My Fav. Must Read BOOKS/authors

My Fav. Must See MOVIES/directors

Linda Wallenberg

A Prayer for Owen Meany & All But My Life, Macbeth, Hedda Gabler, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Sliding Doors, Dead Poets’ Society, A Beautiful Mind & Casablanca, Good Will Hunting


Rolf Olson

Arcadia, A People’s History of the United States & Lies My Teacher Told Me


Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Rear Window


Mike Holm

Grapes of Wrath, Huck Finn, Exodus


Shawshank Redemption, Schindler’s List


Todd Organ

A Walk in the Woods

This is Spinal Tap


Patty Goertz

Fall on Your Knees & A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Life of Pi


Stand By Me, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Dean Raths

Don Quixote, The Joke, Dreamtigers, & A Universal History of Infamy



Marsha O’Brien

The Life of Pi & Sophie’s Choice


Cinema de Paradiso


Kirsten Strand

A Confederacy of Dunces

Secret of Roan Innish, Hero, & Cinema de Paradiso

Jodie Flolid

Weight of All Things


Arletta Smith

Giants in the Earth

Peace Like a River

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Lynda Ruce

Great Gatsby & 1984

Dr. Zhivago & Godfather I & Godfather II

Pam Skaar-Meier

One Writer’s Beginnings, Power of One, & Kite Runner

Same Time Next Year

Cindy Steiver

Professor and the Madman & Kite Runner

Grandfather’s Birthday, Poles Apart, & Babette’s Feast


Marty Teigen

Once and Future King & A Separate Peace

Cool Hand Luke & Oh Brother Where Art Thou?


Rob St. Clair

Animal Dreams &  100 Years of Solitude

Lawrence of Arabia & This is Spinal Tap


Steve Cwodzinski

Frankls Man's Search for Meaning and All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque

Harold and Maude, Life is Beautiful

Duane Perszyk

Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner), The Artist, & On the Road (Kerouac)


Grapes of Wrath,          Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man,                                       & Brave New World

Pam Willey

The Greatest Generation, Mutant Message Down Under, DaVinci Code, & Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit (Daniel Quinn)

Passion of the Christ

Alex Galt

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) when I feel like literature and Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) when I feel like an old friend.

Local Hero and Sliding Doors

John Winterhalter

A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)


Rob Gordon

The Snow Leopard  by Peter Matheissen   National Book Award (198?)


Tom Halloran

Le Petit Prince, To Kill A Mockingbird, Kite Runner, La Casa de los Espiritus, Poisonwood Bible, 100 Años de Soledad

Motorcycle Diaries, Hotel Rwanda, Cyrano de Bergerac, La Bataille d'Alger, Amélie


Bruce Kivimaki

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller


Citizen Kane, Caddyshack 

Mary Traynam

The Secret Life of Bees, Kite Runner


The Sound of Music, Whale Runner

Steve Brothers

Fast Food Nation, To Kill A Mockingbird, Sailing Alone Around The Room


 It's A Wonderful Life, Forrest Gump, Fargo

Sloane Gillam

Book: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


When We Were Kings


Kristen Spaeth

The Proud Breed





Waking Ned Divine, The Notebook, Young Frankenstein, The Matchmaker, Forrest Gump

Kaylene Billington

The Poisonwood Bible



Finding Neverland


Jackie Kirk

The Source (Michner), Exodus (Uris)A Wrinkle in Time (L'Engle), and The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)

Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars (the original, Episode IV), and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Brian Traxler


A Few Good Men

Barry Pueltz

Sick Puppy


A Fish Called Wanda, O Brother Where Art Thou and Forrest Gump

Jerry Pittman

Of Mice and Men




Sue Lidstrom




Hope Floats

Rita Rademacher




Jim Larson

anything by John Grisham, Chronicles of Narnia


The Wizard of Oz, Passion of the Christ

Carol Parker

The Once & Future King (White), The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Albom), Savage Justice (Handberg) Zorba the Greek (Kazantzakis), The Giving Tree (Silverstein)

West Side Story, Young Frankenstein, Ben-Hur, The Sting, Zorba the Greek, Shakespeare in Love

David Knudson

Birdsong (Faulks), The Giving Tree (Silverstein), Slaughterhouse-Five (Vonnegut),  The French Lieutenent's Woman (Fowles), The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)


Indochine, My Life as a Dog, Il Postino, and The Last Picture Show, The Red Violin


Chuck Swanson

All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren) Ulysses

Chinatown, The Commitments, Lost in Translation

Sheila Fitzgerald

The Ugly American  by  William Lederer and Eugene Burdick  and Needful Things   Stephen King


Chocolat, Life is Beautiful, Pleasantville

Gay Ludvig

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver; A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen; Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner; Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt


Julie Kanthak

Charlotte’s Web, Prince of Tides

The Color Purple, Young Frankenstein