Literary Parties


JANUARY - Twice Told Tales
Carolyn - VIVALDI’S VIRGINS - Barbara Quick
 - HOME - Julie Andews
Justin + Susan - LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER - Eleanor Pruit Stewart
Alliee - THE BOYS IN THE BOAT- Daniel James Brown
Laura - THE NOVEL - James Michener

FEBRUARY - American Revolution
Richard - DRINKING IN AMERICA - Suanne Cheever
Alliee - BEN AND ME - Robert Lawson
Gayle - THE WINTER OF RED SNOW, CANNONS AT DAWN, DIARY OF .      ABIGAIL - Jane Steward, Kristina Gregory
 ALONE YET NOT ALONE - Tracey Michelle Leininger

MARCH - Trashy Books
TRASH - Andy Mulligan
 Melinda - I WACHED A WHILD HOG EAT MY BABY (Tabloids) - Bill Sloan
Carolyn - WHY MERMAIDS SING (Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries) - C.S. Harris
Alliee - THE PROFESSIONAL (Spenser Mysteries) - Robert Parker’
 UNTIL I FIND YOU - John Irving
Devi - PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - Sara Shepard
Vi - CHRISTMAS 1930’s (Christmas Themed Stories, poetry Illustrations) -  Randoff Haugan

APRIL - Cultural Commentary
Carolyn - A DISTANT MIRROR - Barbara Tuschman
Justin - THE FINANCIER - Theodore Dreiser
Alliee - SO VERY MUCH THE BEST OF US - Brian Doyle
Laura - MARK TWAIN IN HAWAII - Mark Twain
Melinda - THE TRAIN TO CHRYSTAL CITY - Jim Jarboe Russell
 SHARING BOOKS (Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian) - Avi Steinberg

MAY - Monarchy
Gayle - TUDORS ("Dense, Dry and Dark”) - GJ Meyer
Alliee - KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND (Dark, Dense and Dry”) -  Brenda Ralph Lewis
Susan - LADY MACBETH - Susan Fraser King
Melinda - THE KING AND THE COWBOY - David Fromkin
 ALICE (Alice Roosevelt Longworth) - Stacy A. Corder
Justin - RIZPAH - Charles E. Israel
Carolyn - AGINCOURT - Juliet Parker

JUNE - Crime
Gayle - REBECCA - Daphine duMauier
Carolyn - AMISTAD - David Pesci
 BONHOEFFER - Eric Metaxes
Susan - MURSERY CRIMES - Ayelet Wilman
 BOOK THIEF - Markus Zusak
David - BURIED FOR PLEASURE - Edmund Crispin
Justin - CRIME OF SYLVESTER BONNARD - Anatole France
 THE GOLDEN LEGEND - Jacovus de Vonagine
Margo - STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG - Kate Atkinson
Vi - CEMETERY JOHN - Robert Zorn
 LADY OF THE HOUSE - Sally Stanford
Laura - ANGELA’S ASHES - Frank McCourt
Alliee - REPENT AND BELIEVE - Derek Prince

JULY - Other Cultures in Translation
Dave - CELEBRATED CASES OF JUDGE DEE (Judge Dee Mysteries) - Dee  Goong, Translated by Robert Van Gulick
Margo - THE GINSING HUNTER - Jeff Talarigo
Carolyn - TOTTO CHAN; The Little Girl by the Window - Tetsuko  Kuroyanagi.
Melinda - DER MILLER - Grimm, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Susan - FALLEN LEAVES - Adeline Yen Mah
Justin THE WREATH, THE WIFE, THE CROSS (Sigrid Undset)
Laura - WOMAN OF SILK - Gail Tusukiyama
Alliee - TALK - Harold Courlanton
Gayle SHIOKARI PASS - Ayak Miura

