What is everyone reading this week?
Brene Browns Rising Strong! Just starting!
LOL Dark Places. Dark cover!!!
I’m halfway through Shadow of Night (bk 2 in the Discovery of Witches trilogy by Deborah Harkness)
Just finished The Ninth Hour and started Forgotten Garden.
I’m in the process of trying to find something lighthearted and easy to read.. I’m kind of in a readers rut..
Try a Christopher Moore book.
@Howard thank you.
I’m back and forth between IT and A Lion Among Men
I’m in the middle of re-reading IT
The Girls of Atomic City
Just read that… very good.
I’m 3/4 of the way through it. It’s ok, but a bit slow.
there’s someone inside your house
WHERE?! (Sorry, couldn’t resist ??)
Wizard and Glass
Probably my favourite book in the series and was talking about it to a friend today.
reading Everything Everything and listening to in the car Hiss and Hers (and Agatha Raisin mystery)
The Man Called Ove
On my list
The spy….Paulo Coelho
❤️ Linda Dix have you read the others? Mist and Fury, Wings and Ruin?
Is this a good and exciting series?
I’ll have to check her. I’ve always wanted to but wasn’t ever sure.
@Kara Oh you can be sure!!!! =)
I just read a preview and I will be picking up the first of the series tomorrow
@Polly yes I have and I’m on Mist & Fury now ?.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Love this book! I hope you’re enjoying it!
@Kim finished it today and loved it!
Hoping to get this from the library soon!
Me too! Pretty far down the list. Just watch IT, so good!
Next on my list!
Atonement, by Ian McEwan
News of the World
Just read it, such a sweet book. Have you read Lonesome Dove?
I loved lonesome dove! I think I read it 20 years ago. I may need to pull it out for a re-read after this.
@Claudia I listened to it on audio my second time through on a long car trip. Will Patton is a good reader…
The Nightingale… and loving it!
The Passage by Justin Cronin for the 2nd weekend in a row. It just gets better and better!
The Alice Network
Windfree by Pat LaVigne
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
1. Do Not Say We Have Nothing 2. Station Eleven 3. Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies 4. Born a Crime I just finished Pediatric Nursing, and I’m trying to cram in all the reading I can before Community Nursing begins. LOL
Listened to Born a Crime, so good! Loved Station Eleven too. If you like dystopian books Bird Box by Josh Malerman is great too ?❤️?
@Carolyn I have Born a Crime on audio too! I’m super excited to start it. And I read Bird Box when it first came out and LOVED it! I’m also reading his novella The House at the Bottom of a Lake. Have you read Mad Black Wheel yet?
@Michelle Just saw it on one of my book sites and ordered from the library! We must be book sisters ???
@Carolyn sounds like it. 😉
Joyfully His by Jamie Beck
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
I love Sarah pekkanen. It says not released until 2018. How are you reading this? Advanced copy? I’m so jealous! ?
Yes!!! Goodreads “First reads” giveaway. I wasn’t familiar with either author, but I thought the premise sounded interesting. I’m about 25% in, and I’m really enjoying it.
@Jennifer, which one of her books was your favorite? I haven’t read any and thought I’d give her a whirl…
@Becky The Best of Us and Things You Won’t Say are my favorites. I just bought her newest The Perfect Neighbors, but I haven’t started it yet. These Girls is another really good one.
Awesome, thanks! I just put The Best of Us on hold at my library. It was available!
Last week’s book! ?
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Not just a worthwhile story, but she is an excellent writer.
The Seventh Plague.
Just started The Last Anniversary by moriarty
Best Day Ever
Rereading Jane Austin currently on Sense and Sensibility
Jodi picoult change of heart
The Secret Lives of Introverts
The Professor and the Madman
Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. It’s really good.
on my list!
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, It by King
In French: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Animal Farm. In English: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.
I’m learning Spanish and my grandmother recommended I read HP in Spanish because I already know the story by heart!
Lots of people use Harry Potter for language learning, often because they’re already so familiar with the books. I’m listening to the French audiobooks while reading them.
I’ll give it a try down the road; Abuelita will be thrilled ?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 20 pages in and I’m already hooked!
‘Lives Other Than My Own: A Memoir’. Very unusual. Worthwhile.
Finishing In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden. Next up is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.
