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)

Milton, Giles "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" (non-fiction) (Sep 01)
Letts, Billie "Where the Heart is" (Oct 01)
Vreeland, Susan "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" (Dec 01)
MacDonald, Ann-Marie "Fall On Your Knees" (Jan 02)
Tan, Amy "The Joy Luck Club" (Mar 02)
Woolfolk Cross, Donna "Pope Joan" (Apr 02)
Ishiguro, Kazuo "When we were orphans" (May 02)
Mistry, Rohinton "A Fine Balance" (Jun 02)

Soueif, Ahdaf "The Map of Love" (Sep 02) # 7/02 - 2.75
Lanchester, John "The Debt to Pleasure" (Oct 02) # 9/02 - 1.40
McEwan, Ian "Atonement" (Nov 02) # 8/02 - 2.67
van Loon, Karel "A Father's Affair" (NL: De passievrucht) (Dec 02) # 6/02 - 3.00
Kingsolver, Barbara "Prodigal Summer" (Jan 03) # 1/02 - 4.38
Krasnow, Iris "The Surrendering to Motherhood: Losing Your Mind, Finding Your Soul" (non-fiction) (Jan 03) # 9/02 - 1.40
Harris, Joanne "Five Quarters of the Orange" (Feb 03) # 4/02 - 3.57
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

Berg, Elisabeth "Open House" (Jul 03)
Turner, Nancy E. "These is my words" (Oct 03) # 2/03 - 4.08
Syal, Meera "Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee" (Dec 03) # 9/03 - 2.42
Leapman, Michael "The Ingenius Mr. Fairchild: The Forgotten Father of the Flower Garden" (non-fiction) (Jan 04) # 10/03 - 2.00
Mulisch, Harry "The Discovery of Heaven" (NL: De ontdekking van de hemel) (Feb 04) # 7/03 - 2.89
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
Landvik, Lorna "Welcome to The Great Mysterious" (May 04) # 4/03 - 3.70
Clinton, Hillary Rodham "Living History" (autobiography) (Jun 04) # 5/03 - 3.67

Kidd, Sue Monk "The Secret Life of Bees" (Aug 04) # 2/04 - 3.90
Cullen, Bill "It's a long way from Penny Apples" (autobiography) (Sep 04) # 7/04 - 2.80
MacDonald, Ann-Marie "The Way the Crow Flies"" (Oct 04) # 9/04 - 2.30
McCall Smith, Alexander "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" Series (Nov 04) # 8/04 - 2.69
de Loo, Tessa "The Twins" (NL: De Tweeling) (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
Munro, Alice "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" (short stories) (Apr 05) # 10/04 - 2.21
Lamb, Christina "The Sewing Circles of Herat" (non-fiction) (May 05) # 1/04 - 4.00
Lewis, Oscar "Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family" (non-fiction) (Jun 05) # 6/04 - 3.17

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
Pearson, Allison "I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life Of Kate Reddy, Working Mother" (Jan 06)  # 7/05 - 3.00
Austen, Jane "Persuasion" (classic) (Feb 06) # 6/05 - 3.39
Niffenegger, Audrey "The Time Traveler's Wife" (Mar 06) # 7/05 - 3.00
Shakib, Siba "Afghanistan: Where God only Comes to Weep" (GE: Nach Afghanistan kommt Gott nur noch zum Weinen) (non-fiction) (Apr 06) # 5/05 - 3.40
Waltari, Mika "The Egyptian" (FIN: Sinuhe Egyptiläinen) (classic) (May 06) # 4/05 - 3.82
Fredriksson, Marianne "Hanna's Daughters" (SW: Anna, Hanna og Johanna) (Jun 06) # 1/05 - 4.27

