Thursday, 6 October 2011

All the Books ever Suggested in our Book Club (since 2001)

Books Suggested During the Year 2017/18
Atwood, Margaret "The Handmaid's Tale" - 1985
Brooks, Max "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" - 2006
Devi, Phoolan "I, Phoolan Devi" - 1996
Dimkovska, Lidija "A Spare Life" - 2012
Glasfurd, Guinevere "The Words in my Hand" - 2016
Gyatso, Palden "Fire under the Snow" - 1997
Hertmans, Stefan "War and Turpentine" (Oorlog en terpentijn) - 2013
Kennedy, Emma "The Tent, the Bucket and me" - 2011
Koch, Herman "The Dinner" (Het Diner) - 2009
Lenz, Siegfried "The German Lesson" (Deutschstunde) - 1968
Seierstad, Åsne "A Hundred and one Days. A Baghdad Journal" - 2004
Vargas, Fred "Quand sort la recluse" - 2017


Books Suggested During the Year 2016/17
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Half of a Yellow Sun
Alexander, Brian "Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town" Ananthamurthy, U. R. "Samskara" (ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರ - Rites)  
Bâ, Mariama "So Long a Letter" (Une si longue lettre) @ BC 01/17  
Davis, Fiona "Doll House"
Doerr, Anthony "All the Light We Cannot See"
Fanon, Frantz "The Wretched of the Earth" (Les damnés de la terre)

Glasfurd, Guinevere "The Words in my Hand"
Goodwin, Daisy "Victoria"

Hannah, Kristin "The Nightingale"
Hansen, Dörte "This House is Mine" (Altes Land) @ BC 02/17  
Hawkins, Paula "The Girl on the Train" ***  
Hochschild, Arlie Russell "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right"
Holleeder, Astrid "Judas. Een Familiechronik" (not yet translated)
Idliby, Ranya Tabari; Warner; Oliver, Suzanne "The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding"
Ilibagiza, Immaculée with Erwin, Steve "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" *** 
Khedairi, Betool "Absent" (غايب Gabe)
Kiernan, Denise "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II"

Kiernan, Denise "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" Khedairi, Betool "Absent" (غايب Gabe)  
Kostova, Elizabeth "The Swan Thieves"  ***
Laker, Rosalind "The Golden Tulip" @ BC 03/17
Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" @ BC 11/10 
Lenz, Siegfried "The German Lesson" (Deutschstunde) 
Lovett, Charlie "First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen" 
Mahfouz, Naguib "Palace Walk" (بين القصرين/Bayn al-qasrayn)   
Meissner, Susan "A Fall of Marigolds" 
Narayan, R. K. "Malgudi Omnibus" (Trilogy: Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The English Teacher) 
Nordberg, Jenny "Underground Girls of Kabul"
Oates, Joyce Carol "Carthage" @ BC 11/16
O'Brien, Tim "The Things They Carried"
Pamuk, Orhan "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" (Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları)
Plath, Sylvia "The Bell Jar" @ BC 01/17
Rand, Ayn "Anthem"
Richman, Alyson "The Velvet Hours"
Rosner, Elizabeth "The Speed of Light" ***  
Ruzhen, Li "Flowers in the Mirror" (Jing Hua Yuan - 鏡花緣)  
Salinger, J.D. "The Catcher in the Rye" ***  
Samuel, Wolfgang W.E. "German Boy: A Child in War" 
Şafak, Elif "The Architect's Apprentice"
Şafak, Elif "Three Daughters of Eve" 
Unigwe, Chika "On Black Sisters’ Street" (Fata Morgana)
Vance, J.D. "Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis" - 2016
@ BC 06/17 "
Dhammapada" (धम्मपद), Buddhist text


Books Suggested During the Year 2015/16  
Ali, Sabahattin ""Madonna in a Fur Coat" (Kürk Mantolu Madonna) @ BC 06/16
Burton, Jessie "The Miniaturist" @BC 03/16
Delacourt, Grégoire "The list of my desires/My Wish List" (La liste de mes envies) @BC 11/15
Khadra, Yasmina "The Swallows of Kabul" (Les hirondelles de Kaboul)

Kulin, Ayşe "Rose of Sarajevo" (Sevdalinka) @BC 04/16
Schmitt,Éric-Emmanuel "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran" (Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran) @BC 05/16
Schmitt,Éric-Emmanuel "Oscar and the Lady in Pink" (Oscar et la dame rose) @BC 05/16
Worth, Jennifer "Call the Midwife" @ BC 07/16
Zweig, Stefanie "Nowhere in Africa" (Nirgendwo in Afrika) @BC 04/08 + 01/16

Books Suggested During the Year 2014/15
 
I was lucky that a year after I couldn't run the club anymore, another lady in the area started an international book club. We do things a little different here with everyone suggesting a book from their country and we then draw one but this is just as much fun and has led me to some interesting books already:
Brown, Daniel James "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" @BC 01/15  
Dugain, Marc "The Officer's Ward" (La Chambre des officiers) @BC 04/15  
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks) @BC 02/15 
Patchett, Ann "The Patron Saint of Liars" @BC 05/15  
Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi "The Time Regulation Institute" (Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü)
@BC 12/14

Books Suggested During the Year 2012/13
Andrić, Ivo "The Bridge on the Drina" (На Дрини Ћуприја or Na Drini Ćuprija) (Nobel Prize 1961) **
Baram, Nir "Good people" (Anashim Tovim
Brijs, Stefan "The Angel Maker" (De engelenmaker) @BC 11/12
Dallaire, Roméo "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" @BC 08/09 ~~
Delaney, Frank "The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland" 
de Loo, Tessa "The Twins" (De Tweeling) @BC 12/04 ~~
Feldman, Deborah "Unorthodox" (non-fiction)
Genova, Lisa "Still Alice"
Gillham, David R. "City of Women" @BC 09/13
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya "Secret Daughter" @BC 03/13
Grass, Günter "The Tin Drum" (Die Blechtrommel) (Nobel Prize 1999) ~~
Haddon, Mark “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” @BC 05/08 ~~
Hannah, Kristin "Winter Garden" @BC 05/13
Hesse, Hermann "The Glass Bead Game" (Das Glasperlenspiel) (classic)
Hill, Lawrence "The Book of Negroes" ~~
Holden Rothman, Claire "The Heart Specialist"
Hornsby, Dale "Under the Mango Tree" ~~
Ishiguro, Kazuo "Never Let Me Go" ~~
Iyengar, B.K.S. "Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom" ~~
Jonasson, Jonas "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) @BC 08/13
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Lacuna" **
Krabbé, Tim "The Vanishing" (Het gouden ei)
Lahiri, Jhumpa "Interpreter of Maladies"
Lamb, Christina "The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan" @BC 05/05 ~~
Lawson, Mary "Crow Lake" @BC 03/04 ~~
Lawson, Mary "The Other Side of the Bridge" @BC 09/08 ~~
LeBor, Adam "City of Oranges" (non-fiction) @BC 01/13
Lee, Euna & Dickey, Lisa "The World Is Bigger Now" (non-fiction)
Ling, Laura & Ling, Lisa "Somewhere Inside" (non-fiction) @BC 10/12
Lupton, Rosamund "Sister" 
MacDonald, Ann-Marie "Fall on Your Knees" @BC 01/02 ~~
MacDonald, Ann-Marie "The Way the Crow Flies" @BC 10/04~~
Mahfouz, Naguib "Children of the Gebelawi (Children of our Alley) (
أولاد حارتنا) (Nobel Prize 1988) @BC 06/13
Mantel, Hilary "Bring Up the Bodies" ~~
Massaquoi, Hans J. "Destined to Witness" (auto-biography) ~~
Massie, Robert "Catherine the Great" (biography)
McCann, Colum "Let the Great World Spin"
McCourt, Frank "Angela’s Ashes" (Memoir)
Meyer, Stephenie "The Host"
Mo, Yan "Red Sorghum: A Novel of China" (红高粱家族  Hóng gāoliang jiāzú) (Nobel Prize 2012) **
Morton, Kate "The Forgotten Garden"
Müller, Herta "The Appointment" (Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet) (Nobel Prize 2009) @BC 12/11 ~~
Mulder, Eildert "Anders Breivik is net alleen" (Anders Breivik is not alone) (non-fiction) ~~
Nagamoto, Tomori  "Bittersweet Hotel" ~~
Okrent, Daniel "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" (non-fiction)
Ozeki, Ruth L. "My Year of Meats" (non-fiction)
Pamuk, Orhan "Istanbul, Memories and the City" (İstanbul: Hatıralar ve Şehir) (non-fiction) (Nobel Prize 2006) *** ~~
Pamuk, Orhan "My Name is Red" (Benim Adim Kirmizi) (Nobel Prize 2006) @BC 02/13
Precht, Richard David "Who Am I and If So How Many?: A Journey Through Your Mind" (Wer bin ich und wenn ja, wie viele? Eine philosophische Reise) (non-fiction) ***
Rich, Roberta "The Midwife of Venice" ~~
Sankovitch, Nina "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading" 
Sienkiewicz, Henryk "Quo Vadis" (Quo vadis. Powieść z czasów Nerona) (Nobel Prize 1905)
See, Lisa "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" ~~
Segev, Tom "The Seventh Million. Israelis and the Holocaust" (המיליון השביעי – הישראלים והשואה) (non-fiction) ~~
Skloot, Rebecca "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (non-fiction) ~~
Stachniak, Eva "The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great"
Stockett, Kathryn "The Help"
Tharoor, Shashi "The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India - The Emerging 21st-Century Power" ~~
Thom, James Alexander "Follow the River" 
Trees, Wolfgang "Kaffee, Krähenfüße und Kontrollen Die großen Schmuggeljahre an der deutschen Westgrenze" ~~
Ung, Loung "First they killed my father. A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" (non-fiction) @BC 04/13
Van Agt, Dries "A Cry for Justice" (Een schreeuw om recht. De tragedie van het Palestijnse volk) (non-fiction) ~~
Wells, H.G. "The Island of Doctor Moreau"  ~~
Zusak, Markus “The Book Thief” @BC 01/11 ~~


