Here is the list of books that we have read in our past years. Ratings are on a 1-5 scale, 1 meaning dislike and 5 meaning very much enjoyed!

2008

January — Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See — 4.83
February — Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy — 3.20
March — What Paul Said About Women: The Apostle’s Liberating Views on Equality in Marriage, Leadership, and Love by John Bristow — 1.40
April — Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson  — 4.00
May — A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini — 4.67
June — Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach — 4.71
July — Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury — 4.00
August — The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield — 4.78
September — The Shack by William P. Young — 3.71
October — Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean M. Twenge — 4.00
November– The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger — 4.50

2009

December/January– Chick Flick Road Kill by Alicia Bettensdorf — 1.20
February– The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold — 3.67
March– The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — 3.50
April– In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan — 4.71
May– The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson — 4.40
June–Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner/ The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell — 4.67
July– Anthem by Ayn Rand — 3.75
August– The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb — 2.75
September– The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman — 3.60
October– The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson — 4.50
November– Devil in the White City by Eric Larson — 4.80

2010

December/January– Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde — 3.33
February– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll — 2.57
March– Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi — 3.43
April– The Girls from Ames: A Story of WOmen and Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow — 1.86
May– Trail of Crumbs by Kim Zunee — 1.50
June– Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — 4.22
July– The Host by Stephanie Meyer — 4.86
August– Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah — 3.17
September– The Help by Kathryn Stockett — 4.89
October– Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich — 4.00
November– The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot — 4.13

2011

December/January– Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — 4.33
February– Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach — 3.38
March– My Life in France by Julia Child — 4.13
April– Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery — 3.43
May– The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — 5.00
June– A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg — 3.38
July– The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown — 2.00
August– Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond — 4.29
September– Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte — 3.71
October– Midwives by Chris Bohjalian — 3.83
November– The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fizgerald — 3.86

2012

December/January– In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson — 3.00
February– Divergent by Veronica Roth
March– Deluxe by Dana Thomas
April– The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
May– Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
June– The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
July– A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
August– Sarah’s Key by  Tatiana de Rosnay
September– Outliers – The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
October– Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
November– The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

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