The Red Shoes
Book Club

Laguna Niguel, California
Established 1993
Celebrating 26 Years in 2019!

What We Have Read

Non Fiction/

Albom, MitchTuesday's With Morrie
Albright, Madeleine Korbel Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Berenot, JohnMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Bradley, JamesFlags of Our Fathers
Brokaw, TomThe Greatest Generation
Bryson, BillOne Summer - America, 1927
Bryson, BillThe Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Cahalan, SusannahBrain on Fire
Corrigan, KellyThe Middle Place
Demick, BarbaraNothing to Envy-Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Dumas, FiroozehFunny in Farsi
Eire, CarlosWaiting for Snow in Havana ***Karen's FAVORITE!***
Erdich, LouiseThe Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
Fast, HowardFreedom Road
Frey, JamesA Million Little Pieces
Gawande, AwulBeing Mortal
Gilbert, ElizabethEat, Pray, Love
Graham, KatherinePersonal History
Harr, JonathanA Civil Action
Hemingway, ErnestA Movable Feast
Hillenbrand, LauraUnbroken
Ker Conroy, JillThe Road from Coorain
Kidder, TracyMountains Beyond Mountains
Kiernan, DeniseThe Girls of Atomic City
Kohler, DawnA New Dawn Raising
Lindbergh, Anne MorrowGifts from the Sea
Mayes, FrancisUnder the Tuscan Sun
McBride, JamesThe Color of Water
McCourt, FrankAngelas Ashes
Morgan, MarloMutant Message Down Under
Mortenson, Greg
Relin, David Oliver
Three Cups of Tea
Quinones, SamDreamland
Russell, HelenThe Year of Living Danishly
Sandberg, SherylLean In
Troost, J. MaartinThe Sex Lives of Cannibals
Vance, J.D.Hillbilly Elegy
Wall, JeannetteGlass Castle
Weatherford, JackGenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Yosafazi, Malala I Am Malala

Historical Fiction

Alvarez, JuliaIn the Time of the Butterflies
Boyle, T.C.The Women
Baker Kline, ChristinaThe Orphan Train
Benjamin, MelanieThe The Aviators Wife ***Michele's FAVORITE!***
Blum, JennaThose That Save Us
Chevalier, Tracy The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Chiaverini, JenniferMrs. Lincon's Dressmaker
Corea, Armando LucasThe German Girl
DeBernieres, LouisCorelli's Mandolin
de Rosnay, TatianaSarah's Key
Doerr, AnthonyAll the Light We Cannot See ***Carol's FAVORITE!***
Follet, KenFall of Giants
Follet, KenWinter of the World
Follett, KenThe Pillars of the Earth
Goodwin, DaisyAn American Heiress
Gregory, PhilippaThe Other Boylyn Girl ***Judy's FAVORITE!***
Hannah, KristinThe Nightingale
Hegi, UrsulaStones from the River
Kingsolver, BarbaraPoisonwood Bible ***Jo's FAVORITE!***
Larson, ErikThe Devil in the White City
McBride, JamesThe Good Lord Bird
McLain, PaulaThe Paris Wife
Morris, HeatherThe Tattooist of Auschwitz
Morton, KateThe Secret Keeper
Morton, KateThe Forgotten Garden
Mullen, ThomasThe Last Town on Earth
Nemirovsky, IreneSuite Francaise ***Kathy's FAVORITE!***
Nguyen, Viet ThanhThe Sympathizer
Ondaatje, MichaelThe English Patient
Pitre, MichaelFives and Twenty Fives
Towles, AmorA Gentleman in Moscow
See, LisaSnow Flower and the Secret Fan
Sijie, DaiBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Turlow, ScottOrdinary Heroes
Whitehead, ColsonThe Underground Railroad
Zusak, MarkusThe Book Thief


Alcott, Louisa MayLittle Women
Bradbury, RayThe Illustrated Man
Brooks, GeraldineMarch
Collins, WilkieThe Woman in White
Faulkner, WilliamThe Sound and the Fury
Fitzgerald, F. ScottTender is the Night
Heller, JosephCatch 22
Lawrence, D.H.Lady Chatterly's Lover
Michener, JamesThe Source
Twain, MarkThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Rand, AynFountainhead
Vonnegut, KurtSlaughterhouse Five


