Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We Cozied Up!

"Reading is to the mind what exerise is to the body."
Richard Steele

I can't think of a better way to exercise my mind then reading a's great to see how many are in agreement.

We finished up the Cozy Up With a Good Book winter book club at the end of April. It was terrific! We had 68 people sign up; 55 Reader's Cards were turned in; and everyone loved the reading as a great way to pass winter. The best part is when folks tell me they read
someone different, or tried a new genre~~
and discovered that they liked it!

The top books the club read this year were:

1) Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot *
2) Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
3) Night Fall by Nelson DeMille *
4) Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
5) How Green Ws My Valley by Richard Llewellyn *
6) Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
7) Little Bee by Chris Cleave
8) Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
9) Growing Up Laughing by Marlo Thomas
10) The Help by Kathryn Stockett
11) Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
12) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
13) Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
14) Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
15) Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

*Denotes books from the winter book discussions

The authors read the most during the book club were:

1) Robert B. Parker
2) James Patterson
3) Stieg Larsson
4) Michael Connelly
5) C. J. Sansom
6) Mary Higgins Clark
7) Lisa Gardner
8) John Dunning
9) Nora Roberts
10) Paul Theroux

We celebrated May 3rd with a party where we discussed~~what else~~books we had read over the winter, gave out raffle prizes, congratulated our top readers, enjoyed refreshments, and looked forward to the summer book club.

Thank you for joining the book club~~and enjoying reading.

Happy Reading!


le0pard13 said...

Some fine selections there, Bev. I'm still scratching my head that James Patterson was the second most read author, though ;-). Thanks.

Bev said...

I can't believe Patterson still seems to be so popular. Folks look forward to his books, then they are disappointed when they read them. He has quite a few new books coming out before the end of the year....
Glad all is well!