Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Book Club History

Our International Book Club has been running since September 2001.
Here is a list of ALL the books we ever read (in chronological order)


Soueif, Ahdaf "The Map of Love" (Sep 02) # 7/02 - 2.75
McEwan, Ian "Atonement" (Nov 02) # 8/02 - 2.67
van Loon, Karel "A Father's Affair" (De passievrucht) (Dutch book) (Dec 02) # 6/02 - 3.00
Tademy, Lalita "Cane River" (Mar 03) # 3/02 - 4.00
Fuller, Alexandra "Don't let's go to the dogs tonight" (autobiography) (May 03) # 5/02 - 3.29
Eliot, George "Daniel Deronda” (classic) (Jun 03) # 2/02 - 4.33

Turner, Nancy E. "These is my words" (Oct 03) # 2/03 - 4.08
Wharton, Edith "The House of Mirth" (classic) (Mar 04) # 6/03 - 2.93
Lawson, Mary "Crow Lake" (Mar 04) # 1/03 - 4.31
Sawyer, Anh Vu "Song of Saigon" (autobiography) - discussion with the author (Apr 04) # 3/03 - 3.81
Chabon, Michael "Summerland" (children's book) (Apr 04) # 8/03 - 2.75
Clinton, Hillary Rodham "Living History" (autobiography) (Jun 04) # 5/03 - 3.67

Cullen, Bill "It's a long way from Penny Apples" (autobiography) (Sep 04) # 7/04 - 2.80
de Loo, Tessa "The Twins" (De Tweeling) (Dutch book) (Dec 04) # 4/04 - 3.79
Nichols, Peter "A Voyage for Madmen" (non-fiction) (Jan 05) # 5/04 - 3.33
Ghosh, Amitav "The Glass Palace" (Feb 05) # 3/04 - 3.83
Glover, Douglas "Elle” (Mar 05) # 11/04 - 2.00
Lamb, Christina "The Sewing Circles of Herat" (non-fiction) (May 05) # 1/04 - 4.00

Tolstoy, Leo "Anna Karenina" (classic) (Aug 05) # 3/05 - 3.86
Noble, Elizabeth "The Reading Group" (Sep 05) # 10/05 - 2.30
Golden, Arthur "Memoirs of a Geisha" (Oct 05) # 2/05 - 3.93
White, Colin; Boucke, Laurie "The UnDutchables" (non-fiction) (Nov 05) # 11/05 - 2.25
Dostoevsky, Fyodor "The Adolescent" (classic) (Dec 05) # 10/05 - 2.30
Austen, Jane "Persuasion" (classic) (Feb 06) # 6/05 - 3.39
Shakib, Siba "Afghanistan: Where God only Comes to Weep" (non-fiction) (Apr 06) # 5/05 - 3.40
Waltari, Mika "The Egyptian" (classic) (May 06) # 4/05 - 3.82

Mosse, Kate "Labyrinth" (Aug 06) # 2/06 - 4.00
Mason, Daniel "The Piano Tuner" (Dec 06) # 8/06 - 3.08
Wiesel, Elie "Night" (classic, autobiography) (Mar 07) # 5/06 - 3.35
Bender, Sue "Plain and Simple" (non-fiction) (Apr 07) # 8/06 - 3.08
Waltari, Mika "The Dark Angel" (classic) (May 07) # 4/06 - 3.73
Eliot, George "Middlemarch" (classic) (Jun 07) # 6/06 - 3.30

Pollock, David C., & Van Reken, Ruth "Third Culture Kids" (non-fiction) (Sep 07) # 8/07 - 3.09
Hosseini, Khaled "The Kite Runner" (Oct 07) # 1/07 - 3.94
Moggach, Deborah "Tulip Fever" (Nov 07) # 9/07 - 3.00
Urquhart, Jane "The Stone Carvers" (Feb 08) # 5/07 - 3.64
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan "Infidel: My Life" (Mijn Vrijheid) (autobiography, Dutch book) (Mar 08) # 2/07 - 3.75

Cather, Willa "My Ántonia" (classic) (Oct 08) # 2/08 - 4.00
Lessing, Doris "The Golden Notebook" (Jan 09) # 11/08 - 1.33
Picoult, Jodi "My Sister's Keeper" (Feb 09) # 5/08 - 3.71
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" (classic) (Mar 09) # 3/08 - 3.73

Gruen, Sara "Water for Elephants" (Sep 09) # 5/09 - 3.24
Buck, Pearl S. "The Good Earth" (classic) (Oct 09) # 1/09 - 3.95
Griffin, John Howard “Black like me” (non-fiction) (Dec 09) # 4/09 - 3.36
Woolf, Virginia "To the Lighthouse" (classic) (May 10) # 8/09 - 2.75

Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Nov 10) # 1/10 - 4.13
Zusak, Markus "The Book Thief" (Jan 11) # 5/10 - 3.85
Hamsun, Knut "Pan" (Pan) (Mar 11) # 7/10 - 3.73

Chang, Leslie T. "Factory Girls" (non-fiction) (Dec 11)
Brontë, Charlotte "Jane Eyre" (classic) (Jan 12)
Steinbeck, John "East of Eden" (classic) (Sep 12)
Ling, Laura & Ling, Lisa "Somewhere Inside" (non-fiction) (Oct 12)
Brijs, Stefan "The Angel Maker" (Nov 12)
LeBor, Adam "City of Oranges" (non-fiction) (Jan 13)
Pamuk, Orhan "My Name is Red" (Feb 13)
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya "Secret Daughter" (Mar 13)
Ung, Loung "First they killed my father. A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" (Apr 13)
Hannah, Kristin "Winter Garden" (non-fiction) (May 13)
Mahfouz, Naguib "Children of the Gebelawi (Children of our Alley) (Jun 13)
Jonasson, Jonas "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (Aug 13)
Gillham, David R. "City of Women" (Sep 13)

We had a break of a little more than a year from September 2013 until December 2014.
Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi "The Time Regulation Institute (Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü)"  (Dec 14)
Brown, Daniel James "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" (Jan 15)
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks) (Feb 15)
Dugain, Marc "The Officer's Ward" (La chambre des officiers) (Apr 15)
Patchett, Ann "The Patron Saint of Liars" (May 15)

Pagnol, Marcel "Jean de Florette" (Jean de Florette, L'eau des collines #1) (Oct 15)
Delacourt, Grégoire "The list of my desires/My Wish List" (La liste de mes envies) (Nov 15)
Zweig, Stefanie "Nowhere in Africa" (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (Jan 16)
Burton, Jessie "The Miniaturist"  (Mar 16)
Kulin, Ayşe "Rose of Sarajevo" (Sevdalinka) (Apr 16)
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran" (Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran) (May 16)
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel "Oscar and the Lady in Pink" (Oscar et la dame rose)
(May 16)
Ali, Sabahattin "Madonna in a Fur Coat" (Kürk Mantolu Madonna) (Jun 16)
Worth, Jennifer "Call the Midwife" (Jul 16)

Oates, Joyce Carol "Carthage" (Nov/Dec 16)
Plath, Sylvia "The Bell Jar" (Jan 17)
Bâ, Mariama "So Long a Letter" (Une si longue lettre) (Feb 17)
Hansen, Dörte "This House is Mine" (Altes Land) (Mar 17)
Laker, Rosalind "The Golden Tulip" (Apr/May 17)
Vance, J.D. "Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis" (Jun 17)

Koch, Herman "The Dinner" (Het Diner) (Nov 17)

The # and points indicate the place reached in our yearly voting and the exact result.

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