Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The most recent 10
Until I went through my Good Reads list, I didn't realize how few books I've actually read in the last year. In light of that I'm tweaking my list for Carol's prompt this week. Some of the books I read were pretty long, so maybe that's why my list is so spartan. I'm hoping that our yet-to-meet-new neighborhood book club will help in getting more books on my "read" shelf.
10. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen-first book for book club and really loved this book. Finished in a day and a half. Can't wait to discuss it in a couple weeks.
9. Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George. I read a lot of books in a series and this was George's latest, and I love it too. Half of the book takes place in Italy, and I enjoyed looking up real "things" that she mentions.
8. It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell-another series that I enjoy. Love the characters in the book.
7. 740 Park by Michael Gross-this book is really for those who like history and reading about architecture and NYC. I enjoyed it, and spent a lot of time looking up the people and places mentioned.
6. Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Windspear-Maisie Dobbs series-love this character and the the book's time period.
5. Solomon's Puzzle by Loris Nebbia-I included this book as a "don't read". It taught me how to consider a books merit and a writer's style, and that all books can't/aren't great. It was too long, had a lot of unnecessary parts, odd characters, but could have been a good book if it had been better edited. I bought the book when I went to Annapolis for a friend as a birthday gift. It had won an award and was a local author. My friend had the same reaction, and the reviews proved to be spot on, for once.
4. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough-really enjoyed this book. I found reading about the history of Paris very interesting. I passed this book onto my son who enjoyed it as well. It is really only for those who like history and Paris-see #7
3. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton-audio book-really like listening to this book, and would like to actually read the print form at some point.
2. (current read) North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell- another audio book. I have read Wives and Daughters so when this book came up for Craft-Lit, I was excited to read another Gaskell piece. Am enjoying it so far.
1. (current read) The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell-this is for the May reading for book club. It was a recommendation by 2 Knit Lit Chicks. I'm not sure about this book yet, and I'm not so sure the ladies in my book club are going to want to read it. A lot of really course language which I can only tolerate in small doses, but I'm plugging away.
The photo represents 2 recent magazines that I've gotten, and have yet found time to read. Maybe it's time to re-evaluate how I'm spending my time.