Brede is great.
Informers by Ellis
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; Secrets in Death by JD Robb
Helen Ross: What Was Mine
Please say if you like the book you are reading!!!
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
Ian McEwan’s ‘The Children Act’, and I was gripped from the outset.
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson.
I Started all This The life of Dr. William Worrall Mayo
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase. Very good. Recommended if you are a fan of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and Jane Eyre.
The chemist by Stephanie Meyer
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke and Robert Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins.
i recently read The Essex Serpent and yes, i really enjoyed it. not reading at the moment due to the flu.
I just finished it too. It took me a while to get into to but I really enjoyed it.
@Alison may i tell you my personal conclusion about Cora?
@Thania , yes I would love to know your thoughts.
even though the Essex Serpent turned out to be no true monster, I personally label Cora as the Serpent. After her arrival in Essex, the children realized that it was actually possible for the serpent to be a real one, that not even charms nor spells could fight. She also caused a minister to stray from his wife. She occupied most of his mind and heart. Yes, Will is a very weak man. I’m very glad that Stella survived and that Cora left. I’m very glad that everyone was able to move on with their lives.
That’s an interesting observation and I like it. Cora as the serpent in the Garden of Eden tempting with the tree of knowledge. However I don’t see her as evil in any way, just flawed & complicated as are others. And I’m not sure that her connection with Will is really over given the last line of the book. I enjoyed the tension between faith and science as well as the search for truth in both the natural world and in the essential motivations of the characters.
So true. I didn’t think Cora evil, but it’s sad that in the end she wouldn’t let him go. She’s supposed to be Stella’s friend, yet she continues to egg on a “lovers'” relationship with Will. I keep hoping that he burned that letter.
Jodi Picoult keeping faith
The Scarred Woman (A Department Q Novel) by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. It’s really good.
Mrs. De Winter (the sequel to Rebecca). I just finished All the Light We Cannot See
I LOVED “All the Light We Cannot See”. Your thoughts?
I really liked the story line! The only complaint I had was the jumping around. It made it a bit of a harder read to have to remember where each character was in each timeline. I thought if they’d just told a little more of each character during that timeline thsn jumping around after only 2 pages it’d have been easier to follow. But I really loved the story!
I listened to it, so I didn’t realize some of the sections were only a couple of pages long.
Yes. It averaged about 2 pgs for each time they talked about a character until they talked about a new one. If they’d done each characters story in that “chapter” together I could’ve finished it in a few days but I had to really think about where I was each time and it took me a little over a week to read.
It made me cry :'(
Gonna give, The Book Thief, a whirl.
Get out the tissue…………
Black hills by Nora roberts
Long Way Gone Charles Martin
The Devil You Know by Trish Doller. I’m not sure if I’m quite into it but I’m already committed to it.
Just started 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal’s autobiography. Did you know one of his aunts was the Marjorie the book Marjorie Morningstar was modeled on?
I didn’t know that!
I loved Still Foolin’ ’em!!! The audiobook read by Billy himself. It was delightful and fun and sweet and sometimes brought tears to my eyes. He referenced 700 Sundays several times.
Will have to get it!
The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs. It’s really sad but really good.
From Notting hill with love
The Book of Dust
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Watchtower by Elizabeth Harrower. Second reading of a sadly forgotten Australian classic
Truly Madly Guilty
The mountain between usb
Just finished fireproof and starting extremely loud and incredibly closely
Defy by LJ Shen
The Water is Wide Pat @Conroy
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy for my book group selection and Testimony by Scott Turow. Non-fiction Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin.
Before We Were Yours Great book!
Song of Achilles
Pachinko by Lee. So far enjoying it. About half read
Listening to: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright; currently reading: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer; to start reading tonight: the Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (I have never read this book. My son is reading it for class so I often read his books so we can discuss them.)
Skinny me. Charlene Carr
Just got “Sons and Soldiers.”
Just finished Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Now reading Stuart Woods’ Below the Belt. Tomorrow will be Stuart Woods’ Fast & Loose.
The Aviator’s Wife
Smoke & Bone by Leigh Bardough
Camino Island by Grisham reading it slower than most of his books
I read it while staying on Amelia Island which the book is said to be based on… even visited the bookstore downtown! I think that connection added to how much I loved the book
Eccentric Neighborhoods byRosario Ferre.
