Friday, November 01, 2013

October 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 each month. 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:

Books I read in October

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (library) a woman's daughter commits suicide and she investigates
The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud (library) sort of sequel to Niceville and I like this author, but the story, some parts I like better than others and I had to suffer through some stuff to get to stuff I liked
New Stories from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling Spooky short stories
Confessions of A Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim (library) fun, but she really had a horrible dysfunctional childhood. Survived it with style, Good for her!! I love the quote "Little House, no convictions, no jail time"  so many child stars on that show and they turned out great!
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child reading the Jack Reacher novels out of order, easy read fun fast moving thriller
Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery Anne and Gilbert finally get married! So this book is all about their own home, a nice break after reading about a bunch of serial killers, or murders etc
Nine Inches by Tom Perrota (library) Short stories by the author of The Election (one of my favorites and a great movie too)
Worth Dying For by Lee Child I'm on a roll and enjoying these thrillers
I Love You Kid, But Oh My Wife by Stan and Jan Berenstain of the Berenstain Bears fame, Cartoons with more adult themes by the Berenstains.
Long Ride Home by Louis L'Amour short stories, so easy to read at work because I often have just a little window of time--sometimes in more complex books I get lost picking it up and putting it down again all the time, I end up rereading the same page all the time
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (library) Stephen King's son does it again, not my favorite of his but okay
One Shot by Lee Child this is the one the Tom Cruise movie is based on
Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise by Wendelin Van Draanen lots of fun with Sammy and her Dad on a cruise
The Hard Way by Lee Child  another Jack Reacher novel
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (libary) sequel to If I Stay, so it's sad

Shock Wave by John Sandford (library) Virgil Flowers novel by Sandford and an easy fast thriller to read
The Killing Floor by Lee Child (library)  now i start with the first Jack Reacher book
The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls (library) I always like these young girls growing up in dysfunctional southern families type books
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (library) I really liked this one, She is the author of "What Alice Forgot" --only bad thing is that I had trouble sometimes distinguishing between the different voices of the different women...keeping the characters straight in my head, oh that is the mother of the dead girl, not the woman whose husband is leaving her...hmmm Plus, I enjoyed the Australian slang, I read a lot of British Authors and I am used to boot for car trunk or biscuit for cookie, but Australia has some interesting slang or word choices...like abseil for rappelling, star jumps for jumping jacks, uni for university or college.
Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick (library) still getting a history education, I was surprised at how much I already knew, but then Ryan and I had just visited Minute Man National Park in Mass
Running Blind by Lee Child Another Jack Reacher, out of order, but I am waiting on some from the library and have to take what I can get
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver (library) loved it, love this author...I highly recommend
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch (library) good, my sister recommended. About estuaries in Puget Sound
 The Leftovers by Tom Perrota (library) like Left Behind, these are the people "leftover" after a Rapture-like event I liked it
Frozen in Time by Mitchell  Zuckoff (library) story about a WWII plane crash and the search and rescue missions, very good, author also wrote the Shangra-lai WWII rescue story


25 books read this month

1 comment:

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Bunker Hill is on our list to read. LOVED every one of his other books. (He lives on Nantucket and his wife was our atty when we bought a house there). Really seems to be able to get to research like nobody else!