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Reading List

Summer, 2003

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly                                    Jennifer Fleischner

Mr. Darcy's Daughters                                            Elizabeth Aston

Henry V                                                                   William Shakespeare

The Quilter's Apprentice                                         Jennifer Chiaverini

Round Robin                                                            Jennifer Chiaverini

The Cross Country Quilters                                     Jennifer Chiaverini

The Color Purple                                                     Alice Walker

The Hours                                                              Michael Cunningham


Fall, 2003

The Taming of the Shrew                                        William Shakespeare

Beyond the Battlefield                                            (edited by) David Madden

Our Simple Gifts, Civil War Christmas Tales            Owen Parry

Skipping Christmas                                                  John Grisham


Winter, 2003/2004

Deafening                                                                Frances Itani

Testament, A Soldier's Story of Civil War                Benson Bobrick

Cyrano de Bergerac                                                  Edmond Rostand


Spring, 2004

The Quilter's Legacy                                                Jennifer Chiaverini

The Master Quilter                                                   Jennifer Chiaverini

A Child Called It                                                       David Pelzer

Blood Canticle                                                           Anne Rice

Wicked                                                                     Gregory Maguire

The Time Traveler's Wife                                         Audrey Niffenegger


Summer, 2004

Time After Time                                                        Allen Appel

A Miracle for St. Cecelia's                                        Katherine Valentine


Fall, 2004

The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book    Anne Carter Zimmer

Letters to Lanah (A Civil War Soldier Writes Home)    Samuel Ensminger (compiled and edited by Clarence Swinn Jr.)

The Notebook                                                             Nicholas Sparks

The Wedding                                                              Nicholas Sparks

Savannah (or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln)                           John Jakes


Winter, 2004/2005

Dickens' Christmas (A Christmas Carol)                        Simon Callow/Charles Dickens

The Stupidest Angel                                                    Christopher Moore

Twice Upon a Time                                                      Allen Appel

Till The End of Time                                                    Allen Appel

In Time of War                                                            Allen Appel

Anne Frank Remembered                                              Miep Gies w/Alison Leslie Gold


Spring, 2005

Learning to Sing, Hearing the Music in Your Life          Clay Aiken with Allison Glock

Triangle (The Fire That Changed America)                   David von Drehle

Somewhere In Time (Bid Time Return)                         Richard Matheson


Summer, 2005

Sea of Time (unpublished manuscript)                        Allen Appel

The Five People You Meet in Heaven                           Mitch Albom

Zen and the Art of Knitting:...                                     Bernadette Murphy

A Shortcut in Time                                                     Charles Dickinson


Fall, 2005

Knitting a novel                                                        Anne Bartlett

The Widow of the South                                          Robert Hicks

The Christmas Quilt                                                 Jennifer Chiaverini


Winter, 2005-2006

The Knitter's Gift                                                    Bernadette Murphy

Yarn Harlot:  The Secret Life of a Knitter               Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Speak                                                                      Laurie Halse Anderson


Spring, 2006

Knitting Rules!                                                        Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Gathering Blue                                                        Lois Lowry

Circle of Quilters                                                    Jennifer Chiaverini


Summer, 2006

Dare Seize the Fire (manuscript)                             Cody Stanton


Winter, 2006-2007

God Rest Ye Merry Soldiers                                    James McIvor


Spring, 2007

Stephanie Pearl McPhee Casts Off                         Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The Gods of Newport                                            John Jakes

The Quilter's Homecoming                                     Jennifer Chiaverini


Summer, 2007

You Suck...A Love Story                                        Christopher Moore


Fall/Winter, 2007/2008

Knit Lit                                                                edit Linda Roghaar & Molly Wolf

Knit Lit (too)                                                        edit Linda Roghaar & Molly Wolf

Knitting Yarns & Spinning Tales                           edit Kari Cornell

Knitting Heaven and Earth                                    Susan Gordon Lydon

To Kill a Mockingbird                                           Harper Lee

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter                                Carson McCullers

The New Year's Quilt                                           Jennifer Chiaverini

The Gift                                                               Nora Roberts

A Christmas Carol                                                 Charles Dickens

Knit Lit the Third                                                 edit Linda Roghaar & Molly Wolf

A Lesson Before Dying                                         Earnest Gaines

Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair              Laurie Perry

The Knitting Circle                                               Ann Hood

The Friday Night Knitting Club                             Kate Jacobs

True Believer                                                       Nicholas Sparks

Without You                                                         Anthony Rapp


Spring/Summer 2008

The Member of the Wedding                                Carson McCullers

Tuesdays With Morrie                                         Mitch Albom

Things I Learned From Knitting...                         Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The Winding Ways Quilt                                     Jennifer Chiaverini

Knitting Through It                                              Lela Nargi


Fall/Winter 2008/2009

Free Range Knitter, The Yarn Harlot Writes Again    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The Quilter's Kitchen                                                Jennifer Chiaverini


Fall/Winter 2009/2010

Twilight                                                             Stephenie Meyer

The Lost Quilter                                                Jennifer Chiaverini

New Moon                                                          Stephenie Meyer

A Christmas Carol                                               Charles Dickens

Eclipse                                                              Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn                                                  Stephenie Meyer

A Quilter's Holiday                                           Jennifer Chiaverini


Spring/Summer 2010

Possession                                                        A. S. Byatt

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner            Stephenie Meyer

Sweater Quest                                                Adrienne Martini

I'll Scream Later                                            Marlee Matlin with Betsy Sharkey


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