I finished that last week. Thoughts?
i like it so far. It is pretty classic Dan Brown. He has a formula.
Collared by David Rosenfelt?
Agatha Christie’s…And Then There Were None!??
One of my favorites!
Just finished The Samurai’s Garden, and am trying to decide on the next one to start. ?
I own it but haven’t read it yet. What did you think?
@Alison, I really enjoyed it. Not a fast read for me, mostly because it was lovely and evocative, and I wanted to savor it. And I lingered over the last twenty pages or so, because I wasn’t ready to let go of the characters yet. I hope you enjoy it.
@Stacy thanks. I’m excited to read it now. I’ll move it off the shelf and onto my read next stack.
Just started “Stories I’d Tell in Bars” by Jen Lancaster.
I’m switching back and forth between Redshirts by John Scalzi and The 120 Days of Sodom by de Sade.
Almost finished with Orange is the New Black and up next is Anna Farris’ book Unqualified
John Grishams new one, Rooster Bar.
Are you liking it? Elsewhere someone was not.
I’ve liked it so far( about a hundred pages). Don’t think anything can live up to some of his early classics but I like it.
A Wise Man’s Fear
Have you read it, @Polly?
@Tee Oh yes (also, The Name of the Wind…and was so proud of myself! Two of the longest books I’d ever read at the time!)
Zamokuhle Mbhele Patrick Rothfuss.
The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser about the largest art theft in the world and The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen.
Reading Furiously Happy and listening to A Man in Moscow. Both are amusing in entirely different ways.
Liar and The Little Book Shop in Paris
I just bought The Little Book Shop in Paris. How do you like it?
It takes me into another world…love it so far.
A Woman Found Dead in a Farmhouse, a Titan Trilogy, I’m on the last book. TJ Brearton
Starting this tonight….
My favorite book so far this year!! LOVED IT!
It’s so good!
“Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine”
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Starting the new book by Wiley Cash, “The Last Ballad”.
Startng audiobook “Hamilton:The Revolution” by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Finished audiobook “Slash and Burn” by Colin Cotterill. (4 stars)
Finished “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris. (3.5 stars)
Lincoln In The Bardo
Curious to hear what you think of it. It’s on my list. Also can’t decide whether to read it or listen to it
Half in. Described as experimental and it is certainly strange, but Saunders knows his way around a sentence and I won’t sleep until I know the end. All in.
@Krista you are welcome!
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich.
A Column of Fire
Swan Song. My new favorite book ?
Who is the author, please? I would like to look it up and there are a few.
Robert McCammon. It’s a long book, but worth it.
The known world
4,3,2,1… HIDEOUSLY LONG BUT COMPELLING.
Is the second part in the title? ? I added it to my list.
The Hate U Give and The Night Gardner
Bag of Bones by Stephen King.
Survivor by @Kayla
Holy Rover by Lori Erickson.
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
The Silent Corner, Dean Koontz’s latest. Riveting!
A Little Life and The Big Green Tent
The wasp factory
Family lawyer, Patterson
Never let me go
We Were Eight Years in Power
Next on my list.
The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
“Gone Bamboo” by Anthony Bourdain.
‘Babylon’s Ashes’ by James S.A. Corey. ‘Firebird’ by Jack McDevitt. ‘Raft’ by Simon Baxter. ‘Pandora’s Star’ by Peter F. Hamilton. ‘Alliance of Equals’ by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Star Trek: Seekers book 4, ‘All that’s Left’ by Dayton Ward.
Gone with the Wind
The Rosie Project
Me too! For the second time…
Soon I Will be Invincible
outlander 1st 🙂
The Book Thief
PATHS OF GROLY BY JEFREY ACHER
On the third book of The cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts
Just started “My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” by Fredrik Backman
The Boys in the Boat
One of my favorite books. I recommend it to everyone, when we talk about books. Even my dentist!
Turner House by Angela Flournoy for my book group, Testimony by Scott Turow and Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin…
Just about to start a new Edward Marston the raiway detective, forgotten the title and its upstairs its set at Xmas
The day I stopped drinking milk by Sudha Murthy .Awesome book madly love with that one
Beauty S. King
Just finished ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies.’ Really liked it. Now what next?
