Rankings of Book Babes Book Club Books

BOOK SCORES HIGHEST TO LOWEST
October 2000-2010
* Post-rankings in October 2010

9.00 – 10

The Hiding Place – 9.64
* To Kill a Mockingbird – 9.83 (8 people)
* Pride and Prejudice – 9.25 (6 people)
All Creatures Great and Small – 9

8.00 – 8.99

*Samurai’s Garden – 8.93 (7 people)
John Adams – 8.9
Blood Brothers – 8.9
 A Thousand Splendid Suns – 8.75
The River of Doubt – 8.7
Same Kind of Different as Me – 8.6 (9 people)
Christy – 8.57
* Song of Years – 8.5 (4 people)
Blink – 8.5
Peace like a River – 8.5
American Nightingale - 8.5
The Rim of the Prairie – 8.42
* A Christmas Carol – 8.4 (5 people)
* Anne of Green Gables – 8.3 (7 people)
Swimming  Across – 8.3
Sense and Sensibility – 8.3          
Emma – 8.25
The Last Lecture - 8.25
* Persuasion – 8.2 (7 people)
The Glass Castle – 8.2         
 Journey into Christmas “Stars on the Tracks” – 8.2
Outliers - 8.13
 Three Cups of Tea – 8.1
Tuesdays with Morrie – 8.1
Kite Runner – 8.1            
Cry, the Beloved Country – 8.04
The Count of Monte Cristo – 8
Escape from Slavery – 8
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – 8
The Scapegoat – 8
The Story of the Other Wiseman – 8
First They Killed my Father – 8

7.0 – 7.99

* Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia – 7.9 (7 people)
* The Hobbit – 7.9 (4 people)    
* Gone with the Wind – 7.9 (7 people)
The Chosen – 7.9
Kaffir Boy – 7.9
The Last Sin Eater – 7.9
* Rebecca – 7.8 (7 people)
* White Bird Flying – 7.8 (8 people)
Blue Like Jazz – 7.8
Mudhouse Sabbath – 7.78
*My Name is Asher Lev – 7.7 (8 people)
Winter Wheat – 7.7
Life and Death in Shanghai – 7.7                                                                                               The Good Earth – 7.65  
Sarah's Key - 7.61
A Town Like Alice – 7.6
Three Weeks with My Brother – 7.6
Wesley the Owl - 7.6
The Guernsey Literary – 7.6
The Translator – 7.6
* Endurance – 7.5 (6 people)
*The Wake of the Wind – 7.5 (3 people)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – 7.5
Holy Rollers – 7.5
The Bounty:  The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty – 7.5
God and Ronald Reagan – 7.5    
The Syringa Tree –7.5
Atonement – 7.5             
A Land of Sheltered Promise – 7.5
Jane Eyre – 7.4
Agony & Ecstasy:  Biographical Novel of Michelangelo – 7.4
The Salt Garden – 7.4
Marley and Me – 7.4
My Own Two Feet – 7.4
Back When We Were Grown Ups – 7.3
Leota’s Garden – 7.3
The Road to Home – 7.3                               
Dreaming Water – 7.25
Cold Sassy Tree – 7.25
The Road – 7.2
* Winter Passing – 7.21 (7 people)
Ava’s Man – 7.1
The Blind Side - 7.1         
* A Voice in the Wind – 7 (5 people)
* Snow Falling on Cedars – 7 (7 people)
* The Broke Diaries – 7 (1 person, I think we all skipped it for picking party)
I Heard the Owl Call My Name – 7
Iron and Silk – 7
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – 7
Light on Snow – 7
The Captain’s Dog: My Journey w/ the Lewis and Clark Tribe – 7            
Papa’s Wife – 7
* Dinner with a Perfect Stranger – 7 (8 people)

6.00 – 6.99

Skipping Christmas – 6.95
The Year of Fog – 6.8
* A Walk to Remember – 6.8 (6 people)
My Life in France – 6.75
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – 6.7
The Alchemist – 6.6
The Art of Racing in the Rain – 6.6
* A Painted House – 6.5 (6 people)
Color of Water – 6.5
My Sister’s Keeper – 6.5
Seabiscuit – 6.3
Life of Pi – 6.3
Breathing Lessons – 6.3
Falling Leaves – 6.2
* Hanna’s Daughters – 6 (2 people)
* Wait ‘Till Next Year – 6 (2 people)
* Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 6 (7 people)
Founding Mothers:  The Women Who Raised Our Nation – 6
Selkirk's Island – 6

0 – 5.99

* We’ll Meet Again – 5.63 (4 people)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – 5.6
Blackbird House – 5.4
A Prayer for Own Meany – 5.4
The Grapes of Wrath – 5.2
The Da Vinci Code – 4.95
Christmas in Plains – 3.71
* Gap Creek – 3.4 (5 people)
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