Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Books I read in September 2012

A river of books!
Here's what I read in September:

Accidents of Providence by Stacia M. Brown (library) the law case stuff bogged it down for me
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman (library) enjoyed (sad)
Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart (library) very cute memoir if you like Elizabeth Berg type stuff
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (library) Highly recommend. Loved it. Louise Brooks leaves Kansas for dance classes in NYC when she is 15 years old. This is the story of her chaperone.
All That I Am by Anna Funder   (library) Pre-WWII, Hitlers rise to power exiling, imprisoning and killing his political enemies.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter  (library) enjoyed
Deep Blue Goodbye by John D MacDonald just for fun
Nightmare in Pink by John D MacDonald trying to read these in order now, still enjoy them after all these years
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (library) about a girl with cerebral palsy who just wants to be normal
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (library) it got great reviews and was compared to the Firm, but I thought it was just okay
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (library) 2nd in this YA series
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom   reread cause went to see her house in Holland on my Amsterdam layover
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann (library) 1950's housewife angst-enjoyed it-reminded me of story lines on Mad Men
Criminal by Karin Slaughter (library) thriller
Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (library) FUN loved the send up of Seattle/land of microsoft!
Imperfect Bliss  by Susan Fales-Hill (library) another FUN read!! Jane Austen style story updated to present day with the filming of a reality TV show??!! Yes it is possible (look what they did with Clueless, the valley girl, Emma)
If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley (library) Like Bill Bryson's book At Home, about why our houses and rooms are the way they are very interesting lots of photos etc
A Play of Issac by Margaret Frazer 1st in mystery series set in 1400's with a troop of players

18 books read this month

Abandoned books:  The Astral by Kate Christensen (library) Couldn't get into it-you were right Alisa! Don't remember who recommended this one or where I read about it, but it did not grab me 


Amyrica said...

Both The Light Between Oceans and The Chaperone are high on my To Read list. What did you think of Insurgent? After the awesomeness of Divergent I was so excited to read it. But, I ended up disliking it--the character behaviors, the disclosed premises, the unbelievability of the whole thing pretty much. SO disappointing for me. Oh well.

Amanda from Seattle said...

I'll agree with you about Insurgent, as you can see I did not have anything to say about it. If I really enjoy a book, I will take the time to gush about it.

Rabid Quilter from California said...

Summer at Tiffany sounds like my kind of book. I put it on my 'wish list' on Amazon as my Kindle had several books waiting for my attention! Thanks, Amanda. Always look forward to your book lists!

Anonymous said...

Hey there - first of all that is an awesome picture! River of books indeed - love it!

I have read most of Margaret Frazer's books. The Players series is a spin off from the Dame Frevisse series - akin to Brother Cadfael but with a nun. More focused on the political environment of the times rather than the focus on plants and forensics but equally as entertaining.

I wish I had time to read as many books as you do! I enjoy your lists though. Have you read anything by Cecelia Holland? An historical fiction writer and has a current series that begins with The Soul Thief.

Am flying up to visit Dad & Ruth on the 18th. Am looking forward to visiting Baldwin's Book Barn. Happy reading!