Friday, January 20, 2017

One More Page

It's been a while since I chimed in on what I've been reading and I'm always reading something.  I've generally got 3 books going at once. I'm usually listening to an audio book, reading something on my Kindle, and as much as I enjoy those mediums, I am still a big fan of actual books and always have one of those on my bedside table.

Last year I joined the 2016 Reading Challenge presented from The Modern Mrs. Darcy. I read everything on that list with the exception of War and Peace. That was my 'book that intimidates you'. The intimidation continues. I started it, but it just hasn't captured my attention yet, but I'm going to give it the old college try once again.

Today I'm sharing a few titles I really enjoyed in the past 6 months or so:

The The Lake House by Kate Morton.

Just finished this one. I listened to it on audio and LOVED it. Great story, loved the narrator's accent, the well-developed characters and probably one of my all time favorites although that  list is pretty long. This isn't a classic, but a really good read.

I'm presently listening to Quail Crossings and so far, it's getting two thumbs up too.

I read Still Life, the first in a series by Louise Penny and am looking forward to reading the next installment. I like mystery and suspense, but I do not like gore and bad language, and this has neither.

I also enjoyed A Man Called Ove,

 loved The Nightingale,

The Life We Bury 

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Ordinary Grace

The Noticer

Just seems like I've been picking up stories I've really enjoyed lately. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and News of the World are up next!


Tired Teacher said...

I have several of these on my audio playlist. Good to hear you liked them

Janet O. said...

Ah, quite a list! I wish I could do audio books, but my mind wanders. : (
I read on my tablet and on good old-fashioned books.
War and Peace intimidates me, too. I have read a lot of classics, but not that one.
The only book on your list that I have read is The Noticer. My son loaned it to me and I really enjoyed it.

Judy Laquidara said...

Thanks for the recommendations/reviews. I was thinking about doing the book challenge this year. I guess if I'm going to do it, now is the time.

Dorian said...

Hi Karin, I'm a long time big reader too :) I enjoyed Lake house, I love the Louise Penny series (am waiting for her latest at the library) and enjoyed Ordinary Grace (this writer also has a series that is pretty good, although has a bit of blood and gore, but not too much). Along these lines I also enjoy Victoria Thompson (she writes about a mid-wife in the the Victorian era that 'helps' the police with investigations), and Charles Todd (this Mom/Son team have two series which are both very good if you like mysteries around the WW2 era). Thanks for sharing what you're reading.

Ranch wife said...

I really enjoyed News of the World! It wasn't very long but I loved it! Lots of good recommendations!

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