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
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
 Back When We Were Grown Up by Anne Tyler
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albon
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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
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
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
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 Jahren5
 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 4
The After Party by Anton DiSclafani 3
A Piece of the World by Christina B Kline 4
 A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman 5
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey 4
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George 4
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner 3
The Secret History by Donna Tartt 3
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 4