by Lively, Penelope
Reminiscent of the light, airy, innocuous writing style of Rosamund Pilcher, Lively’s story is a saga across generations, tenuously held together by the late reveal that the third generation woman cares about the first generation. Harmless enough, but unsurprising and, ironically given the title, inconsequential. posted Apr 24, 2013 at 10:15AM
|The orchardist : a novel |
by Coplin, Amanda
Widely praised as a skilled, even brilliant, writer, Coplin paces her story much the way life must have been in 19th-century California: slow, deliberate, simple. I can’t say her protagonists completely captured my attention, much less my heart, but this is a masterful work in many ways and sure to be appreciated by book clubs looking for meaningful discussion about complex characters. posted Apr 17, 2013 at 10:53AM
|When the emperor was divine : a novel |
by Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
2012 Selection for 1 Book, 1 Community (Loudoun County, VA) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:27PM
|The shoemaker's wife : a novel |
by Trigiani, Adriana.
2013 Selection for All Henrico Reads (Henrico, VA) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:26PM
|The beast in the garden : a modern parable of man and nature |
by Baron, David, 1964-
2012 Selection for Common Literature Experience (Logan, UT) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:25PM
by Eggers, Dave
2012 Selection of One Book, One Community: Our Regions Reads! (South Central PA) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:23PM
|The Buddha in the attic |
by Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
2013 Selection for One Book, One Philadelphia (PA) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:22PM
|The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian |
by Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
2013 Selection for Everybody Reads (Multnomah County, OR) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:20PM
|Running the rift : a novel |
by Benaron, Naomi, 1951-
2013 Selection for Lake Oswego Reads (Lake Oswego, OR) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:20PM
|Still Alice |
by Genova, Lisa.
2012 Selection for CommunityREAD (Findlay, OH) posted Mar 27, 2013 at 2:19PM
|AnneCP's Book Lists|
|Spring Has Sprung! (11 titles)
Or at least use your powers of imagination with these springy titles!
|If I Could Choose the One Minneapolis One Read Book (10 titles)
These would be my 10 finalists for 1) a local author; 2) thought-provoking discussion; 3) page-turners that would inspire lots of reluctant readers to tune in.
|If It's Good Enough for Maureen Corrigan... (12 titles)
A professor at Georgetown University, Corrigan reviews new titles across a range of genres as a regular segment on NPR's Fresh Air. I have yet to be disappointed by a Corrigan-approved book. Here are some of her recent picks.
|Top O' the Mornin' (10 titles)
All things Irish for a joyful St. Patrick's Day!
|The Trials of Lent (11 titles)
Did you give up one of these vices for Lent? Do you feel tempted just looking at this list? Enjoy! :)
|Extraordinary Audio (13 titles)
Take it from someone who listens to five books a month: there are good audio experiences and there are GREAT ones! Here are some of the best audiobooks I've ever heard.
|Love Stories for Valentine's Day (12 titles)
12 stories that will make you fall in love with love!
|Think Warm (10 titles)
Sub-zero temperatures getting you down? Let your imagination take you--and your stomach!--to a warmer, happier place.
|It Started With a Book... (10 titles)
As we gear up for the Academy Awards, let's take a moment to remember some past Best Picture Winners that wouldn't even have been made were it not for an intrepid author who first wrote the book.
|The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner (14 titles)
Looking to create a memorable feast in a few weeks? Look to these books for ideas to think outside the box or refine old favorites. Yum!