AUGUST - Legends
Dave - JATAKA TALES (Buddhist Tales) -
Anne - ROBINSON CARUSO - Daniel Defo
Carolyn - ROBIN HOOD - Paul Ceswick, Illustrated N.C. Wyeth
Alliee - LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW - Washington Irving
Gayle - ZORRO - Isabel Allende
Vi - GONE WITH THE WIND; THE MAKING OF A LEGEND - Jody Cameron +  Paul J. Christyan
Melinda - GHOST MEN - Franz Lidz
 UNDER A WING - Reever Lindberg
Margo - JOURNEY OF ELIJAH - Baubaba Diamond Goldin - Paintings by Jerry Pinkney

SEPTEMBER - Children / Books to Movies
Anne - 39 STEPS - John Buchan
Justin - A FAREWELL TO ARMS - Ernest Hemingway
Carolyn - THE PIANIST - Wladyslaw Szplinman
Susan - PEACE LIKE A RIVER - Leif Enger
Laura - INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD - Lynne Reid Banks
 WIND IN THE WILLOWS - Kenneth Graham
Devi - MADAME BOVARY - Gustave Flaubert
Alliee - FREEDOM WRITER’S DIARY - Erin Gruenwell
Melinda - GLASS CASTLE - Jeanette Wallis
 NORTH OF NORMAL - Cesi Sunrise Person
Dave - THE PRINCESS BRIDE - William Goldman

OCTOBER - Faith / Religion
Dave - WHO KNOWS - Raymond M. Smullyan
Alliee - HOW NOW SHALL WE LIVE - Charles Colson
Vi - FIRST LIGHT - Sue Monk Kidd
Gayle - TRAVELING MERCIES - Anne Lamot
Susan - ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE - Jane Kilpatrick

Justin - THE MAID SERVANT AT THE INN - Dorothy Parker
 THE CONVALESCENT - Robert Service
Alliee - THE ORDERING OF LOVE - Madeleine L’Engle
Laura - EGG THOUGHTS - Russel Hoban
 TALKING IN THE RAIN (Poems for Children) - X.J. + Dorothy Kennedy
Anne - SOFTLY AND TENDERLY (Hymn) - Will L. Thompson

Dave - NOISES OFF - Michael Frayn
 OUR TOWN - Thorton Wilder
Dave - RICHARD III - William Shakespear

OTHER THEMES we thought of but didn’t do
Explorers, Music, Self Help, Animal, Dummies, Twice Read Bks, States of US, Travel /Adventure, Irish, Beach Reads, How to, Weird, 21 Century Literature, World War II,


January • Twice Told Tales
Carolyn: Captain’s Courageous • Rudyard Kipling
Alliee: Five Quarters of the Orange • Joanne Harris
Justin: Five Boys in a Boat • Daniel James Brown
Gayle: Pride & Prejudice • Jane Austin
Melinda: Healing Everywhere • John Banks
Susan: Huckleberry Finn • Mark Twain
Richard: The Cool Changer

February • Historical
Susan: Water for Elephants • Sara Gruen
Carolyn: A Distant Mirror • Barbara Tuchman
Susan WR: Pillars of the Earth & World Without End • Ken Follett
Gayle: Dark End of the Street • Danielle McGuire
Alliee: They Found the Secret • V Raymond Edman
Laura: Kiss of Dust • Elizabeth Laird
Justin: What I saw at the Revolution • Peggy Noonan
Richard: The Innovators • Walter Isaacson
Lawrence in Arabia • Scott Anderson
Operation Gladio • Paul L. Williams

March • Short Stories
Gayle: All Creatures Great and Small • James Herriot
Justin: The Decameron • Giovanni Boccaccio
Melinda: Good Liberals and the Great Blue Heron • Frank Bardacke & Alexander Cockburn
Susan: Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep • Gail Carson Levine
Laura: One More for the Road • Ray Bradbury
Alliee: Lights Along the Shore * Fulton Oursler
Carolyn: A few short notes on Tropical Butterflies • John Murray
Justin: Stories of Modern Italy • Ben Johnson
Laura: Full Moon Stories • Eagle-Walking Turtle

