Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time to Vote for PQ Book of the Year in 3 Categories

Hi Queens!

It's time to vote for PQ Book of the Year, PQ Bonus Book of the Year and PQ Children's (includes Pinecones and Splinters selections) Book of the Year   Please email me your 3 choices or give them to me tomorrow night at our meeting.  When you go over the list, remember we need to choose a book for January.  The official selection will be Pat Conroy's My Reading Life 

Below are all the official selections for the year 2010:  Choose One Red - Book of the Year, One Blue - Bonus Book of the Year and One Green - children's Book fo the year:  The ones we have read I have underlined.  ML's book and Lake of Dead Languages aren't listed because they were GFW giveaways  Winging It and South of Broad were from the official 2009 selections.

January – The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Well 
Bonus - Home Safe by Elizabeth Ber

What Difference Do It Make? By Ron Hall, Denver Moore, & Lynn Vincent

Splinters – The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander Pinecones – Poppy's Pants by Melissa Conroy 

February – The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Town that Raised Them 
Bonus - Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz 
Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson

The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen 
Splinters - The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler 
Pinecones: Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

March – The Lakota Way by Joseph Marshall III

Bonus – Do-Over by Robin Hemley 
Splinters: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Pinecones: The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo 
April – The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver 
Bonus - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kampkamba with Bryan Mealor 
Splinters – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
Pinecones: The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass 

May – Spoon: A Novel by Robert Greer 
Bonus – Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls 
Splinters – Shiver by Maggie Stiefvader 
Pinecones – The of Nicodemus Annie by Angela Bates 
June – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 
Bonus – Seeds: A Memoir by Sasha Vukelja, M.D. 
Splinters – Eli the Good by Silas House 
Pinecones – Jenny & the Cat Club by Jenny Linsky 
Or Notes from the Dog by Gary Paulsen 
July – The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel
& Nancy Garfinkel or Man of the House by Ad Hudler 
Bonus – In Pursuit of Other Interests: A Novel by Jim Kokoris
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker 
Splinters - Outcasts United by Warren St. John 
Pinecones – Piper Reed: The Great Gypsy by Kimberly Willis Holt 
August – Zeitoun by Dave Eggers 

Bonus – The Year Before the Flood by Ned Sublette 
Yazoo Blues by John Pritchard 
Splinters – Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper or A Cat Named Squeeky by
Vic Reskovic
Pinecones – Dewey: There's a Cat in My Library by Vicki Myron 
September – The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor 
Bonus – Wench: A Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez 

The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins 
Splinters – The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt 
Pinecones – Keeper by Kathi Appelt 
October – Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Bonus - My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira 
A Separate Country by Robert Hicks 
Pinecones – Countdown by Deborah Wiles 
Splinters – 13 Words by Lemony Snicket 

November – My Orange Duffel Bag by Sam Bracken with Echo Garrett 
Bonus – The Pirate Queen – Patricia Hickman
Walking in the Deep End by Susan Parker 
The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen 
Splinters – Chasing Lilacs – Carla Stewart 
Pinecones – The Curious Garden by Peter Brown 

December – The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman 
Bonus – The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove:A Novel by Susan Gregg Gilmore 
Burning Bright by Ron Rash 
Splinters – The Cardturner by Louis Sachar 
Pinecones – Alabama Moon by Walt Key