Group Rating: 5 hearts, we loved it (and Rosie)! It definitely had its sad moments, but a great ending!
May--The Shack by William Young
Group Rating: 3 hearts, we liked it. This book gave us a new perspective on many things. It was Mary's favorite!
June--A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal
Group Rating: 3 hearts, we liked it. We wish it hadn't ended so abruptly though.
July--The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
Group Rating: 4 hearts, we really liked it. Greenie was a very interesting character (remember the fart sack)!
August--The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Group Rating: 3 hearts, we liked it. It was a favorite as well as a least favorite among group members.
September--Through the Window by Diane Fanning
Group Rating: 2 hearts, we thought it was just okay. It detailed some very gruesome crimes.
October--A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Group Rating: 5 hearts, we loved it! As a whole, the group really related to her funny childhood.
November--Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
Group Rating: 3 hearts, we liked it. It was an interesting look at mental illness.
December--Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Group Rating: 5 hearts, we loved it! I think this was the overall favorite book. It was written in such a way that the reader felt she was actually experiencing things as Alice herself.
Books not chosen:
Eden Close by Anita Shreve
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (on 2010 BCS list)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (on 2010 BCS list)
Good Grief by Lolly Winston
Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert
The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (on 2010 BCS list)
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Lust to Kill by Robert Scott
Father of the Year by Glenn Puit
Casting Off by Nicole Dickson
By the Time You Read This by Lola Gaye
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (on 2010 BCS list)
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
It was a wonderful 1st year for our club! Looking forward to 2010...beginning with In the Woods!