Books Suggested During the Year 2011/12
Abuelais, Izzeldin "I Shall Not Hate" ~~
Aboulela, Leila "Lyrics Alley"
Allende, Isabel "Island Beneath the Sea" (La isla bajo el mar)
Atwood, Margaret "The Handmaid’s Tale" ~~
Banerjee Divakaruni, Chitra "The Mistress of Spices" ~~
Bhagat, Chetan "A Night at the Call Center" ~~
Bhagat, Chetan "Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT" ~~
Bausum, Ann "With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote" (non-fiction)
Brontë, Charlotte "Jane Eyre" (classic) @BC 01/12
Brontë, Emily "Wuthering Heights" (classic) ***
Brooks, Geraldine "Caleb's Crossing"  ~~
Brooks, Geraldine "March" ~~
Brooks, Geraldine "People of the Book"
Bryson, Bill "At Home. A Short History of Private Life" ~~
Burnard, Bonnie "Suddenly" ~~
Burns, Olive Ann "Cold Sassy Tree"
Bush, George W. "Decision Points" (autobiography)
Byatt, Antonia S. "Possession" (Booker Prize 1990) ***
Capella, Anthony "The Wedding Officer" (Naples 1943) ~~
Chang, Jung "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China" - (biography/autobiography) ~~
Chang, Leslie T. "Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China" (US) or "Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China" (UK) (non-fiction) @BC 12/11
Clarke, Marcus "(For the Term of his) Natural Life" ~~
Davidsen, Leif "The Unknown Wife" (Den ukendte hustru)  ~~
De Chellis Hill, Carol "Henry James' Midnight Song"
Delaney, Frank "Ireland. A Novel"
Deng,Alphonsion Deng; Deng, Benson; Ajak, Benjamin; Bernstein, Judy A. "They Poured Fire on us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan" (autobiography)
Dickens, Charles "Great Expectations"  (classic) ~~
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa "The Language of Flowers"
Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence (E.L.) "Ragtime" (modern classic)
Doetsch, Richard "The 13th Hour" ~~
Dunmore, Helen "The Siege" @BC 11/11
Feiler, Bruce "Learning to Bow. Inside the Heart of Japan"
Fforde, Jasper "Lost in a Good Book" ~~
Fforde, Jasper "The Eyre Affair" ~~
Freud, Sigmund "The Interpretation of Dreams" (Die Traumdeutung) (classic, non-fiction) ~~
Gaiman, Neil "American Gods" ~~
Gallegos, Romulo "Doña Bárbara" ~~
Ghosh, Amitav "Sea of Poppies" (Booker Shortlist 2008)
Godden, Rumer "The Diddacoi" (Kizzy and the Diddacoi, Radio 4 programme) ~~
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von "The Sorrows of Young Werther" (Die Leiden des jungen Werther) (classic) ***
Grass, Günter "Crabwalk" (Im Krebsgang) (Nobel Prize 1999) @BC 08/12
Grayling, A.C. "Towards the Light: The Story of the Struggles for Liberty and Rights that Made the Modern West" (non-fiction)
Guterson, David "The Other" ***
Haasse, Hella "The Tea Lords" (Heren van de thee) ~~
Hawthorne, Nathaniel "The House of the Seven Gables" (classic)
Herbert, Xavier "Capricornia" (modern classic)
Hernández, José "The Gaucho Martín Fierro" ~~
Hesse, Herman "Demian" (Demian) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1946)
Hessler, Peter "River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze" (non-fiction) ~~
Heyer, Georgette "An Infamous Army" ~~
Hickman, Katie "Daughers of Britannia"
Hochschild, Adam "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa" (non-fiction)
Howe, Katherine "The Physic Book of Deliverance Dane" ~~
Hume, Fergus "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" ~~
Jensen, Carsten "I Have Seen the World Begin" (Jeg har set verden begynde) ~~
Jones, Edward P. "The Known World" (Pulitzer Prize 2004)
Kingsolver, Barbara "Animal, Vegetable and Miracle" (non-fiction)>
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Lacuna" ***
Kladstrup, Donald & Petie "Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure" (non-fiction) @BC 03/12
Kohler, Sheila "Becoming Jane Eyre" ~~
Kristof, Nicholas D. & Wudunn, Sheryl "Half the Sky. How to Change the World" (non-fiction) @BC 05/12
Kulin, Ayse "Aylin" (Aylin) ~~
Kulin, Ayse "Farewell" (Veda) ~~
Kurlansky, Mark "Salt. A World History" (non-fiction)
Lahiri, Jhumpa "Interpreter of the Maladies: Stories of Bengla, Boston and Beyond" (Pulitzer Prize 2000)
Larson, Erik "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" (non-fiction)
Lenz, Siegfried "The German Lesson" (Deutschstunde)
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim "Nathan the Wise" (Nathan der Weise) (classic) ***
McCann, Colum "Let the Great World Spin: A Novel" ~~
McMurtry, Larry "The Last Picture Show" (modern classic)>
Mitchell, Margaret "Gone With the Wind" (modern classic, Pulitzer Prize 1937) ***
Montejo, Eugenio "The Trees: Selected Poems 1967-2004" ~~
Morgan, Marlo "Mutant Message Down Under: A Woman's Journey into Dreamtime Australia" ~~
Newell, John Philip "Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace" (non-fiction) ~~
O'Connor, Flannery "A Good man is hard to find" (short stories)
Okrent, Daniel "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" (non-fiction)
Oz, Amos "The Seventh Million Jew" ~~
Penney, Stef "The Invisible Ones" ~~
Penney, Stef "The Tenderness of Wolves" ~~
Pessl, Marisha "Special Topics in Calamity Physics" ~~
Pollan, Michael "The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World" (non-fiction)
Premchand, Munschi "The Gift of a Cow" (Godaan) (classic) ~~
Pressfield, Steven "Gates of Fire" (Sparta and the Battle of Thermopylae) ~~
Rayner, Sarah "One Moment, One Morning"
Rhys, Jean "Wide Sargasso Sea" ~~
Ribaud, Roger "Maître de Maisons de sa Cave à sa Table"  ~~
Roberts, Gregory David "Shantaram" ~~~
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Prince of Mist" (El príncipe de la niebla) ***
Rushdie, Salman "Midnight's Children" (Booker Prize 1981)
Şafak, Elif "The Bastard of Istanbul" - 2008 ~~
Şafak, Elif "The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi" @BC 02/12
Şafak, Elif "The Gaze"
Şafak, Elif "İskender" ~~
Şafak, Elif  "The Saint of Incipient Insanities" (Araf) ~~
Satrapi, Marjane "The Complete Persepolis" ***
Saviano, Roberto "Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia" (Gomorra: Viaggio Nell’impero Economico E Nel Sogno Di Dominio Della Camorra) (non-fiction) *** ~~
Schami, Rafik "The Caligrapher's Secret" (Das Geheimnis des Kalligraphen) @BC 04/12
Sendker, Jan-Philipp "Risse in der großen Mauer" (non-fiction) *** ~~
Shields, Carol "The Stone Diaries" (Pulitzer Prize 1995, Booker Shortlist 1993)
Shields, Carol "Unless"
Sijie, Dai "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" (Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse Chinoise) ***~~
Silko, Leslie Marmon "Ceremony" (modern classic)
Skloot, Rebecca "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (non-fiction)
Spink, Kathryn "Mother Teresa: A Complete Authorized Biography”"(biography)
Steinbeck, John "East of Eden" (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1962) @BC 09/12
Swartwood, Robert "Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer" ~~
Thom, James Alexander "Follow the River" (modern classic)
Torday, Paul "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" ~~
Twain, Mark "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg" ~~
Twain, Mark; Smith, Harriet Elinor; Griffin, Benjamin; Fischer, Victor "Autobiography of Mark Twain" Samuel Clements ~~
Urquhart, Jane "The Stone Carvers" @BC 02/08
Urquhart, Jane "The Underpainter"
Van der Zee, Henri "The Hunger Winter: Occupied Holland 1944-1945" ~~
Waller, Robert James "Bridges of Madison County" ~~
Wearing, Alison "Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey"
Weir, Alison "The Lady in the Tower"
White, Patrick "The Solid Mandala" ~~
Williamson, Kate T. "A Year in Japan"
Woolf, Virginia "Mrs. Dalloway" (modern classic) ***
Xinran, Xue "Sky Burial"
Zamoyski, Adam "1812. Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow" (non-fiction) ~~
Zweig, Stefanie "Nowhere in Africa" (Nirgendwo in Afrika) @BC 04/08 @BC 01/16
Zweig, Stefanie "Somewhere in Germany" (Irgendwo in Deutschland) (sequel to "Nowhere in Africa") ***

