2013 Selections and Suggestions

JANUARY 2014 (or thereabouts)
(scroll down ideas for the future--I need to add our latest discussion to that part)

February 2013
(320 pages)
Hostess: Heather

March 2013
(496 pages)
Hostess: Brooke

April 2013
(275 pages)
Hostess: Michelle
May 2013
(432 pages)
Hostess: Amanda

June 2013
(224 pages)
Hostess: Eva
July 2013 
(July proved too complicated so we skipped it and met in August instead, pushing everything back a month)
August 2013
Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
474 pages
Hostess:  Julie

September 2013
The Beekeeper's Apprentice #1
by Laurie R. King
Hostess: Amanda
October 2013
The Cross and the Switchblade
by David Wilkerson
Hostess:  Brenda
November 2013
Gone With the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
Hostess: Michelle

December 2013
The Mansion
by Van Dyke
Hostess:  Lisa F
January 2014
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte
Hostess:  Michele S.

In case you are interested these books were also brought up as possibilities:
Liota's Garden by Francine Rivers
One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Confronting the Myth of Self-Esteem

Julie was nice enough to email links to her's so here they are:

Defending Jacob

The Kitchen House

Rose, My Life in Service

The Dirty Life:  On Farming, Food, and Love

Left to Tell (Rwandan Holocaust)

Remember, I have not read any of these, so although I generally trust the source of the recommendation, I cannot vouch for them (but I do intend to read them). Best, Julie

And these are the ones that came up at our discussion in December (There were others, but if they are listed above I didn't put them here):
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
Airborne Matt Cruize
The Seventh Son (the Maker) Orson Scott Card
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Count of Monte Cristo
3 Musketeers
The Scarlet Letter
The Hiding Place
The Story of a Beautiful Girl
The Screwtape Letters
The Great Divorce
Eve and the Choice Made in Eden
How to Pray and Stay awake
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver


  1. The next set of books look great! I will say I'm not sure how this happened but I have had Unbroken on hold at the library for OVER A YEAR! It still says I'm 12 in queue. I just went and checked it and there are a lot of copies and not that many holds. I placed a new hold. :) Anyway, thanks Mary Anne for doing all the work here. It looks fantastic!! I

  2. I added in how many pages each book is so you can all plan a bit better when you need to start it.

  3. UNBROKEN is such an incredible story. If you have not read this book, READ IT!! You won't be sorry. Well, it is sad at times but, really such an inspiring story. Can't wait to discuss it with you.

  4. PS I have the cd's if anyone is interested in borrowing them.