Janet Nichols Lynch

year in books
Iva-Mar...
2,390 books | 357 friends

Liza Wi...
1,619 books | 1,821 friends

K.S. Ma...
1,009 books | 916 friends

Alanna ...
1,460 books | 451 friends

Jess (T...
2,090 books | 1,439 friends

Candlew...
3,437 books | 3,451 friends

Leigh C...
1,007 books | 555 friends

Stephan...
1,229 books | 4,981 friends

More friends…

Janet Nichols Lynch

Goodreads Author


Born
in Sacramento, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Jane Smiley, Jane Austen, Lorrie Moore, Anne Tyler

Member Since
January 2009

URL


Janet Nichols Lynch’s most recent novels are COMMIE PINKO, about the McCarthy era and teen life in Berkeley, CA, in the 1950s; WHEEL OF FIRE, about a teen trying to free another teen from a destructive cult; MY BEAUTIFUL HIPPIE, about growing up in San Francisco in the late 1960s, and RACING CALIFORNIA, about the Amgen Tour of California. She is the author of the novels ADDICTED TO HER, MESSED UP, CHEST PAINS, and PEACE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.

Janet is available for book readings and signings, writer workshops and conferences, and school visits.

In COMMIE PINKO, it’s 1958, the era of the Cold War and McCarthyism. In Berkeley, California, fourteen-year-old Donna is happily organizing the Richie Valens Fan Club, when her father, a physics p
...more

To ask Janet Nichols Lynch questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Janet Nichols Lynch I don't believe there is any such thing as writer's block. If you can't put words down, then it simply means you don't know enough about what you're w…moreI don't believe there is any such thing as writer's block. If you can't put words down, then it simply means you don't know enough about what you're writing. Do some research or pre-writing which explores character, situation, or plot. I never stare at an empty screen. I always know what I'm going to write before I write it, although I learn through the writing how it is going to turn out. (less)
Janet Nichols Lynch Simply, I can not not write. I have to do it.
Average rating: 3.95 · 880 ratings · 151 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Messed Up

4.14 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Beautiful Hippie

3.64 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Addicted to Her

3.36 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
Racing California

3.79 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peace Is a Four-Letter Word

3.18 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2005
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chest Pains

3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wheel of Fire

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Commie Pinko

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Where Words Leave Off Music...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Casey Wooster's Pet Care Se...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1993
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Janet Nichols Lynch…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

CHEST PAINS excerpt (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 30, 2009 06:18PM
Description: excerpt
Gilead
Janet Lynch is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Seashell Anth...
Janet Lynch is currently reading
by Christopher Burns (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Janet’s Recent Updates

Janet Lynch rated a book liked it
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet Lynch is currently reading
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet Lynch rated a book really liked it
Becket by Jean Anouilh
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet Lynch rated a book really liked it
One Life by Megan Rapinoe
Rate this book
Clear rating
I admire Rapinoe not only for her athletic success but her activism for gay rights, social justice, and equal pay for women. If you think it's easy for a famous person to stand up for what she believes, read Rapinoe's memoir, then think again. ...more
Janet Lynch rated a book it was amazing
Stoner by John  Williams
Rate this book
Clear rating
The title of this brilliant novel is misleading and misfortunate, since it has nothing to do with pot. Rather, Stoner is the name of its protagonist, an academic who finds little happiness in his personal and professional life except for his passion ...more
Janet Lynch finished reading
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet Lynch rated a book it was amazing
Stoner by John  Williams
Rate this book
Clear rating
The title of this brilliant novel is misleading and misfortunate, since it has nothing to do with pot. Rather, Stoner is the name of its protagonist, an academic who finds little happiness in his personal and professional life except for his passion ...more
Janet Lynch is currently reading
One Life by Megan Rapinoe
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet Lynch rated a book really liked it
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet Lynch rated a book liked it
Trilby by George du Maurier
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Janet's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Game Night: This topic has been closed to new comments. Katharine- Gold 175 24 Dec 17, 2020 09:20PM  
Lance Armstrong
“During our lives...we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and to have a little hope.”
Lance Armstrong, It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

John Updike
“Standing amid the tan, excited post-Christmas crowd at the Southwest Florida Regional Airport, Rabbit Angstrom has a funny sudden feeling that what he has come to meet, what's floating in unseen about to land, is not his son Nelson and daughter-in-law Pru and their two children but something more ominous and intimately his: his own death, shaped vaguely like an airplane.”
John Updike, Rabbit at Rest

“excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. you are what you repeatedly do”
Shaquille O'Neal

20 Best Teen Books — 2827 members — last activity Jan 26, 2021 11:13PM
A group for librarians, teens, or other folks who enjoy the best of teen fiction, non-fiction, or graphic novels.
14581 V-Town Teen Readers — 11 members — last activity Sep 21, 2011 04:57PM
This group is mainly for teens in Visalia and neighboring communities to communicate about the books they're reading, but everyone is invited to join. ...more
2613 Authors Society — 656 members — last activity Jan 03, 2021 12:33PM
This group is for writers to plug their books. It is also for readers who are searching for new books to read. Come join us!
25x33 Exeter: Small town Charm Book Club — 9 members — last activity Dec 20, 2009 11:17AM
I wanted to start a club that was local to Exeter California and surrounding areas. Feel free to leave book suggestions and leave comments. Please kee ...more
34733 Friends of City Lights — 522 members — last activity Oct 29, 2018 03:34AM
City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.
More of Janet’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Wishbone I'm sorry I tore the cover off of "Pet Semetary" with my baby dog teeth. I feel really bad.


back to top