Loud Laughing Ladies Book List

October 31, 2019

Books Read by Loud Laughing Ladies

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

The All-girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Best to Laugh by Lorna Lanvik

Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Cape Horn: One Man’s Dream: One Woman’s Nightmare by Reanne Hemingway-Douglass

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Clara and Mr.Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Come on Shore and We Will Kill You and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina Thompson

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

East of Mecca by Sheila Flaherty

Educated by Tara Westover

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman

The Faith Club: A Muslim, Christian, Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Forever Girl by David Pagel

The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri Tepper

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris

Grey Gardens (documentary) 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

In God’s Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer by Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Last Voyageurs: Retracing LaSalle’s Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime by Lorraine Boissoneault

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt KId: A Memoir by Bill Bryson

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm—From Scratch by Lucie Amundsen

The Long-shining Waters by Danielle Sosin

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

Messages from the Masters: Tapping into the Power of Love by Brian Weiss

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner  & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Peony in Love by Lisa See

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away by June Cross

The Shack by William P. Young

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life by Kent Nerburn

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

State of Wonder by Anne Patchett

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Life by Louise Penny

Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Greg Boyle

They Took My Father: A Story of Idealism and Betrayal by Mayme Sevander

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

A Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations—One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

The Wind and the Drum by Katharine Johnson

A Woman of God by James Patterson

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs