane, Shirley hosted
Unorthodox, The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots - Deborah Feldman - Carla, Beth posted

Where the River Ends - Charles Martin - Betty, Michèle hosted
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Michèle, Betty hosted
Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson - Colette, Carla hosted
In the Skin of a Lion - Michael Ondaatje - Janet, Jane hosted
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton  - Jolene, Jolene hosted
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro - Beth, Linda hosted
Secret Daughter - Shilpa Soraya Gowda - Shirley, Colette hosted
Sanctuary Line - Jane Urquhart - Jane, Shirley hosted
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks - Carla, Beth hosted

Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris -  Michèle, Michèle hosted
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - Colette, Betty hosted
Reading by Lightning - Joan Thomas - Janet, Carla hosted
La's Orchestra Saves the World - Alexander McCall Smith - Jolene, Jolene hosted
Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy - Beth, Linda hosted

The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill - Shirley, Colette hosted
The Boy in the Moon - Ian Brown - Jane, Shirley hosted
Collaborator of Bethlehem - Matt Renon Rees - Carla, Colette hosted

Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay - Linda, Beth hosted

The Other Side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson - Joan, Betty hosted
Stanley Park - Timothy Taylor - Janet, Carla hosted
Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - Helen Halstead - Jolene, Janet hosted
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont - Elizabeth Taylor - Beth, Jolene hosted
Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum - Shirley, Linda hosted
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows - Colette, Shirley hosted
Snowflower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See - Carla, Colette hosted
The Hatbox Letters - Beth Downing - Linda, Beth hosted
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin - Betty, Janet hosted

Bay of Spirits -Farley Mowat  - Janet, Janet hosted
Unbowed - Wangari Maathai - Linda, Michèle hosted
Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Jolene, Beth hosted
City of Fallen Angels - John Berendt Beth, Linda hosted
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali -Shirley, Shirley hosted
Suite française - Irène Nemirovsky - Colette, Jolene hosted
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - Carla, Colette hosted
The Last King of Scotland (movie) - Linda, Joan hosted
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini -Michèle, Michèle hosted

Charles the Bold: The Dog Years - Yves Beauchemin -
Perfume – Patrick Suskind
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
Blood Letting and Miraculous Cures – Vincent Lam
Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
State of Fear – Michael Crichton
The Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
Home to Harmony – Philip Gully
City of Joy – Dominique Lapierre

A Million Little Pieces - James Frey - Anna, Jolene hosted
Letters from Wingfield Farm - Dan Needles - Jolene, Beth hosted
The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon - W.O. Mitchell - Marilyn, Linda hosted
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen - Beth, Shirley hosted 
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë - Colette, Carla hosted
Light from Heaven - Jan Karon - Betty, Jolene hosted
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult - Shirley, Colette hosted
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini -
Joanne, Jolene hosted
The Stone Carvers - Jane Urquhart - Michèle, Betty hosted

Rush Home Road - Lori Lansens - Betty, Jolene hosted
The Ginger Tree - Oswald Wynd - Beth, Beth hosted
The Robbie Burns Revival - Cecilia Kennedy - Marilyn, Linda hosted
Two Solitudes -Hugh MacLennan - Colette, Shirley hosted
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander Mccall Smith - Jolene, Carla hosted
Bel Canto - Ann Patchet - Shirley, Marilyn hosted
Such a Long Journey - Rohinton Mistry - Joanne, Colette hosted
A Boy of Good Breeding - Miriam Toews - Linda, Anna hosted
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon - Carla, Betty hosted

The Language of Sisters - Amy Yurk - Marilyn, Jolene hosted
Crow Lake - Mary Lawson - Joanne,  Beth hosted
Barometer Rising - Hugh McLennan - Beth, Linda hosted
Pigs in Heaven - Barbara Kingsolver - Colette, Shirley hosted
Sons of Fortune - Jeffrey Archer - Jolene, Carla hosted
Waiting - Ha Jin - Shirley, Marilyn hosted
5 People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom - Linda, Colette hosted
Secret Life of Bees - Sue Kidd - Carla, Anna hosted
Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes - Anna, Betty hosted 

Nanny Diaries - Emma McLaughlin - Beth, Jolene hosted
The Chosen - Chaim Potok - Colette, Marilyn hosted
Voyage of the Northern Magic -Diane Stuemer - Marilyn, Linda hosted
Rebecca's Tale -Sally Beauman - Linda, Shirley hosted
A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle - Shirley, Carol hosted
Stories from the Vinyl Cafe - Stuart McLean - Jolene, Betty hosted
Bee Season - Myla Goldberg - Betty, Anna hosted
The Bean Tree - Barbara Kingsolver, Carla, Colette hosted
The Rabbit-Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington - Anna, Carla hosted

Rebecca - Daphne DuMaurier - Beth, Joanne hosted
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham - Linda, Colette hosted
A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt - Jolene, Anna hosted
Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie - Colette, Shirley hosted
La Prisonniere - Malika Oufkir - Carol, Jolene hosted
The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve - Joanne, Carol hosted
Clara Callan - Richard Bruce Wright - Marilyn, Linda hosted
Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry - Anna, Marilyn hosted
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute - Betty, Carla hosted
Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells - Carla, Anna hosted
The Red Tent - Anita Diament - Carol, Colette hosted

No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod - Marilyn, Joanne hosted
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver - Joanne, Joanne hosted
A Good House - Bonnie Burnard - Beth, Jolene hosted
Random Passage - Bernice Morgan - Shirley, Shirley hosted
The Man who Listens to Horses - Monty Roberts - Jolene, Colette hosted
Waiting for Time - Bernice Morgan - Betty, Linda hosted
A Painted House - John Grisham - Marilyn, Marilyn hosted
Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen - Anna, Anna hosted
Whelan - Eugene Whalen - Linda, Carla hosted
Mercy Among the Children -David Adams Richards - Carla, Joanne hosted
Chocolat - Joanne Harris - Joanne, Marilyn hosted

Fifth Business - Robertson Davies - Marilyn, Debbie hosted
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt - Debbie, Anna hosted
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood - Anna, Linda hosted
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom - Linda
The Making of an American Quilt (video) - Yolande, Yolande hosted
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling -Joanne, Marilyn hosted
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Mordecai Richler - Marilyn, Jolene hosted
A Light in the Window - Jan Karon - Jolene, Linda hosted
12 Golden Threads -Aliske Webb - Linda, Colette hosted
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery - Colette, Jolene hosted
Davita's Harp - Chaim Potok - Jolene, Marilyn hosted

A Recipe for Bees - Gail Andeerson-Dargatz
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson - Marilyn, Debbie hosted
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - Debbie, Val hosted
The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff - Val
A Map of the World - Jane Hamilton - Susan hosted
Summer Sisters - Judy Blume - Susan, Jolene hosted
The Testament - John Grisham - Jolene
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt - Joanne hosted
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee -Joanne, Yolande hosted
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - John Gray - Yolande, Jolene hosted
At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon - Jolene, Marilyn hosted

A Widow for One Year - John Irving

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