Skip to content

Scottsdale Swap

11 ladies. 90 degree dry heat. 262 margaritas. 40 years. 1980s karaoke. Well, I can assure you, it was quite a party. scottsdale-051

But among the chitter chatter, slurpy slurry and deep belly laughter, a very intelligent conversation about books started. Titles were advocated, characters explained, books passed.

And the hens cluck cluck clucked when they landed on something they agree on.

An iPhone was drawn. A list tapped out….


Barack Obama books
Three Cups of Tea

White Tiger
White Teeth

People of the Book
Year of Wonders
One Thousand White Women
The Book Thief
The Secret History
The Middle Place
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Clothes on Their Backs
Mountain Beyond Moutains
Snowflower and the Secret Fan
The Icestorm
Devil in the White City
Secret Life of Bees
Who Killed … (
dead dog, autistic kid)
Water for Elephants
The Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
The U
nited States of Europe
Loving Frank

(Thank you Eleanor!)

One Comment Post a comment
  1. Eleanor Allen #

    The title of the “Who Killed” in the Scottsdale book list is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night” by Mark Haddon. Loved it.

    Life of Pi by Yann Mantel is good too.

    Can’t forget The God of Small Things and Wild Swans.

    I just bought The Interpreter of Maladies – looked good. I will let you know if it should be added to the list!

    May 16, 2009

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: