Book List From Artists, Friends, and Artist Friends

This is a list of books compiled by my women friends. It's recommended reading from some really great people. Let me know if you have any you would like to add. I'd love to keep the list growing.

The Big Rich, by Bryan Burrough (rise and fall of the Texas oil fortunes)

Falling Leaves (memoir of an unwanted Chinese daughter)

The Innocent Man, John Grishham

Wild, by Cheryl Strade (lost and found on the Pacific Crest Trail)

All That is Bitter and Sweet, memoir by Ashley Judd

The Long Way Home, by Karen McQuestion

People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

City of Thieves, by Benoff

Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen


Now my favorites:


The Nightengale

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

The Girl From Krakow, Alex Rosenberg

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

House Girl, Tara Conelin

Mickelson's Ghosts, John Gardner

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Prague Winter, Madeleine Albright

Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

Not so new, but still wonderful!

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Greyhound, by Steffan Piper

The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

Old Town, by Lin Zhe and George A. Fowler

The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach

Room; A Novel, by emma Donoghue

The Hindi Bindi Club, by Monica Pradhan

The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister

Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

Silas Marner

Gone Girl


New Additions From Other Great Ladies 7/19/12

The Color of Law, by Mark Giminez

Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett

The Women, by T.C. Boyle

Elizabeth Street, by Laurie Fabiano

Patron Saint of Liars, by Ann Patchett

My Robin, by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Land of the Blue Flower, by Francis Hodgson Burnett

War Brides, by Helen Bryan

The Bridge, by Kay Bratt

Daughters For a Time, by Jennifer Handford