1. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
2. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
3. The Convict Lover – Merilyn Simonds (any Kingstonites will be especially interested in this based-on-a-true-story)
4. Good To A Fault – Marina Endicott
5. My Friend Leonard – James Frey (sequel to his controversial as-seen-on-Oprah embellished autobiography A Million Little Pieces)
6. Where We Have To Go – Lauren Kirschner (based in Toronto)
7. From East To West – Antonina Demyczyna
8. For One More Day – Mitch Albom
9. The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story – Diane Ackerman
10. The Shack – William P. Young
11. Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden
12. Late Nights on Air – Elizabeth Hay
One title which is not included on the list is “Man Who Forgot How To Read” by Howard Engel. I didn’t read that one, knowing that I would be unable to attend the meeting. (It was on October 30th, and we had to take the girls pre-trick-or-treating at my parents’ house.)
Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you thought of them, and if you agree or disagree with my rankings. It would also be interesting to hear from my book club members — what would be your top choice from the material we’ve read so far? Also, please let me know if I have forgotten any titles!
By the way, be sure to check out the “Bookshelf” in my sidebar, where I share other recommended reading.