Thursday, August 01, 2013

July Reading

Books I read in July:

Lonigan by Louis L'Amour -- Western short stories
DB by Elwood Reid --ficitional account of the D.B. Cooper story (library)
The Case of D. B. Cooper's Parachute by William Sullivan (library) another fictional D. B. Cooper story, fun, a little convoluted, but we love this author for his Oregon Hiking Guides!!
The Grass is always greener over the septic tank by Erma Bombeck --just for fun
When you look like your passport photo, it's time to go home by Erma Bombeck- fun I have not read these since I was a kid nice to revisit and still funny
The Secret Life of Objects by Dawn Raffel (library) loved this, highly recommend!!
Silken Prey by John Sanford (library) big fan, love these fast moving thrillers
Six Years by Harlan Coben (library) big fan, this is a fun thriller, quick read with a happy ending!!
Then Again by Diane Keaton - A memoir by Diane Keaton enjoyed it Thanks Julie for giving it to me
Rivers West by Louis L'Amour -another easy read by L'Amour with some nice Louisiana Territory history...always fun when Pittsburgh, PA is considered a "western town" 
Horns by Joe Hill (library)-- Stephen King's son does it again with a creepy book!!
Murder After Hours by Agatha Christie-- a Hercule Poirot one
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (library) YA Yes I cried!! I recommend
Am I Alive? by Sandy Purl- story of a flight attendant who survived a crash in 1977
Big City Eyes by Delia Ephron NYC lady relocates to Maine
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson A prequel to the Anne of Green Gables books, I loved it and if you are a fan, I highly recommend it.
The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Volume II (audiobook) enjoyed it while driving around Lake Tahoe
Trouble at Lake Tahoe by Carolyn Keene A Nancy Drew mystery set at Lake Tahoe, cracked me up!!
Djibouti by Elmore Leonard (audiobook) about a documentary filmmaker doing a piece on Somali pirates-okay
Bacchus and Me by Jay McInerney a collection of articles about wine by McInerney. I learned a few things
The House at Belle Fountaine by Lily Tuck (library)Short stories, loved it
The Night Gwen Stacy Died by Sarah Bruni (library) two kids on the lam take on the personas of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, I really liked it and will look for more by this author
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--why We Suffer by Bart Ehrman (library) I really enjoyed this book about Faith, mainly because I agree with the author's view--would be a great book club book, could raise so many questions to debate!!
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel (library)non-fiction about you guessed it, the astronauts' wives

Winterdance by Gary Paulsen (library) about running the Iditarod, a true story good for dog lovers
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery had to reread it have reading the prequel earlier this month!!
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett have seen the movie, but never read the book til now

 27 books read this month

Ryan and I will be hiking in August for the Washington Trails Association. We are looking for pledges to contribute for the protection and maintenance of Washington State Trails. Please consider making a donation, no amount is too small!!  Just follow the link posted below. Thanks so much. We are already over halfway to our goal of $1500 Thank you Holly, Rejan, DeAnna, Jennifer and Steve for those latest contributions!! And I will be listening to more books on tape during those drives to the trailheads!! :-)

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