Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ten on Tuesday- Books

A bit ago Valerie updated her blog with a Ten on Tuesday list of books that have stayed with you long after they've been read.. Now this sort of post always appeals to me. I love book lists, I love piles of books and at least a page of unread titles waiting on my Kindle. It is quite challenging to pare down a list of memorable books but this is what you got! I'm not going to elaborate on them except for the first one, Beautiful Joe, which is the book for me that would be at the top of any list.  I have included  links to Amazon  for all the books so you can read the short blurb and reviews and decide for yourself if they are something you would like or not.

Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders

When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCathy
In all honesty, you can't go wrong with any of McCarthy's books!

In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
again, any of P. Theroux's travel writing old and new, could be listed here.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Now there were many books left off this list. Classics by Steinbeck, Dickens, Hemingway, and a whole host of other books. In fact, looking back I may read a lot but my counting skills are lacking I guess, I've slipped in an eleventh book. Oh MY!

Parting shot. Squirrel!
And this little guy was yelling out "Cat!" for about 45 minutes from this branch.


  1. It's always interesting to see what other folks are reading. I think you can tell a lot about someone that way.

  2. Bill Bryson has a way with writing a variety of subjects. I loved In A Sunburned Country, A Walk in the Woods, Made in America all good.

  3. That's a great idea to come up with a book list. I love reading and I'm always looking for a good book to add to my list.

  4. Oh Theresa...I had forgotten about Beautiful Joe. My copy had a portrait of a boxer with a nip out of her ear. It was some months after we had to put our boxer, Lady, down because of distemper. I must have been 9 or 10.

    Also agree with you on The Sparrow, The Art of Racing in the Rain, In a Sunburned Country, and The Night Circus.

    Have not read any Cormac McCarthy, so must add to my list.

    Have you read Brysons One Summer: America, 1927? Must add The Worst Hard time to my list since I've been immersed in early 20th century nonfiction this year.

    Dog books: Have you read any Jon Katz? Here's his list:
    I loved Izzy & Lenore.

    Sigh...so many books....

  5. I'll have to take a closer look at this list. I've not read any of them but I adore the humour of W. Bruce Cameron. Thanks for these.

  6. Great list. I love Bryson and Theroux, will check out the rest. I love sharing book titles~

  7. Yay! I love book suggestions! Wishlisting commence!