Saturday, January 31, 2015

Books I read in January 2015

This started as a new years resolution several years ago and here we are in 2015 and I will list again all the books I read this January: 

The Cheerleader by Jill McCorkle I loved this book years ago and am revisiting it....still like it.
The Heist by Daniel Silva (library) didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped.
The Minaturist by Jessie Burton (library) I liked this one a lot. Set in Amsterdam
The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg rereading this one, I am a huge Elizabeth Berg fan and just got this one in a little free library exchange, so I enjoyed it again
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (library) loved this one lots of information about Elephants and Psychics, missing persons
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (library).  OMG loved this book.  Loved it.  If you are a fan of The Stand or I Am Legend or other books about post apocalyptic plague survivors. Run out and get this book!  I am going to buy a copy so I can read it again and again.   Survivors of a plague that wipes out the Earth are intertwined in interesting ways.  It bounces back and forth from post plague and pre-plague.
As You Wish by Cary Elwes (library) a memoir about the filming of the film, Princess Bride.  A must for fans of the movie.  Loved it.  (Photos too)
 Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (library)I had not read this and it was  recommended to me
On Immunity by Eula Biss (library) very interesting about the history and ramifications of vaccinations
Cod By Mark Kurlansky (library) very interesting look at the Cod and it's role in the exploration of the world and it's part in nourishing the world, I recommend
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (library) Meh, just okay about twins
Bottom Feeder by Taras Grescoe (library) another book about fish! Very interesting
Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel (library) I told you I was going to read everything she has written, I enjoyed this one too!
All the Birds Singing by Elvie Wyld (library) British Author, it was okay
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (library) I was inspired to read this by some of the happenings on the Downton Abbey TV show with Russian nobility in the 1920's

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