List Swap

Inspired by Debi, I suggested to my "book lunch girls" that we do a "list swap" for 2011. We each recommended five books for each of the other members of the group. Sue took her list as a challenge - and I think she completed the whole thing during 2011. Other group members read just some of their books. Unfortunately, I didn't get very far at all - reading only four of the books during 2011 - but that just means the rest of the books recommended for me will be part of my 2012 reading.

The complete list swap project is here.

From Holly

  • Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
  • Goose Girl by Shanon Hale
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    (My review is here.)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
From Karen
  • Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
  • The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
  • Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Bonus: The Digital Photography Book, Volume 1 by Scott Kelby
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
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
From Natalie
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
  • The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
From Sue
  • Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
  • The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
  • Red River by Lalita Tademy
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson