Friends of the Library: Members Share Books Read in 2020

Alan Albarran

While most of us are ready to forget 2020, for the Robson Ranch Friends of the Library (FOL), this year provided ample time for reading. We asked FOL members to share a book they read this year that they enjoyed; any genre, fiction or non-fiction. Here are their responses:

Jane Scholz These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore; Mary Jo Fiveash; Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes; Leslie Mosteller also recommends books by Jojo Moyes; Lynne McKeown Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger; Kim Robinson How America Lost its Mind by Thomas Patterson; Jodi Slabaugh The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware; Lewis Toland Advise and Consent by Allen Drury; Pat Langa A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell; Barbara Wilking The Dutch House by Ann Patchett; Sandra Mankowich The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah; Jan Marx Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher; Klaus Dannenberg All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny.

Carolyn Buchmann Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley; Carol Heine Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz; Margot Kalina The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett; Sue Coberly Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves; Joan Smith Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy; Chris Laffey The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson; Tom Pryor Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Oran Varol; Fred van Naerssen Eat the Buddha. Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick; Doris Koenig Watership Down by Richard Adams; Mark Zeitlin The Quiet Game by Greg Iles; Tricia Douglas The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman; John Fersch The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather; Michael Brooks Winds of War by Herman Wouk.

Alan Schiegg Exeter by Ken Arthur; Barbara Curran Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts; Mike Hall David Copperfield by Charles Dickens; Terry Clark The Winner by David Baldacci; Diane van Naerssen The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See; Ann Madigan Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie; Linda Terry To Sleep in a Bed of Stars by Christopher Paolini; Jane Massey The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Sherry Criffield My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie; Judy Brooks Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Katherine Logan The Talented Mr. Vega by Alexander McCall-Smith; Nancy Tarpley American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins; Richard Rosprim Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands by Andrew J. Torget; Luck Drenka Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens; Linda Bono Anxious People by Fredrik Backman; Marsha Scholze The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen; Alan Albarran Lincoln on the Verge by Ted Widmer; and one duplicate as Beverly Fairchild and Rosemary Simicek both named The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.

What a diverse list of books! Don’t you want to be a member of FOL? Just drop your check for $10 per person in the drop box at the library. Add your email and phone number on the check. Happy holidays and all the best in 2021 from FOL!