April • Innovators
Ward: City of God • St. Augustine
Carolyn: Amazing Grace • Eric Metaxis
Alliee: Works of Love are Works of Peace • Michael Collopy
Vi: Henri Nouwen, Selected Writings • Robert A. Jonas Ed.
Justin: Ulysses • James Joyce
Susan: Diary of Mattie Spenser • Sandra Dallas
The Airman and the Tramp • Jane He Lee
Richard: Job • William Blake
Melinda: God among the Shakers • Suzanne Skeer
The Perfect Life • Doris Faber

May • Letters & Diaries
Alliee: Molly Make-Believe • Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Carolyn: Diary of Colonel Albert Svirha USMA Class 1922
Susan WR: My Life in France • Julia Child
Melinda: One More Time • Carol Burnett
Letters of a Woman Homesteader •Pruit Stewart
Laura: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society • Anne Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
Justin: Letters of Maxwell Perkins • John Hall Wheelock Ed.
Richard: The Innermost Kernel • Suzanne Giese
Vi: Secret Diary of Ann Boleyn • Robin Maxwell

June • Historical Art and Food (!)
Vi: A Culinary History of Food • Jean Louis Flandrin Ed.
Carolyn: How the Irish Saved Civilization • Thomas Cahill
Alliee: Miss Fischer - Murder in Montparnasse • Kerry Greenwood
Susan: Lisette’s List • Susan Vreeland
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society • Anne Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
Justin: The Voices of Silence • Andre Malraux
Gayle: Spain • Hugh Thomas
Melinda: One Summer • Bill Bryson

July • Breakthrough
Susan: The African Queen • C.S. Forester
The Poet and the Pauper • George MacDonald
Gayle: A Piece of the Mountain • Joyce McPherson
Justin: Gods, Graves & Scholars • C.W. Cream
Carolyn: David & Goliath • Malcom Gladwell
Alliee: Journey of Faith • Kenneth & Gloria Copeland
Nell: Beyond the Chilcotin • Diana Phillips
Grass Beyond the Mountain • Richmond P. Hobson, Jr.
Laura: Father Joe • Tony Hendra

August • Life Struggles
Carolyn: Beverly • Beverly Sills and Lawrence Linderman
Alliee: The Narrow Road • Karen Armstrong
Susan: Mis Mackenzie • Anthony Trollope
Justin: Anti Memoirs • Andre Malraux
Laura: The First Four Years • Laura Engles Wilder

September • Journeys
Susan: One Thousand White Women • Jim Fergus
Justin: Life of Sam Johnson • Boswell
Carolyn: Boys in the Boat • Daniel James Brown
Walking Home • Sonia Choquette
Vi: Journey into Steinbecks California • Susan Shillinglaw
Alliee: In the Name of Jesus, The Road to Daybreak • Henri Nouwen
Krista: The Bounty Trilogy • Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall
Pocket Atlas • Judith Schalansky
Laura: I am Lavina Cummings • Susan Lowell
Gayle: The Mermaid Chair • Sue Monk Kidd
Melinda: Swear by Apollo • William Aughinaugh

October • Books about Books
Alliee: In the Presence of Books • Charlotte DeWitt
Vi: Literacy and Longing in LA • Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
Women who Love Books too Much • Brenda Knight
Gayle: Fahrenheit 451 • Ray Bradbury
Carolyn: Parnassus on Wheels • Christopher Morley
Susan: A Lineage of Grace • Francine Rivers
The Professor’s House • Willa Cather
Laura: Out of Doors in the Holy Land • Henry Van Dyke
Justin: The Novel • James Michener
Melinda: Ruined by Reading • Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Old Books Rare Friends • Leona Rosenberg & Madeleine Stern

November • Music
Susan: Vivaldi Virgins • Barbara Quick
Gayle: Trap Family Singers • Maria von Trapp
Alliee: Home • Julie Andrews
Justin: Between the Acts • Robert Merrill
Carolyn: The Song of the Lark • Willa Cather
Laura: The Singer • Calvin Miller
Melinda: Music as Medicine • Deforia Lane
Passion for the Piano • Judith Oringer
Sue: Spiritual Life of Great Composers • Patrick Kavenaugh

