In Like A Lion

☆ 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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45 Responses to “In Like A Lion”

  1. Dannan
    March 7th, 2017 @ 8:02 am

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Magical, scary, and lovely story.

  2. janaki
    March 7th, 2017 @ 8:31 am

    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

  3. Amy
    March 7th, 2017 @ 8:34 am

    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

  4. Monika
    March 7th, 2017 @ 8:41 am

    Barkskins, Annie Prouxl

  5. Caitlin Sullivan
    March 7th, 2017 @ 9:20 am

    Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake.
    Hoowee. It just LIVES in you afterward…

    http://annpancake.blogspot.com/2007/03/published-works.html

  6. Betsy
    March 7th, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

  7. Claudia
    March 7th, 2017 @ 10:29 am

    The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
    Here if You Need Me – Kate Braestrup

  8. Lindsay in Oregon
    March 7th, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
    Seriously one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read.

  9. Elizabeth
    March 7th, 2017 @ 11:49 am

    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.

  10. judy
    March 7th, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    The Light Between Oceans – author escapes me right now.

  11. Patr
    March 7th, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    Duma Key by King
    Any of the Harry Dresden books

  12. MollyT
    March 7th, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

    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.

  13. rockeyroad
    March 7th, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

    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!

  14. Chris
    March 7th, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

    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

  15. Nova Lockhart
    March 7th, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

    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

  16. Steve Penney
    March 7th, 2017 @ 8:50 pm

    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
    Brene Brown

    Best Wishes

  17. Lindsay in Oregon
    March 7th, 2017 @ 8:59 pm

    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!

  18. rockrat
    March 8th, 2017 @ 7:48 am

    “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.

  19. Kathleen
    March 8th, 2017 @ 8:55 am

    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.

  20. lynn
    March 8th, 2017 @ 11:35 am

    Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

  21. judy
    March 8th, 2017 @ 11:59 am

    Lindsay – just be sure to have tissues available while reading. I did see the movie but thought the book was better.

  22. Martha
    March 8th, 2017 @ 12:25 pm

    Stable Relationship by Anna Blake.
    Last Chain on Billie by Carol Bradley

  23. Martha
    March 8th, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

    One more: Bark if You Love Me by Louise Bernikow

  24. Leslie
    March 8th, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

    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

  25. Kelley Rico
    March 9th, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

    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.

  26. Kathleen Gilbert
    March 9th, 2017 @ 4:40 pm

    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!

  27. Judy Walker
    March 10th, 2017 @ 11:20 am

    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.

  28. Ticia
    March 11th, 2017 @ 6:33 am

    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.”

  29. Diane
    March 11th, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

    “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).

  30. Hallan
    March 12th, 2017 @ 6:41 am

    “Homer’s Odyssey”, by Gwen Cooper

  31. andrea
    March 12th, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

    Euphoria by Lily King

    Hold Still by Sally Mann

    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    And I’ll second the ARt of Fielding – loved it.

  32. andrea
    March 12th, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    Oh.. and

    H is for Hawk

  33. Nicole Daniel
    March 13th, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

    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.

  34. Ellen
    March 13th, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

    The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  35. cheryl
    March 14th, 2017 @ 8:06 am

    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

  36. Barbara
    March 15th, 2017 @ 5:15 am

    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.

  37. Tracey
    March 15th, 2017 @ 6:53 am

    I’m almost finished “Himself” by Jess Kidd, Irish murder/mystery with ghosts playing a part in the novel….wonderful!

  38. judy
    March 15th, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

    One other wonderful book I recently read: News of the World by Paulette Jiles – highly recommended.

  39. BEVERLY MURPHY
    March 16th, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    ‘This is How it Always Is’ by Laurie Frankel.

  40. Kat Thornton
    March 18th, 2017 @ 10:55 am

    SPQR by Mary Beard. I love history and highly recommend her narrative style. Happy reading!

  41. Kit
    March 21st, 2017 @ 8:33 pm

    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)

  42. Nancey
    March 31st, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    All The Birds… Singing

    by Evyie Wild

    haunting, beautiful, heartbreaking. Set in the countryside of cold rainy Wales, a sheep shearer (woman). So in love with this writing.

  43. Jane
    April 2nd, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

    The Wolf Road

  44. Liz in Utah
    April 4th, 2017 @ 11:36 am

    Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. oompf.. the writing is amazing.

    Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Spare and beautiful. He knew he was dying when he wrote it. Set in small town Colorado.

  45. Nicole
    May 1st, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

    “Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It’s actually a YA or middle reader book but its a great story! A quick read but completely enjoyable.

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