Books Suggested During the Year 2010/11 
Ackerman, Diane "The Zookeeper's Wife. A War Story" (non-fiction) ~~
Andersen, Hans Christian + Hamsun, Knut "Istanbul'da Iki Iskandinav Seyyah" (non-fiction) ~~
Baker, Jean Harvey "Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography" (biography)
Barnow, David "De hongerwinter" (The honger winter, only available in Dutch so far) ~~
Bernlef, J. (Hendrik Jan Marsman) "Out of Mind" (Hersenschimmen)

Betancourt, Íngrid "Even Silence has an End: My Six Years in the Jungle" (Même le silence a une fin) (autobiography) @BC 08/11
Capote, Truman "In Cold Blood" (modern classic) ~~
Chevalier, Tracy "The Lady and the Unicorn" ~~
Comte-Sponville, André "The Book of Atheist Spirituality" (L'Esprit de l'athéisme - Introduction à une spiritualité sans Dieu) (non-fiction)
Courtenay, Bryce "The Power of One" (non-fiction)
de Rosnay, Tatiana "Sarah's Key"
de Winter, Leon "Hoffman's Hunger" (Hoffman's honger)
Ebershoff, David "The 19th Wife" ~~
Follett, Ken "Fall of Giants" ~~
Ford, Mackenzie (Peter Watson) "The Gifts of War"
Fromkin, David "A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East" (or: Creating the Modern Middle East) (non-fiction) ~~
Furnivall, Kate "The Russian Concubine"
Hamsun, Knut "Pan" (Pan) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1920) @BC 03/11
Hay, Elizabeth "Late Nights on Air"
Hessler, Peter "River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze"
Hill, Lawrence "The Book of Negros" (non-fiction)
Hillenbrand, Laura "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" (non-fiction) ~~
Hillers, Marta/Anonyma "A Woman in Berlin" (Eine Frau in Berlin. Tagebuchaufzeichnungen vom 20. April bis 22. Juni 1945) (diary) ~~
Hilton, James "Lost Horizon. The classic tale of Shangri-La" (modern classic)
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan "Infidel: My Life" (Mijn Vrijheid) (autobiography) @BC 03/08
Hochschild, Adam "King Leopold's Ghost. A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa" (non-fiction) ~~
Kang Chol-Hwan; Rigoulot, Pierre "The Aquariums of Pyongyang. Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag" (Les Aquariums de Pyongyang) (non-fiction)
Larson, Eric "In the Garden of Beasts: Love and terror in Hitler's Berlin" (non-fiction) ~~
Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" (modern classic, Pulitzer Prize 1961) @BC 11/10
Luttrell, Marcus; Robinson, Patrick "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10" (non-fiction) ~~
McCourt, Frank "Angela's Ashes" (autobiography) *** ~~
Michener, James "Caravans" (modern classic) ~~
Miller, Don "A Million Miles In a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life" (non-fiction)
Müller, Herta "The Appointment" (Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet) (Nobel Prize 2009) @BC 12/11
Müller, Herta "The King Bows and Kills" (Der König verneigt sich und tötet) (autobiography) (Nobel Prize 2009) *** ~~
Müller, Herta “The Land of Green Plums” (Herztier) (Nobel Prize 2009) ~~
Newby, Eric "A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush" (non-fiction) ~~
Nemat, Marina "Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail" - 2007 (non-fiction) ~~
Power, Samantha "Problem from Hell, America and the Age of Genocide" (non-fiction) ~~
Rhue, Morton (Todd Strasser) "The Wave" (fictionalized account) *** ~~
Rushdie, Salman "The Moor's Last Sigh" (Booker Shortlist 1995)
Schulze, Ingo "New Lives" (Neue Leben)
Segev, Tom "The Seventh Million. Israelis and the Holocaust" (המיליון השביעי – הישראלים והשואה) (non-fiction) ~~
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1962, Pulitzer Prize 1940) @BC 03/09
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable"
Tekin, Latife "Swords of Ice" (Buzdan Kiliçlar) @BC 02/11
Twain, Mark "A Tramp Abroad" (modern classic)
Verghese, Abraham "Cutting for Stone"
Walsh, Helen "Once Upon a Time in England"
Waters, Sarah "The Little Stranger" (Booker Shortlist 2009)
Movie: "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" - 2006 and "Jonestown: Paradise Lost" (History Channel documentary, 2007)