December • Christmas
Vi: Christmas Collection • 1930’s
Justin: Five Christmas Novels - The Cricket on the Hearth • Charles Dickens
Alliee: Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion • Patricia C. Pongracz Ed.
Gayle: Redbird Christmas • Fannie Flagg
Susan: Christmas Mysteries • Anne Perry
Laura: Little House Series • Laura Engels Wilder
Carolyn: Christmas Tapestry • Patricia Polacco
Amal and the Night Visitors • Gian Carlo Menotti
Old Befana • Tomie De Paola
Karen: God’s Grace • Movie


February 2013

Susan W.R.: Great Paper Jets, Norman Schmidt
                    Best Ever Paper Airplane, Norman Schmidt

Alliee:           Star Wars DK, Episode I & II

Sue:             Night Flight, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, trans. Stuart Gilbert

Laura:           Lost Star, Patricia Lauber

Justin:          West with the Night, Beryl Markham
                    Flight to Arras, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, trans. Stuart Gilbert

Gayle:          Woman of the Wind, Wanda Langley

Vi:                Attention All Passengers, William J. McGee

March 2013

Carolyn:  Painted Ladies, Robert B. Parker
              Take This Bread, Sara Miles
              Cooking from the Farmer's Market, Williams Sonoma

Sue:       Little House Cookbook, Barbara Walker
              Redwall Cookbook, Brian Jacques

Gayle:    For Goodness Sake, Lenora Weber & Greta Hilb
             Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
Justin:   Saudi Aramco World; article "Zatar"
            Thyme Travels, Alia Yunis

Alliee:   With Love and Butter, Holly Bower with Sarah Eppenbach

Vi:        Soup & Bread, a Country Inn Cookbook, Crescent Dragonwagon
            Village Baker


April 2013

~Private Detectives~

Susan:     Farriers' Lane, Anne Perry

Justin:      Lord Wimsey, Dorothy L. Sayers

               The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Vi:           Nancy Drew, Girl Sleuth, and the Women Who Created Her, Melanie Rehak

Gayle:     The Chase, Clive Cussler

Sue:        The Striker, Clive Cussler

Laura:      No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall

Karen:     Self-written short story from the Writer's Group

Carolyn:   Double Deuce, Robert Parker

               Murder in the Bastille, Cara Black


May 2013

~19th Century American~

Susan:     Country of the Pointed Firs, Jewitt

Justin:     Home as Found, Fenimore Cooper

              Innocence Abroad, Mark Twain

              Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain

              The Custom of the Country, Edith Wharton

Laura:     Mark Twain in Hawaii

              Short Stories, Louisa May Alcott

              O. Henry stories

Alliee:     The $30,000 Bequest Etc., Mark Twain

Gayle:     Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Ida:         Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende

Vi:          Twice Told Tales, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Carolyn:  The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne


June 2013


Carolyn:  The Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey

              The Book of Eleanor, Pamela Kaufman

              The Egyptian, Mika Waltari

              Désirée, Annemarie Selinko

              God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, Adam Nicolson

Justin:    When Christ and His Saints Slept, Sharon Kay Penman

             River God, Wilbur Smith

Gayle:    Victoria in the Wings, Jean Plaidy

Susan:   Abdication, Juliet Nicolson

Alliee:    How to Live Like a King's Kid, Harold Hill

Laura:    The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain

Ida:       The Thistle and the Rose, Jean Plaidy


July 2013

~Summer Reads~

Justin:     Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain

Carolyn:  Amistad, David Pesci

              The Intelligencer, Leslie Silbert

Sue:       Ask a Shadow to Dance, Linda George

Gayle:    Heart & Soul, Maeve Binchey

Vi:         Not Just a Pretty Face, Stacy Malkan

Pat:       Tigers in Red Weather, Liza Kaussmann

             Imperfect Passage, Michael Cosgrove

Susan:   Bellfield Hall, Anna Dean

Melinda: The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs


January -- From Last Year's List
Justin - Gift of the Magi - O'Henry
Carolyn - Tatoos on the Heart - Gregory Boyle
Alliee - Teach like your Hair's on Fire -
Treasury for Children - James Herriot's
Susan - Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
Vi - The Best Christmas Pagent Ever - Barbara Robinson
   Journal of George Sands - "a humble cheat"

