☆ March 7, 2017
I was going to write a blog post but I read instead.
I just started A Man Called Ove.
Any great recs for the next?
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Magical, scary, and lovely story.
a wonderful book…enjoy. and the film is quite good too. there’s another, older scandanavian book called ‘out stealing horses’ that, while not the same, has a similar feel and structure. you might enjoy that. shreve, i’ve been ‘living’ with you and charlie since he was a pup and it’s a joy to be part of your farmalie’s lives. you may not remember me but i read your book when it was in manuscript form (for my work) and we had a wonderful conversation about it
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.
Barkskins, Annie Prouxl
Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake.
Hoowee. It just LIVES in you afterward…
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
Here if You Need Me – Kate Braestrup
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
Seriously one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read.
Oh man, I cried and cried at that book. Had to put it down while reading on a plane so people wouldn’t think I was falling apart. So good.
Have you read all of Wallace Stegner? He’s my all time favorite. I re-read Crossing to Safety every few years and get something new every time.
The Light Between Oceans – author escapes me right now.
Duma Key by King
Any of the Harry Dresden books
I just finished The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach and I hated to have it end. I just loved all of the characters so much. Currently reading The Triumph of Seeds, by Thor Hanson. In the queue: The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen,The Tattooed Soldier, Héctor Tobar, Alone on the Wall, Alex Honnold, and Sound of a Wild Snail Eating(Ya, I’m trying to read a wide variety of genres this year!) Also, if you haven’t read it already, Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance is a worthwhile read.
Not knowing much what you like to read, I will suggest the classic East of Eden, John Steinbeck. Timeless, unforgettable. My favorite book of all time, and I read A LOT.
Other fiction unforgettables:
Peachtree Road, Anne Rivers Siddons
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (not dorky at all)
Hard to answer…soooo subjective. very few of the books offered in the other comments appeal to me…although I did love All The Light You Cannot See.
I hope all is well with you!
That is our April selection for book club. Here are several we read:
“I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh
“Be Frank With Me” by Julia Claiborne Johnson
“Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult
Saw Charlie’s handsome photo on your Charlie Posts Every Tuesday I look for this wonderful fellow …. Hope you don’t mind, i have downloaded Charlie’s photos to my computer so I can use them as wallpaper
I have a few recommendations for books.
See what you think about:
“The River Why” by David James Duncan
“Merle’s Door” by Ted Kerasote
“Of Wolves And Men” by Barry Lopez
and lastly, “The Gifts Of Imperfection” by
Rockeyroad, I completely agree regarding East of Eden!! One of my all-time favorites!
Judy, The Light Between Oceans is by M.L. Stedman. I have it on my bookshelf right now but have yet to read it. I have heard good things about it, so I’m excited to eventually get to it!
“One day at a time”, book of affirmations by Hazeldean. If I read it like I need it, good stuff happens.
Can you make cub scout/guide neckers for your etsy shop? It’s a thing that holds the ends of the neckerchief together. Something bone, wood or metal with an animal on it. Maybe a young coyote.
I’m reading “All the light you cannot see” at the moment for my book club, and agree with the other posters about it. Very beautifully written. I also agree with Steve about Ted Kerasote’s “Merle’s Door” and also “Pukka’s Promise”. He’s over in Jackson if you haven’t heard of him before, so it’s set just West of you. Thank you to everyone for the recommendations, always looking for something to add to my list to read.
Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Lindsay – just be sure to have tissues available while reading. I did see the movie but thought the book was better.
Stable Relationship by Anna Blake.
Last Chain on Billie by Carol Bradley
One more: Bark if You Love Me by Louise Bernikow
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
that’s fascinating paired with Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
On Heroes and Tombs, Ernesto Sabato. I’ve lugged this around with me forever and finally am finishing it: really amazing. And All the LIght We Cannot See IS wonderful. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is suprisingly absorbing and instructive, long but not a difficult read.
All depends on your mood. Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior is a great story, especially if you enjoy seeing other cultures. Lisey’s Story is a totally underrated Stephen King novel. Even if you’re not a big King fan, you might like this one. If you’re feeling a bit unanchored, Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist is a masterpiece, though not very long. If you need a good laugh, any Discworld book by Terry Pratchett will lift your spirits, but one of my all-time favorites is Going Postal.
Now I have to go find all the other books people have listed here so I can read them too!
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, and don’t miss everything else Fredik Backman has written or will write! Thank you for starting this comment thread, I see a lot of my favorites mentioned and look forward to checking out ones I haven’t read.
I am working in an elementary/middle school and have been reading quite a bit of young adult fiction. It’s fairly quick reading but the quality of the story telling for many books is so satisfying. I just finished Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. A Newberry Honor book and on a lot of best book lists.
It’s gripping and certainly not a sugarcoated kid story and beautifully written. It’s set during WWII in a rural PA community. The heroine is a 12 year old girl. The cover says “It is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience and strength help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.”
“Behaving As If the God in All Life Mattered” by Machaelle Small Wright. It’s basically her life story and how she came to create a co-partnership with Nature Intelligence and eventually founded Perleandra (a Nature research center in Virginia).
“Homer’s Odyssey”, by Gwen Cooper
Euphoria by Lily King
Hold Still by Sally Mann
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
And I’ll second the ARt of Fielding – loved it.
H is for Hawk
Do you have a goodreads account? I love that site, it’s a bookworm’s heaven.
Highly recommend the YA series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Also anything by Diane Ackerman or David Abram.
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
I highly recommend The Paper Menagerie and other stories by Ken Liu.
beautifully written, liminal stories that continue to evoke a sense of wonder and empathy
If I could read only one book the rest of my life it would be A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I give you fair warning: after reading this there’s no where else to go. I never thought about reading “THE” book and forever more nothing would top it. This is that book.
I’m almost finished “Himself” by Jess Kidd, Irish murder/mystery with ghosts playing a part in the novel….wonderful!
One other wonderful book I recently read: News of the World by Paulette Jiles – highly recommended.
‘This is How it Always Is’ by Laurie Frankel.
SPQR by Mary Beard. I love history and highly recommend her narrative style. Happy reading!
Ove is in my top 5 favorite books of all time… I would also recommend My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, (also by Fredrik Backman)
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