Books Suggested During the Year 2009/10

Abdolah, Kader "The House of the Mosque" (Het huis van de moskee) @BC 09/10
Ackerman, Diane "The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story" (non-fiction)
Adiga, Aravind "The White Tiger" (Booker Prize 2008)
Akpan, Uwem "Say You're One Of Them" (short stories)
Al Khamissi, Khaled "Taxi" (Taxi. Hawadith al-mashawir) (short stories)
Barbery, Muriel "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" (L'Élégance du hérisson)
Berkeljon, Sara & Wansink, Hans "De orkaan Ayaan" (not available in English) ~~
Brontë, Charlotte "Jane Eyre" (classic) @BC 01/12
Bryson, Bill - Travel books: "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America", "Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe", "Notes from a Small Island" (Britain), "A Walk in the Woods" (US edition: "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"), "Notes From a Big Country", "Down Under" (US edition: "In a Sunburned Country"), "African Diary" - Books about Language: "Mother Tongue", "Made in America", "Troublesome Words" and his latest books: "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (non-fiction, science), "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" (memoir), "Shakespeare: The World as a Stage" (biography), "Bill Bryson's Dictionary: For Writers and Editors" (I read quite a few of these and intend to read all of them.) *** ~~
Chang, Iris "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II" (non-fiction)
Coetzee, J.M. "Disgrace" (Nobel Prize 2003, Booker Prize 1999) ***
de Loo, Tessa "A bed in heaven" (Een bed in de hemel)
Diamant, Anita "The Red Tent"
Dunn, Katherine "Geek Love" ~~
Evans, Eli N. "The Provincials" (personal history) ~~
Evans, Karin "The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search for a Missing Past" ~~
Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (La catedral del mar) @BC 08/10
Fitzgerald, Laura "Veil of Roses"
Gies, Miep "Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family" (Herinneringen aan Anne Frank. Het verhaal van Miep Gies, de steun en toeverlaat van de familie Frank in het Achterhuis) (non-fiction)
Gibb, Camilla "Sweetness in the Belly"
Griffin, John Howard "Black like me" (non-fiction) @BC 12/09
Hamsun, Knut "Growth of the Soil" (Markens Grøde 1) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1920)
Hamsun, Knut "Hunger" (Sult) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1920)
Hamsun, Knut "Mysteries" (Mysterier) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1920)
Hamsun, Knut "Pan" (Pan) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1920) @BC 03/11
Hamsun, Knut "Victoria" (Victoria. En kjærlighedshistorie) (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1920)
Hessler, Peter "River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze" (non-fiction)
Hill, Lawrence "The Book of Negros" (historical fiction)
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan "Infidel: My Life" (Mijn Vrijheid) (autobiography) @BC 03/08
Horan, Nancy "Loving Frank"
Hunt, Janin "Netherlands: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)" (non-fiction)
Ilibagiza, Immaculée "Left to Tell: One Woman's Story of Surviving the Rwandan Holocaust" (non-fiction) ***
Lamb, Wally "The Hour I First Believed" @BC 01/10
LeGuin, Ursula K. "The Left Hand of Darkness" (science fiction)
LeGuin, Ursula K. "Those who walk away from Omelas" ~~
Loe, Erlend "Naiv. super" (Naïve, Super)
Maguire, Gregory "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"
Mantel, Hilary "Wolf Hall" (Booker Prize 2009)
Martel, Yann "The Life of Pi" (Booker Prize 2002)
McClure, Tori Murden "A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean/A Woman's Solo Odyssey" (memoir/autobiography)
Mercier, Pascal "Night Train to Lisbon" (Nachtzug nach Lissabon) @BC 03/09
Moore, Christopher "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" @BC 02/10
Mulisch, Harry "Siegfried" (Siegfried) (alternate history)
Patchett, Ann "Bel Canto"
Picoult, Jodi "Nineteen Minutes"
Rand, Ayn "Atlas Shrugged"
Rhue, Morton (Todd Strasser) "The Wave" (fictionalized account) *** ~~
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Angel's Game" (El juego del ángel) ***
Rush, Christopher "Will" ("auto"biography on William Shakespeare)
Russo, Richard "Bridge of Sighs"
Sasson, Jean "Desert Royal"
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" @BC 10/10
Sharpe, Norean R. "Living with the Dutch" (non-fiction)
Shkilnyk, Anestasia "A poison stronger than love" ~~
Shreve, Anita "Light on Snow"
Sinclair, Upton "The Jungle" ~~
Strout, Elizabeth "Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories" (Pulitzer Prize 2008)
Toews, Miriam "The Flying Troutmans"
Trojanov, Ilija "The Collector of Worlds" (Der Weltensammler) @BC 04/10
Troost, J Maarten "Sex Lives of Cannibals - Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific"
Tuchman, Barbara W. "A Distant Mirror" (modern classic, historical fiction)
van de Krol "Native English for Nederlanders" (non-fiction) ~~
Vossestein, Jacob "Dealing with the Dutch" (non-fiction) ***
Walker, Alice "The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart" (collection of stories) ~~
Wallraff, Günter (undercover journalism) ~~
Walls, Jeannette "The Glass Castle" (non-fiction, memoir) ***
Wassmo, Herbjørg "Dina's book" (Dina's bok)
White, Colin & Boucke, Laurie "The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, Its Culture and Its Inhabitants" (non-fiction) @BC 11/05
Wisner, Franz "How the World Makes Love: And What It Taught a Jilted Groom" @BC 06/10
Woolf, Virginia "To the Lighthouse" @BC 05/10
Wroblewski, David "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle"
Movies:
"Ghosts of Rwanda"
"Bride & Prejudice", (a modern "Pride & Prejudice")

Books Suggested During the Year 2008/09
Abdolah, Kader "The House of the Mosque" (Het huis van de moskee) @BC 09/10
Albom, Mitch "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" @BC 12/08
Arnold, Gaynor "Girl in a Blue Dress" @BC 04/09
Austen, Jane "Pride & Prejudice" (classic) ***
Berg, Elizabeth "Talk Before Sleep"
Boyne, John "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" @BC 06/09
Brontë, Anne "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (classic) ***
Buck, Pearl S. "The Good Earth" - 1931 (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1938, Pulitzer Prize 1932) @BC 11/09
Capella, Anthony "The Wedding Officer"

 Capote, Truman "In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences" (modern classic) (non-fiction novel)
Chabon, Michael "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" *** ~~
Chambers, Aidan "Postcards from No Man's Land" ~~
Cooper, James Fenimore "The Last of the Mohicans" (classic)
Crile, George "Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times" (non-fiction)
Crowther, Yasmin "The Saffron Kitchen" (La Cocina Del Azafran)
Dallaire, Roméo "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" (non-fiction) @BC 08/09
Davis, Kenneth C. "Don't Know Much About History" (non-fiction) ~~
Deforges, Régine "La Bicyclette Bleue", part 1 (The Blue Bicycle). (It's practically the French "Gone with the Wind", apparently there are now 10 parts, so maybe they also copied "Scarlett") *** ~~
* 101, avenue Henri-Martin, part 2 (101 avenue Henri-Martin or "Lea") ~~
* Le diable en rit encore 1944-1945, part 3 (Devil Is Still Laughing About It ~~)
* Noir tango, part 4 (Black Tango) ~~
* Rue de la Soie, 1947-1949, part 5 (Silk Road) ~~
* La dernière colline, 1950-1954, part 6 (The Final Hill) ~~
* Cuba libre!, part 7 (To the Freedom of Cuba!) ~~
* Alger, ville blanche - 1959-1960, part 8 (Algiers, White City) ~~
* Les Généraux du crépuscule: 1960-1962, part 9 (The Generals of Twilight) ~~
* Et quand viendra la fin du voyage...: 1964-1967, part 10 (And When the Trip is Over) ~~
Delderfield, R.F. "A Horseman Riding By: Long Summer Day" Vol. 1 ~~
Delderfield, R.F. "A Horseman Riding By: Post of Honour" Vol. 2 ~~
Delderfield, R.F. "A Horseman Riding By: The Green Gauntlet" Vol. 3 ~~
Esquivel, Laura "Like Water for Chocolate" (Como agua para chocolate) ~~
Fforde, Katie "Going Dutch"”
Follett, Ken "The Pillars of the Earth" ***
Frank, Anne "The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition" (modern classic, diary) *** ~~
Frazier, Charles "Thirteen Moons" ***
Friedman, Carl "The Shovel and the Loom" (Twee koffers vol)
Frost, Robert "The Road less traveled" ~~
García Márquez, Gabriel "Love in the Time of Cholera" (El amor en los tiempos del cólera) (Nobel Prize 1982) @BC 11/08
Gladwell, Malcolm "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" (non-fiction) ***
Grass, Günter "Crabwalk" (Nobel Prize 1999) @BC 08/12 ~~
Gregory, Philippa "The Other Boleyn Girl"
Gruen, Sara "Water for Elephants" @BC 10/09
Hahn Beer, Edith "The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust" (autobiography) ~~
Harris, Trudy "Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey" (non-fiction) ~~
Hegi, Ursula "Stones from the River" *** ~~
Itani, Frances "Deafening"
Jessop, Carolyn "Escape" (biography) ***
Kehlmann, Daniel "Measuring The World" (Die Vermessung der Welt) (biographical novel) ***
Kostova, Elizabeth "The Historian" ***
Krakauer, Jon "Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith" (non-fiction) ***
Krakauer, Jon "Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster" (non-fiction)
LeBor, Adam "City of Oranges" (non-fiction) *** ~~
Lessing, Doris "The Golden Notebook" (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 2008) @BC 01/09
Lewis, Robert "Raising a Modern Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood" (non-fiction) ~~
Lourie, Richard "A Hatred for Tulips"
Lubin, Albert J. "Stranger on the Earth: A Psychological Biography of Vincent Van Gogh" (non-fiction)
Mahfouz, Naguib "Palace Walk" (بين القصرين) (The Cairo Trilogy) (non-fiction) (Nobel Prize 1988)
Mann, Charles C. "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus" (non-fiction) ~~
Martel, Yann "Life of Pi"
McCaughrean, Geraldine "Peter Pan in Scarlet"
Mercier, Pascal "Night Train to Lisbon" (Nachtzug nach Lissabon) @BC 03/09
Meulenbelt, Anja (Dutch books only) ~~
Michener, James A. "The Covenant" ~~
Miller, Sue "While I was gone"
Mortenson, Greg "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission To Promote Peace...One School At A Time." (non-fiction) @BC 05/09
Mortenson Greg and Relin, David Oliver; Thomson, Sarah (Adapter) "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time" (non-fiction for 8-13 year-olds) ~~
Mortenson, Greg and Roth, Susan L. "Listen to the Wind" (non-fiction for children) ~~
Mosse, Kate "Sepulchre"
Naipaul, V. S. "A Bend in the River: His Great Novel of Africa" (Nobel Prize 2001, Booker Shortlist 2003) ***
Oates, Joyce Carol "Black Girl/White Girl"
Patchett, Ann "Truth & Beauty: A Friendship" (non-fiction/memoir)
Pessl, Marisha "Special Topics in Calamity Physics" ***
Picoult, Jodi "My Sister's Keeper" @BC 02/09
Picoult, Jodi "Nineteen Minutes"
Picoult, Jodi "Plain Truth" ~~
Rhue, Morton (Todd Strasser) "The Wave" (fictionalized account) *** ~~
Scrivener, Leslie "Terry Fox: His Story" (biography)
Sebold, Alice "The Lovely Bones"