February -- Romance
Vi - Forget me Nots - Cynthia Hart
   Break-up - Catherine Texier
   Is it Love or is it Addiction - Brenda Schaeffer
Alliee - Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
   The Sacred Romance - Brent Crutis & John Eldrige
Carolyn - Jane Eyer - Charlotte Bronte
Susan R. - The Musician's Quest - George MacDonald
Justin - The Crossing - Winston Churchill
Gayle - At the Scent of Water - Linda Nichols

March -- Historical Fiction

April -- Biography and Autobiography
Justin - Travels with Charlie - John Stienbeck
Margaret Sanger - Autobiography
Susan - Last of the Fathers - Thomas Merton
   Nobody Nowhere - Donna Williliams
Vi - Take this Bread; A Radical Conversion - Sara Miles

  Virgen of Bennington - Kathleen Norris

Susan - Hannah Whithall Smith - Marie Henry
Gayle - Mao's Last Dancer - Li Cunxin
   Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
Carolyn - The Puritan Dilemma - Edmund S. Norgan

May -- 19th Century English
Laura - George MacDonald
Carolyn - Persuasion - Jane Austin
Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling
Justin - Waverly - Sir Walter Scott
   Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackery
   Coningsby- Benjamin Disraeli
Susan - Humility - Andrew Murray
Alliee - Way of all Flesh - Samuel Butler
  Treasury of David - Spurgeon

June - Black Authors
Gayle - George WAshington Carver
Gifted Hands - Ben Carson
Jr. Fiction: Roll of Thunder,
Hear My Cry, Road to Memphis,
Let the Circle be Unbroken - Mildred D. Taylor
Carolyn - Up from Slavery - Fredrick Douglas
   Queen Margaret - Alexander Dumas

   Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison

Alliee - Color of Water - James McBride
Black Like Me - John Howard GRiffin (!)
Susan - Cry the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
   The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

July -- Languishing
Carolyn - Lady of the Camellias - F. Duma
World without End - Ken Follett
Justin - The Metamorphis - Ovid
Leaves of Grass - Whitman
Gayle - Through Many Gates of Splendor
Susan - The Two Destinies - Wilke Collins
Vi - I've always meant to Tell You; Letters to our Mothers - Constance Warlos

August - 20th Century Historical
Carolyn - Fault Lines - Nancy Huston
   The Haig - Leon Uris
Bob - Brief Insight Series - International Relations - Paul Wilkinson
Vi - Dream When You're Feeling Blue - Elizabeth Berg
Susan - Munich Signature - Bodie Thoene
Alliee - Miracle at St. Anna - James McBride
Justin - A Bell for Adano - John Hersey
Karen - Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

September - Religious Writing
Gayle - Desiring God - John Piper
   Walking with Jesus - Mary Winslow
Alliee - Gospel of John - William Barclay
   Power and Meaning of Love - Thomas Merton
Susan R. - Classic Christianity - Bob George
Vi - Practicing Resurrection - Nora Gallager
Karl - Return of the Prodigal Son - Henri Nouwen
Justin - The Nazarene - Sholem Asch
Jean - Why Me - Justice St. Rain

October - Humor
Sue - The Egg and I - Betty MacDonald
Gayle - Pack up the Gloomies in a Great Big Box - Barbara Johnson
   Laughter is the Spice of Life - Women of Faith
Laura - God Uses Cracked Pots - Patsey Clairmont
   Dog Stories - James Herriot
   Collected Stories - O'Henry
   No. 1 Ladies Detective Stories - Alexander McCall Smith
Alliee - This is Terrible - Word Shop Writers
Vi - Lipshtick - Cowen Macsa

