Rate It Page: Books We've Read

1st #:  Books read and rated by the club:  1 = don't bother ------ 5  = a must read

                      2nd #: Book discussion rated by the club:  1 = boring ------ 5  = vibrant discussion

Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier  5
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
5
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
4
 Back When We Were Grown Up by Anne Tyler
2
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
3
The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne
2
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albon
3
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
5
Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
3
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
5
PlainSong by Kent Haruf 2
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult 4
Follow the River by Alexander Tom 3
Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan 4
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris 5
The Monk Downstairs by Tim Farrington 4
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 4
The Passion of Artemesia by Susan Vreeland 5
These Granite Islands by Sara Stonich
3
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger 4
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich 4
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 5
The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy 4
Balszak and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 3
Life of Pi by Yann Martel 5
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown 4
Three Junes by Julie Glass 3
Tidewater Morning by William Styron 4
Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier 3
Power of One by Bryce Courtney 5
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf; "The Hours" 1
The Book of Salt
by Monique Truong 4/1
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory 4/4
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 5/5
Dirt Music by Tim Winton 3/5
A Wake in Honor of Rachel 5
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 4/3
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon 4/4
The Coffee Trader by David Liss 4/4
The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick 4/4
When Elephants Dance by Tess Holthe 5/5
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester 4/4
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 4/4
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult 4/5
Spice by Jack Turner 3/4
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell 5/5
Atonement by Ian McEwan 4/4
Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant 4/4
Straight Man by Richard Russo 4/4
Holy Fools by Joanne Harris 3/4
An Unfinished Marriage by Joan Anderson 3/4
The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey 4/3
Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl 5/3
March by Geraldine Brooks 4/4
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer 5/4
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 5/5
The Spirit Catches You by Anne Fadiman 3/4
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton 4/3
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wall 5/5
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver 5/5
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 4/4
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 4/4
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards 4/4
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult 4/4
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck 5/4
Evening by Susan Minot 3/4
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean 4/4
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kahlal Houssein 4/4
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan 4/4
 Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland 4/4
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doriah Russell 4/5
No Angel by Penny Vincenzi 3/3
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 4/4
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4/4
The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mores 4/4
This I Believe by Jay Allison 4/4
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan 5/4
 The Gathering by Anne Enright 3/4
The Liar's Club by Mary Karr 4/4
The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage 3/4
Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson 4
Blue Latitudes
by Tony Horowitz 3.5
That Old Cape Magic
by Richard Russo 3
Moonflower Vine
by Jetta Carlson 4
The Help
by Katheryn Stockett 5
 The Art of Racing
in the Rain by Garth Stein 5
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows  4
Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan 4
Pen/O'Henry 2009 Collection of Short Stories
3
Moloka'i
by Alan Brennert 4
Olive Kitteredge
by Elizabeth Strout 4
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander 3.5
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver 3
Wildflower by Mark Seal 4
Spoon Fed by Kim Severson 3.5
Little Bee by Chris Cleave 4
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli 5
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier 4
Clara and Mr Tiffany by Susan Vreeland 4
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 5
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 4.5
Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris 4
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 4
Room by Emma Donoghue 4
Sabbath by Wayne Muller 4
In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta Ahmed 4
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 4.5
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry 4
1984 by George Orwell 4
Triangle by Katharine Weber 4
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand  4
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 4
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 5
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 4
Defending Jacob by William Landay 5
Home by Mary Gordon 3
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 5
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro 4
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Willard 5
Light Between the Oceans by M. L. Stedman 4
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 4
Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris 4 
Dog Stars by Peter Heller 4
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 5
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund DeWaal 4
Household Gods by Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove  3.5
Wolfe Hall by Hilary Mantel    4
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball 3.5
Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt 3
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahrai 4
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quinlan 4   
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 2.5
All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 5
The Circle by David Eggers 3.5
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 4
We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler   
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild 3
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb 4.5
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan 4
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes5
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving  4
The Book of Unkown Americans by Christina Henriquez   3
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett 4
Beach Music by Pat Conroy 4
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton 5 
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  4  
The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashido 3
Station 11 by Emily St. Jean Pierre Mandel 4
Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell 4
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon 4
Sugar Salt Fat by Michael Moss 4
The Vegetarian by Han Kang 3
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee 4
Bettyville by George Hodgman 4
Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins 4
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 4
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 4
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 5
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 4
The After Party by Anton DiSclafani 3
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline 4