You would think, since I am a librarian, that I read a lot. And these days you would be right – I’ve been reading up a storm. Or, at least, a storm for me. I think it’s partially because I love the Kindle app on my iPad but I think it’s mostly because of GoodReads. I get a daily email telling me what my friends are reading as well as their recommendations and reviews and this has really made a big difference in getting me excited about reading again. And so, today’s Ten On Tuesday topic is a list of the Last 10 Books I Have Read.
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This is really a short story but boy does it make an impression.
- Frances & Bernard by Carlene Bauer. It’s been a long time since I have read an epistolary novel and I must say I truly enjoyed this one.
- The Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. The Hannah Swenson mystery series are a guilty pleasure for me. Very simple but pretty entertaining and with recipes, too.
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I enjoyed this very much. It’s long but the characters are like real people and the story is good. Not as good as The Little Friend . . . but worth reading.
- Wonder by R.J. Pallacio. This is a juvenile fiction title that, in the words of my friend and colleague, everyone should read. Everyone. It won’t take much time, I read it in a day, but it will change the way you look at the world.
- Visitation Street by Ivy Pochada. It took me a while to get into the story but once I did I was hooked and I couldn’t wait to find out what.really.happened.
- The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian. I am a huge fan of Bohjalian’s and somehow I missed this title when it first came out. It’s fairly similar to Midwives but that’s not a bad thing at all.
- The Man in the Window by Jon Cohen. This is a Nancy Pearl recommendation and I loved it. It actually prompted me to start a very small book club with a few close friends and I’m grateful for that.
- W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton. Can you believe the alphabet mysteries aren’t done yet? I feel like I’ve been reading Kinsey Millhone stories my whole life. I’ll be said when she finally reaches Z.
- Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb. I got this free on Amazon and it was a good holiday story but nothing great. Certainly nothing like She’s Come Undone or I Know This Much is True.
Turns out, those are all the books I have read so far this year. I have to admit that I liked the way that worked out. If you wrote a post today then please add your link below and if you want to receive an email with the Ten On Tuesday topic every Monday, click here to sign up.