Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Books I read in April 2018

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Fall from Grace by Tim Weaver (library) I was intrigued by this book because it was set in Dartmoor, but it was just okay, I don't think I will try the rest of this series
Broken Music by Sting Autobiography of Sting I got this book at a thrift shop in Australia
Transatlantic by Colum McCann (library) interesting story that weaves together several stories. I would recommend
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (library) interesting thriller about a flight attendant....could be the worst flight attendant ever !! LOL
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (library) I recommend. Women's reproduction regulated by law and the stories of several women who are touched by this ....shades of Handmaid's Tale  call it Handmaid's Tale Light
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnussen (library) Okay I can sum this one up in one sentence, Get rid of all your stuff before you die, so  your family doesn't have to deal with it.
A Charm of Goldfinches by Matt Sewell  a gorgeous book with art of different animal groups and it explains the names given to each animal group, I highly recommend
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (library)
The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan my sister gave me this one so I could read it on my flight to Lisbon.
A Perfectly Good Family by Lionel Shriver (audiobook) blah, the only thing it had going for it for me, was it was set in NC. I had no idea Lionel Shriver had experience (I assume she does) in NC.
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (library) I have not seen the movie yet, but I enjoyed the book.
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani (library) translated from the French and I don't think it is a very good translation. The story is interesting, but the writing is not....and I am going to blame that on the translation
Eight Stories by Dylan Thomas a little something to read on the plane back from Lisbon

To Be Read:

The Turning by Tim Winton
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
The Man Who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirahk
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook
I Saw Her That Night by Drago Jancar


wassamatta_u said...

I'm still waiting for your review of https://www.amazon.com/Blog-Post-Mortem-Mark-Berkeland-ebook/dp/B01IJE2X08 :)

Amanda from Seattle said...

I don't do ebooks so I was putting it off, but Ryan says I can get a real paper version on Amazon, so it will be on my TBR list!

wassamatta_u said...

If one were to, theoretically, send you a book (signed by the author), would that contribute favorably to your review? Asking for a friend...