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The Cover Girls - Lawrence KS
Reading List: 2000-2009


  • January: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • February: The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
  • March: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  • April: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • May: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • June: Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
  • July: Charlatan: The Fraudulant Life of John Brinkley by Pope Brock


  • January: The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Nooris
  • February: In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • March: Buffalo Spirits by Elizabeth Black
  • April: Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer
  • May: Virgin of the Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  • June: Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
  • July: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • September: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  • October: Having Our Say by Annie and Sarah Delaney
  • November: The Shack by William Young
  • December: A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas


  • January: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  • February: Hawaii (First Half) by James Michener
  • March: Hawaii (Second Half) by James Michener
  • April: March by Geraldine Brooks
  • May: The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
  • June: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • July: The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
  • September: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
  • October: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • November: Digging to America by Anne Tyler
  • December: Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See


  • January: The Fig Eater by Jody Shields
  • February: Caravans by James Michener
  • March: The Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
  • April: The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
  • May: Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
  • June: The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy
  • July: The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
  • September: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  • October: Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
  • November: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • December: Christmas book of choice


  • January: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • February: Blue Horses Rushing In by Luci Tapahonso
  • March: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • April: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
  • May: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • June: Any book by Nevada Barr
  • July: Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • August : Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
  • September: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • October: The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • November: Death by Chocolate: G.A. McKevett
  • December: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg


  • January: The Life of Pi by Yan Martel
  • February: The Human Stain by Philip Roth
  • March: Undaunted Courage (first half) by Stephen Ambrose
  • April: Undaunted Courage (second half) by Stephen Ambrose
  • May: Peace Like a River: Leif Enger
  • June: The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
  • July: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • August: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • September: Pioneer Women by Joanna Stratton
  • October: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
  • November: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • December: Visions of Sugar Plums


  • January: Princess by Jean Sasson
  • February: Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
  • March: Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill
  • April: Ahab's Wife by Sena Jester Naslund
  • May: First Mother's by Bonnie Angelo
  • June: The Dive from Classen's Pier by Ann Packer
  • July: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  • August The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • September: Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  • October: Five Quarters of an Orange by Joan Harris
  • November: Ava's Man by Rick Bragg
  • December: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson


  • January: Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
  • February: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • March: Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
  • April: All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
  • May: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
  • June: From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman
  • July: In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent
  • August: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  • September: Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
  • October: Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
  • November: Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
  • December: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


  • January: Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
  • February: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • March: House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  • April: The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • May: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines
  • June: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
  • July: How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
  • August: Give Me My Father's Body by Kenn Harper
  • September: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
  • October: The Color of Water by James McBride
  • November: Winter Solstice by Rosemunde Pilcher
  • December: The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney


  • March: Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
  • April: The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
  • May: The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
  • June: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • July: Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
  • August: The Notebook by Nicholas Spark
  • September: The Shipping News by Annie Prouix
  • October: A New Song by Jan Karon
  • November: Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
  • December: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

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