Mosse, Kate "Labyrinth" (Aug 06) # 2/06 - 4.00
Sobel, Dava "Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love" (non-fiction) (Sep 06) # 7/06 - 3.25
Ruíz Zafón, Carlos "The Shadow of the Wind" (E: La Sombra del Viento) (Oct 06) # 1/06 - 4.18
Lewycka, Marina "Short History of Tractors in Ukranian" (Nov 06) # 11/06 - 3.00
Mason, Daniel "The Piano Tuner" (Dec 06) # 8/06 - 3.08
Noor Al-Hussein, Queen of Jordan "A Leap of Faith: Memoir of an Unexpected Life" (autobiography) (Jan 07) # 4/06 - 3.64
Gavalda, Anna "Hunting and Gathering" (FR: Ensemble c'est tout) (Feb 07) # 9/06 - 3.07
Wiesel, Elie "Night" (FR: La Nuit/Yid: Un di Velt Hot Geshvign) (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" (FIN: Johannes Angelos) (classic) (May 07) # 4/06 - 3.73
Eliot, George "Middlemarch" (classic) (Jun 07) # 6/06 - 3.30

Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (GE: Buddenbrooks) (classic) (Aug 07) # 9/07 - 3.00
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
Buruma, Ian "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance" (non-fiction) (Dec 07) # 10/07 - 2.80
Edwards, Kim "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" (Jan 08) # 7/07 - 3.47
Urquhart, Jane "The Stone Carvers" (Feb 08) # 5/07 - 3.64
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan "Infidel: My Life" (NL: Mijn Vrijheid) (autobiography) (Mar 08) # 2/07 - 3.75
Zweig, Stefanie "Nowhere in Africa" (GE: Nirgendwo in Afrika) (Apr 08) # 2/07 - 3.75
Haddon, Mark "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" (May 08) # 5/07 - 3.64
McCall Smith, Alexander "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series" (Jun 08) # 4/07 - 3.69

Stone, Irving "The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo" (non-fiction) (Aug 08) # 9/08 - 3.00
Lawson, Mary "The Other Side of the Bridge" (Sep 08) # 4/08 - 3.71
Cather, Willa "My Ántonia" (classic) (Oct 08) # 2/08 - 4.00
García Márquez, Gabriel "Love in the Time of Cholera" (E: El amor en los tiempos del cólera) (Nov 08)  # 10/08 - 2.90
Albom, Mitch "The five people you meet in heaven" (Dec 08) # 6/08 - 3.438
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
Arnold, Gaynor "Girl in a Blue Dress" (Apr 09) # 7/08 - 3.42
Mortenson, Greg "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission To Promote Peace...One School At A Time." (non-fiction) (May 09) # 1/08 - 4.07
Boyne, John "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" (Jun 09) # 8/08 - 3.20

Dallaire, Roméo "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" (autobiography) (Aug 09) # 2/09 - 3.67
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
Lamb, Wally "The Hour I First Believed" (Jan 10) # 6/09 - 3.20
Moore, Christopher "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" (Feb 10) # 7/09 - 3.00
Mercier, Pascal "Night Train to Lisbon" (GE: Nachtzug nach Lissabon) (Mar 10) # 3/09 - 3.57
Trojanov, Ilija "The Collector of Worlds" (GE: Der Weltensammler) (Apr 10) # 9/09 - 2.50
Woolf, Virginia "To the Lighthouse" (classic) (May 10) # 8/09 - 2.75
Wisner, Franz "How the World Makes Love: And What It Taught a Jilted Groom" (non-fiction) (Jun 10) # 10/09 - 2.47

Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (E: La catedral del mar) (Aug 10) # 4/10 - 3.89
Abdolah, Kader "The House of the Mosque" (NL: Het huis van de moskee) (Sep 10) # 9/10 - 3.44
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" (Oct 10) # 8/10 - 3.70
Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Nov 10) # 1/10 - 4.13
Müller, Herta "The Appointment" (GE: Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet) (Dec 10) # 10/10 - 2.91
Zusak, Markus "The Book Thief" (Jan 11) # 5/10 - 3.85
Tekin, Latife "Swords of Ice" (TR: Buzdan Kiliçlar) discussion with the author (Feb 11) # 11/10 - 2.81
Hamsun, Knut "Pan" (NO: Pan) (Mar 11) # 7/10 - 3.73
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan "Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations" (autobiography) (May 11) # 3/10 - 4.00
Hosseini, Khaled "A Thousand Splendid Suns" (Jun 11) # 2/10 - 4.09

