Book Lists

  • A Prince of Her Own by Susan Mallery
  • The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
  • Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
  • A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman
  • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
  • Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
  • 100 Hearts by Karen Abend
  • Sisters by Choice by Susan Mallery
  • The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  • Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
  • A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  • Knit Shawls  Wraps in 1 Week by Marie Greene
  • Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood
  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
  • English Lessons by Elizabeth Strout
  • Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • The Curiosities by Susan Gloss
  • The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
  • The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Lions by Bonnie Nadzam
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
  • Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam
  • The Courbet Connection by Estelle Ryan
  • The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
  • Vintage by Susan Gloss
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Flinck Connection by Estelle Ryan
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Braque Connection by Estelle Ryan
  • The Dante Connection by Estelle Ryan
  • Manhattan Mayhem by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
  • Local Girls by Alice Hoffman
  • The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
  • To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon
  • All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber
  • In Sunlight or In Shadow by Lawrence Block
  • The Amersham Rubies by Rhys Bowen
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Beginning Drawing by Alain Picard
  • Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
  • Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  • Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
  • The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott
  • Letters from Paris by Juliet Blackwell
  • Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  • China Dolls by Lisa See
  • Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames
  • Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
  • Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  • Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  • Home by Marilynne Robinson
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
  • Classic Knitting by Katharine Goddard, ed
  • My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
  • Birds in the Air by Frances O'Roark Dowell
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • The Quilter's Ghost by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Matisse Stories by A.S. Byatt
  • A Pie to Die for by Stacey Alabaster
  • Tatting with Beads Jewelry by Marilee Rockley
  • Tatted Jewelry by Marilee Rockley
  • Emerald City by Jennifer Egan
  • A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
  • Bead Crochet Basics & Beyond by Candice Sexton
  • Betty Crocker's 1-2-3 Dinner by Betty Crocker
  • American Given Names by George R. Stewart
  • Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton
  • The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • The Language of Threads by Gail Tsukiyama
  • Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  • Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
  • Wait for Me by Judith Viorst
  • Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  • Who Are You People? by Maggie Sefton
  • HALLOWEEN SCARE by Maggie Sefton
  • Knit in Comfort by Isabel Sharpe
  • Benediction by Kent Haruf
  • The Great Christmas Knit Off by Alexandra  Brown
  • The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
  • Silk by Alessandro Baricco
  • Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
  • Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
  • Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
  • The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
  • Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton
  • The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Aunty Acid's Office Manual by Ged Backland
  • The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
  • The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • The River King by Alice Hoffman
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott
  • I Am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  • Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  • Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
  • Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
  • Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman
  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
  • Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton
  • Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
  • The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws
  • Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
  • The Painter by Peter Heller
  • The Necklace and Other Stories by William H. Coles
  • Mattaponi Queen by Belle Boggs
  • Naked by Betsy Franco
  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
  • The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
  • Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
  • Dear Life by Alice Munro
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland
  • Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

Currently Reading:

Read in 2016:

The Bridge (The Bridge #1)

Also in my book bag:

Read in 2015:

Celeste Ng:   Everything I Never Told You -- WOW!
Anne Tyler:  A Spool of Blue Thread
The River King by Alice Hoffman
Sara Gruen:  At the Water's Edge
Kate Alcott:  A Touch of Stardust
Liane Moriarty:  Big Little Lies
Sarah Waters:   The Paying Guests
I am Madam X by gioia diliberto
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
Maggie Sefton:  Purl up and Die
Alice Hoffman:  Probable Future
Jan Karon:   Come Rain or Come Shine
Lauren Groff:  Fates and Furies
Sara Gruen:  Riding Lessons

READ IN 2014:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt --EXCELLENT Book.
Peter heller:  The Painter
Lisette's list : a novel / Susan Vreeland

 Barbara Kingsolver: The Lacuna

Frog Music by 

Kate Alcott:   The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Jenny Colgan:  Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe
Alice Hoffman:  Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Munro:  Dear Life
Saints of the Shadow Bible - Ian Rankin
Chestnut Street - Maeve Binchy
Alice Hoffman - Survival Lessons
Naked by Betsy Franco
Maggie Sefton:  Yarn over Murder
Lauren Graham:  Someday, Someday, maybe
Janet Evanovich:   Takedown Twenty
Still Life /with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
Liane Moriarty:  The Husband's Secret
The Modern Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Nancy Horan:  Under the wide and starry sky
Sarah Dunn:  The Secrets to happiness
Jodi Picoult:  Leaving Time
Jan Karon:  Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Read in 2013:
Mark Twain:  Diaries of Adam + Eve
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
Tarkington:  Magnificent Ambersons
Madonnas of Lenningrad by Debra Dean
William Coles:  The Necklace +  other stories
Susan Vreeland:   Clara + Mr. Tiffany
The News from Spain by Joan Wickersham
One Day by David Nicholls
Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey [excellent book]
Maggie Sefton:   Close Knit Killer
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Read in 2012:
Janet Evanovich:  Notorious Nineteen
Marie Bostwick:  A Single Thread
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Calico Joe by John Grisham
Jennifer Chiaverini:  The Giving Quilt
Beth Hoffman:  Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
  Kate Morton: The House at Riverton
Katie Ward Girl Reading 
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Jennifer Chiaverini: Sonoma Rose
Maggie Sefton:  Cast On, Kill Off
Sarah Addison Allen:  Garden Spells
Jennifer Chiaverini: The Wedding Quilt
Anita Shreve: The Last Time They Met

2011: Read in 2011:
Colum McCann: Let the Great World Spin
 Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Union Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverinni
Janet Evanovich: Smokin' Seventeen
Heather BarbieriThe Lace Makers of Glenmara
Noah Charney: The Art Thief
Robert Goolrick: Reliable Wife
Garth Stein: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Maggie Sefton:Unraveled (knitting series continues)


2010 Finished Reading:
Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad
Elizabeth Kostova Swan Thieves Really enjoyed this novel - maybe my favourite one this year
Madeleine Albright: Read My Pins
Jodi Picoult: My Sister's Keeper
Kate Collins Mum's the Word
Mary Jane Auch: Ashes of Roses
Colleen McCullough: The Ladies of Missalonghi
L. M. Montgomery: The Blue Castle
Stieg larsson: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Tatiana de Rosnay Sarah's Key***** (awesome)
Ian Rankin: Doors Open (an excellent suspense - I really enjoyed this book)
Meacham, Leila: Roses
Blake, Sarah The Postmistress
Maggie Sefton: Skein of the crime
Kathryn Stockett: The Help (Audio Book - outstanding)
Anne Tyler: Noah's Compass
Jennifer Chiaverini: A Quilter's Holiday
Jennifer Chiaverini The Aloha Quilt
Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness
Anita Shreve: Body Surfing
Elizabeth Robards: With Violets (historical fiction)
Michelle Huneven: Blame
Audrey Niffenegger: Her Fearful Symmetry (This book is so twisted!, such a creative story line, wish she could develop the characters - give us readers something to make this a 5-star)
Cathleen Schine: The New Yorkers
Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach
Jodi Picoult: House Rules 
Jodi Picoult: The 10th Circle
Jodi Picoult: Change of Heart
Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Jodi Picoult: The Pact
Janet Evanovich: Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich: Wicked Appetite

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Book Lists from Previous Years


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