See, Lisa "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" ~~
Shorto, Russell "The Island at the Centre of the World: The Untold Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Founding of New York" (non-fiction)
Shute, Nevil "On the Beach"
Smith, Zadie "On Beauty" (Booker Shortlist 2005) ***
Spragins, Ellyn "What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self" (non-fiction)
Stanley, Jerry "Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp" (non-fiction) ~~
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1962, Pulitzer Prize 1940) @BC 03/09
Steinbeck, John "The Pearl" (Nobel Prize 1962)
Tremayne, Peter "Absolution by Murder" (Sister Fidelma Series: A Celtic Mystery)
Vargas Llosa, Mario "The Storyteller" (El Hablador) (Nobel Prize 2010) *** ~~
Walls, Jeannette "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" (non-fiction) ***
Wilson, Budge "Before Green Gables"
Young, James E. "At Memory's Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture" (non-fiction) ~~
Poems of Lord Byron


Books Suggested During the Year 2007/08
Al Aswany, Alaa "The Yacoubian Building" ***
al-Baz, Rania Disfigured: A Saudi Woman’s Story of Triump over Violence” (Défigurée) (memoir)
Albom, Mitch "Five people you meet in heaven" @BC 12/08
Andrić, Ivo "The Bridge on the Drina" (На Дрини Ћуприја or Na Drini Ćuprija) (Nobel Prize 1961)
Atwood, Margaret "The Blind Assassin" (Booker Prize 2000)
Beckman, Thea "Crusade in Jeans" (Kruistocht in spijkerbroek)
Bernlef, J. (penname for Hendrik Jan Marsman) "Out of Mind" (Hersenschimmen)
Brashares, Ann "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"
Bryson, Bill "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (non-fiction)
Buruma, Ian "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance" ((non-fiction) @BC 12/07
Cather, Willa "My Ántonia" (classic) @BC 10/08
Collins, Wilkie "The Woman in White" (classic) ***
Covey, Stephen R. "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness" (non-fiction)
Dash, Mike “Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused” (non-fiction) *** ~~
Desai, Kiran “The Inheritance of Loss (Booker Prize 2006) ~~
Dumas, Alexandre “The Black Tulip” (La Tulipe Noire) (classic) ~~
Edwards, Kim “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” @BC 01/08
Evanovich, Janet “One for the Money” (Stephanie Plum Novels)
Fischer, Erica “Aimée & Jaguar” (Aimée & Jaguar, Eine Liebesgeschichte, Berlin)
Follett , Ken “The Pillars of the Earth” ***
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan) “A Passage to India” (classic) ***
Frost, Robert “The Road less traveled”
Gabaldon, Diana “Outlander” (First of Outlander Series)
Gibb, Camilla “Sweetness in the Belly”
Goodkind, Terry “Wizard’s First Rule”
Grafton, Sue “A is for Alibi” (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries)
Grenville, Kate “The Secret River” (Booker Shortlist 2006) ***
Groult, Benoîte “La touche étoile” (not yet translated into English) (author of: Les vaisseaux du cœur, The salt on our skin)
Guterson, David “Snow Falling on Cedars” ***
Haddon, Mark “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” @BC 05/08
Hamill, Pete “Snow in August”
Hardy, Thomas “Jude the Obscure”
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan “The Caged Virgin” (non-fiction)
Hislop, Victoria “The Island” ***
Howell, Georgina “Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations” (biography)
Janin, Hunt & Van Eil, Ria “Culture Shock! Netherlands” (non-fiction)
Johnson, Dr. Spencer “Who Moved My Cheese?” (non-fiction) ***
Joyce, James “Dubliners” ***
Khan, Riz (HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud) “AlWaleed: Businessman Billionaire Prince” (non-fiction) ~~
Kipling, Rudyard “Kim” (classic) (Nobel Prize 1907)
Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Fr. Brian "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light" (non-fiction)
Kostova, Elizabeth “The Historian” *** ~~
Krakauer, Jon “Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster” (non-fiction)
Lawson, Mary “The Other Side of the Bridge” @BC 09/08
Leïla “Mariée de force” (non-fiction) ~~
Lewis, C.S. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (first of the Narnia Chronicles) ***
Lewis, C.S. “The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity Reason and Romanticism”
Mann, Heinrich "Man of Straw," "The Patrioteer,"or "The Loyal Subject" (Der Untertan)
Mapes Dodge, Mary “Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates:a Story of Life in Holland”
Marsh, Ngaio (Dame Edith) – Mystery Novels ~~
McCall Smith, Alexander: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series (we read the first three)
* 1999 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
* 2000 Tears Of The Giraffe
* 2002 The Kalahari Typing School for Men
* 2004 The Full Cupboard of Life
* 2004 In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (also known as The Night-Time Dancer)
* 2006 Blue Shoes and Happiness
* 2007 The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
* 2008 The Miracle at Speedy Motors
McCourt, Frank “Angela’s Ashes” (autobiography) *** ~~
McCourt, Frank “Teacher Man”
McCourt, Frank “’Tis: A Memoir” ***
Menchú Tum, Rigoberta “Crossing Borders: An Autobiography”
Michener, James “Chesapeake”
Michener, James “Texas”
Moggach, Deborah “Tulip Fever” @BC 11/07
Mulisch, Harry “The Assault” (De Aanslag)
Oates, Joyce Carol “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” ***
Pamuk, Orhan “My Name is Red” (Benim Adım Kırmızı) (Nobel Prize 2006) ***
Pamuk, Orhan “The Black Book” (Kara Kitap) (Nobel Prize 2006) ***
Pamuk, Orhan “Snow” (Kar) (Nobel Prize 2006)
Pamuk, Orhan “Istanbul, Memories and the City” (İstanbul: Hatıralar ve Şehir) (non-fiction) (Nobel Prize 2006) ***
Pavord, Anna “The Tulip” (non-fiction) *** ~~
Picoult, Jodi “Vanishing Acts”
Powers, Charles T. “In the Memory of the Forest” ~~***
Reichs, Kathy “Déjà Dead”
Reichs, Kathy “Grave Secrets”
Rogge, Jan-Uwe Rogge “Puberty” (Pubertät) ~~
See, Lisa “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”
Shriver, Lionel “We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel”
Sijie, Dai ”Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” (Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise) ***
Simmons, Simone “Diana--The Last Word” (non-fiction)
Smith, Zadie “On Beauty” (Booker Shortlist 2005) ***
Stewart, Rory “The Places in Between” (non-fiction)
Stone, Irving “The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo” @BC 08/08
Toporov, Brandon and Buckles, Father Luke “The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions” (non-fiction)
Traver, Robert “Anatomy of a Murder”
Urquhart, Jane “The Stone Carvers” @BC 02/08
Walker, Alice “The Color Purple” (Pulitzer Prize 1983) ~~
Wedekind, Frank “Spring Awakening” (Frühlingserwachen)
Werfel, Franz “The Song of Bernadette” (Das Lied von Bernadette) (non-fiction)
Woolf, Virginia “Mrs. Dalloway” (classic) ***
Zweig, Stefanie “Nowhere in Africa” (Nirgendwo in Afrika) @BC 04/08 @ BC 01/16
Movies:
Friendly Persuasion – movie with Gary Cooper and Anthony Perkins – 1956
Witness – movie with Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis (and Viggo Mortensen in one of his first roles) – 1985