Allende, IsabelHouse of the Spirits
Allende, IsabelIn the Midst of Winter
Allison, DorothyBastard Out of Carolinas
Backman, FredrikA Man Called Ove
Baker Kline, ChristinaThe Orphan Train
Bell,ChristineThe Perez Family
Berg, ElizabethPull of the Moon
Berg, ElizabethThe Art of Mending
Bragg, RickAva's Man
Brown, DanThe Da Vinci Code
Brown, DanInferno
Canin, EthanBlue River
Chabon, MichelKavalier & Clay
Chaon, DanAwait Your Reply
Clarke, BreenaRiver Cross My Heart
Coben, HarlanCaught
Clayton, MegThe Wednesday Sisters
Coelho, PaoloThe Alchemist
Collins, SuzanneThe Hunger Games
Commer, JoeBeachcombing for a Shipwrecked God
Conroy, PatBeach Music
Conroy, PatThe Great Santini
Cunningham, MichaelThe Hours
D'Aprix Sweeney, CynthiaThe Nest
Dibdin, MichaelDead Lagoon
Dickenson, CharlesThe Widow's Adventure
Donoghue, EmmaRoom
Dorris, MichaelYellow Raft in Blue Water
Dubus, AndreHouse of Sand and Fog
Edwards, KimMemory Keeper's Daughter
Eggers, DaveThe Circle
Esquivel, LauraLike Water For Chocolate
Evans, NicholasHorse Whisperer
Fitch, JanetWhite Oleander
Flagg, FannieWelcome to the World Baby Girl
Flagg, FannieI Still Dream About You
Flagg, FannieRed Bird Christmas
Flynn, GillianGone Girl
Ford, JamieHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
George, NinaThe Little Paris Bookshop
Gibbons, RegubaldSweet Bitters
Glass, JuneThree Junes
Golden, ArthurMemoirs of a Giesha
Grisham, JohnA Painted House
Grisham, JohnSkipping Christmas
Gruen, SaraWater for Elephants
Guterson, DavidSnow Falling on Ceders ***Andrea's FAVORITE!***
Haddon, MarkThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Hamilton, JaneBook of Ruth
Harris, JoanneChocolat
Hartwick, CynthiaLadies with Options
Haruf, KentPlainsong
Hoffman, AliceTurtle Moon
Hoffman, BethSaving Cee Cee Honeycut
Hosseini, KhaledA Thousand Splendid Suns
Hosseini, KhaledKite Runner
Irving, JohnA Prayer for Owen Meany ***Nancy K's FAVORITE!***
Irving, JohnWidow for One Year
Ishguro, KazuoRemains of the Day
Jacobs, KateThe Friday Night Knitting Club
Jonasson, JonasThe 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out the Window and Disappeared
Jones, Edward P.The Known World
Joyce, Rachel.The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Kidd, Sue MonkThe Secret Life of Bees ***Pam's FAVORITE!***
Kincaid, JamaicaAnnie John
King, StephenNeedful Things ***Susie's FAVORITE!***
Kingsolver, BarbaraAnimal Dreams
Kingsolver, BarbaraBean Trees
Kingsolver, BarbaraProdigal Summer
Lamb, WallyI Know This Much is True
Landvik, LornaAngry Housewives Eatting Bon Bons
Landvik, LornaThe Honk and Hollar Opening Soon
Landvik, LornaThe Tall Pine Polka
Larsson, Stieg The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Letts, BillieWhere the Heart Is
Lurie, AlisonForeign Affairs
Lott, BrettJewel
Mapson, JoAnnBad Girl Creek
Martel, YannLife of Pi ***Dawn's FAVORITE!***
McCarthy, CormacAll the Pretty Horses
McLain, PaulaThe Paris Wife
Miller, MadelineCirce
Miller, SueFamily Pictures
Miller, SueWhile I Was Gone
Morgenstern, ErinThe Night Circus
Moriarty, LianeBig Little Lies
Morrison, ToniBeloved
Morsi, PamelaDoing Good
Niffenegger, AudreyThe Time Travelers Wife
O'Brien, TimThe Things They Carried
O'Nam, StuartEmily Alone
Ondaatje, MichaelThe Cats Table
Otto, WhitneyHow to Make an American Quilt
Owens, DeliaWhere the Crawdads Sing***Mary's FAVORITE!***
Packer, AnnThe Dive from Clausen's Pier
Palicio, R.J.Wonder
Patchett, AnnBel Canto
Patchett, AnnCommonwealth
Picoult, JodiMy Sister's Keeper
Picoult, JodiThe Pact
Proulx, AnnieShipping News
Roth, PhilipThe Plot Against America
Rowling, JKHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Russo, RichardEmpire Falls
Russo, RichardStraight Man
Ryan, CatherinePay It Forward
Salzman, MarkLying Awake
Sample, MariaWhere'd You Go Bernadette
Sedaris, DavidHolidays on Ice
Sebold, AliceLovely Bones
Sendkar, Jan-Philipp The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Shaffer, Mary AnnThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Shields, CarolStone Diaries
Shreve, AnitaThe Pilot's Wife
Smiley, JaneA Thousand Acres
Simonson, HelenMajor Pettigrews Last Stand
Sloan, RobinSourdough
Smolinski, JillThe Next Thing on My List
Stedman, M.L.The Light Between Oceans
Stegner, WallaceAngle of Repose
Stegner, WallaceCrossing to Safety
Stout, ElizabethOlive Kitteridge
Stradal, J. RyanKitchens of the Great Midwest
Siddons, Anne RiversUp Island
Stockett, KatherynThe Help
Sundaresan, InduThe Twentieth Wife
Tan, AmyJoy Luck Club
Tan, AmyKitchen God's Wife
Tobar, HectorThe Barbarian Nurseries
Tropper, JonathanEverything Changes
Tsukiyama, GailThe Samurai's Garden ***Nancy L's FAVORITE!***
Tyler, AnneA Patchwork Planet
Tyler, AnneLadder of the Years
Tyler, AnneSt. Maybe
Verghese, AbrahamCutting for Stone
von Herzen, LaneCopper Crown
Walker, AliceThe Color Purple
Walker, WendyAll Is Not Forgotten
Waller, Robert JamesBridges of Madison County
Weiner, JenniferGood in Bed
Wells, RebeccaThe Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Wingate, LisaBefore We Were Yours
Witt, LanaThe Heart of a Thirsty Woman
Zafon, Carlos RuizThe Shadow of the Wind
Zevin, Gabrielle A Storied Life of AJ Fikry

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