November - Refugees
Susan WR - Boomerange - Michael Lewis
Justin - A Small Woman - Alan Burgess
Karen - Heavenly Man - Brother Yun
Alliee - Little Bee - Chris Cleave
Gayle - Zlota's Diary - Zlata Filipovic
   Nomad - Ayaan Hirsi
   Journey from the Land of No - Roya Hakakian
   New Life - Marie Anne Hirschmann
   Escape from North Korea - Melanie Kirkpatrick
Susan R - Soul Catcher - Michael White
Sue - A Boat to Nowhere - Maureen Crane Wartski
Carolyn - Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
   I dared to call him Father - Bilquis Sheikh
   The Haj - Leon Uris
   Exodus - Leon Uris

December - Children's Books
Gayle - Calico the Wonderhorse - Virginia Lee Burton
   Meska the Kvetch - Carol Chapman - pics Arnold Lobel
   The Elephant and the Ant - Bill Peet
   Bye Bye Baby - Janet & Alan Allberg
   Ivy & Bean - Anne Barrows
   Meet the Malones - Lenora Mattingly Weber
Susan R - A Little Princess - Frances Hodgeson Burnett
Book of Dun Cow - Walter Wangerin
Book of Sorrows - Walter Wangerin
Vi - 12 Days of Christmas - Laurel Long
  When Grandmother Comes -
Shannon - Bunnicula - James Howe
The Last Unicorn - Peter Beagle
Alliee - The Monster at the End of this Book 
Sue - Redwall - Brian Jacques
Carolyn - The Girl who Circumvented Fairyland - Catheryn M. Valente
   Sector 7 - David Wiseman
   The Luckiest - Beverly ClearlyLaura - The Cave Twins - Lug Fitch Perkins

Laura - American Girl Doll
   Lemony Snickett 
   Jacko - John S. Goodall
Susan WR - Teeth Books: Tooth Decay Cavities
Justin - Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come - John Fox
Sue - Great Horn Spoon - Sid Fleishman


From Last Year's List - January 2011
Carolyn - Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson
    Galina - Galina Vishnevskaya
Susan WR - Confessions of an Advertising Man - David Ogilvy
Susan R - Cane River - Lalita Tademy *
Betty Sue - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer *
Alliee - Madam Guyon Autobiography

Botany - February 2011
Alliee - Keeping a Nature Journal - Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Rose
Carolyn - The Tree - John Fowles
Justin - Putting in the Seed - Robert Frost
    The Trees - Joyce Kilmer
Betty Sue - The Star Thrower - Loren Eiseley
Susan - The Dragon Seed - Pearl Buck *
    The Orchid Thief - Susan Orlean

People Who Make a Difference - March 2011
Carolyn - Three Cups of Tea & Stones into Schools - Greg Mortenson *
    Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire - Rafe Esquite
    Harvest Hope - Jane Goodall
Susan WR - Money by the Mouthfull - Robert Nara
Vi - George Mueller's Autobiography
    Diet for a New America - Robinson
Alliee - Tattoos on the Heart - Gregory Boyle
Justin - The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk - Susan McDogal
Krista - Jesus for President - Shane Clalborne

Read More Than Once -  April 2011
Alliee - Bible *
Vi - To Have or To Be - Eric Fromm

Languishing - May 2011
Susan - Eat by Choice Not by Habit
Marilyn - Menonite In A Memoir - Rhoda Jansen
    Little Black Dress
Carolyn - Memoirs of Anne Rice
Vi - To Have or To Be - Eric Fromm
Justin - Biography of Picasso
    Kidnapped - Robert Lewis Stevenson
Krista - Great Expectations - Dickens
    Gulag Archipelago - Solzhenitsyn
    The Large Catecchism - Luther
    Don Quixote
Alliee - The Letters of Dorothy Sayers 1937 - 1943

Russian June 2011

Susan - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog - Boris Akun

Alliee - Resurrection - Tolstoy

Justin - the Idiot - Dustoyeski

Ellen - Dr. Zivago

Family Camp Lit Party 2011
Calvin - The Last of the Breed - Louis L'Amour
Sheila - Unbroken
    When I'm Done Talking You'll know I'm Done - Jerry Weintraub
Karen - Desert Wife
    A Stay Against Confusions - Ron Hansen -- also Exiles and Atticus
Carolyn - Galina
? - Rees Howells Intercessor - Norman Grubb

