List Swaps

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Inspired by a friend's post, Alison suggested that we do a "list swap" this year. Each member of the group recommended five books for each of the other members, so we each ended up with a list of thirty books personally selected for us by people who love us. What a concept!

Some members of the group are planning to make reading their entire list a challenge for 2011. Others will be using the list as a resource for two (or more) years to come. There is no pressure. It's all good!

For Holly from Alison
  • Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
  • A Live Coal in the Sea by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

For Karen from Alison
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

For Leslie from Alison

For Linda from Alison
  • The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
  • Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
  • The Hydrogen Murder by Camille Minichino
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker

For Natalie from Alison
  • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  • Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  • If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

For Sue from Alison

For Alison from Holly

For Karen from Holly
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Emil Frankl
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr.
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult

For Leslie from Holly

For Linda from Holly
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Roots by Alex Haley

For Natalie from Holly
  • Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Marley and Me by John Grogan
  • The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey

For Sue from Holly

For Alison from Karen

For Holly from Karen
  • Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute
  • Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten boom
  • Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

For Leslie from Karen

For Linda from Karen

For Natalie from Karen
  • The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
  • A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

For Sue from Karen

For Alison from Leslie
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X, As Told to Alex Haley
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  • Ida B., and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan
  • Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

For Holly from Leslie
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
  • The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery
  • What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau

For Karen from Leslie
  • Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman and Nancy Lars Freedman
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

For Linda from Leslie
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

For Natalie from Leslie

For Sue from Leslie

For Alison from Linda
  • Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • I’ll Never Be French (no matter what I do); Living in a Small Village in Brittany by Mark Greenside
  • The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
  • Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

For Holly from Linda
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Autobiography of a Soul: St. Therese of Lisieux by Therese de Lisieux

For Karen from Linda
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
  • A Walk in Wolf Wood by Mary Stewart

For Leslie from Linda

For Natalie from Linda
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

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