Black Walnut Book Club Books

A Listmania! list by Jessica (Houston, TX)
The list author says: "Books read by the 'Black Walnut' Book club, Houston, TX"
This Day in the Life: Diaries from Women Across America
1.  This Day in the Life: Diaries from Women Across America by Joni B. Cole
The list author says:
  "Our first book. Nearly all did not finish it. Was interesting to see other women's lives, but entries too short to give any real depth."
$12.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
2.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Nearly all really liked this book. Very interesting... but not an easy read... Most had to cram to finish book in time.  Several of will see the musical."
$14.40
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,320 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Good Grief
3.  Good Grief by Lolly Winston
The list author says:
  "Most of the group enjoyed.  We were wanting something that wasn't sad and by the description thought this was it, but it was not... a few of us were depressed by the book."
$12.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
4.  The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The list author says:
  "Many really liked this book.  Very well written."
$9.68   Used & New from: $0.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,641 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Kite Runner
5.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "One of the best books I've read in a long time.  The two others that read the book and made the meeting really liked it to.  Excellent character development and story telling.  The book had many twists/turns/surprises and all were believable."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,175 customer reviews)

Good in Bed
6.  Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
The list author says:
  "Book club pick for December/January.  Group wanted a light read for the holidays."
$8.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (958 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Other Boleyn Girl
7.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The list author says:
  "Everyone loved this book!  However, since it was historical it didn't generate a lot of dialog during the book club discussion.  It is 600 pages long and most were concerned about having enough time to read, but it is a very fast read, no one had any trouble reading in time.  I have loaned this book to 4 girlfriends since reading this and all have absolutely loved it."
$10.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,238 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club)
8.  My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club) by Jodi Picoult
The list author says:
  "Most liked the book up until the ending... all did not like the ending. Group decided we needed something light to read after heavy subject of this book."
$9.04
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,730 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
9.  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See
The list author says:
  "Really liked this book.  Very slow in the first half, then got interesting."
$12.93   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,145 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Shoot the Moon
10.  Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
The list author says:
  "July 2007 - Book club to discuss this book was cancelled due to too many other committments, so did not have a discussion.  However, some were disappointed and didn't think the book was in depth enough for the book club.  It was an easy read and was predictable."
$13.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Middlesex: A Novel
11.  Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "Oct 2007 - Book club was split.  Some reaslly liked the book, the style of writing was excellent.  However many thought the subject matter was weird.  It was difficult to explain to friends/family that we were reading a book about a hermaphrodite."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,356 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Pillars of the Earth
12.  Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "Book started slow, but ended up getting really good and everyone really liked this book."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,222 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
13.  Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
$11.95   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Shadow of the Wind
14.  The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The list author says:
  "was scheduled to meet the day before Ike hit - rescheduled to Oct 2008"
$10.27   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,451 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Water for Elephants: A Novel
15.  Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
The list author says:
  "Feb 2009 - Everyone really liked this book"
$9.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,091 customer reviews) | 47 customer discussions

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
16.  Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber
$13.33   Used & New from: $2.72
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
17.  The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
The list author says:
  "May 2009"
$9.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,450 customer reviews) | 36 customer discussions

Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International)
18.  Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Oct 2009"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (653 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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According To Jane
19.  According To Jane by Marilyn Brant
The list author says:
  "Jan 2010"
$12.50
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Dead Until Dark  (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1)
20.  Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1) by Charlaine Harris
The list author says:
  "Jan 2010"
$12.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,279 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

The Piano Teacher: A Novel
21.  The Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y. K. Lee
The list author says:
  "Apr 2010 Everyone really liked this book."
$12.75
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

The Whistling Season
22.  The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
The list author says:
  "Apr 2010 Most weren't too excited about this book"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews)

 
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The Help
23.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The list author says:
  "July 2010:  Everyone loved this book!  Highly recommend. Fast read."
$17.97   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,006 customer reviews) | 122 customer discussions

The Female Brain
24.  The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
The list author says:
  "July 2010:  Most liked the book."
$8.70   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Cutting for Stone
25.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The list author says:
  "Oct 2010

Everyone really liked this book.  All agreed it was a slow read (we had to postpone book club meeting because most weren't finished).  Book touched upon many different topics and generated good discussion."
$10.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,422 customer reviews)

The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
26.  The Forgotten Garden: A Novel by Kate Morton
The list author says:
  "Feb 2011.  Everyone really liked this book. It generated a lot of discussion.  Highly recommend book."
$9.07
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,462 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
27.  The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.) by Bryan Mealer
The list author says:
  "Feb 2011.  Did not generate as much discussion as 'The Forgotten Garden'.  Some found it hard to reach mainly in the middle of the book during the famine.  I personally liked the book and found it inspirational.  After you read this google the authors name and look at the videos of him on the web."
$9.27   Used & New from: $3.78
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)

The Art of Racing in the Rain
28.  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The list author says:
  "March 2011:  Everyone really loved this book.  Highly recommend.  Especially for dog owners."
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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
29.  Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
The list author says:
  "May 2011:  Everyone really liked this book.  Good tie in with the Glass Castle."
$10.31   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,142 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
30.  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel by Helen Simonson
The list author says:
  "June 2011:  Most thought this was an OK book."
$9.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,042 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
31.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The list author says:
  "Aug 2011:  Book was way too detailed for us.  Everyone did not finish the book.  Suggest watching the documentary."
$17.37   Used & New from: $5.90
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,690 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
32.  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The list author says:
  "Sep 2011:  Most thought the book was OK."
$8.52
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (805 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

My Life in France
33.  My Life in France by Julia Child
The list author says:
  "Nov 2011:  Most thought was book was OK.  A definite must read for foodies."
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel
34.  The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
The list author says:
  "Jan 2012:  Everyone liked the book.  Wasn't completely wowed by it"
$12.80   Used & New from: $0.56
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Kitchen House: A Novel
35.  The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom
The list author says:
  "March 2012"
$9.07   Used & New from: $0.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,007 customer reviews)

The Violets of March: A Novel
36.  The Violets of March: A Novel by Sarah Jio
The list author says:
  "May 2012"
$13.18
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews)

The Paris Wife
37.  The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The list author says:
  "May 2013"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Language of Flowers: A Novel
38.  The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The list author says:
  "July 2013.  Good book"
$8.52   Used & New from: $1.05
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,983 customer reviews)

The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries)
39.  The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) by Peter Heller
The list author says:
  "Sep 2013.  Really liked this book but subject matter a little dark."
$8.69   Used & New from: $2.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,077 customer reviews)

Bossypants
40.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
The list author says:
  "Nov 2013"
$9.00   Used & New from: $3.59
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,803 customer reviews)

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