Thursday, August 25, 2016

Read any good books lately?

Read any good books lately? I could really go for a good story. 
Leave your suggestions in the Comments.
Here are some that I enjoyed and you might like too:
1. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
2. Dead Wake, The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
3. The Geography of Genius, A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Eric Weiner
4. The Boys in the Boat, Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
5. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
6. The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer
7. Gilead: A Novel, Marilynne Robinson
8. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
9. The Invisible Hand, R. C. Sproul
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
11. Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger
12. Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
13. Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
14. Abba's Child, Brennan Manning
15. The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis


imquilternity said...

These are some of the most recent books I've read and enjoyed...

The Secret Keeper / Kate Morton
A Fall of Marigolds / Susan Meissner
What She Left Behind / Ellen Marie Wiseman
The Life We Bury / Allen Eskens
Take Me With You / Catherine Ryan Hyde
The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins
Travelling to Infinity : My Life With Stephen / Jane Hawking
Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail / Cheryl Strayed

I also read Ordinary Grace and loved it.

Dolores said...

Any Louise Penny novels.
Right now I am reading 'Chambers of Death: a Medieval Mystery by Priscilla Royal.
Any Lee Child or David Baldacci novels.

I'm thinking of re-reading all of the Ian Fleming James Bond novels from the beginning and going in order.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Thanks for the list. Some I have read, the rest will go on my "list".

Carol said...

Right now I'm enjoying Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. I'll have to check out some from your list.

Nifty Quilts said...

Thank you! I love book recommendations. I've also enjoyed some on your list. A couple of my all-time favorites:

Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

Charming bubble 52 said...

Angle of Repose is one of my top ten ever. I felt fortunate to hear him speak at a literary event. I like Boys in the boat and being from Oregon wanted to really love it but I struggled to the end.

Sharon T said...

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

DianeY said...

Any and all by David Baldacchi

Kucki68 said...

The Biographer's Tale by AS Byatt
The Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast
A man called Ove by Frederik Backman (I loved the next one even more but there is two english titles so not sure I think My Grandmother sends regards and apologies)

JoAnne in southern California said...

I am pleased to see The Guernsey Literary and Pitato Peel Society on your list. Everyone should read that book. I loved it. I've read so many books lately that I'm not sure which ones I would recommend. I'll think a little about that. This is a great topic, Karen, thank you!

The most recent book I read was Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree. Honestly, I was eager to get to the end, to get It over with. Had it not been written by Bradbury, I would have given up after about ten pages. Maybe it's just me. Disney made a film of that book. I'm baffled.

Barb said...

fun to read all the suggestions. I have read most of your list and many are favorites.
Here are mine:

A fine Balance
The Poisonwood Bible
The Things they Carried
Balzac and the little chinese seamstress
Life after Life

and my favorite book: Moby Dick

Selvage Quilter said...

Thanks so much for all the good suggestions! This should keep me busy reading for a while!

June Calender said...

Many good suggestions (quite a few I've read) I'd add Annie Proleux'**That Old Black Magic** and say, don't be afraid of poetry, anything by Mary Oliver or Billie Collings (two time US poet laureate) will br understandable and will gently and sometime with a smile lead you into a way of paying attention to the world that will widen your appreciation of literature.