Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Reading

It started a couple of years ago as a New Year's Resolution to keep track of the books I read each month. So here I am again in 2013 with a list of the books I read in January. If you subscribe to my posts, they will come directly to your email inbox --just enter your email address into the box on the right hand side of the screen. And now for the books:

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (library) liked it
The Long Lavender Look by John D. MacDonald
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (library) this is fiction, but let me tell you, if you want a book about walking and finding yourself, this was 100 times better than that Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan (library) This book was the basis of the movie, The Town. Very good, I 'll read more by this author
A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald
The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy (library) So Andrew McCarthy has been a travel writer for publications like National Geographic Travel for years! Who knew?! A bit self-involved and whiny, but not any worse than the other brat packer books out there recently.
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd (library) I'm a fan, so I enjoyed this latest Bess Crawford mystery
Scarlet Ruse by John D MacDonald--working my way thru all of these in chronological order
Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket (library) love the vocabulary and references to other books
 Double Cross The True Story of D Day Spies by Ben MacIntyre (library) This is the second book by this author about Spies during WWII that I have read and I really like this stuff!
American Ghost by Janis Owens (library)liked it. What Sharyn McCrumb or Margaret Maron do for Appalachia, Owens does for BackCountry Florida
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (library) YA dystopian book, I liked it. Sort of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" and the world is ending at the same time!
Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter This book was the inspiration for the movie Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg
The Confession by Charles Todd (library) Inspector Ruthledge mystery -fans of Downton Abbey might enjoy these post WWI mysteries
The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendall (library) I am a fan and enjoyed this one had an "upstairs downstairs" feel to it
The Caller by Karin Fossum (library) Norwegian murder mystery so it was odd
The Last Girls by Lee Smith-- southern nostalgic, I liked it
Comstock Lode by Louis L'Amour-- believe it or not, this is my first Louis L'Amour, not counting one that I listened to on tape one year, my sister used to have a ton of his paperbacks, but I just had never read any of them. Found this one left behind on an aircraft and I needed something to read and it was in my bag
Evening by Susan Minot-- Maine nostalgic, I liked it

19 books read this month

Now I know that some of you are fans of Goodreads and I had been on it a couple of years ago and did not use it and for one of my new years resolutions I thought I would go and start using Goodreads to keep track of my reading. Well, I spent one night trying to add some books and so forth and I got so frustrated that I said ," Nope, not going to do it". This must have been why I did not use it years ago. I did not find it all that user friendly. And I like to think of myself as pretty computer literate. But if you like it great! Just not my cup of tea.

1 comment:

Rabid Quilter from California said...

SO glad you suggested the Charles Todd books to John and I. We've LOVED all 5 of the ones we've read, in order, so far.