Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Reading

Photo of me on Hemingway's grave in Idaho. Not my all time favorite author, but I am a fan.

We are Called to Rise by Laura McBride (library) the lives of several folks from Las Vegas intersect in interesting ways
Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen Another Rizzoli and Isles mystery
The Backbone of the World by Frank Clifford about the continental divide not specifically about the trail, but about the whole area and the building of the trail
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (library) an Oprah book and many of you have already read The Secret Life of Bees by this author I liked this one a lot about slavery and emancipation
Jack Reacher's Rules by Lee Child (library) just a little book of lists really, but entertaining if you like these books by Lee Child
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (library) So everyone is reading this and saying how fabulous it is...I did not think I was going to like it, it is extremely stark and depressing. Lots of drug use and depression, but some of her descriptions are awesome. So it wasn't totally fabulous, but I did like it
The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (library) very enjoyable and fun especially after the heavy reading of the Invention of Wings and The Goldfinch.
Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (library)funny memoir about a girl from rural Texas ...laughed out loud a couple of times with this one .. Nice after some heavier reading earlier this month!
Once Upon a Time, There was You by Elizabeth Berg (library) I think this is my second time reading this one....but it is good nevertheless
Someone Could Get Hurt by Drew Magary (library) very funny I laughed out loud a couple of times with this one too!  It's about having a baby and raising toddlers from a fathers perspective
The Train by Georges Simenon (library) WWII, it was okay. Refugees on a train, espionage, it's not sophie's choice
Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett (library)True story of a man who was assaulted and after the head injury it changed his personality and his perception of the world I liked it
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson I thought I had read all his stuff, but this one slipped under the radar. Loved it
Shopping, Seduction, Mr. Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead I loved the PBS series and I enjoyed the book too (with photos of the actual store and people mentioned in the book)
The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey (library)
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg. (Library) I enjoy her books this was not my all time favorite of hers, but it was nice
The Mystery of the Fiery Eye by Robert Arthur (three investigators mystery)
The Mystery of the Blinking Eye by  Kathryn Kenny (Trixie Belden mystery)

1 comment:

Amyrica said...

Completely agree about The Goldfinch.