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Old 10-07-2017, 02:27 PM
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:28 PM
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I've been reading the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I watched the movie years ago, but I'd never read the books. I'm not usually a 'chick lit' type of reader, but I'm really enjoying these.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:57 PM
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I have read The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick. Very sweet story.

I have also read Sworn To Silence by Linda Castillo. This is the first book int he Kate Burkholder series set in the Amish community. Just started book number two: Pray For Silence
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:19 PM
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I recently finished Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. I loved this simple love story based on Shakespeare’s “Tale of the Shrew.” Tyler makes some great observations about language.

Now I’m reading The Magpie Murders and really love this old fashioned mystery with too many suspects.

Forgot to say I’m listening to The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille. Fun caper.

readandweep, what did you think of the new McDermott? I just bought it.

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Old 10-07-2017, 03:28 PM
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Based on recommendations here I just finished "Still Life", my first Louise Penny book. I really enjoyed it and have the next one on hold at the library.

Like Amiga, I also enjoyed Vinegar Girl.


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Old 10-07-2017, 03:36 PM
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

The War Of The Rosens by Janice Eidus

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:37 PM
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I'm reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommended. So far so good!
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:43 PM
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I am listening to The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. If you liked Firefly, I think you will like this book. It's about a ship that travels the universe punching holes in space for other ships to travel through. I also started Ready Player One by Earnest Kline but put it aside to listen to The Long Way...I don't know if I will go back to this one.

Next up is Into the Magic Shop a neurosurgeon's quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart. The author is James R. Doty. He is a researcher at Stanford. It is part memoir, part scientific exploration.

After that, I preordered Artemis, by Andy Weir, it's not coming out until November. I loved The Martian, so I can't wait for this one.

On the lighter side, I just bought the Captain America Civil War graphic novel and the Ironman Civil War graphic novel.

I put library holds on The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott and A Close and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers.

I have been listening to books at 1.25x speed so I can get through my wishlist of books. I am set for a while.

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Old 10-07-2017, 04:01 PM
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I put The Handmaid's Tale on hold at the library when the series came out on Hulu last summer, and I guess everyone else did too because I only just got it! So I'm (re)reading that right now.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:14 PM
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I just finished The Child by Fiona Barton. I really enjoyed it. Going to read another book by her - The Widow

I am reading Kiss Carlo by Adrianna Trigiani. It is just okay...may give it up soon.


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Old 10-07-2017, 04:38 PM
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I'm reading A Life In Parts, an autobiography by Bryan Cranston. It's interesting
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:46 PM
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Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory about a family of con artists and others with genuine psychic abilities. Often funny and tender. Written by an author who's made his name writing fantasy, science fiction, and comic books. I don't usually read those, but I liked this book a lot. I got it because of a review in the New York Times.

I'm reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for my book club. Not my usual cup of tea and I'm not far into it. It's billed as a cult classic and Steven Spielberg is making a film of it. It has many pop culture references to video games and the 1980's. I'm not much of a video game player and the 80s are kind of blur to me-busy with a very young family and a full time job. Nevertheless, it has really good reviews and is beloved by many including one of my book club members! Good for me to read out of my comfort zone.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:36 PM
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I read Best Day Ever, a psychological thriller by Kaira Rouda. I read it in one day!!

I am waiting for Behind Her Eyes, another psychological thriller by Sarah Pinborough
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:06 PM
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I can't remember if I posted this last month or not so if there are repeats, ignore them, k?

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Post apocalyptic (sort of) novel, 20 years after the main event, very interesting social commentary

A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker. WW2 novel set in France. She also wrote Longbourn which was Pride and Prejudice from the POV of the servants. I liked it better than A Country Road.

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgon. Fun, easy-to-read chick lit.

