Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'm the Man for the Job

As requested, by popular demand, due to constant nagging... here is a list of some of my recent favorite books,in no particular order. I didn't do a list of my favorite classics, maybe if I am nagged? These are safe for book clubs and would be considered "clean reads" - as far as I can remember.I like all of them for different reasons but consider them all good literature and worth reading.

1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (long beautifully written book for dog lovers etc.)
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (a bit rough to start since letter style, British)
3. Hearts of Horses (horse whisperer gal during the war)
4. These is my Words (early settlers story)
5. The Bee Keepers Apprentice (Sherlock Holmes has a young girl neighbor)
6. Crocodile on the Sandbank ( British spinster goes to Egypt back in those days)
7. Austenland (light weight humorous story of a Jane Austen fan)
8. At Home in Mitford (begins a great series about a small town but can just read one)
9. The Book Thief ( some language but YA and great writing - death is the narrator)
10. Wish You Well (story of city children being raised in the Smoky Mountains)
11. The Persian Pickle Club (Persian Pickle is a quilt pattern so they are quilters)
12. A Long Way From Chicago (YA but funny for all ages about a grandma and grandkids)

Inspirational and Non-fictional
1. Left to Tell
2. Founding Mothers
3. Barefoot Heart
4. The Wednesday Letters
5. The Invisible Wall
6. The Zoo Keepers Wife

If you want to know what they are about, check my past blog reviews or if you are really lazy just go to Amazon and read the description. Of course that won't include my opinion but do what ya gotta do.


Heather said...

Thanks for the list and here is an official nag for the classics one. I'm not above constant nagging by the way.

Sarah said...

Did you leave Hearts of Horses at my apartment? I just read it (two days ago). Fantastic book. I thought maybe it came from my mom. Do you know if she read it?

Book Look Column Author said...

Maybe you STOLE it from your sister Rachel since I gave it to her for a thank you gift?! Ha Ha - I should have also given it to you. I don't know if your mom read it but I loved it so gave it to several people. Not well known, but critics loved it too - are you really posting at 2:51 AM?

Alyssa Coberly said...

thanks for the list :0)