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.

2016
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 we Walk - Wab Kinew - Jane, Shirley hosted
The Orphan Train - Kristina Baker Kline - Shirley, Beth hosted

2015
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 Anything, - Chris 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

2014
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

2013
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


2012
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

2011
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

2010

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
2009

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

2008

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 u- 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

2007

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

2006

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
2005

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

2004

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 

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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

2000

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

1999

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

1998

A Widow for One Year - John Irving


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