Books Suggested During the Year 2006/07
Abdolah, Kader "My Father's Notebook" (Spijkerschrift)
Bender, Sue "Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish" (non-fiction) @BC 04/07
Bender, Sue "A Woman's Journey Home" - Book 2 (non-fiction) ~~
Bender, Sue "Stretching Lessons. The Daring Starts from Within" - Book 3 (non-fiction) ~~
Cather, Willa "My Ántonia" (classic) @BC 10/08
Chang, Jung "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China" - (biography/autobiography)
Coelho, Paulo "The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream" (O Alquimista) ***
Cottrell Boyce, Frank "Millions" 
Curtis Higgs, Liz "Thorn in My Heart"
Eliot, George "Middlemarch" (classic) @BC 06/07
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (Cien años de soledad) (Nobel Prize 1982) ***
Gavalda, Anna "Hunting and Gathering" (Ensemble c'est tout) @BC 02/07
Grenville, Kate "The Idea of Perfection"

Guillou, Jan "Road to Jerusalem" (Vägen till Jerusalem/Tie Jerusalemiin)
Helprin, Mark "Soldier of the Great War"
Hemingway, Ernest "The Old Man and the Sea" (Nobel Prize 1954, Pulitzer Prize 1953) ***
Hesse, Hermann "Demian" (Demian) (classic) (Nobel Prize 1946)
Hesse, Hermann "Siddhartha" (Siddhartha) (classic) (Nobel Prize 1946) ***
Hosseini, Khaled "The Kite Runner" @BC 10/07
King, Steven "The Green Mile"
Lamb, Wally "I know this much is true" ***
Lewycka, Marina "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" @BC 11/06
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie) (classic) (Nobel Prize 1929) @BC 08/07
Marshall, Megan "The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Ignited American Romanticism" (biography)
Martell, Yann "Life of Pi"
Mason, Daniel "The Piano Tuner" @BC 12/06
Michener, James "Chesapeake" ~~
Nafisi, Azar "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" 
Noor Al-Hussein, Queen of Jordan "A Leap of Faith: Memoir of an Unexpected Life" (autobiography) @BC 01/07
Oates, Joyce, Carol "The Falls" ***
Ogawa, Yôko "Gift of Numbers" (Hakase no aishita sushiki)
Packer, Ann "The Dive from Clausen's Pier"
Pollock, David C., & Van Reken, Ruth "Third Culture Kids" (non-fiction) @BC 09/07
Powers, Charles T. "In the Memory of the Forest" ***
Ruíz Zafón, Carlos "The Shadow of the Wind" (La Sombra del Viento) @BC 10/06
Russo, Richard "Empire Falls" (Pulitzer Prize 2002)
Sachar, Louis "Holes" ***
Seierstad, Asne "The Bookseller of Kabul" *** ~~
Smith, Zadie "On Beauty" (Booker Shortlist 2005) *** ~~
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" (modern classic) (Nobel Prize 1962, Pulitzer Prize 1940) @BC 03/09
Stone, Irving "The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo" @BC 08/08
Stroyar, J.N. "The Children's War" and "A Change of Regime" ***
Walker, Alice "The Color Purple" (Pulitzer Prize 1983)
Waltari, Mika "The Dark Angel" (Johannes Angelo) @BC 05/07
Waltari, Mika "Young Johnnes" (Nuori Johannes)
Waltari, Mika "The Adventurer" (Mikael Karvajalka)
Waltari, Mika "Michael, the Finn" or "The Wanderer) (Mikael Hakim)
Wiesel, Elie "Night" (La Nuit) (classic, autobiography) (Nobel Peace Prize 1986) @BC 03/07
Zweig, Stefanie "Nowhere in Africa" (Nirgendwo in Afrika) @BC 04/08 @ BC 01/16
Zweig, Stefanie - "Somewhere in Germany" (Irgendwo in Deutschland) (sequel to “Nowhere in Africa”) ***

Books Suggested During the Year 2005/06
Alcott, Louisa May "Little Women" (classic) ***
Allende, Isabel "The House of the Spirits" ***
Ashworth, Andrea "Once in a House on Fire" (non-fiction) ***
Atwood, Margaret "The Blind Assassin"
Austen, Jane "Persuasion" (classic) @BC 02/06
Barth, John "The Floating Opera"
Bernières, Louis de "Birds Without Wings"  
Bowen, Elizabeth "The Death of the Heart"
Brontë, Charlotte "Jane Eyre" (classic) @BC 01/12
Brontë, Emily "Wuthering Heights" (classic) ***
Byatt, Antonia S. "Possession" (Booker Prize 1990) ***
Chevalier, Tracy "The Virgin Blue" ***
Didion, Joan "The Year of Magical Thinking"”
Dirie, Waris "Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad" (non-fiction) ***
Dostoevski, Fyodor "The Adolescent" (Podrostok) @BC 12/05
Evans, Nicholas "The Horse Whisperer"
Faulks, Sebastian "Birdsong"
Fredriksson, Marianne "Hanna's Daughters" (Anna, Hanna og Johanna) @BC 06/06
Fredriksson, Marianne "Inge and Mira"
Fredriksson, Marianne "Two Women" (Flyttfåglar)
Gabaldon, Diana "Outlander" (also titled "Cross Stitch")
Gibran, Kahlil "The Prophet" ***
Goodman, Carol "The Lake of Dead Languages"
Graves, Robert "I, Claudius"
Haushofer, Marlen "The Wall" (Die Wand) ***
Heller, Joseph
"Catch-22"   
Herman, Eleanor "Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge" (non-fiction) ~~
Hill, Susan "The Various Haunts of Men"
Kladstrup, Don & Petie "Wine & War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasures" (non-fiction) @BC 03/12
Larson, Erik "Isaac's Storm - The Drowning of Galveston" (non-fiction)
Lawhead, Stephen "The Iron Lance" (Celtic Crusades Series, Book 1)
Lawrence, D.H. "Woman in Love"
Maguire, Gregory "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister"
McCarthy, Mary "Group"
Mosse, Kate "Labyrinth" @BC 08/06 

