Previous Reads

Here is the list of books that we have read in our past years. Ratings are on a 1-5 scale, 1 meaning dislike and 5 meaning very much enjoyed!

2017

December/January – The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs — 4.50
February – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi — 4.63
March – Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance — 4.86
April – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — 4.00
May – A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park — 3.71
June – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah — 4.71
July – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein — 4.25
August – Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali — 4.60

2016

December/January – Being Mortal by Atul Gawande — 4.67
February – Wreckage by Emily Bleeker — 2.50
March – Daring Greatly by Brené Brown — 4.67
April – Three Junes by Julia Glass — 3.14
May – The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster — 4.44
June – A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn — 3.75
July – The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao — 3.80
August – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett — 4.25
September – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — 4.13
October – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman — 4.29
November – The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth –4.86

2015

December/January – Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart — 3.86
February – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand — 4.83
March – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson — 3.00
April – A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman — 4.33
May – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen — 4.00
June – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon — 5.00
July – Yes Please by Amy Poehler — 4.87
August – Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline — 4.38
September – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss — 2.50
October – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman — 4.56
November – The Martian by Andy Weir — 4.73

2014

December/January – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt — 3.57
February – Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel — 4.00
March – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai — 4.50
April – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson — 3.88
May – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain — 4.50
June – The House Girl by Tara Conklin — 3.00
July – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion — 4.75
August – Wonder by R.J. Palacio — 4.64
September – The Giver by Lois Lowry — 4.46
October – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver — 3.92
November – The Handmaid’s Tale by Maragaret Atwood — 3.92

2013

December/January — The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles — 3.33
February — Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunix — 4.80
March — Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn — 4.50
April — The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde — 2.89
May — Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier — 4.11
June — Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo — 4.29
July — After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell — 4.00
August — The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern — 4.86
September — What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell — 4.00
October — Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon — 3.75
November – Lexicon by Max Barry — 3.83

2012

December/January– In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson — 3.00
February– Divergent by Veronica Roth — 4.43
March– Deluxe by Dana Thomas — 3.14
April– The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway — 2.25
May– Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer — 3.75
June– The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett — 4.25
July– A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle — 4.57
August– Sarah’s Key by  Tatiana de Rosnay — 2.88
September– Outliers – The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell — 4.43
October– Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card — 4.33
November– The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien — 4.67

2011

December/January– Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — 4.33
February– Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach — 3.38
March– My Life in France by Julia Child — 4.13
April– Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery — 3.43
May– The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — 5.00
June– A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg — 3.38
July– The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown — 2.00
August– Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond — 4.29
September– Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte — 3.71
October– Midwives by Chris Bohjalian — 3.83
November– The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fizgerald — 3.86

2010

December/January– Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde — 3.33
February– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll — 2.57
March– Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi — 3.43
April– The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow — 1.86
May– Trail of Crumbs by Kim Zunee — 1.50
June– Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — 4.22
July– The Host by Stephanie Meyer — 4.86
August– Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah — 3.17
September– The Help by Kathryn Stockett — 4.89
October– Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich — 4.00
November– The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot — 4.13

2009

December/January– Chick Flick Road Kill by Alicia Bettensdorf — 1.20
February– The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold — 3.67
March– The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — 3.50
April– In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan — 4.71
May– The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson — 4.40
June–Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner/ The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell — 4.67
July– Anthem by Ayn Rand — 3.75
August– The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb — 2.75
September– The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman — 3.60
October– The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson — 4.50
November– Devil in the White City by Eric Larson — 4.80

2008

January — Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See — 4.83
February — Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy — 3.20
March — What Paul Said About Women: The Apostle’s Liberating Views on Equality in Marriage, Leadership, and Love by John Bristow — 1.40
April — Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson  — 4.00
May — A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini — 4.67
June — Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach — 4.71
July — Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury — 4.00
August — The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield — 4.78
September — The Shack by William P. Young — 3.71
October — Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean M. Twenge — 4.00
November– The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger — 4.50

 

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