The list author says: "The Chicks Having A Time, Talking, Eating & Reading (CHATTER) Reading Group was formed in October 2004 in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Since then, our 18-women club has interviewed 4 authors, including Ann Patchett and Lorna Landvik; held themed events, including a Julia Child dinner; and takes an annual retreat.
We read a variety of genres and refined our book selection process over time to our current method, which we think works well: We use Listmania and other sources for ideas and try to only choose books that Amazon.com readers have rated 4-5 stars. After reading and discussing, we give the books our own rating. Included in this list are the best of the best - our favorite books from the carefully selected list we read. Note that we are slightly more critical than the average Amazon.com reader, so you know these books really are all worth reading in your book club!"