Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hitting the Books

Well, finally the list of reading for those on the hunt for another author or title to try. This list goes back to mid January and I have to say, while many of the books are good reading, a lot are also easy breezy reading. After Miss Bea died, I simply wanted soothing light reading. Some spa treatment for the soul so to speak and some of my choices reflect that.

Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley was my first pick and I fell in love with the story. It has everything I like in a book, a little mystery, a good bit of well researched history, a touch of romance and a very well written story. I liked this one so much, I ended up reading every one of her books right in a row. Talk about a serial reader. I would finish one and immediately down load the next.  I think there are 6 or 7. While some were not quite as good as Winter Sea, I enjoyed them all. Marianna and The Shadowy Horses where other favorites by Ms. Kearsley.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo. This was not a light read and I struggled with the writing style, but was worth the effort.

Ever by My Side: A Memoir in Eight Pets by Nick Trout. A feel good read all around. Honest and heartfelt.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I need to try another book or two by Ms. Morton. I liked this one.

Rest Not in Peace by Mel Starr. Yes, a guilty pleasure. Mysteries set in medieval times. The Hugh De Singleton series has been a winner with me.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. A fun read. This series with Flavia De Luce is also on my list of authors to get back to.

Right now on the kindle is Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter. It is fascinating reading. I am about 2/3 through. What an eye opener. If you want to know what happens to all the stuff ( and I mean all, metal, wire, plastic and junk you never even thought of), that is recycled and where in the world it goes and how, THIS is the book.

I think that about covers it. All the books are available through Amazon and of course you can read all the reviews and decide for yourself if any are worth sitting down with.

Parting shot: Look! Up in the sky. SPIDER!!!


  1. Thank you for the recommendations. I'm always on the lookout for some good reads. LOVE the parting shot!!!!

  2. The Forgotten Garden was good, wasn't it? I'll add to my list from yours...thank you. Nice shot at the end.

  3. What a great list - thanks. I have the Katherine Boo book but all of a sudden all the Kindle holds I placed at the library have come in at once and since they're not renewable, they're what I'm reading now. After that, it'll be Boo :)

  4. Thanks for posting that list of books. I really the books by Kate Morton