Jan Stafford Kellis

Books Awarded the Bookworms Anonymous Stamp of Approval:
(in alphabetical order by author’s last name; date is listed on books added after book was printed )

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Saving the World by Julia Alvarez
Midnight Champagne by A. Manette Ansay
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (9-12-2010)
The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (05-12-13)
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (02-19-2017)

Gold by Chris Cleave (12-09-2012)
Incendiary by Chris Cleave (7-10-2011)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (4-17-2011)
The Loop by Joe Coomer

The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins (03-13-2016)

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (5-6-2012)
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (10-14-12)

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (9-13-15)

The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig (06-08-2014)
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Room by Emma Donaghue (11-20-2011)
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
The Turtle Warrior by Mary Ellis
La Rose by Louise Erdrich (11-6-2016)
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
The Round House by Louise Erdrich (05-12-13)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock (03-16-2014)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford (09-18-2011)
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (05-17-2015)

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (12-18-2011)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (10-17-2010)
Charms For An Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
Wild Life by Molly Gloss
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
A Painted House by John Grisham
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald (6-12-2011)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Marc Haddon
Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (01-10-2016)

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
The Girl With No Shadow by Joanne Harris
The Road Home by Jim Harrison
Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
Empress of the Splendid Season by Oscar Hijuelos
And The Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini (11-17-2013)
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kegan
Bookworms Anonymous by Jan Stafford Kellis
Bookworms Anonymous, Volume II by Jan Stafford Kellis
A Pocketful of Light by Jan Stafford Kellis
Superior Sacrifices by Jan Stafford Kellis
The Word That You Heard by Jan Stafford Kellis
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (4-18-2010)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens (02-14-2011)
In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch (02-15-2015)
On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren (9-12-2010)
The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
It Takes a Village Idiot by Jim Mullen
Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund
Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell (04-17-11)
A Tale For Time Being by Ruth Ozecki (12-08-13)
The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett
Run by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (12-18-11)
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Lucy Crocker 2.0 by Caroline Preston
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (9-12-2010)
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Larry’s Party by Carol Shields
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Unless by Carol Shields
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver (01-18-2015)
The Radioactive Boy Scout by Ken Silverstein
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli (07-15-13)
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin (06-08-2014)
Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
The Help by Katherine Stockett (10-23-11)
Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (02-09-14)
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (09-14-14)
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (6-12-2011)
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
Lottery by Patricia Wood
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
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It’s never too early to start writing.

It takes a long time to grow a book;
one must possess an obstinate persistence
 and abandon certain essentials of civilized society, such as clothes and grooming.