1. There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled
  2. Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee
  3. Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry
  4. The Curriculum Vitae of Aurora Ortiz, Almudena Solana
  5. Getting Stoned with Savages, J. Maarten Troost


  1. The Friendship Test, Elizabeth Noble
  2. Mr Pip, Lloyd Jones
  3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  5. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and other Stories, Ernest Hemingway
  6. Talking Dirty with the Queen of Cleean
  7. Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky


  1. Writ of Execution, Perri O’Shaughnessy
  2. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
  3. Oblivious, Cyndia DePre
  4. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  5. The Year of Fog, Michelle Richmond


  1. Tears of the Giraffe (audio) , Alexander McCall Smith
  2. Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
  3. Still Alice, Lisa Genova
  4. Loving Frank, Nancy Horan


  1. The Reader, Bernard Schlink
  2. Eats, Shoots & Leaves,
  3. Chang and Eng, Davin Strauss
  4. The Gate House, Nelson DeMille
  5. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, Diane Chamberlaine
  6. Fire in the Blood, Irene Nemirovsky


  1. The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. In the Skin of the Lion, Michael Ondaatje
  3. Imagining Argentina, Lawrence Thornton
  4. A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor
  5. March, Geraldine Brooks
  6. Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith
  7. Cafe Europa, Life After Communism, Slavenka Drakovic


  1. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
  2. Bridge of Sighs, Richard Russo
  3. Nine Parts of Desire, the Hidden World of Islamic Women, by Geraldine Brooks
  4. The Devil and Miss Prym, Pablo Coelho


  1. The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff
  2. The Last Madam, a life in the New Orleans Underworld, Christine Wiltz
  3. The Pianist, The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw
  4. Talking to Heaven, James van Praagh
  5. Zoya’s Story, Zoya


  1. Early Voyageurs, Marie Savage
  2. Paper Daughter, M Elaine Mar
  3. The Horrors of Salem’s Witch Dungeoun
  4. Women in Colonial Times, C. Holliday
  5. The Measure of a Man, Sidney Poitier
  6. Big Russ and Me, Tim Russert



  1. You are a reader. I wish you lived in Houston and could be in our book club. Our book club is reading Bridge of Sighs this month and I am reviewing it. I am not a literary person but love to read a well written book as this is. I am at work at the moment–have given my home email address. We have read many of your books from 2008 and 2009 lists.

    • Hi Dee,

      Thanks for stopping by the blog. I do enjoy reading and I enjoy good, thought provoking books. Good luck with your book club; they can be tricky at times, but they are so much fun!

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