Sunday, May 25, 2008

Suggested Books

Books Recommended by Members
***Caution - some language

Non-Fiction 2014
Seven Men: And the Secrets of Their Greatness - Eric Metaxas
Amazing Grace - Eric Metaxas
Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons - Zandra Vranes & Tamu Smith
I Never Had It Make - Jackie Robinson
52 Life-Changing Questions From the Book of Mormon - John Hilton III & Brad Wilcox
Believing Christ - Stephen E. Robinson 
All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience - Neal A. Maxwell

Fiction 2014
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flagg
The Language of Hoofbeats Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh 
The Bookseller: A Novel - Cynthia Swanson
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
The Magic Hour - Kristin Hannah
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride - Cary Elwes & and Joe Layden

The Boys in The Boat  - Daniel James Brown 
The Greater Journey - David McCullough
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
Take me With You - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Don't Let me Go - Catherine Ryan Hyde
A Stranger in the Kingdom, Howard Mosh
The Emperor of All Maladies - Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Monuments Men - Robert, Edsel
Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell - John W. Rockwell
A Dog's Journey  -  W. Bruce Cameron
Calling me Home - Julie Kibler
Let It Go - Chris Williams
Heaven Is Here - Stephanie Nielson
A dog's Purpose - W. Bruce Cameron
An Invisible Thread - Laura Schroff
No One Can Take Your Place - Sheri Dew 
Orphan Train:  A Novel Christina Baker Kline
Taking Flight - Sarah Solmonson
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
When You Were Older - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Clara and Mr. Tiffany - Susan Vreeland
The Presidents Club - Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Mornings on Horseback - David McCullough
Those Who Love - Irving Stone
Destiny of the Republic - Candice Millard
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - Susan Gregg Gilmore
Slavery by Another Name - Douglas A. Blackmon
In The Sea There Are Crocodiles - Fabio Geda
The Lemon Tree - Sandy Tolan
Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi
How To Be An American Housewife - Margaret Dilloway
The Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult
The Angels of Morgan Hill - Donna Van Liere
Winter Sea - Susana Kearsley
Calico Joe - John Grisham
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
The Christmas Train - David Baldacci
The Dressmaker of Khain Khana - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
Garden Spells - Sara Addison Allen
My Name is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira
The Mermaid Garden - Sarita Montifiore
Last Call - Laura Pedersen
The Shack - Wm. P. Young
Juliette - Anne Fortie
The Magic of Ordinary Days - Ann Howard Creel
The Dove Keepers - Alice Hoffman
Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok
The Leadership Test- Timothy R. Clark
Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks
The Woman in White: Wilkie Collins
A Red Christmas Bird - Fannie Flagg

Lost in Shangri-La - Michael Zuckoff
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven - Fannie Flagg
The Necklace - Cheryl Jarvis
Dog Days - Jon Katz
The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton
The Peach Keeper - Sarah Addison Allen
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Lewis Stevenson
State of Fear - Michael Crichton
***Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell

***Open - Andre Agassi
Left Neglected - Lisa Genova
The Dirty Life - Kristin Kimball
Playing The Enemy - John Carlin
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
Recovering Charles - Jason Wright
Long Walk To Freedom - Nelson Mandela
The Enchanted April - Elizabeth Von Arnim
After the Locusts - Jan Coleman
Freakonomics - Levitt & Dubner
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian
Call the Darkness Light - Nancy Zaroulis
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
Driven - Larry H. Miller
Stones into Schools - Greg Mortenson
Becoming Isaac - Ben Behunin
Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
The Wednesday Letters - Jason Wright
Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
Still Alice - Lisa Genova
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding - Idliby, Oliver and Warner
Mayflower - Nathaniel Philbrick
Am I Not A Man? - Mark Shurtleff
Discovering Isaac - Ben Behunin
Remembering Isaac - Ben Behunin
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - Allison Hoover Bartlett
The Girls from Ames - Jeffrey Zaslow
Sick Girl - Amy Silverstein
Walking The Bible - Bruce Feiler
Abraham - Bruce Feiler
Sarah - Orson Scott Card
The Boxer Rebellion - Diana Preston
A Girl Named Zippy - Haven Kimmel
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder - Rebecca Wells
Crashing Through - Robert Kurson
Glenn Beck's Common Sense - Glenn Beck
The Silver Chalice - Thomas B. Costain
The Nine - Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court - Jeffrey Toobin
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral - Barbara Kingsolver
The Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
Buffalo Soldier - Paul Howard Carlson
same kind of different As me - Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Winners Never Cheat - Jon Huntsman Sr.
The Great Eight - Scott Hamilton
On the Road to Heaven - Coke Newell Days
Like Floating Water - Susan Edwards McKee
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud - Ben Sherwood
The Captain's Wife - Douglas Kelley
The 10 Big Lies About America - Michael Medved
Don't' Bet Against Me - Deanna Farve
The Voyage of the Catalpa - Peter Stevens
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint - Brady Udall
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls Boone - Robert Morgan
Kitchen Table Wisdom - Rachel Naomi Remen
The Appeal - John Grishman
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Truman - David McCullough
The Christmas Sweater - Glenn Beck
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
 The Known World - Edward P. Jones
Funny in Farsi - Firoozeh Duman
***The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
One Thousand White Women - Jim Fergus
My Grandfather's Blessings - Racel Naomi Remen
The Samurai's Garden - Gail Tsukiyama
Three Came Home - Agnes Keith
The Glorious Cause - Jeff Shaara
The Emperor of Ocean Park - Stephen L. Carter
The Price We Paid - Andrew Olsen
Flyboys - James Bradley
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hooseini
A Distant Prayer - Joseph banks & Jerry Borrowman
Stone Tablets - Orson Scott Card
Winds of War - Herman Wouk
War and Remembrance - Herman Wouk
The Color of Water - James McBride
In Harm's Way - Doug Stanton
Ghost Soldiers - Hampton Sides
first you have to row a little boat - Richard Bode
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Tending Roses - Lisa Wingate
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
For One More Day - Mitch Albom
The Innocent Man - John Grisham
Undaunted Courage - Stephen Ambrose
Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose
Season of Life - Jeffrey Marx
Wisdom of Our Fathers - Tim Russert
Shogun - James Clavell
The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw


Lisa said...


One of the books missing from your list is Life of Pi. I haven't read it yet and was hoping the group hadn't either but was told you had. The group has read a lot during the years. Glad to be a part of the group, I have really enjoyed it.

Thanks, Lisa

Lynn Tanner said...

First I want to reply to Lisa, we didn't ever read Life of Pi in book club. Many of us have read it and it may have been on the suggested reading list but we never reviewed it in book club. It would have made for an interesting discussion.

I also wanted clarify this section of the blog. These books have been read by members of book club and recommended for this section. They may not have thought them worthy of a recommendation for book club, or most likely we just didn't have time to read them during the year.

The schedule for the early part of 2008 -2009 is almost done. Watch for an invitation to the blog spot as it soon will become private.

steveandconniefamily said...

I may be doing this wrong but, a book I recently read and enjoyed was "Funny in Farsi” it is a enjoyable memoir of the authors life growing up as an Iranian in orange county. She humorously tells what her life was like before and after the 1980 hostage crises in Iran. The book is funny and cleverly written.

Lynn Tanner said...

I just added another book which may be a good read for book club. It was suggested by my 15 year old granddaughter, Audrey. I thought it was excellent - The Book Thief by Zusak. If you read it let me know what you think. Lynn