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Our annual book list vote is coming up! Send your suggestions by Nov 8th

  • Nov 8, 2013 · 5:00 PM

Hello Members,

We are in the process of collecting a list of books to vote on for the coming months. If you have a book you love that you want included, just click the "Comment" box below and please include:


* Book Title

* Author

* Number of pages

* Description (one sentence)

As I receive nominations, I will compile these on this page.  Then, in the next week Lisa will help us put them on the website for a vote!

Thank you,
Julie, Lisa, and Marlene

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  • Julie B

    Where did you Go Bernadette
    by Maria Semple
    352 pages
    The funny and satirical story of a missing mother and the search for her through a myriad of quirky characters and a nontraditional narrative.

    December 6, 2013

  • Julie B

    Flight Behavior
    by Barbara Kingsolver
    610 pgs
    Set in present day Appalachia, the novel is a parable of catastrophe and denial that explores the complexities of environmental dilemmas as seen through the eyes of a young mother in rural Tennessee and how her discovery energizes religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians, and her family.

    Oryx and Crake
    by Margaret Atwood
    400 pgs
    The first of a trilogy, this is a futuristic post-apocalyptic novel showing what can happen when today's existing bio-technology goes unchecked, as seen through the eyes of "The Snowman" -- a character who has witnessed the before and after. Devil in The White City
    by Erik Larsen
    447 pgs
    A true story that intertwines the tale of the 1893 World's Fair and a serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death, combining meticulous factual research with nail-biting storytelling.

    November 3, 2013

    • Leena

      Flight Behavior sound great!

      December 2, 2013

  • Leena

    I know it's past the deadline but...

    The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
    Author: Haruki Murakami
    366 pages
    An exploration of the Japanese psyche within the context of the 1995 event where followers of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo unleashed lethal gas into cars of the Tokyo subway system.

    December 2, 2013

  • Julie B

    Mountains beyond Mountains
    Author: Tracy Kidder
    301 pages
    Story of Dr. Paul Farmer 1491
    Author: Charles Mann
    392 pages
    The Americas before columbus

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
    By Jonas Jonasson
    400pages
    Lighthearted book - After evading his 100 year birthday, the story unfolds into an unexpected journey.

    November 3, 2013

  • Julie B

    Casual Vacancy
    by J.K. Rowling,
    505 pages
    A death happens in a small English village and then the readers get a detailed look into the village (this is NOT like Harry Potter), it is written for adults. Beautiful Ruins
    by Jess Walter
    337 pages (paperback)
    This is a story that traverses from post-war Italy to modern-day Hollywood and then back again that begins with an Italian man seeing an American starlet from his hotel. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
    by Daniel Tammet
    226 pages
    One of the worlds’ fifty living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story – and explain how his incredible mind works.

    November 3, 2013

  • Julie B

    Suggestions from members:

    Unbroken
    by Laura Hillenbrand
    496 pgs
    A biography of survival and resilience of the human mind, body and spirit for a WWII Bombardier including time as a POW The Life and times of The Thunderbolt Kid
    by Bill Bryson
    288 pgs
    A vivid, nostalgic and funny memoir of growing up in the middle of the US in the 1950's

    November 3, 2013

  • Julie B

    Please use the following "template" for your submissions:

    * Book Title
    * Author
    * Description (one sentence)
    * Number of pages

    November 3, 2013

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