Saturday, June 01, 2013

May Reading

Books I read in May

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner (library) I enjoyed it --about two literary professors and their wives tracing their marriages from when they first meet til the end of their lives
The Patriotic Murders by Agatha Christie  a Hercule Poirot originally titled An Overdose of Death
To Sleep with the Angels The Story of a Fire by David Cowan and John Kuenster An elementary school fire in the 1950's in Chicago, very tragic
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (library) interesting way to tell the story (downton abbey era family) with alternate timelines--
The Next Time you See Me by Holly Goddard Jones (library)--great mystery, highly recommend
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell (library) Great short stories by the author of Swamplandia
Dear Lucy by  Julie Sarkissian (library)   Poignant

The Under Dog by Agatha Christie short stories
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (library) still with my fascination of the orphan trains, this is a fictional account and I loved it, made me cry
America's Cheapest Family gets you Right on the Money by Steve Economides (library) great advice for saving money in your day to day budget
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (library) YA and very entertaining, although somewhat predictable. I hope to read more by this author
Murder at the Gardner by Jane Langton Boston Mystery I read, since I was spending time in Boston at the end of the month :-)
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory (library) I enjoy reading about English History from Philippa Gregory, she really makes it come to life for me! lol
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (library) a holocaust story, not my favorite Picoult, but entertaining none the less
Flora by Gail Godwin (library) I loved this book, it really spoke to me. I think I am going to buy it so I can read it again and again. It just touched something in me--very summer of my german soldier or something
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (library) More English History from Gregory, this one had ties to the Joan of Arc story, pretty interesting
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen books that the TV show Rizzoli and Isles are based on

17 books read this month


Rabid Quilter from California said...

I look forward to your reading list and comments every month, Amanda. I jot down the ones that look interesting to me (us) and read the reviews on Amazon. Our very favorite author is one you suggested (Charles Todd) and there are other books we've loved that we wouldn't have read without your suggestion. Thank you!!!

Here's one for you: "The Interestings: A Novel". A YA book about adolescents in a summer camp and their relationships throughout their lives. Reading it now and loving it!

Amanda from Seattle said...

Thanks!! I'll put it on my TBR (to be read) list :-)