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2005 Recommended Reading Lists

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Winter 2005 Reading List

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
America (The Book) by Jon Stewart
Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs
Are You Afraid of the Dark? by Sidney Sheldon
Because He Could by Dick Morris
Blind Alley by Iris Johansen
Democracy Matters by Cornel West
Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson
Dressed to Die by Beverly Connor
Emma by Jane Austen
Family Matters by Mistry Rohinton
Good Grief by Lolly Winston
Imperial Hubris by Anonymous
Light On Snow by Anita Shreve
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley
Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
My Life by Bill Clinton
Night of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
Patriot Reign by Michael Holley
Prince of Beverly Hills by Stuart Woods
River's Edge by Terri Blackstock
Running On Empty by Peter G. Peterson
Sharing Good Times by Jimmy Carter
Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
The Christmas Thief
by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Last Season by Phil Jackson
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Secret of Ararat by Tim LaHaye
The Sunday Philosophy Club
by Alexander McCall Smith
The System of the World by Neal Stephenson
The United States of Europe by T. R. Reid
Too Much of a Good Thing by Kimberla Lawson Roby
What s The Matter With Kansas? by Thomas Frank
When Twilight Comes by Gwynne Forster
Will In The World by Stephen Greenblatt
Yankee Doodle Dead by Carolyn G. Hart

Winter 2005

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alborn

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom

Eddie has spent most of his life as a maintenance man at the Ruby Pier Amusement Park. He feels he has accomplished nothing in his 80 years on earth. When a ride at the park malfunctions, Eddie is killed trying to save the life of a young girl. Eddie then wakes up in heaven and meets the most surprising array of people who help him understand the meaning of his life.

Spring 2005 Reading List

A Brother’s Journey by Richard B. Pelzer
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Big Bang by Simon Singh
Blood Memory by Greg Iles
By Order of the President by W. E. B. Griffin
Collapse by Jared Diamond
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins
Dear Senator by Essie Mae Washington-Williams
DisneyWar by James B. Stewart
Family Blessings by Fern Michaels
Forever by Pete Hamil
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Hallowed Bones by Carolyn Haines
Hear No Evil by James Grippando
Honeymoon by James Patterson
Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
Ireland by Frank Delaney
Juiced by Jose Canseco
Life Expectancy by Dean R. Koontz
Loop Group by Larry McMurty
Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgins Clark
Perfect Madness by Judith Warner
Plan B by Anne Lamott
Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva
Secrets & Mysteries of the World by Sylvia Browne
Survivor In Death by J. D. Robb
The Broker by John Grisham
The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
Unexpected Blessings by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Witness by Amber Frey


Spring 2005

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown

Famed symbologist, Robert Langdon, teams up with noted French Cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, (the granddaughter of a murdered museum curator) to untangle the cryptic clues left behind at the murder scene. In the course of their investigation, the duo learns of a secret society that has existed since the days of Christ. But more, they find a long list of famous people of the art, science and literary world who were once members of this secret set-names like Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Victor Hugo.

Summer 2005 Reading List

A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett
Afterburn by Zane
Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz
Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsburg
Blood on the Leaves by Jeff Stetson
Break, Blow, Burn by Camille Paglia
Chasing Dragon by Domenic Stansberry
Dead of Night by Frank Delaney
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Gulliano
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan Lori Parks
Hard Truth by Nevada Barr
Hidden River by Adrian McKinty
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
by Alexander McCall Smith
Morality for Beautiful Girls
by Alexander McCall Smith
No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
Not a Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols
On Bull---- by Harry G. Frankfurt
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Perfect Madness by Judith Warner
Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way by John Paul II
Saturday by Ian McEwan
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
The Conspiracy Of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The End of Poverty by Jeffery D. Sachs
The Enemy by Lee Child
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Kite Runner by Khaled Husseini
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
The Serpent On The Crown by Elizabeth Peters
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Truth About Love by Orson Scott Card
Three Nights In August by Buzz Bissinger
With No One As Witness by Elizabeth George
Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells

Summer 2005

The No. 1  Ladies' Detective  Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith

Precious Ramotswe is unconventional, outspoken and not at all what you would expect from an unmarried woman living in Botswana. Precious inherited her beloved father's cattle, but she sold them and used the money to set up The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. When clients start showing up on her doorstep, Precious finds herself at the center of a very successful business.

Fall 2005 Reading List

1491 by Charles C. Mann
72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell
Almost Midnight by Michael Cuneo
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
Company Man by Joseph Finders
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
Crusader’s Cross by James Lee Burke
Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke
Dance of Death by Douglas Preston
Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews
Killing Time by Linda Howard
Lifeguard by James Patterson
Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig
Magic Seeds by V. S. Naipaul
Miracle by Danielle Steel
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Now is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker
One Shot by Lee Child
Pirate by Ted Bell
Praying For Gil Hodges by Thomas Oliphant
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Sappho's Leap by Erica Jong
Silent Witness by Mark Fuhrman
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
The FairTax Book by Neal Boortz
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
by Umberto Eco
The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
Trace by Patricia Cornwell
Train by Pete Dexter
Until I Find You by John Irving
Zorro by Isabel Allende

Fall 2005

The Mysterious Flam Queen of Loana by Umberto Eco

The Mysterious Flam Queen of Loana
by Umberto Eco

When Giambattista Boldoni (better known as Yambo) wakes from a coma after he has suffered a stroke, the 59 year old antique book dealer finds that he had lost his memory of just about everything—except the words in all the stories, poems and novels he has read throughout his life. But to reclaim his own identity, Yambo leaves his wife, Paola and travels alone to his boyhood home of Solara. There he discovers himself as a boy growing up in the political turmoil of late 1930 and early 1940 Italy.



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