The Page Turners


The Page Turners is the name of the book club I’m in.  We started our book club in July 2010.  We have so much fun when we get together – we meet at one members house each month and we all bring something different to eat.  Many times we bring food that has to do with the book, or food mentioned in the book, but we don’t have any set rules.  I’ve tasted and made so many new things – just another way books help influence me!  We don’t always agree or like the books, but that is part of the fun.  Here is the list of books that we have read, most recent selections on the bottom.   ***my favorites

Our current read is:


  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton ***
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens ***
  • A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosney ***
  • The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ***
  • Juliet by Anne Fortier
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
  • Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain ***
  • Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • The Distant Hours by Kate Morton ***
  • Delta Girls by Gayle Brandeis
  • The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson
  • One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ***
  • Life Is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
  • Tuscany for Beginners by Imoge Edwards-Jones
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ***
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein ***
  • Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
  • Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell
  • I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Children of the Elements by Payton Hovey
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce ***
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson
  • When the Rivers Ran Red: An Amazing Story of Courage and Triumph in America’s Wine Country by Vivienne Sosnowski
  • The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
  • These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy Turner
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
  • The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
  • The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout ***
  • Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
  • Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  • Red Joan by Jennie Rooney
  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver ***
  • Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
  • The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
  • An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff
  • Deep Doo-Doo by Sheri Graves
  • Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist by George D. Morgan
  • Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien ***
  • Buster Midnight’s Cafe by Sandra Dallas
  • A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
  • The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
  • The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson (CHRISTMAS BONUS BOOK)
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn by Larry Colton
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
  • Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
  • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
  • The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin ***
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman ***
  • Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse
  • Winterdance by Gary Paulsen
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • West with the Night by Beryl Markham
  • The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell
  • Any selection from the PBS Great American Read list
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
  • The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America’s Greatest Female Spy by Judith L. Pearson
  • Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell
  • Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

There’s the list so far! I’ll keep updating it each month with our newest addition.  Are there any books you think we should read?


22 thoughts on “The Page Turners

    1. Thanks! Yeah, book clubs are so much fun! I highly recommend joining one or starting one if you are able to. I’ve read so many wonderful books that I would never have picked up otherwise. It’s really fun!

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    1. That’s so awesome! That would be an amazing place to work – just think of all the wonderful conversations that take place there, and all of the different books you’d hear about!


  1. I love bookclubs! Did you start your own or joined one? I was looking for one but couldn’t really find one, so I’m thinking of starting one of my own…but I’m not sure on how to start

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    1. I started my own with some friends, family, and co-workers. We’d talked about having a book club for years, and finally we decided to just set a date for our first meeting and selected a title, and we haven’t stopped since! We’ve had some members leave the group or move away over the years, but we’ve skyped people in for our meetings, and have a great time. We rotate through the group in selecting titles, and I’ve discovered some really great books through my club that I wouldn’t have otherwise picked up! You should definitely start one! 🙂 Best of luck to you if you decide to start a book club! They are so much fun!

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