Reading lists from past years

Hi Readers!
We’ve read some great books over the last few years – here are our lists:

Third Thursday Book Discussions

2016/17 –

New England Authors:
September – A Naturalist buys an old farm by Edwin Way Teale
October – Summer by Edith Wharton
November – Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
December – Vintage Female Sleuths presentation with Deana David
January – Lookng Backward 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy
Round’about England:
February – The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson
March – The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
April – A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
May – The Hollow Land by Jane Gardam
June – Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson (tea party at Mrs. Bridges)

2015/16 – American Historical Mysteries

September – Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence (c.1786)
October – Seneca Falls Inheritance by Miriam Monfredo (1848)
November – Faded Coat of Blue by Owen Parry (1861)
January – Hard Rain by Peter Abrahams (1960’s)
February – Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart (1914)
March – Persian Pickle Club (1930s)
April – Thoreau on Wlf Hill by B.B. Oak
May – QC Reads: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

2014/15 – Reader’s Choice!
September: The Track of the Cat by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Recommended by: Lila Brooks
October: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Recommended by : Mary Stuckey
November: The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene DuBois. Recommended by: Linda Goodwin
December: no meeting
January: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Recommended by: Judy Busse
February: The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Recommended by: Chris Southam
March: Room by Emma Donaghue. Recommended by: JoAnn Baldwin
April: Pied Piper by Neville Shute. Recommended by: Sandy Groom
May: QC Reads One Book 2015: What Strange Creatures by Emily Arsenault
June: The Grand Complication by Alan Kurzweil. Recommended by Laurie Bell

 2013/14 – Mysteries set in American Subcultures
September: The Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara (Japanese American)
October: Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman (Jewish American)
November: Separate from the World by Paul Gaus (Amish)
December: no meeting
January: Shot in the Buff by Joan Dash (nudist resorts)
February: I been in sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots by Susan Straight (Gullah)
March: Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn (The Nation within the Nation…)
April: The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe)
May: Quiet Corner Reads One Book 2014 selection: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
June: American Gypsy by Oksana Marafioti (Gypsy, Immigrant)

2012/13 – Book to Film
September: On the Beach by Neville Shute
October: Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
November: The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
December: no meeting
January: Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
February: Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
March: Mildred Peirce by James Cain
April: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
May: Tag Man by Archer Mayor (Quiet Corner Reads selection)
June: True Grit by Charles Portis

2011/12 – Classics That We’ve Missed
September: Kim by Rudyard Kipling
October: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
November: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
December: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
January: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
February: Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
April: Great American Poetry by various artists (bring your favorite poem to read aloud)
May: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
June: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

September: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
October: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
November: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
December: Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop (a library staff readers theater production)
January: The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker
February: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterman
June: The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers

2009/10 – Crime Time
January: The Leper’s Bell: a novel of ancient Ireland by Peter Tremayne
February: Veil of Lies: a Medieval Noir by Jeri Westerson
March: A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
May: The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
June: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Seagrave Manor by Stephanie Barron

2008/09 – Scene of the Crime
September: The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill (Laos)
October: The Water Clock by Jim Kelly (Fens region of UK)
November: Still Life by Louise Penny (Canada)
December: The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees (Israel)
January: no meeting February: Coyote Wind by Peter Bowen (Montana, US)
March: Death of a Red Heroine by Xialong Qiu (China)
April: Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum (Norway)
May: Corpse in the Koryo by James Church (North Korea)
June: Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann (Ireland)