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message 1: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments January 2009
1. S is for Silence
2. Heartbreak Town
3. Pride & Prejudice
4. Leaving Cold Sassy
5. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
6. The Murderous Urges of Ordinary Women
7. Confessions of a Shopaholic
8. Same Kind of Different as Me
9. Shoot the Moon
10. Deep Dish
11. The Reader


message 2: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Yahoo...you got to 10!


message 3: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments February 2009
12. Joy School
13. The Senator's Wife
14. Crazy Ladies



message 4: by Charla (last edited May 01, 2009 06:59AM) (new)

Charla | 16 comments March 2009
15. The Virgin of Small Plains
16. Astrid and Veronika
17. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
18. The Associate
19. Testimony
20. The Help
21. The Bean Trees
22. Ella Minnow Pea



message 5: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments April 2009
23. Step on a Crack
24. When the Astors Owned New York
25. Sleepers
26. Eat Drink and be from Mississippi
27. Resolution
28. When Will there Be Good News?
29. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
30. Little Bee
31. Water for Elephants
32. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency



message 6: by Mary Todd (new)


message 7: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments do you watch the HBO Ladies? It's AWESOME--exactly like the books.


message 8: by Charla (last edited Jul 01, 2009 06:34AM) (new)

Charla | 16 comments May 2009
33. Bodies Left Behind
34. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons


message 9: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments Mary Todd wrote: "do you watch the HBO Ladies? It's AWESOME--exactly like the books."

I haevn't decided if I want to watch the HBO series. How is the casting of characters?




message 10: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments absolutely dead on!!! It is as delightful and charming as the books. I adore it. I can't find if it's been cancelled or not...it just stopped being on.


message 11: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments June 2009
35. A Girl Named Zippy
36. 8th Confession
37. Dead Until Dark
38. Firefly Lane
39. Positively Fifth Street


message 12: by Charla (last edited Aug 01, 2009 07:26AM) (new)

Charla | 16 comments July 2009
40. Championship No-Limit and Pot Limit Hold 'Em
41. Olive Kitteridge
42. Dinner at the Homesick Restuarant
43. A Summer Affair
44. The Beach House (Jane Green)
45. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
46. The Likeness
47. The Biggest Game in Town
48. Between, Georgia
49. Downtown Owl
50. Mike Matusow: Check Raising the Devil
51. Heart in the Right Place
52. Whiskey Sour


message 13: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments August 2009
53. The Art of Mending
54. Mad Girls In Love
55. Tears of the Giraffe
56. True Betrayals
57. Benny & Shrimp
58. The Wednesday Sisters
59. Morality for Beautiful Girls
60. Risk
61. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
62. Bloody Mary
63. The Sunday Philosophy Club
64. Back When We Were Grownups
65. Brooklyn
66. The Help (reread for book club)
67. The Crowning Glory of Call Lily Ponder
68. The Old Cape Magic
69. Raising Jake


message 14: by Charla (last edited Sep 30, 2009 02:31PM) (new)

Charla | 16 comments September 2009
70. Commencement
71. Shanghai Girls
72. Best Friends Forever
73. The Fixer Upper
74. A Thousand Acres
75. The Art of Racing in the Rain
76. Belong to Me
77. Labor Day
78. Home Safe
79. The Accidental Bestseller
80. Garden Spells
81. The Kalahari Typing School for Men
82. The Last Summer
83. Julie & Julia


message 15: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments October 2009
84. The Age of Grief
85. The Last Bridge
86. New Tricks
87. Good Grief
88. In Cold Blood
89. Ordinary Love and Good Will
90. The Old Ace in the Hole
91. The Art of Making Money



message 16: by Carol (last edited Nov 03, 2009 06:28AM) (new)

Carol Neman | 469 comments Charla, how did you like 'In Cold Blood'? I was (and still am) a big fan of both Truman Capote and Robert Blake and was impressed with the fact that the format of this book was the first of its kind...Capote started a new style with his true-crime-first-person interview research. I think this was one of the first movies Blake was cast in after the dry spell following his transition from child star. Also, I appreciated that the movie was very true to the book. I think that when it was first published it was thought to be 'grisly' but compared to present-day offerings of true crime, probably not so much.


message 17: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments I loved "In Cold Blood". I live about 70 miles from where the killings took place so it's always been a bit fascinating to me. My husband actually remembers that time very well. There are some discrepancies in the book regarding a family that moved to our town after the killings. So, you have to wonder if there are other "non-truths" in the book. Would he able to get by with that today? Even knowing that, it doesn't take anything away from the book. I've never watched the movie (always opt for the book) but I might have to give it a try. I can read crime but I don't like to watch it.


message 18: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments November 2009
92. Playing for Pizza
93. Even Money


message 19: by Arlene (new)

Arlene | 388 comments Charla, How did you like Playing For Pizza A Novel? I really liked it. Such a departure from Grisham's other books (which I also like to read).


message 20: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments December 2009
94. Ford County
95. Border Songs
96. The Hunger Games



message 21: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments January 2010
1. Mossy Creek #1
2. Girls in Trucks
3. Paths of Glory
4. Rainwater
5. catching Fire
6. Her Fearful Symmetry
7. The End of the Pier
8. Rhino Ranch
9. Too Much Money


message 22: by Sherri (new)

Sherri (sherrij2003) How was Girls In Trucks?


message 23: by Charla (new)

Charla | 16 comments I enjoyed reading it. It's not outstanding but worth the read.


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