Sunday, November 16, 2008

Favorite Book Selection of the year

Our Head Queen Kathy Patrick has asked us to vote individually for the book we enjoyed the most this past year.  I have  copied her request and list of books below and the ones in red , are the the ones we read.  Just be prepared to vote your favorite at our meeting Wednesday.  From the list you can see there are many more books out there that we could read...keep your eyes open for ones you might want to read soon
See you then!
Queen Kay
"And most important to the Pulpwood Queens: I need for each Pulpwood Queen Book Club club member to turn in to their Head Queen, their vote for the Favorite and Best
1)Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selection of the Year!
2)Pulpwood Queen Bonus Book Club Selection of the year!
3)Splinters Book Club Selection of the Year!
4)Pinecones Book Club Selection of the Year!
Please send them to Each vote must have the name of the member. If your entire chapter selects the same book, please send me the list of names of your members with their email addresses. I need these no later than December 1, 2008. I will be notifying the winners of The Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections of the year to see if they can attend our annual Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend Author Extravaganza, January 15 - 17, 2009 to see if they can accept their awards in person. See list below and cast your votes:

Pulpwood Queen Official Book Club Selections

January 2008
The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life by Kathy L. Patrick, Grand Central Publishing
Bonus Book ClubThe Stylist: A Novel (P.S.) by Cai Emmons, Harper Perennial
From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By by Robin Roberts, Hyperion
Splinters  (teens) Selection  Rowdy in Paris by Tim Sadlin, Riverhead Hardcover
Pinecones ( pre-teens) Selection The Curse of Catunkhamun by Tim Raglin, TR Books

February 2008
Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee, Grand Central Publishing
Bonus Book ClubThe Sweet Life by Lynn York, Plume
The Big Beautiful by Pamela Duncan
Splinters  Selection
Pinecones  Selection
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Shermie Alexie, Little Brown Young Readers

March 2008
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson, UnBridled Books
Bonus Book Club
God Said Yes by Heather Hornback Bland, Berkley
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs, Simon & Schuster
Splinters Pinecones  Selection  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, HarperCollins

April 2008
Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West, HarperBonus Book Club
One Fell Swoop by Virginia Boyd, Thomas Nelson
All the Numbers by Judy Larson, Ballentine Books
Splinters Pinecones  Selection   My Mother The Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow, Harper Teen
From Emporia: The Story of William Allen White by Beverley Olsen Buller,

May 2008
A Model Summer by Paulina Porizkova, Hyperion
Bonus BookClub
the memoirs of a beautiful boy by robert leleux, St. Martins Press
Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter, Kunati Inc.
Splinters Pinecones  Selection  Remember As You Pass Me By by L. King Perez, Milkweed
Jim Limber Davis: Black Orphan in the Confederate White House by Rickey Pittman, Pelican Publishing Company

June 2008
The Schooling of Claybird Catts by Janis Owens, Harper Paperbacks
Bonus Book Club My Brother Michael by Janis Owens, Pineapple Press
Myra Sims by Janis Owens, Pineapple Press
Splinters  Selection  The Chicken Dance by Jacques Covillion, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pinecones  Selection  Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton, Pocket Books

July 2008
The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton, Ballentine Books
Bonus Book Club
How Perfect is That by Sarah Bird, Knopf Publishing Group
Dishing with the Kitchen Virgin by Susan Reinhardt, Kensington
Splinters Selection  The Wall by Peter Sis, Farrah, Straus, & Giroux
Pinecones Selection  The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, Atheneum

August 2008
Where the River Ends by Charles Martin, Broadway Books
Bonus Book Club
Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello, William Morrow Publishers
The Unlikely Lavender Queen by Jeannie Ralston, Broadway Books

September 2008
The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg, Knopf Publishing Group
Bonus Book Club
Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson
Hairdos & the Mildly Depressed by Doug Crandell, Virgin Books
The Flawless Skin of Ugly People by Doug Crandell, Virgin Books
Splinters  Selection  In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Elsworth, Henry Holt & Company
Mockingbird by Charles J. Shields, Henry Holt & Company
Pinecones  Selection  I am Scout by Charles J. Shields, Henry Holt & Company

October 2008
Serena by Ron Rash
Bonus Book Club
Singularity by Kathryn Casey, St. Martins Minotaur
Willie Nelson: An Epic Life by Joe Nick Patoski, Little, Brown Publishers
Willie Nelson: A Tale Out of Luck by Willie Nelson with Mike Blakely, Center Street
Splinters  Selection  ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley, Little, Brown Young Readers
Pinecones Selection  A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant, Eerdmans

November 2008
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper, Simon & Schuster
Bonus Book Club
The Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett, Picador
Splinters  Selection  Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, Grand Central Publishing
The Cats of Kittyville: New Lives for Rescued Felines by Bob Somerville, Sellers Publishing
Pinecones Selection
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, The New York Review of Books

December 2008 
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
Bonus Book Club Selection
Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
Splinters and Pinecones Book Club Selection
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and his Girl by Stacey o"Brian, Free Press

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