As a writer and lover of words, I naturally love reading. This stems from very early in my childhood when I poured over Nancy Drew, The Chronicles of Narnia and The War Trilogy by Kit Pearson.

Upon graduating from journalism school, I found myself reading more and more, but unlike in university, I had no classmates to discuss my books with. Then it dawned on me – start a book club! Thus, Julia’s “Unputdownable” Book Club was born! It’s the highlight of my month and we recently started a collaborative blog.

Book Club

Julia Kent's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (currently-reading shelf)

This page will list the books I’m reading, my reading goals, and the monthly picks from my book club. You can also add me as a friend on Goodreads and see practically everything I’ve ever read!

My 2014 Reading Challenge:

  1. The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis
  2. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  3. The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe
  4. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  5. The Friday Night Knitting Club – Kate Jacobs
  6. Player One: What Is to Become of Us – Douglas Coupland
  7. Fallen Skies – Philippa Gregory
  8. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
  9. The Purchase – Linda Spalding
  10. Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman
  11. She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
  12. Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

My 2013 Reading Challenge (complete):

  1. The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
  2. Everybody Has Everything – Katrina Onstad
  3. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  4. Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
  5. Room – Emma Donoghue
  6. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  7. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
  8. The Whole Truth – Kit Pearson
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  10. The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt
  11. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton
  12. Me Before You – JoJo Moyes

My 2012 Reading Challenge (complete):

  1. The Birth House – Ami McKay
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
  3. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
  4. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon
  5. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
  6. The Shack – Paul Young
  7. The Postmistress – Sarah Blake
  8. For One More Day – Mitch Albom
  9. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  10. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  11. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
  12. One Day – David Nicholls

Julia’s “Unputdownable” Book Club picks:

  1. Oct 2010 – Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
  2. Nov 2010 – Slapstick – Kurt Vonnegut
  3. Dec 2010 – Freedom –  Jonathan Franzen
  4. Jan 2011 – The Bishop’s Man – Linden MacIntyre
  5. Feb 2011 – Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  6. Mar/Apr 2011 – Three Men In a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
  7. May 2011 – The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. – Sandra Gulland
  8. June 2011 – The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson
  9. July 2011 – Little Bee – Chris Cleave
  10. August 2011 – Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  11. September 2011 – The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill
  12. October 2011 – The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
  13. Nov/Dec 2011 – Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
  14. Jan 2012 – The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  15. Feb 2012 – The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  16. Mar 2012 – The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  17. Apr 2012 – The Birth House – Ami McKay
  18. May 2012 – Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James
  19. June 2012 – Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  20. July 2012 – Are You My Mother? – Alison Bechdel
  21. August 2012 – The History of Love- Nicole Krauss
  22. September 2012 – Something Fierce – Carmen Aguirre
  23. October 2012 – 419 – Will Ferguson
  24. November 2012 – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson
  25. December 2012 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
  26. January 2013 – Our Daily Bread – Lauren Davis
  27. February 2013 – The Imposter Bride – Nancy Richler
  28. March 2013 – Prisoner of Tehran – Marina Nemat
  29. April 2013 – The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  30. May 2013 – Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  31. June 2013 – Me Before You – JoJo Moyes
  32. July 2013 – Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  33. August 2013 – The Dinner – Herman Koch
  34. September 2013 – TransAtlantic – Colum McCann
  35. October 2013 – The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  36. November 2013 – Blindness – José Saramago
  37. December 2013 – The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

9 Responses to “Book Club”

  1. I have Dreams of My Father. I really enjoyed this read. (You can borrow it)!

  2. [...] have been four particular books I can’t wait to get into. One of them, thankfully, is on my 2013 reaching challenge, but the other three are not… so I really cannot let myself read them until I’ve read [...]

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