The tigers wife
What do you think of it so far? I’ll be curious to see what you think of the ending.
Enjoying this so far! I’m reading two books at once, I haven’t done this in years, so may take longer than normal 🙂
Crazy Rich Asian
I enjoyed that one. Happy reading .
A book of Vampire short stories!
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout. Novel about Mallory’s attempt to summit Everest. Excellent!
The hate u give
How is it. It is on my list
My Brother Michael (old paperback). Off to library today to replenish stack.
Swords in the Hands of Children, Jonathan Lerner
The Bartender’s Tale, by Ivan Doig. November book club selection.
I always read two or more books at the same time… but now the most important ones are Hygge by Meik Wiking and A remény hajnala (a hungarian book) by Anne L. Green. <3
Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.
Life after Life
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and The Autobiography of Malcolm X
A Gentleman in Moscow
How do you like it?
@Laura I like it
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks-not sure if I like it yet. I love all the other books I’ve read by her, however.
Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
Murder of crows by Anne bishop
What a beautifully composed photo.
@Alison thanks a lot. Is from my bookstagram
The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin and Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd.
The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon. It is a unique read.
@Chinelo by @Chinelo.. its really good
A Dragon of ash and stars
I would be filled with gratitude if you would consider reading my book Still I Rise: the Persistence of Phenomenal Women
Thanks for your solidarity.
Sure mam its our pleasure
Trying to finish Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. I love it, just keep getting sidetracked. It has me laughing out loud in bed last night!
Sometimes a Great Notion
Glass Houses by Louise Penny.
For my book group I’m reading Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers.
Small Great Things by Jodi P (wow, some read)
A diverse mix, Kara: “Grant” “Mrs. Miniver” “A Thousand Sighs, a Thousand Revolts” “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”.
Dark road to Darjeeling;Deanna Raybourn
Just started A Gentleman in Moscow and am already in love with the main character.
Re-reading A Wrinkle in Time
I can’t wait til SmallChild is old enough!
Y is for Yesterday with Born A Crime next up.
House Rules by Jodi Picoult, very good!!!
Just picked up Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker after watching the netflix series
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie.
Midnight Riot (found the recommendation here).
Ooohh… That’s been on my TBR pile for quite awhile now. Please let me know how you like it!
@Krista I really like what I’ve read so far. My schedule is not letting me binge on it (report card season for me). For someone else it’s probably a quick fun read.
Wow, I read that many years ago, and I remember I loved it. I may just try reading it again, considering I am a very different person today. 🙂 Enjoy it!
@Linda thank you! It’s been a while since I’ve read The Celestine Prophecy…but I think I’m ready for this now. ?
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
The Bear by William Faulkner
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. I recently read Celine and absolutely loved it so I have high hopes for this one.
Loved Dog Stars!!!
Loved it, too!
The Glass Castle
The 3rd Outlander book; getting really put off with all the green eyes…
i’m stocked reading “when breath becomes air by paul kalanithi ” 3weeks now
I loved this book!
Such a great book…
i’m on my way to say this words like what Abraham said “After many tries—and after some decades—the book finally revealed itself to me. ” ?
Reading All About Love for a Femenist Book Club. So far so good.
The Yellow Envelope
I recently read that after seeing her speak at a book store. What do you think?
The Girl from Spaceship Earth – A true and truly compelling story about lost wisdom that can still save us. I’m also reading the masterful Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (corrected).
Walter Isaacson’s new bipgraphy of Leonardo da Vinci? (not Jacobson)
How are you liking it?
Yes, sorry. I will fix it!
I just want others to be able to discover it too. It’s towards the top of my TBR stack. ?
Sapiens (Harari), Say You’re Sorry (Leigh), and Jubilee Trail (Bristow) — just because I’m a on a 3 day break from school.
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell. So good.
Just finished Bastard /M.A. King. Very good memoir.
Just finished this! What do you think?
Kind of a strange book .. I Like The History … But I’m still Reading I Start Yesterday ,, @Mikah
It’s definitely not like anything I’ve ever read before. Very sad story, but I liked the writing.
My Friends force Me To Read This ….. so I want Finish … Some Here I like Writing … but I want How It End … How Connect With her Family…….
I hope you find it worth your time. Happy reading 🙂
Thank You @Mikah…
Artemis by Andy Weir. It isn’t out until November but I won’t an advanced copy from Goodreads.
