Book Club Selections and Library

We love to read (though not nearly as much as we love to drink wine), and as a result we have a website dedicated to it. And like Scott's wine database, he also has an online library catalog.  You can check out his collection here...

Scott's Library


Jen is in a monthly book club, and here's a list of their picks and the ones that Jen rates highly.



Jen's Favorites
Time of My Life Allison Winn Scotch  
The Power of One Bryce Courtenay Slow, but good
The Last Lecture Randy Pausch  
Beautiful Boy David Sheff  
Body Surfing Anita Shreve  
Intensity Dean Koontz  
A Thousand Splendid Sunds Khaled Hosseini  
Truth & Beauty Ann Patchett  
Tell No One Harlan Coben  
The Other Bolyn Girl Philipa Gregory Yes! Yes! Yes!
The Choice Nicholas Sparks  

19 Minutes

Jodi Picolut  
The Memory Keepers Daughter Kim Edwards  

Miracle in the Andes

Nando Parrado &

Vince Rause

I loved this book!!!!
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky I thought this was interesting.
Everyone Worth Knowing Lauren Weisberger  
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath  
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls  
Marilyn Monroe: Confidential Lena Pepitone  
Outlander Diana Gabaldon Yes!

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute

to His White Mother

James McBride Highly Recommend!
The Joy Luck Club  Amy Tan Yes!
I Am Charlotte Simmons Tom Wolfe Yes!
The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck Definitely!
In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner Good vacation read.
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Yes!
Running with Scissors Augusten Burroughs Yes, this is a very unique read.
Shanghai Baby Zhou Wei Hui Yep!
White Oleander Janet Fitch Yes!

The Bark of the Dogwood: A Tour of

Southern Homes & Gardens

Jackson Tippett McCrae

Expecting Adam Martha Beck  
Stolen Lives Malika Oufkir Yes!
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold Yes!
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Yes! Yes!
Hotel Sarajevo Jack Kersh  
Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini Yes!
Here on Earth Alice Hoffman  
The Last Time They Met Anita Shreve  
Vanishing Acts Jodi Picoult  
Bel Canto Ann Patchett  
A Million Little Pieces James Frey  
Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier Yes!
Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger

I liked this book, but  not as much

as the Outlander Series

The Red Tent Anita Diamant  
The Poisonwood Bible Babara Kingsolver Need to read!
My Mother's House Margaret McMullan  
Perfect Match Jodi Picoult  
The Great Pretender Millenia Black  
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks Best as a movie.
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