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Stone Soup Book Club

Here are the ingredients:

  • Every 3 months, we will suggest a different author or a subject to read.
  • Read ANY book YOU CHOOSE by the suggested author or subject. Read as many books as you like.
  • Tell us what you thought! Enter the TITLE and AUTHOR below, and rate the book from 1-5 stars.
  • At the end of the three months, we will compile a list of all the titles submitted to us. You will have a brand new reading list of suggested titles to choose from and share with family and friends.

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Current Reading Theme:


April 1 – June 31, 2023

Choose a book to match the theme:

(Suggested titles):

Books Set in Another Country:

  • “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi
  • “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba
  • “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
  • “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery
  • “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  • “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn
  • “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel
  • “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy
  • “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley
  • “The Caliph’s House” by Tahir Shah
  • “Dreaming in French” by Alice Yaeger Kaplan
  • “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith
  • “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See
  • “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah
  • “One Night in Winter” by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George
  • “The Places in Between” by Rory Stewart
  • “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” by Arundhati Roy
  • “Under the Volcano” by Malcolm Lowry
  • “IQ84” by Haruki Murakami
  • “Tangerine” by Christine Mangan
  • “The Woman Next Door” by Yewande Omotoso
  • “My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell
  • “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

  • “The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue
  • “The Girl in the Castle” by Santa Montefiore
  • “The Beach” by Alex Garland
  • “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid
  • “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Eugenia Kim
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson
  • “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
  • “Still Life” by Louise Penny
  • “Love and Ruin” by Paula McLain
  • “The Feast of the Goat” by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • “Shogun” by James Clavell
  • “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • “Travels in a Thin Country” by Sara Wheeler
  • “My Invented Country” by Isabel Allende
  • “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  • “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” by John Le Carre
  • “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • “Cold Comfort Farm” by Stella Gibbons
  • “Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About” by Mil Millington
  • “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan
  • “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules” by C. Ingelman-Sundberg
  • “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien
  • “In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson
  • “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty
  • “Whale Rider” by Witi Ihimaera
  • “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway
  • “The Breadwinner” by Shelley Tanaka
  • “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi


Read Club Member Reviews:


Name: David H. Theme: Children’s
Book Title: LEGO Ninjago: Level Up Book Author: Steve Behling
Rating: 5 Star Rating Date Finished: 5/17/23
Book Review:

I like it.

LEGO Ninjago: Level Up



Name: Evangeline A. Theme: Mystery
Book Title: Death on the Nile Book Author: Agatha Christie
Rating: Date Finished: 5/18/23
Book Review:


Death on the Nile cover



Name: David H. Theme: Children’s
Book Title: LEGO Ninjago: Level Up Book Author: Steve Behling
Rating: 5 Star Rating Date Finished: 5/2/23
Book Review:

I like the book because it is my new favorite now.

LEGO Ninjago: Level Up



Name: Amyah C. Theme: New England elite / Murder Mystery
Book Title: Regrets Only Book Author: Kieran Scott
Rating: Date Finished: 4/24/23
Book Review:

Easy read, well written. Felt similar to Big Little Lies, with a group of well-off moms and a side of crime.

Regrets Only cover



Name: Amyah C. Theme: Travel, Music, Film, Literature
Book Title: Armchair Explorer Book Author: Lonely Planet
Rating: 5 Star Rating Date Finished: 5/14/23
Book Review:

Loved! Want to own. Love other cultures and world travel.

Lonely Planet Armchair Explorer



Name: Amyah C. Theme: Feminist Literature (Aspirational)
Book Title: Older, But Better, But Older Book Author: Caroline de Maigret / Sophie Mas
Rating: 5 Star Rating Date Finished: 4/30/23
Book Review:

Loved! A book I’d like to own. Real talk experience women everywhere can relate to. Advice for now and for later. Felt chic while reading!

Older, But Better, But Older



Name: David H. Theme: Children’s
Book Title: Sea Otters Book Author: Laura Marsh
Rating: 5 Star Rating Date Finished: 5/2/23
Book Review:

I like the book because I like animals.

Sea Otters



Name: Meredith C. Theme: Travel
Book Title: The Complete Persepolis Book Author: Marjane Satrapi
Rating: 5 Star Rating Date Finished: 4/1/23
Book Review:

I read Persepolis in one sitting, could not put it down! This is a compelling and very moving story of one young woman’s personal experience living through the cultural revolution in Iran. The expressive and simple style of the illustrations soften some of the horror and brutality of the story, while still conveying the uncertainty, fear, and pain of living life under a repressive regime. Very powerful.

Persepolis book cover


Read Archived Reviews:

Cuddle Up Seasoning

January 1 – March 31, 2023

Cuddle Up Badge

Mystery Seasoning

July 1 – September 30, 2022


Holiday Seasoning

October 1 – December 31, 2022

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