Fallout by Sara Paretsky. One of the VI Warshawski novels but not set in Chicago.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. It was for my book club. The best I can say for it is that I finished it. So far, I've heard mixed reviews from by book club friends--2 loved it, 1 hated it, I think "meh".
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:09 PM
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I really enjoyed the writing in Lily and the Octopus.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:13 PM
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The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
The Motherís Promise by Sally Hepworth
The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
I am almost done reading Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan and plan to read other books by this author.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:26 PM
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Sometimes Amazing Things Happen about being a psychiatrist on the prison ward in New York City.
Some mysteries too.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:53 PM
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I just read A Gentleman in Moscow. It was beautifully written. I really enjoyed it.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:58 PM
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I just finished The Kitchen House. I did like it even though some characters were very disturbing.

I also read the Newberry book The One and Only Ivan. I know it's a kid's book, but it had a good message.

I am currently reading Diana, In Her Own Words. It is only ok, but I think I will finish it anyway.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:46 PM
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I just finished The Bookshop on the Corner. I also just finished Wives of War by Soraya Lane. I am also doing a bible study by Priscilla Shirer called Discerning the Voice of God.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:07 PM
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I am reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Outstanding writing and a riveting topic. I'm reading it for my bookclub and can't put it down.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:41 AM
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A Blue Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler: Amiga recommended this author so I thought I'd try it.

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton: It is a hard read for me but I am plowing through it.

I just finished reading The Martian which I really liked. It was a lot of science, but I liked that aspect combined with a survival story.

I love this thread. It always gives me great book ideas. It has really enhanced my reading.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:51 AM
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I've started A Man Called Ove and will reread Wonder. We're taking our 5th and 6th graders to see Wonder for a field trip in November and I want to refresh my memory.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:21 AM
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I'm glad other people liked Vinegar Girl. I really liked that book.

I just finished listening to Beartown. It's by the same author as A Man Called Ove.
It had lots of characters that I had a hard time keeping up with initially. I really couldn't see where it was going, until "it" happened. I ended up liking it.

I'm reading A Big Lie right now. I think someone here recommended it.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:10 AM
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I don't think I posted in September, so I'll add the books I read then

Loving Frank, about Frank Lloyd Wright. The end made me really sad, but the book was very good.

The magic strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. Easy to read, full of good music, and simply delightful

The first phone call from Heaven left me wondering... It didn't do it for me, whatever the 'it' is, but maybe because it was too close to home...

Y is for Yesterday, classic Sue Grafton, good nevertheless

Into the beautiful North Thank you Amiga for the recommendation of this great book!

Anne of green gables need I say more

I finally read Unbroken. I was hesitant to start it, was afraid of a dark book, but it's very uplifting despite the circumstances.

I'm reading Michael Connelly's The late show. I'm not sure how I like it... I feel it misses something - Bosch maybe?


PS GreenBunny: I was happy to see you mention Sara Paretsky. I've read all her books more than once
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:46 AM
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I'm reading We Were the Lucky Ones. It's good, but heavy so it's taking some time. It's about a Jewish family from Poland during the war.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:15 AM
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Just finished The Girl With Seven Names, about a young woman who escaped North Korea.

I'm finally getting to Glass Houses and enjoying it. I have heard wonderful things about A Gentleman in Moscow and have it reserved at my library.

Since hearing the Nobel prize announcements, I've promised myself to try The Buried Giant again.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:17 AM
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I love these threads because today I was looking for something to read. However, it took me going through the first 9 replies before I found one of the recommended titles available for my kindle through my state's online library. I guess they are pretty popular titles! I ended up with The Widow. I'm pretty beat from having company this weekend (yay!) and not sleeping well last night (boo!) so I am headed to the front porch hammock to enjoy this bizarre 80 degree NH day while DD and BF are off apple picking. I might read a few pages before the nap hits
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:32 AM
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I'm reading Faith by Jennifer Haigh. It's a fictional novel about a Catholic priest who finds himself among the accused in Boston during the scandal in their archdiocese in 2002.
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:04 PM
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I just finished the first Harry Potter book & am going to try to get through as many as I can before our family trip to Universal Studios.

My teens read & liked the series long ago. I'm late to the party & reading so I can appreciate the Harry Potter parts of the park more.

Hubby is "too busy to read" and is waiting until we watch the movies. (I don't want to watch them till I've read the books. lol)
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