Our Volunteer’s Favourites

Michelle’s Favorite Books. . . 

  • Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
  • Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
  • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  • In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl
  • The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
  • Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
  • Kit’s Law by Donna Morrissey
  • The Birth House by Ami McKay
  • The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
  • Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
  • Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
  • Understanding Ken by Pete McCormack
  • The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
  • The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
  • The Way the Crow Flies by Ann Marie MacDonald
  • Up and Down by Terry Fallis
  • The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Far From Botany Bay by Rosa Jordan
  • The Sea Captain’s Wife by Beth Powning
  • Where The Crawdads by Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
  • Ascension by Steven Galloway
  • The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley
  • The Horn of a Lamb by Robert Sedlack

Lois’s Favourite Books. . . 

  • The Innocents by Michael Crummey
  • Sweetland by Michael Crummey
  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
  • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  • Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles
  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • Cool Water by Dianne Warren
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • Treading Water by Anne DeGrace
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Bells by Richard Harvell
  • Open Secret by Daryl Collier (Creston Mystery)
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • No Time to Say Goodbye by Sylvia Olsen (residential schools)
  • Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Far from Botany Bay by Rosa Jordan
  • Cutting for Stone by A. Verghese
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Outlander by Gil Adamson (The Ridgerunner is just published!)
  • And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier

Non-Fiction

  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  • How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free by Ernie J. Zelinski

Favourite Books SCL Doesn’t Have

  • The Overstory b Richard Powers
  • Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey (NF)

Kathy’s Favourites. . . 

  • NON-FICTION:  PAYBACK, Margaret Atwood;  SAPIENS, Yuval Harari;  THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU, historical account by Joshua Hammer;  EDUCATED, memoir by Tara Westover
  • HISTORICAL FICTION:  OBISAN, Joy Kigawa;  THE ALICE NETWORK,  Kate Quinn;  THE SECRET ORPHAN, Glynis Peters
  • FICTION:  AMERICAN DIRT,  Jeanine Cummins; THE TOSS OF A LEMON, Padma Viswanathan;  THE BEES, Laline Paull
  • HUMOUR:  anything by Terry Fallis
  • QUIRKY:  the Charlaine Harris mystery series on vampires and other “supes”.
  • ROMANCE:  The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley

Liz Likes. . . 

  • Power of One   Bryce Courtney
  • War Cry             Wilbur Smith
  • The Tomorrow Series,,  John Marsden
  • Giver of Stars      Jojo Moyers
  • Daughter of Moloka’i     Alan Brennert
  • When bad things Happen to Good Quilters    Joan Ford
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Healing Plan       Caitlin Samson
  • On the Line History of B.C Labour Movement    Rod Mickleburgh

Phyllis’ Favourites. . . 

  • So Much for That……Lionel Shriver (didn’t like her other books though)
  • Children of my Heart…..Gabrielle Roy
  • The Linnet Bird….Linda Holeman (her other books are good too)
  • La Rose….Louise Erdrich
  • The God of Small Things….Arundhati Roy
  • The Promise of Rain…Donna Milne
  • Anne Tyler’s books
  • The Cameron’s…Robert Chrichton
  • Anita Shreve’s books
  • Family Matters….Rohinton Mistry
  • Alexander McCall Smith’s books
  • Barbara Kingsolver’s books
  • Goodnight Nobody….Jennifer Weiner
  • Barbara Erskine’s books
  • Ursula Le Guin’s books
  • Night and Day….Virginia Woolf  (all her books)
  • No Great Mischief….Allister MacLeod
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog….Muriel Barberry
  • Colours of the Mountain…Da Chin
  • Her Fearful Symmetry….Audry Niffenegger
  • Jeanette Wall’s books
  • Sarah Water’s books
  • Anita Diamen’s books
  • Lark and Termite….Jayne Anne Philips
  • Alan Bradley’s books
  • Louise Penny’s books
  • Kate Grenville’s books
  • Kate Morton’s books
  • A.S.Byatt’s books
  • Longbourn…Jo Baker
  • Wayson Choy’s books
  • Susan Vreeland’s books
  • The Goldfinch…Donna Tartt
  • The Signature of all Things…Elizabeth Gibert
  • The Marriage Bureau for Rich People….Farahad Zama
  • Emma Donoghue’s books
  • Joanne Harris’s books
  • The Rosie Effect and the two sequels…Graeme Simsion
  • Donna Morrisey’s books
  • Susanna Kearsley’s books
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain…Garth Stein
  • Bryce Courtney’s books
  • Unaccustomed Earth…Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Toss of a Lemon…Padma Viswanathan
  • Sara Gruen’s books
  • Sue Monk Kid’s books
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand…Helen Simonson
  • Mark Haddon’s books (non fiction)
  • The Miniaturist….Jessie Burton
  • Anne Patchett’s books
  • Glory over Everything…Kathleen Grissom
  • Fredrick Backman’s books
  • The Atomic Weight of Love…Elizabeth J Church
  • Educated…Tara Westover
  • The Calligrapher’s Daughter…Eugenia Kim
  • Where the Crawdads Sing…Delia Owens
  • Tracy Chevalier’s books
  • Geraldine Brooks’s books

Donna Likes . . .

  • A Gentleman in Moscow . . . Amor Towles
  • The Break. . . Katherena Vermette
  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads . . . Clemantine Wamariya
  • Becoming . . . Michelle Obama
  • The Dutch House. . . Ann Patchett
  • Bel Canto. . . Ann Patchett
  • People of the Book. . . Geraldine Brooks
  • The Orchardist. . . Amanda Coplin
  • The Winter Vault. . . Anne Michaels
  • The Poisonwood Bible . . . Barbara Kingsolver
  • Becoming Mrs. Lewis . . . Patti Callahan
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan . . . Lisa See
  • Life of Pi . . . Yann Martel
  • A Fine Balance . . . Rohinton Mistry
  • Shantaram . . . Gregory David Roberta
  • Moloka’i . . . Alan Brennert
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness . . . Arundhati Roy
  • All My Puny Sorrows . . . Miriam Toews
  • All the Light We Cannot See . . . Anthony Doerr

Anne’s Favourites . . . 

  • The Great Alone-Kristin Hannah
  • Homefront-Kristin Hannah
  • The Little House of Found Things and the sequel, Secrets of the Chocolate House- Paula Brackston
  • The Huntress- Kate Quinn
  • Shock Doctrine-Naomi Klein
  • The Light over London-Julia Kelly
  • The Au Pair- Emma Rous
  • Up and Down-Terry Fallis
  • Joyner’s Dream-Sylvia Tyson
  • The Guest Room-Chris Bohjalian Butterly
  • Girl-Rene Denfield

 

 

 

 

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