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2011 Lunch and a Book Picks

Every year CPL's Lunch and a Book Club picks our favorite reads of the year. These are our favorite reads for 2011. The picks are as eclectic as our group! Feel free to join us. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at noon in CPL's Community Room.


Catching fire by Suzanne Collins

The forgotten garden: a novel by Kate Morton

The girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson

In the bleak midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Mark of the lion by Suzanne M. Arruda

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Once upon a river: a novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Snow flower and the secret fan: a novel by Lisa See

The submission by Amy Waldman

Turn of mind by Alice LaPlante

What Alice forgot by Liane Moriarty

… or anything by Debbie Macomber


Babyhood by Paul Reiser

Blood, bones, & butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

Change your brain, change your life: the breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger, and impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen

The feast nearby: how I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week) by Robin Mather

In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

The Survival of Jan Little by Jon Man