GOURMET BOOK CLUB
LIST OF GOOD BOOKS TO READ

 

FAVORITE LIST-Additional Titles recommended by Boothbay Gourmet Book Group Members

 

2018
When Everything Changed by Gail Collins

The Little French Bistro by Nina George

The Burgess Boys by Strout

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarity

2017

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. Anna Quindlen

The Valley of the Gods, A Story of Silicon Valley” by Alexandra Wolfe

2016

The 19th Wife: Ann Eliza Young

The Book Thief: Markus Zusak

KIM: Birds in Fall
BECKY: Indian Summer-Alex Von Tunzelmann
KIERSTEN: Olive Kitteridge-Elizabeth Strout
VAL: Reluctant Fundamentalist
DEB: A Passage to India
SARAH: Refuge-Terry Tempest-Williams
CLAUDIA: The Help-Katherine Stockett
DIANE:
Murder of Mary Beane
SUSAN:
S
omeone Knows My Name, Lawrence Hill
KATHLEEN:
Away-Amy Bloom "Away" by Amy Bloom. Published in 2007,this is a fabulous novel of the life of a young Ellis Island immigrant and her extraordinary will to survive in her new country...because nothing could be worse than what she left behind. Her transcontinental travels eventually take her to Alaska. This book is a gripper and so beautifully written. The New York Times critics chose it as one of the best books of 07. Read the review: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/books/review/Thomas-t.html

MELISSA: State of Fear- Michael Crichton. I've been a Crichton fan since I first saw Jurassic Park. (I love those dinosaurs!) And I found this book to be an excellent mix of plot and research. It addresses the global warming environmental focus--with all sorts of points of view...scientific vs. political/ marketing vs. factual/ myth v. partial knowledge. It was gripping!

SUZY: I Dreamed of Africa was such a beautiful book...romantic, heartbreaking and yet lyrical description of place.
 

???The Elegance of the Hedgehog-Muriel Barbary
???Song Yet Sung-James McBride

Leadership Book List for Women (and others)

The following is a list of books recommended by several coaches and other professional women for leaders and aspiring leaders.

1.      "Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership" by Ellen Wingard, Lin Coughlin and Keith Hollihan

2.    "Trade-Up!: 5 Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership and Life from the Inside Out " by Rayona Sharpnack

3.     "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers" by Lois Frankel

4.    Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion by Richard E. Boyatzis and Annie McKee (Hardcover - Oct. 27, 2005)

5.     Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever (Paperback - Feb. 27, 2007) 

6.    Stewardship:  Choosing Service over Self Interest  by Peter Block 

7.     The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World by Ronald A. Heifetz, Martin Linsky and Alexander Grashow (Hardcover - May 18, 2009) They not only speak to the role of leader Vs manager but also point to the attributes of leadership that are more natural for women and essential in today's networked and integrated environment 

8.    Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box by Arbinger Institute (Paperback - Jan. 5, 2010)   (One of Richard’s favorites)   

9.     The Four Agreements.  Miguel Ruiz 

10.  No Ceiling No Walls:  What women haven’t been told about leadership from career0start to the corporate boardroom,   Susan Colantuono


 

GREAT BOOKS

SUSAN MORRIS

Moral Disorder, Margaret Atwood

Exit Lives, Joan Barefoot
The Polished Hoe, Austin Clarke (The Giller Prize and Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2003)
The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai (Man Booker Prize 2006)
The Murder of Mary Beane, Elizabeth Dewolfe
Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer (NYT Best Seller)
The Lay of the Land, Richard Ford (NYT Best Book of the Year 2006)
The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh
Love and other Infectious Diseases, Molly Haskell
Someone Knows Your Name, Lawrence Hill
Mercy Among the Children, David Adams Richards (The Giller Prize 2000)
Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told, Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout (Or Amy and Isabelle-Pulitzer Prize)

KIERSTEN LYNCH:

The Brother Gardeners- Andrea Wulf
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I Dreamed of Africa-Kuki Gallman
Unaccustomed Earth

DEB AUGUSTINE:

Heart of Darkness-Joseph Conrad

CLAUDIA LEIGHTON:

The Dog That Wouldn't Be-Farley Mowatt
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society-Mary Anne Schaffer

KATHLEEN JONES:

"A Gate at the Stairs" -Lorrie Moore
 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/books/28book.html 

Birds of America-Lorrie Moore

OTHER SOURCES:

Links courtesy of Diane Schyberg: www.powells.com and www.goodreads.com 

Here are the sites i have recently learned about that have lots of great info about books we may be interested in reading.
At powells, check out the winners of their 'puddly awards' .  I hope you enjoy these sites as much as I have. 

Life of  PI

 Infidel
The Invention of Hugo Cabret