Have You Read?

This post is for my friend Lisa in New Zealand.
She wrote to say she is looking for a good book and 
remembered a post of mine a few months back and could not find it.
As always, I was delighted to hear from her and very happy to post again.

Here is a list of books suggested by readers who entered my first giveaway.

Wherever you may be in the world, I hope you find something here to 
entertain and delight you this summer/winter :)

Have you read?

Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah
One Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Nineteen Minutes by Jody Picoult
Curry-A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors by Lizzie Collingham
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton by Kathryn Hughes
Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World by Barbara Ehrenreich
Too Much Tuscan Sun-Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide by Dario Castagno
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Grath Stein
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Terrible Underpants by Kaz Cooke
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The Virgin and the Gypsy by D H Lawrence
The Path to Prosperity by James Allen
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Sensual Home by Ilse Crawford
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Seven Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn
My Family and Other Dead Animals by Gerald Durrell
Hunt for the Tortoise by Elizabeth Ferrars
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Making Of A Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Golfing With God by Roland Merullo
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Ana Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr
Lifestyle books by Alexandra Stoddard
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
The Stargazer by Sena Jeter Naslund
Maria Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund
Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives by Helen O'Neill
No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
The Help by Karen Stockett
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
Georgian Jewellery1714-1830 by Redington, Dawes and Collings
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Omivore's Dilemna by Michael Pollan
Lolita by Edward Albee and Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie and Ina Rilke
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Acebe
Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Family Life by Elisabeth Luard
The Hall in the Field by Margaret Evans
The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill
In the Springtime of the Year by Susan Hill
Helena by Jo Anne Berthelson
The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
Spouted Baking by Janie Quinn
Loving Picasso:The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier by Fernande Olivier
The Cowboy and his Elephant: The Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Malcolm MacPherson

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  1. I'm so glad you gave us a list of so many great reads! I have read a ton of these but have now added so many more to my Books to read list! Yeh, I'm so excited!


  2. That's a substantial list...many of those I have not read yet...so many books so little time...to read! Need the summer vacation to start soon!

  3. Some great reads here! and some new ones to look into... fun in the sun! (and in the shade, and in the hammock ... )

  4. I'm currently reading Wolf Hall and am swimming in the beautifully formed words and phrasing...what a writer Hilary is!

  5. Well Jeanne, I thought I read quite a lot, but I'm at once dismayed and excited by the number of titles here that I've never seen.

    At least now I know how I'll be filing my summer.
    Thank you!

  6. Holy Smokes~ my summer reading list just quadrupled! This is a fabulous list Jeanne. I have some catching up to do!!!!!

  7. I have bookmarked this page, Jeanne, because you've listed all of my favorites, and some I haven't gotten to yet.


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