Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Favourite Books discussed at the Christmas Parties

It's always fascinating to see the variety of books our book club members pick as "favourite reads". Here is a list of the titles (with links to our library catalog) we talked about at our recent Christmas get-togethers:


The Cellist of Sarajewo by Steven Galloway
What is the what: the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel by Dave Eggers
The Lizard cage by Karen Connelly
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Three daughters of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck
New York : the novel by Edward Rutherfurd (picked by 2 members)
My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult
Three views of crystal water by Katherine Govier
The Island by Victoria Hislop
Icefields by Thomas Wharton
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
Wishin' and hopin' : a Christmas story by Wally Lamb
Christy by Catherine Marshall (not at SAPL)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (translated from French)
The Hero's walk by Anita Rau Badami
A boy of good breeding by Miriam Toews
A Confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole


Wild Swans : three daughters of China by Jung Chang
Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson by Mitch Albom
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies by Jared M. Diamond
What is America? : a short history of the new world order by Ronald Wright
Mennonite in a little black dress : a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen
Hungry planet : what the world eats by Peter Menzel
Impressionism : 50 paintings you should know by Ines Janet Engelmann.

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