Multatuli "Max Havelaar: Or The Coffee Auctions of A Dutch Trading Company"   
Naslund, Sena Jeter "Ahab's Wife: Or the Star Gazer"
Niffenegger, Audrey "The Time Traveler's Wife" @BC 03/06
Orwell, George "Down and Out in Paris and London"
Pearson, Allison "I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother" @BC 01/06
Powers, Charles T. "In the Memory of the Forest" ***
Sebold, Alice "Lovely Bones"
Seierstad, Åsne "The Bookseller of Kabul" *** ~~
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" *** ~~
Shakib, Siba "Afghanistan: Where God only Comes to Weep" (Nach Afghanistan kommt Gott nur zum Weinen) (non-fiction) @BC 04/06
Shreve, Anita "Light on Snow"
Smith, Zadie "White Teeth" ***
Spark, Muriel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
Süßkind, Patrick (Suskind) "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" (Das Parfüm)
Tartt, Donna "The Secret History"
Tindall, Blair "Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music" (memoir)
Turner, Nancy E. "The Water and the Blood" ***
Waltari, Mika "The Dark Angel" (Johannes Angelo) @BC 05/07
Waltari, Mika "The Egyptian" (Sinuhe Egyptiläinen) @BC 05/06
Wassmo, Herbjørg "Dina's Book" (Dinas Bok)
Waugh, Evelyn "Brideshead Revisited: Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder" (classic)
White, Colin & Boucke, Laurie "The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, Its Culture and Its Inhabitants" (non-fiction) @BC 11/05

Books Suggested During the Year 2004/05
Adams, Douglas "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" ***
Angelou, Maya "I know why the caged bird sings" (autobiography) ***

Bernières, Louis de "The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts" (1st of a trilogy) 
Bragg, Melvin "A Soldier's Return" *** ~~
Brontë, Charlotte "Jane Eyre" (classic) @BC 01/12
Bryson, Bill "Troublesome Words" (non-fiction) ***
Bush, Catherine "Claire's Head" *** ~~
Bussink, Gerrit "Bittersweet Pieces: A Collection of Dutch Short Stories"
Chevalier, Tracy "The Virgin Blue" ***
Coelho, Paulo "The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream"
(O Alquimista) ***
Coetzee, J.M. "Disgrace" (Nobel Prize 2003, Booker Prize 1999) ***
Cooper, James Fenimore "Last of the Mohicans" (classic)
Dash, Mike "Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused" (non-fiction) *** ~~
de Loo, Tessa "The Twins" (De Tweeling) @BC 12/04
Donati, Sara "Into the Wilderness"
Dorrestein, Renate "A Heart of Stone" (Een hart van steen) ***
Frazier, Charles "Cold Mountain" ***
Funke, Cornelia "Inkheart" (children's book)
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” (Cien años de soledad) (Nobel Prize 1982) ***
Ghosh, Amitav "The Glass Palace" @BC 02/05
Gladwell, Malcolm "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" (non-fiction, sociology) *** ~~
Glover, Douglas "Elle" @BC 03/05
Golden, Arthur "Memoirs of a Geisha" @BC 10/05
Guterson, David "Snow Falling on Cedars" ***
Hardy, Thomas "Tess of d'Urbervilles" (classic) ***
Herman, Eleanor "Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge" (non-fiction)
Henderson, Kristin "Driving by Moonlight: A Journey Through Love, War and Infertility" (non-fiction)
Hillenbrand, Laura "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" (non-fiction)
Høeg, Peter "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow" (Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne) *** ~~
Horwood, William "Skallagrigg" (youth)
James, Etta + Ritz, David "Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story" (non-fiction)
Jin, Ha "Waiting"
Kingsolver, Barbara "Animal Dream"
Kladstrup, Don & Petie "Wine & War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure" (non-fiction) @BC 03/12
Lamb, Christina "The Sewing Circles of Herat" (non-fiction) @BC 05/05
Lansens, Lori "Rush Home Road"
Lewis, Oscar "Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family" (non-fiction) @BC 06/05
Lippi, Rosina "Homestead" ***
Liss, David "The Coffee Trader" (Book on NL)
Mankell, Henning - any ~~ "Daniel" 
Martel, Yann "Life of Pi"
McCall Smith, Alexander: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series (we read the first three)
* 1999 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
* 2002 Tears Of The Giraffe The Kalahari Typing School for Men
* 2004 The Full Cupboard of Life
* 2004 In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (also known as The Night-Time Dancer)
* 2006 Blue Shoes and Happiness
* 2007 The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
* 2008 The Miracle at Speedy Motors
McDermott, Alice "Charming Billy"
Mistry, Rohinton "Family Matters" (Booker Shortlist 2002)
Monk Kidd, Sue "The Mermaid Chair”
Morrison, Toni "Beloved" (Nobel Prize 1993, Pulitzer Prize 1983) ***
Munro, Alice "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" (short stories) @BC 04/05
Munro, Alice "The Love of a Good Woman"
Noble, Elizabeth "The Reading Group" @BC 09/05
Nichols, Peter "Voyage for Madmen" (non-fiction) @BC 01/05
Oates, Joyce Carol "We Were the Mulvaneys" ***
O'Brien, Edna "Down by the River"
Ondaatje, Michael "Anil's Ghost" ***
Paton, Alan "Cry, The Beloved Country" (classic) ***
Proulx, Annie E. "The Shipping News" (Pulitzer Prize 1994) ***
Redfield, James "The Celestine Prophecy"
Roberts, Yvonne "A History of Insects"
Rosner, Elizabeth "The Speed of Light" ~~
Roy, Arundhati "The God of Small Things" (Booker Prize 1978)
Salinger, J.D. "The Catcher in the Rye" (classic) ***
Seierstad, Asne "The Bookseller of Kabul" *** ~~
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" *** ~~
Shakib, Siba "Afghanistan: Where God only Comes to Weep" (Nach Afghanistan kommt Gott nur zum Weinen) (non-fiction) @BC 04/06
Shakib, Siba "Samira and Samir: The Stunning True Story of Love and Freedom in Afghanistan" (Samira und Samir) ***
Shalev, Meir "Four Meals" ***
Soueif, Ahdaf "The Map of Love" (Booker Shortlist 1999) @BC 09/02
Stewart, Chris "Driving over Lemons" (biography) ***
Tolstoi, Leo "Anna Karenina" (classic) @BC 08/05
Walker, Alice "The Color Purple" (Pulitzer Prize 1983) ***
Whiteford, Merry, McInerney-Whiteford, Merry "If Wishes were Horses?"

Books Suggested During the Year 2003/04
Ali, Monica "Brick Lane: A Novel" (Booker Shortlist 2003) ***
Allende, Isabel "Daughter of Fortune" (Hija de la Fortuna) ***
Chevalier, Tracy "The Lady and the Unicorn"
Clinton, Hillary Rodham "Living History" (autobiography) @BC 06/04
Cullen, Bill "It's a long way from Penny Apples" (autobiography) @BC 09/04
Doyle, Laura "The Surrendered Wife" (non-fiction)
Eugenides, Jeffrey "Middlesex" (Pulitzer Prize 2003)
Fuller, Alexandra "Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier" (non-fiction)
García Márquez, Gabriel "Love in the Time of Cholera" (El amor en los tiempos del cólera) (Nobel Prize 1982) @BC 11/08
Haddon, Mark "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" @BC 05/08
Harley Jr., Willard F. "His Needs, Her Needs" (non-fiction)
Henderson, Kristin "Driving by Moonlight: A Journey Through Love, War and Infertility" (non-fiction)
Hugo, Victor "Les Misérables" (classic)
Karon, Jan "At Home in Mitford" (first of the Mitford Series)
Kidd, Sue Monk "The Secret Life of Bees" @BC 08/04
Landvik, Lorna "Welcome to The Great Mysterious" @BC 05/04
Lawson, Mary "Crow Lake” @BC 03/04
Leapman, Michael "The Ingenious Mr Fairchild: The Forgotten Father of the Flower Garden" (non-fiction) @BC 01/04
MacDonald, Ann-Marie "The Way the Crow Flies" @BC 10/04
Mulisch, Harry "The Discovery of Heaven" @BC 02/04
Paton, Alan "Cry, the Beloved Country" (classic) ***
Ray, Jeanne "Eat Cake" ~~
Rosner, Elisabeth "The Speed of Light" ***
Sawyer, Anh Vu "Song of Saigon" (autobiography) - discussion with the author @BC 04/04
Sherrer, Quinn "How to pray for your children" (non-fiction)
Sparks, Nicholas "A Walk to Remember"
Sparks, Nicholas "The Notebook"
Syal, Meera "Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee” @BC 12/03
Truss, Lynne "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" (non-fiction) ***
Turner, Nancy E. "These is my Words" @BC 10/03
Warren, Rick "The Purpose-Driven Life" (non-fiction)
Wharton, Edith "The House of Mirth" (classic) @BC 03/04
Wilkinson, Bruce "A Life God Rewards" (non-fiction)
Children's Books:
Adams, Richard "Watership Down" ***
Chabon, Michael "Summerland" @BC 04/04
Colfer, Eoin "Artemis Fowl"
Cooper, Susan "Over Sea, Under Stone" (The Dark is Rising Sequence)
L'Engle, Madeleine "A Wrinkle in Time"
Hart Lovelace, Maud "Betsy series" (good book for girls)
Lewis, C.S. "The Screwtape Latters" (good book for girls)
Lewis, C. S. "Surprise" (good book for girls)
Pullman, Phillip "The Golden Compass"
Wynne-Jones, Diana (fantasy books like Harry Potter)