Summer Reading - July 2011
Justin - Ride the Wind - Lucia St. Clair Robson
    Those who Love - Irving Stone
    A Prime Minister on Prime Minister - Harold Wilson
Alliee - The Curious Incedent of the Dog in The Night Time - Mark Hadden
Carolyn - Even Money - Dick Francis
    Blue Like Jazz - Don Miller *
Susan R - The Cardinal's Snuff Box - Henry Harland
Vi - Love at First Site
Susan WR - Ice Fire - Chris D'Lacey
    Lark Light - Philip Reeve
    Change your Brain, Change your Body - Dr. Daniel Amen

Art - August 2011
Carolyn - Davinci Code - Dan Brown *
    Landscape of Lies - Peter Watson
    Breaking Ground - Daniel Liebaskind
Susan -  Writing about Art - Henrey Sayre
    Papermaking Techniques - Plowman
Vi - The Virgen of Bennington - Kathleen Norris
    Letters to a Young Artist - Rinier Rilke
Justin - Enjoying Fine Arts - Sarah Newmeyer
Krista - In Der Feirstunde - J.W. Theiss

Antiquities - September 2011
Susan - The Mildenhall Treasure - Ronald Dahl
    The Urban Treasure Hunter - Michael Chaplan
    Musical Instruments - Mary Remnant
Carolyn - Sarum; a Novel of Novel - Edmund Rutherford
    The Red Tent - Anita Diamant *
    The Egyptian - Mika Waltan
Justin - the King Must Die - Mary Renault *
    The Death of the Gods - Merezhkovsky
Alliee - Romans - Barclay *

Animals - October 2011
Carolyn - All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot *
Alliee - The Lion the Withch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis *
Susan - Book of Dun Cow, Book of Sorrows - Walter Wangerine *
    Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
Justin - Brave Bulls - Tom Lea
Krista - Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham *
    Dick K. Smith books
Carolyn - Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams Bianco
    My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
    When Elephants Weep; the Emotional Lives of Animals - Jeffrey Masson
Vi - Black Beauty - Ann Sewell
    Charlott's Web - E.B. White

19th Century French Literature - November 2011
Justin - The Immortal; the Struggle for Life - Alphonse Daudet
Vi - George Sand - Intimate Journal of George Sand
Alliee - Three Muskateers - Alexander Dumas

Christmas Books - December 2011
Alliee - The Christmas Blizzard - Garrison Keillor
Justin -  The Battle of Life; a Love Story - Charles Dickens
Vi - Christmas Book - Martin Luther
    Christmas with Paula Deen
Carolyn - Best Christmas Pagent Ever - Barbara Robinson
    Christmas Tapestry - Patricia Polacco
Julie - The Gift of the Magi - O'Henry


From 2009 List - January 2010
Carolyn - Bride of Lammermoor - Sir Walter Scott
    - Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
    - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
Justin - Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
    - Inventing the Truth - Russell Baker
Susan - Diana - Andrew Morton
    - Big Men Big country - Paul Robert Walker
Ward - Seeker
Alliee - Waking the Dead - John Eldredge

First Books - February 2010
Ward - Gilgamesh (oldest work of fiction) Sumerian
Carolyn - Lion Witch and Wardrobe - CS Lewis (First children's story Lewis wrote)
    - Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen (First novel written by a woman in English)
    - Tutor's First Love - George MacDonald
    - A Child is Born - Lennart Nilsson (First photography of developing fetus.)
Justin - Beowolf
    - Pamela - Sam Richardson (First Romantic Novel)
Susan - Plato's Republic
    - Rawsome Recipes - Robyn Boyd (First Raw food)
Alliee - Winne the Pooh - AA Milne (first trademark characters)

Short Stories - March 2010
Susan - Mark Twain
Justin - Flannery O' Connor - Everything that Rises Must Converge
Carolyn - Bret Harte
    - Hawthorne
    - Ursula LeGuin
Alliee - Hawk & Dove - Penelope Wilcock
    - Ray Bradbury

