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 Volume One 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

One 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 The 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 Mark 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

The Sunshine Room 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 Ozeki (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)

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles (01-07-2018)

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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