Books Suggested During the Year 2002/03
Berg, Elizabeth "Never Change"
Berg, Elizabeth "Open House" @BC 07/03
Berg, Elizabeth "Talk Before Sleep"
Eliot, George "Daniel Deronda” (classic) @BC 06/03
French, Nicci "Beneath the Skin"
French, Nicci "Land of the Living"
Fuller, Alexandra "Don't let's go to the dogs tonight" (autobiography) @BC 05/03
Guterson, David "East of the Mountains"
Harris, Joanne "Five Quarters of the Orange" @BC 02/03
Kertész, Imre "Fateless" (Sorstalanság) (biography) (Nobel Prize 2002) ***
Kingsolver, Barbara "Prodigal Summer" @BC 01/03
Krasnow, Iris "The Surrendering to Motherhood: Losing Your Mind, Finding Your Soul" (non-fiction) @BC 01/03
Lanchester, John "The Debt to Pleasure" @BC 10/02
Lapierre, Dominique “City of Joy: An Epic of Love Heroism and Hope in the India of Mother Teresa” (La Cité de la Joie)
Leapman, Michael "The Ingenious Mr Fairchild: The Forgotten Father of the Flower Garden"(non-fiction) @BC 01/04
Manguel, Alberto "A History of Reading" (non-fiction)
McEwan, Ian "Amsterdam” (Booker Prize 1998)
McEwan, Ian "Atonement" @BC 11/02
McEwan, Ian "Enduring Love"
Moggach, Deborah "Tulip Fever" @BC 11/07
Oates, Joyce Carol "We were the Mulvaneys" ***
Parsons, Tony "Man and Boy
Russo, Richard "Empire Falls" (Pulitzer Prize 2002)
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" ***
Soueif, Ahdaf "The Map of Love" (Booker Shortlist 1999) @BC 09/02
Syal, Meera "Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee” @BC 12/03
Tademy, Lalita "Cane River" @BC 03/03
Tartt, Donna "The Little Friend"
Tartt, Donna "The Secret History"
Turner, Nancy E. "These is my Words" @BC 10/03
Turner, Nancy E. "The Water and the Blood" ***
van Loon, Karel "A Father's Affair" (De passievrucht) @BC 12/02

Books Suggested During the Year 2001/02
Allende, Isabel "The House of the Spirits", part 1 (La casa de los espíritus) ***
Allende, Isabel "Daughters of Fortune", part 2 (Hija de la fortuna) ***
Allende, Isabel "Portrait in Sepia", part 3 (Retrato en sepia) ***
Ashworth, Andrea "Once in a House on Fire" (non-fiction) ***
Atkinson, Kate "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" 
Bacon, Charlotte "Lost Geography" ***
Berendt, John "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (non-fiction)
Bryson, Bill "The Lost Continent" (non-fiction) ***
Byatt, Antonia S. "Possession" (Booker Prize 1990) ***
Chevalier, Tracy "Girl with a Pearl Earring" @BC 12/01
Conrad, Joseph "Heart of Darkness"
Coraghessan Boyle, T. "The Tortilla Curtain"
Craig, William "Enemy at the Gates"
Deford, Frank "The Other Adonis"
Dinesen, Isak/Blixen, Karen "Seven Gothic Tales"
Dinesen, Isak/Blixen, Karen "Out of Africa" ***
Esquivel, Laura "Like Water for Chocolate"
Fellowes, Julian, Altman, Robert Altman "Gosford Park"
Findley, Timothy, "Dust to Dust" ***
Findley, Timothy "You went away"
Flagg, Fannie "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café"
Fuller, Alexandra "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" @BC 05/03
Fyfield, Frances "Undercurrents"
Golden, Arthur "Memoirs of a Geisha" @BC 10/05
Guterson, David "East of the Mountains" ***
Harris, Joanne "Chocolat" ***
Harris, Joanne "Five Quarters of the Orange" @BC 02/03
Harris, Robert "Fatherland"
Harrod Eagles, Cynthia "The Morland Dynasty"
Howard, Elizabeth "The Light Years" (Vol 1: of the Cazalet Chronicle)
Howard, Elizabeth "Marking Time" (Vol. 2 of the Cazalet Chronicle
Howard, Elizabeth 'Confusion" (Vol. 3: of the Cazalet Chronicle)
Ishiguro, Kazuo "When we were orphans" (Booker Shortlist 2000) @BC 05/02
Kennedy, John "A Confederacy of Dunces" (Pulitzer Prize 1981)
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Bean Trees" ***
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" (Pulitzer Finalist 1999) @BC 11/01
Letts, Billie "Where the Heart is" *** @BC 10/01
MacDonald, Ann-Marie "Fall on Your Knees" @BC 01/02
McCourt, Frank "Angela's Ashes" (autobiography) *** ~~
McEwan, Ian "Atonement" (Booker Shortlist 2001) @BC 11/02
Milton, Giles "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" (non-fiction) @BC 09/01
Mistry, Rohinton "A Fine Balance" (Booker Shortlist 1996) @BC 06/02
Moggach, Deborah "Tulip Fever" @BC 11/07
Morrison, Toni "Beloved" (Pulitzer Prize 1988) (Nobel Prize 1993) ***
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Suraiprasad "A House for Mr. Biswas" (Nobel Prize 2001) ***
Naslund, Sena Jeter "Ahab's Wife"
Parsons, Tony "Man and Boy"
Pease, Allan and Barbara "Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps" (non-fiction) ***
Proulx, E. Annie "The Shipping News" (Pulitzer Prize 1994) ***
Rees, Siân "The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an 18th-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts" ***
Roberts, Karen "The Flower Boy" ***
Rubens, Bernice "I, Dreyfus"
Scott Chessman, Harriet "Lydia Cassat Reading The Morning Paper"
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" ***
Smiley, Jane "A Thousand Acres" (Pulitzer Prize 1992) ***
Smith, Scott "A Simple Plan"
Soueif, Ahdaf "Aisha" ***
Tan, Amy "The Bonesetter's Daughter"
Tan, Amy "The Joy Luck Club" @BC 03/02
Tartt, Donna "The Secret History"
Trollope, Joanna “Girl from the South”
Turner, Nancy E. "These is my words" @BC 10/03
Tyler, Anne "A Patchwork Planet" ***
Tyler, Anne "The Accidental Tourist" (Pulitzer Finalist 1986) ***
Urquhart, Jane "The Stone Carvers" @BC 02/08
Vreeland, Susan "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" @BC 12/01
Weber, Katherine "The Music Lesson"
Weiner, Jennifer "Good in Bed"
Wells, Rebecca "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" @BC 02/02
Wells, Rebecca "Little Altars Everywhere" @BC 02/02
Woolfolk Cross, Donna "Pope Joan" @BC 04/02
Wright, Richard B. "Clara Callan"
Yen Mah, Adeline "Falling leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter" (non-fiction)

*** I read this.

@BC - We read this in the book club
 ~~ Added during the year, came up during discussion.

Some of them were suggested several times, I kept them all in, so some books are mentioned several times.

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