Val's Library

Welcome to My Library!

Hi everyone. I have added my bookclub's next group of books.  A favorite from last year was "Where'd You Go Bernadette" by Maria Semple.   If you have time, visit my blog at and comment on my stories.

Thanks for visiting my library!  ~Val

A Few of My Favorites


  • The Book Thief
  • Fave authors right now:  Geraldine Brooks, Alice Hoffman, Lief Enger

  • Book Club Books


    January                The Cat’s Table by M. Ondaatje

    February              Still Alice by Lisa Genova

    March                   Orphan Train by Christine Kline

    April                      Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by R Joyce

    May                      The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    June                      Still Life with Bread Crumbs by A Quindlen

    July                       A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by A Marra

    September         The Writing Class by Jincy Willett

    October               Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

    November          We Are All Completely By Ourselves by K Fowler

    December           Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld



    Aug      So Brave, Young and Handsome by Lief Enger

    Sept     People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

    Oct      Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

    Nov      The Help by Kathryn Stockett   

    Dec      The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle


    Jan       Sepulchre by Kate Moss

    Feb      Emma by Jane Austin

    Mar      The English Teacher by Lily King

    April     The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

    May      The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

    June     The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson 

    July      Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

    Aug      The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff 

    Oct      The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

    Nov/Dec Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 



     Jan     A Trip to The Stars by Nicolas Christopher

     Feb     The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

    Mar     Committed:  A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Liz Gilbert

    April   Undefended Love by Jett Psaris and Marlena Lyons

    May    Empire Falls by Richard Russo

    July   The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

    Aug    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

    Sep    Loving Frank by Nancy Horan


    OctCaleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 
    NovThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
    DecThe Crucible by Arthur Miller  




    The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein

    FebTales of Telluria by Colbath 
    MarA Visit from the Goon Squad – by Jennifer Egan
    AprOnce Upon a River by Campbell 
    MayParis Wife by Paula McLain   
    JunFathermothergod, L Greenhouse 
    AugThe House at Riverton  by Kate Morton

    Little Heathens: Hard Times by M. Kalish