CCR Book Club - Our Reading Lists 2005-2014


CCR Book Club Reading List 2013-2014

Alan Al Aswany, THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING
Aravik Arviga, THE WHITE TIGER* 
Jonas Jonasson,  THE 100 YEAR-OLD MAN WHO JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED*
Jhumpa Lahiri, THE LOWLAND
Penelope Lively, HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Julie Otsuka, THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC*
Alice Munro, DEAR LIFE
Tom Reiss, THE BLACK COUNT*
Colm Toìbin, THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
 

CCR Book Club Reading List 2012-2013

  • “Brooklyn” by Colm Tóibín
  • “The Bastard of Istanbul” by Elif Shafak
  • “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka
  • “The sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes
  • “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce
  • “What I Loved” by Siri Hustvedt
  • “The lost painting: the quest for a Caravaggio masterpiece” by  Jonathan Harr
  • "The Nun” by Simonetta Agnello Hornby
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    CCR Book Club Reading List 2011/2012

    1)     "Freedom" by American author Jonathan Franzen, 2010 (suggested by Alessandra & Silia)
    2)     "The Other Side of The Bridge" by Canadian author Mary Lawson (suggested by Nicoletta)
    3)     "The Paris Wife" by American author by Paula McLean, 2011 (suggested by Cindi & Shelley)
    4)     "Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides, 2011 American author (suggested by Cindi)
    5)     "Caleb's Crossing" by by Geraldine Brooks, 2011 Australian author (suggested by Nicoletta)
    6)    "Shadow of The Wind" by Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 2001 (suggested by Jeannine) 
    7)   "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Iranian author Azar Nafisi, 2003 (suggested by Michèle) May
    8)   "The Imperfectionists" by English-Canadian author Tom Rachman, 2010 (suggested by Cindi) June 


    Reading List 2010-2011

    “Deaf Sentence”
    by David Lodge - Britain 2009

    “The Help”
    by Kathryn Stockett - USA 2009

    “Cutting for Stone”
    by Abraham Verghese - (Ethiopia) USA 2009

    “Never Let Me Go”
    by Kazuo Ishiguro - (Japan) Britain 2005

    “Rebecca’s Tale”
    by Sally Beauman - Britain 2001

    "Solar"
    by Ian McEwan - Britain 2011


    Reading List 2009-2010

    "In The Kitchen”
    by Monica Ali - Britain 2009

    "March”
    by Geraldine Brooks - USA 2005

    "Dreams of My Russian Summers”
    by Andrei Makine - (Russia) France 2005

    "The Siege of Lisbona”
    by José Saramago - Portugal 1989

    "Villa Air Bel”
    by Rosemary Sullivan - Canada 2007

    "The Book of Negros”
    by Lawrence Hill - Canada 2007


    Reading List 2008-2009

    "Mister Pip”
    by Lloyd Jones - New Zealand 2007

    "The Book Thief”
    by Markus Zusak - Australia 2007

    "Fugitive Pieces”
    by Anne Michaels - Canada 1995

    "Midnight’s Children”
    by Salman Rushie - (India) Britain 1981

    "I Am Not Scared ”
    by Niccolò Ammaniti - Italy 2001

    "Suite Française”
    by Irène Némirovsky - France 2004 (written 1941-42)

    "The Elegance of The Hedgehog”
    by Muriel Barbery - France 2009

    “Fault Lines”
    By Nancy Huston -France 2006

    “A Bend In The River”
    By V.S. Naipaul -(Trinidad), Britain 1989
     

    Reading List 2007-2008

    "I Feel Bad About My Neck”
    by Nora Ephron - USA 2006

    "Saturday”
    by Ian McEwan - Britain 2005

    "A Thousand Splendid Suns”
    by Khaled Hosseini - Afghanistan 2007

    "The Uncommon Reader”
    by Alan Bennett - Britain 2006

    "Runaway”
    by Alice Munro - Canada 2004

    "The Gum Thief”
    by Douglas Coupland - USA 2007

    "In To The Wild”
    by Jon Krakauer - USA 1996

    "Sula”
    by Toni Morrison - USA 1973


    Reading List 2006-2007

    "The Book Seller of Kabul”
    by Asne Seierstad - Norway 2002

    "Maps For Lost Lovers”
    by Nadeem Aslem - Britain 2004

    "The Time Traveler’s Wife”
    by Audrey Niffenegger - USA 2003

    "On Beauty”
    by Zadie Smith - USA 2005

    "When We Were Orphans”
    by Kazuo Ishiguor - (Japan) Britain 2000

    "The Alchemist”
    by Paul Coelho - Brazil 1988

    "The Families Who Made Rome”
    by Anthony Majanlahti - Canada 2006

    "Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures”
    by Vincent Lam - Canada 2006

    "The Pillars of Hercules”
    by Paul Theroux - USA 1995


    Reading List 2005-2006

    "The Kite Runner”
    by Khaled Hossini - Afghanistan 2003

    "A Complicated Kindness”
    by Miriam Toews - Canada 2004

    "Lovely Bones”
    by Alice Sebold - USA 2002

    "The New York Trilogy”
    by Paul Auster - USA 1987

    "The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets”
    by Eva Rice - Britain 2005

    “The God Of Small Things”
    by Arundhati Roy - India 1997

    "Saving Rome”
    by Megan Williams - Canada 2006

    "The Constant Gardener”
    by John Le Carré - Britain 2001