Vicarious Virtual Book Club Suggestions
V.V.B.C.-Friends' Book Suggestions-March 2011, List 2
Here's part two of the list of book suggestions from friends, posted March 16th. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments!
Babette Wald: I'm reading "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". About 200 pages in...and good so far. (Jamie's Note: This was a Sisterchick Book Club selection before I joined, and from what I recall, most everyone thought the story was riveting, albeit somewhat sexually graphic. I agree. Several members said they'd read the sequel, and liked it.)
Annelle Trigg Johnson: Loved My Reading Life so much that I've downloaded two of his recommendations: War and Peace, and Anna Karenina. Slowly working through the first one. Expect to get lots of reading done on flights to/from China over spring break. Thank heavens for the Kindle. Love it, love it, love it. (Jamie's Note: the April Book Selection for my regular and online book clubs! Online Vicarious Virtual Book Club right here on my blog!
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Sheron Craig Womack: I'm reading a dumb mystery and A Secret Gift in which a man traces his father's monetary gifts during the great depression. He finds as many people as possible to see how these gifts might have changed them and their families. Non-fiction. (Jamie's note: I read A Secret Gift. I thought it was interesting and inspirational.)A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
Karen Carbonneau: Pillars of the Earth...very good. (Jamie's Note: I loved Pillars of the Earth and the Sequel: World Without End. There is a tv series on Pillars of the Earth (on Starz) that was VERY well done!)Ken Follett
Peggy Perry: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit) ....incredible story, I couldn't put it down...
Samuel A. Waters: 'The Bostonians.' The Bostonians
Cathie Lopez Breath....the autobiography is the woman who lived in an iron lung. What a writer! Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir (Jamie's Note: There is a book club review of this book in my archives.)
Julie Lasserre The Lotus Eaters by Tatiana Soli Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, and on my future list: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, any cookbook Sarah's Key, The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean The Secret Lives of Dresses, another cookbook, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel, The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok The Memory Palace, The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries), Room by Emma Donaghue Room: A Novel, and did I mention cookbooks? Seriously, I think this list will last for quite a while!
Laurye Campbell Ray "Breaking Night" book by a young woman who went from tragic childhood to homeless teenager to Harvard.Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Jana Graf getting ready to read Jodi Picoults new book that came out this week..."Sing You Home"...Sing You Home: A Novel
recently read "The Kitchen House"by Kathleen Grissom, excellent...The Kitchen House: A Novel
Julie Taylor Fitzgerald Just read "Homer's Odyssey", sweet story of a blind cat (Valentine's Day present from my sweetie ♥)Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, Julia Child's "My Life in France" My Life in France (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) and a new cookbook - Dorie Greenspan's "Around My French Table". Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours Would like to read the Stig Larson mystery/thriller trilogy next.Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy Deluxe Boxed Set: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Plus On Stieg Larsson
Mona McChesney Williams "How to SELL a House FAST in a SLOW Real Estate Market" William Bronchick & Ray Cooper, 2009.How to Sell a House Fast in a Slow Real Estate Market: A 30-Day Plan for Motivated Sellers
I'll be adding lots of these books to my "To Read" list! Comments?