Presidents, Popes & Politicians - April 2010
Justin - Federalist Papers - Hamilton, Madison, Jay
    - A Tale of Two Lovers - Pope Pius II
Susan - Benjamin Franklin - (Great Courses) Classics of American Literature
Alliee - Crossing the Threshold of Hope - John Paul II
Carolyn - In His Footsteps

Black Authors - May 2010
Susan - John Henry - Julius Lester, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
    - Sounder - William H. Armstrong (Audio, Movie, Book)
    - The Blues of Flats Brown - Walter Dean Meyers
    - On Writing for People and Other People - Julius Lester
Alliee - Color of Water - James McBride
    - Measure of a Man - Sidney Poitier
Justin - Color Purple - Alice Walker
    - Short Stories - Erskine Caldwell
Carolyn - Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
    -Caine River - Lalita Tademy

Family Camp Healing - July 2010
Christ the Healer    Bosworth
Freedom Tools    Andy Reese
Sermons                John G Lake
29 Gifts                  Cami Walker

French Literature - July 2010
Vi - Madame Guyon Her Autobiography
Susan - Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ - Jeanne Guyon
    - Let Go - Fenelon
Justin - The Latin Quarter - Henry Murger
     - The Lady of the Camelias - Alexander Dumas
Carolyn - (books in French--showoff) Sand, Wind & Stars - A. De Saint-Exupery
Alliee - The Stranger - Albert Camus

Whatever You're Reading - August 2010
Susan - West of Eden - Harry Harrison
      - Stones of Jerusalem - Bode & Brock Thoene
    -    Under the Dome - Steven King
Carolyn - A Respectable  Trade - Philippa Gregory
        - Mahler; His life, work & World - Kurt & Herta Blaukopf
Justin - Baudelaire - Enid Starkie
    - Halsey's Typhoon; The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue - Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
Alliee - Searching for God Knows What - Donald Miller
    - Beauty of Spiritual Language; Understanding the Mystery of Speaking in Tongues - Jack Hayford

Letters - September 2010
Vi - Letters to an American Lady CS Lewis
Justin - Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elenore Pruit Stewart
    - Letters of Thackeray - William Makepeace Thackeray
Alliee - The Habit of Being Letters of Flannery O'Conner - Sally Fitzgerald
    - Letters of EB White
Susan - The Wednesday Letters - Jason F Wright

Business Books October 2010
Justin - Confessions of an Advertising Man - David Ogilvy
Krista - Boundaries - Cloud & Townsend
Susan - Personal Finances for Dummies
Carolyn - Moneyman - Thomas costain
Alliee  - Blink - Malcom Gladwell
Vi - Self Employment Test
    - Andre Meyer - Cary Reich
Justin - Maestro - Bob Woodrow

Music - November 2010
Alliee - The Sacred Circle - Alliee DeArmond
Carolyn - The Piano Shop on the Left Bank - Thad Carhart
    - Come and go Molly Snow by Mary Ann Taylor-Hall,
    -  Musicophilia - Oliver Sacks
    -  The Spiritual Lives of Great Commposers - Patrick Kavanaugh
    - Nothing but the Best - Judith Kogan
Susan - The Life and Works of Chopin - Siepmann, Lesser, Jason, Claxton, Archer, audiobook

Christmas - December 2010
Carolyn - Christmas stories of George MacDonald
            - Amahl and the Night Visitors illustrated by Michele Lemieux opera Gian Carlo Menotti
            - The Other Wise Man
            - Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco
Justin - Rumple Christmas Stories by John Mortimer
          - Charles Dickens Collection Christmas Stories
            - Book of Matthew 1611 Authorized Version
Alliee - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
           - Book of Jesus by Calvin Miller
Vi - The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
     - Christmas at the New Yorker
       - The Nativity Story (Movie)
David Hoff  - Merry Christmas, Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.
    - Country Angel Christmas by Tomie dePaola.
     -The Little Boy's Christmas Gift by John Spiers.
     - Night Tree by Eve Bunting.
     - Why a Donkey was Chosen by Christopher Gregorowski
     - The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
     - Faces At The Manger by J. Barrie Shepherd
Mary Kate - A Miserable Merry Christmas - Lincoln Steffens