I really like Camilla Lackberg!
Bastard /M.A. King. Good memoir!
I have not read that one. Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel are my top favorite books of al time. How do you rate this one?
Starting it today. Will keep you posted as soon as I end it ?
How is it?
Not brilliantly written but enjoyable and engaging
Just finished Americanah and loved it. Just started The Book that matters most by Ann Hood.
A Good Country
The Thirteenth Tale
A new Stuart MacBride short story!!! Along with a few others. 😉
I am reading The Laws of Gravity for a book club choice…so far, very good!
Very random book I picked up
Read Millie’s Fling. It was good
The Witches by Roald Dahl and The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie; listening to Coraline by Neil Gaiman…getting my spook on for Halloween ✌?❤️??
Two books, “Origin” by Dan Brown and “The Book Thief” by Markus Zuszak.
Just started The Hate U Give
I just finished Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, and I’m starting The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight.
So far so good ?. I can relate to the location in the book seeing how I was stationed overseas. The author opened up pandora’s box so to speak on the overseas lifestyle of some who deploy or choose to work overseas
The reincarnation of Peter proud
That’s my former son in law. He’s alive and well.
The most recent Amos Decker novels, Philippians, DBT for BPD. (Oops!)
The Handmaid’s Tale
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro, and Good Poems selected by Garrison Keillor.
I recently read the original Frankenstein, also, and found it much more engaging than any cinematic experience. Especially when I learned some of the backstory!
Harry Potter #1. Should finish tomorrow if not tonight.
Still life by Dani Pettrey.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
I loved reading this book
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Just finished now its time to watch the movie. The movie is definitely in my top 5.
The Hearing Trumpet
Just starting The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis
Finishing The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.
Finally settled on a this beautiful book..?
I started Ripper by Isabel Allende.
Anyone reading a book capable of raising them from lesser to greater is “studying.” (my spin on Mortimer Adler)
I’ve had a few sherberts (its Saturday) but I think I understand. But I’m actually staying away from fiction for a bit because I easily procrastinate. I’m studying a masters in environmental management…??
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng–really good!
I have that in my TBR jar! ?
are you in the ARound the world bookclub? that’s what we’re reading for November
No, don’t know about that book club. I’m a solitary reader and reviewer.
Tell The Wolves I’m Home
Ooh, that was good! Enjoy!
Turtles All The Way Down!
Are you enjoying it?
My husband just bought that book for me.. let us know if you like it!
Sounds great on Amazon. I just reserved it.
Elinor Oliphant is completely fine.
Just finsihed The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and absolutely LOVED it! Next up is Saving the World by Julia Alvarez, then Home Front by Kristin Hannah for book club next weekend.
Thank you. I have been looking for a book to read that I already own. I will start reading Saving the World as well. Thank you again!
Just finished the first chapter. Loving it!
The new Amy Tan book/memoir
I’m really enjoying it. I’ve never read historical war-time fiction before.
Then you must read “All the Light We Cannot See”
That is also a WWII book?
Just finished The Girl Who was Taken….. Starting Outlander book 1
I’ve been wanting to try that series. Heard too many good things about it.
Sorry, I was flipping past this quickly and I thought it said Breaking Wind! 😉
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
My book group really liked this one. It gave a very different perspective than a lot of the books written in that time frame.
So far, really enjoying it.
On my TBR list!
Saving the World : excellent!
The Power of One. Unforgettable!
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent….a historical novel that takes place in Iceland. It is quite interesting….
I loved that book! Very dark, very different, very good!!!
Really enjoying this one!
The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell
Started another Julian Barnes this weekend. Love him: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28967444-the-noise-of-time
Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa.
I downloaded that one but haven’t read yet
Just started it. Humorous so far!
Just finished In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. It’s lovely and funny.
He’s one of my favorite authors.
I have literally read none of these books ? but thanks for the great ideas everyone!
That’s what I love about this group! So many great books to read I never would have known about! <3
I’m pretty open to reading anything. I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but I’m guilty of that at times!
@Ashley, one step away, but I’ll read anything rather than sit alone and stare at the wall. ?
Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
Great books to read: Joke books by Delphon Coker
The Letter by Kathryn Hughes
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