By popular demand (okay, my sister-in-law asked for it), here is a comprehensive list of the titles read by my fabulous book club over the past two years.
I have ranked them in order of my preference, and linked to their Chapters/Indigo description. We began with the goal of reading more Canadian female writers, but obviously have branched out here and there. (Note: This list was updated after one of my fellow members refreshed my memory about a couple of titles I missed.)

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.

1 comment on “Take This To The Library: Our Book Club Reading List”

  1. All I read on this list is The Shack. It was really interesting and refreshing to read a different take on god/religion/spirituality. Someone in my facebook feed posted about this book and I was surprised at some of the rather negative comments (from some hardcore bible thumpers of course so maybe it wasn't so surprising).

    I've been looking at some of the other titles at the bookstore but right now I barely have time to read the few blogs I follow!

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