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!
|Wasted on the Young (13 titles)
Books I was forced to read for school that I appreciate now.
|Think Cool (10 titles)
Use the power of suggestion to forget about searing temperatures and tropical humidity.
|Gone Fishin': a Travel Writing Compilation (11 titles)
Writing so vivid, warm and inclusive, you can almost feel the breeze on your skin and taste the mojito on your tongue. If finances are keeping you from your dream destinations, maybe these stories will tide you over.
|The Plant-Based Gourmet (14 titles)
Adopting a plant-based diet is win-win-win-win: you leave a smaller carbon footprint, you contribute to your own improved health, you opt out of senseless animal suffering and you get to eat unbelievably delicious food. Still not convinced? You will be after perusing these delectable cookbooks!
|Celebrate America (13 titles)
As July 4th rolls around, pause to think about America's funny, poignant, heartwrenching, sometimes-losing, sometimes-winning battle to create freedom for all.
|Bro Lit (12 titles)
For the ladies, there's chick lit. For the guys, there's bro lit. Here are some bros not to be missed.
|Books To Sink Your Teeth Into (20 titles)
Picture yourself with a cold glass of lemonade, swinging in a hammock, no sound but a light breeze in your ear. Now picture yourself reading one of these engrossing tales!
|The Play's the Thing (14 titles)
A great play jumps off the page and comes alive, almost as if you were seeing it in performance. These beloved recent plays were hits in New York, but you can experience their power in the comfort of your own home.
|Living Vicariously 101: a Course for Stay-Cationers (12 titles)
Is the economy cramping your travel style? You're not alone! Until things turn around, live and breathe exotic locales through some great travel writing.
|Judge a Book By Its Movie (18 titles)
Once in a great while, a fantastic book becomes a fantastic movie, each bringing its own artistic merit to the table. These titles are worth reading and watching.
|Pitiful Adaptations (15 titles)
We all know the movie is never as good as the book, but these titles deserved better. Forget the movie. Read the book!
|One City, One Book (18 titles)
Minneapolis isn't the only city with a community-wide book club. Check out the books that are getting other cities talking!
|Beach Reads for Sex and the City Fans (21 titles)
Looking for a book to match the style, fun and sexiness of the HBO series? Look no further!