1. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith:

2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: see my review at

3. The Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare ; finished 1/29

5. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa al Aswany , review in 1/29 blog


6. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali; review in 2/17/08 blog

7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

8. Parvana by Deborah Ellis

9. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

10. Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo

12. San Francisco Than and Now by Bill Yenne


13. Persian Girls, a memoir by Nahrid Rachlin

14. The Yankee Girl by Kyusun Chung

15. Yuppies, Jet Set, La Movida y Otras Especies de Carmen de Posadas

16. Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

17.  A Thousand Country Roads by J. Waller

18. Daughters of Islam

19. Up Country by Nelson DeMille (audio)

20. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


21. The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy

22. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

23. El Viejo que Leia Novelas de Amor by Luis Sepulveda

24.  Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benitez

25. Open House by Elizabeth Berg
26. Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
27. The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier
28. Confieso que He Vivido by Pablo Neruda
29. A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena De Blasi
30. A Thread of Grace
31. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
32. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson
33. Mi Pais Inventado by Isabel Allende
34. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
35.  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
36.  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
37. The Good Wife Strikes Back
38. Children of Strangers by Lyle Saxon
39.  The Year of Naked Swim Parties,
40.  Mrs. Astor’s Horse by Stanley Walker
41.  The Map of Love
42. The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by S. Despres
February Hill by Victoria Lincoln
44. Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
45. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
46. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
47. Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feile
48.  The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
49.  The Girl at the Lion D’Or by Sebastian Faulks
50.  Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
51.  P is for Peril by Sue Grafton
52.  The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood,
53.  The House Gun by Nadine Gordimer
54.  About a Boy by Nick Hornby
55.  Cat Stories by James Herriot
56.  Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
57.  Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coehlo
58.  The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer

59.  Snow in August, Pete Hamill

60. Five Quarters of the Orange, Joanne Harris

61.  The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks

62. Amsterdam, Ian McEwan

63. Savages, Joe Kane

64. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

65. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeannette Wasterson

66.  Cannery Row, John Steinbeck



  1. riqarv Thanks for good post

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