Betancourt, Íngrid "Even Silence has an End: My Six Years in the Jungle" (FR: Même le silence a une fin) (autobiography) (Aug 11)
Dunmore, Helen "The Siege" (Nov 11)
Chang, Leslie T. "Factory Girls" (non-fiction) (Dec 11)
Brontë, Charlotte "Jane Eyre" (classic) (Jan 12)
Şafak, Elif "The Forty Rules of Love" (Feb 12, May 16)
Kladstrup, Donald & Petie "Wine and War" (non-fiction) (Mar 12)
Schami, Rafik "The Calligrapher's Secret" (GE: Das Geheimnis des Kalligraphen) (Apr 12)
Kristof, Nicholas D. & Wudunn, Sheryl Half the Sky" (non-fiction) (May 12)

Grass, Günter "Crabwalk" (GE: Im Krebsgang) (Aug 12)
Steinbeck, John "East of Eden" (classic) (Sep 12)
Ling, Laura & Ling, Lisa "Somewhere Inside" (non-fiction) (Oct 12)
Brijs, Stefan "The Angel Maker" (NL: De Engelenmaker) (Nov 12)
LeBor, Adam "City of Oranges" (non-fiction) (Jan 13)
Pamuk, Orhan "My Name is Red" (TR: Benim Adim Kirmizi) (Feb 13)
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya "Secret Daughter" (Mar 13)
Ung, Loung "First they killed my father. A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" (Apr 13) (non-fiction)
Hannah, Kristin "Winter Garden" (non-fiction) (May 13)
Mahfouz, Naguib "Children of the Gebelawi (Children of our Alley)" (Arabic: اولاد حارتنا Awlād ḥāritnā) (Jun 13)
Jonasson, Jonas "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (SW: Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) (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 " (TR: 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) (non- fiction)
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (GE: Buddenbrooks) (Feb 15)
Dugain, Marc "The Officer's Ward" (FR: La chambre des officiers) (Apr 15)
Patchett, Ann "The Patron Saint of Liars" (May 15)

Pagnol, Marcel "Jean de Florette" (FR: Jean de Florette, L'eau des collines #1) (Oct 15)
Delacourt, Grégoire " The list of my desires/My Wish List" (FR: La liste de mes envies) (Nov 15)
Zweig, Stefanie "Nowhere in Africa" (GE: Nirgendwo in Afrika) (Jan 16)
Burton, Jessie "The Miniaturist" (Mar 16)
Kulin, Ayşe "Rose of Sarajevo" (TR: Sevdalinka) (Apr 16)
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran" (FR: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran) (May 16)
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel "Oscar and the Lady in Pink" (FR: Oscar et la dame rose) (May 16)
Ali, Sabahattin "Madonna in a Fur Coat" (TR: 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" (FR: Une si longue lettre) (Feb 17)
Hansen, Dörte "This House is Mine" (GE: 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) (non- fiction)

Koch, Herman "The Dinner" (NL: Het Diner) (Nov 17)
Atwood, Margaret "The Handmaid's Tale" (Jan 18)
Glasfurd, Guinevere "The Words in my Hand" (Feb 18)
Kennedy, Emma "Shoes for Anthony" - 2015 (Mar 18)
Bollen, Christopher "The Destroyers" (Apr 18)
Pollard, Helen "The Little French Guesthouse" (May 18)
Hertmans, Stefan "War and Turpentine" (NL: Oorlog en terpentijn) (Jun 18)

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

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