Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss – second time Anatomy of the Spirit
Death Du Jour – Kathy Reichs – JUST FOR FUN!!
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
The Bookseller of Kabul- Asne Serensand
India – Sanjeev Bhaskar
Change of Heart – Jodi Picoult
White Tiger –Aravind Adiga
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry-This should become a world classic….couldn’t stop thinking about it for a couple of weeks after reading. Will definitely read again
Ishmael – Daniel Quinn- Worth finding and reading!
the Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter And the Philosoper’s stone
Shiv K. Kumar – Two Mirrors at the Ashram
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the chamber of Secrets – couldnt’ read fast enough!
Bryce Courtenay – Whitethorn – hard to get into but glad I stuck with it
Barbara Wood – Virgins of Paradise
The ship of brides – Jojo Moyes
Brida – Paulo Coelho
Burned Alive – Souad…a must read, especially for all those trying to understand the Arab mind and its understanding of violence…terrifying.
The Rest of Her Life – Laura Moriarty
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen….a must read for any of us with older parents or for those of us getting there ourselves…
Big Stone Gap – Adriana Trigiani – I was particularly sad when this ended…
The Sari Shop – Rupa Bajwa – A particulaly well written novel by a young Indian author which I can understand and appreciate now only because I’ve been here often and long enough…thoroughly absorbed in it.
a Place called Here – Cecelia Ahern…fascinating idea
The Lonely Tree – yael Politis….a must read for all of us here in Israel and everyone everywhere to get a little better idea of what we are all about here….
Oct 2009-January 2010
The Secret River – Kate Grenville – hard to put down
Dear John – Nicholas Sparks
The Fall of Light – Niall Williams – great writer
The binding chair – Kathryn Harrison
Monday Mourning – Kathy Reichs – fun as always
Song of the Cuckoo Bird – Amulya Malladi – need more from this author
Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh – first in a trilogy…look forward to the rest
The Welsh Girl – Peter Ho Davies
In the Shadow of Crows – David Charles Manners – check out his website and perhaps you can help! http://www.sarva.org.uk
Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry -another wonderful book by the author of “A Fine Balance”
Desert Flower – Waris Dirie – must read…unbelievable that this still is happening in the world today!
A Bridge Across Forever, – Richard Bach – a bridge to understanding…
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson – hysterical, laugh-out-loud read…he never disappoints!
Bones to Ashes – Kathy Reich
Angel Medicine – Doreen Virtue -this is the book that fell on my head at the bookshop!!
December 2010 – March 2011
The Book of Tomorrow…cecelia ahern – hooked after the first paragraph
The Amateur Marriage – Anne Tyler-both this and the following are highly recommended
Digging to America- anne tyler
Nineteen Minutes- Jodi Picoult – her longest novel yet but emotionally charged and really difficult to put down…highly recommended.
Maalika- a powerful true story of a British woman who married an Ethiopian and spends her life trying to ease the plight of the disappearing Afar nomads of Africa…Valerie Browning is her name and she has an amazing and quite unbelievable life story to tell.
The Active Side of Infinitey – Carlos Casteneda- although brilliantly written, cannot say I would pass it along to anyone I know
Katheryn Stockett – The Help – definitely a must read
The story of edgar sawtelle – must read. David wroblewski
Devil bones – Kathy reichs
Forbidden Daughter…I just finished reading a bollywood movie…
The Persimmon Tree – Bryce Courtney – Like Tandia and Whitethorn, a book that it is a shame to finish!!! I would be willing to go on reading about these characters forever!
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami – extremely good writing style but the weirdest book I have ever read!
The Five People you meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom – quite inspiring and rewarding
The Book of Nature – Ruskin Bond – as wonderful and satisfying as ever