Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Books I read in January 2018

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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books by Gary Paulsen (library) After reading his memoir last month, I wanted to read more about Gary Paulsen.
Theodore Boone: The Scandal
Theodore Boone: The Fugitive by John Grisham (library) Grisham's young adult series of mysteries featuring a young man whose parents are lawyers, he wants to be a lawyer and he basically acts as a kid version of a lawyer for his friends. I have really enjoyed the series. The Fugitive was fun because they leave his small town and go to Washington, DC on a field trip.
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig YA thriller about a missing girl (YA means Young Adult)
Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson the Moomins find a magical top hat. I am acquainting myself with these interesting children's books.
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson rereading this one in anticipation of our trip to Australia later this year
Artemis by Andy Weir (library) I did not enjoy this one as much as The Martian. Once you get past all the technical living on the moon stuff, it is just a murder mystery crime novel.
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Whohlleben (library) recommended by a friend. I learned a lot about trees.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (library) very epic story of WWI, lots of Downton Abbey-esque moments also. I really enjoyed it
The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler (library) Ryan and I watched Sahara, the movie, the other day, which inspired me to read the Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt novels.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (library) Now I know everybody loves the Fault in Our Stars, but I was not a huge fan. It was okay, just another YA book in my opinion. Now this one, I liked a lot better. I thought Turtles was really good and it helped me to see mental health issues in a new way.
The Hidden Life of Animals by Peter Whohlleben (library) since I enjoyed Hidden Life of Trees, I thought I would try this one too! And I really enjoyed reading it
The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne (library) After watching Goodbye, Christopher Robin, I decided I needed to read more about the life of Alan and Christopher Milne. loved it
Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All by Christina Thompson (library) a story of New Zealand. I loved it. Part History, Part Memoir. very enjoyable look at Australia, New Zealand and the Maori.
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner (library) fun hollywood story, I really liked it and would recommend
Goodbye Christopher Robin by Ann Thwaite (library) This book is basically the movie tie-in.

To Be Read:

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Dead Guy's Stuff by Sharon Fiffer

Finding Fraser by K. C. Dyer
Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson
Tenth of December by George Saunders

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