The first five books are...
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Unless by Carol Shields
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
I am very excited to begin Middlesex. I didn't suggest this one but it kills two birds with one stone for me. It's one of the books I need to read before my 40th in August. Our next meeting is on 02/16.
I am glad that I have gotten one of my 2005 commitments rolling and it's only 01/20/05!