Books I’ve Been Reading

Things are pretty quiet around here this week. And you know what quiet is good for? Reading. Here are the books I’ve finished since we last discussed books. Which, by the way, was in mid August when I announced my book bingo cover all.

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  1. Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler
  2. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
  3. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  4. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  5. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  7. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  8. Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

All links go to my GoodReads page where you can read what I thought of each book. A mixed bag, there.

What are you reading these days?

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  1. says

    Ahh. You’ve got some great books on that list! (And some. . . maybe not so much.) I’m reading The Portable Veblen right now . . . after waiting for it on Overdrive for FOUR MONTHS! Now that I’ve finally got it on my iPad, I’ve got to Drop Everything And READ! XO

  2. Robby says

    Why did I not become a librarian? One of the few jobs where reading a lot could be considered part of your work! Maybe if the library I gerw up in (seriously, for at least 15 years after I moved away the librarians still knew me by name if I wandered in) wasn’t a gorgeous as yours though. Maybe that’s where I got confused about the perks.

  3. says

    Hi Carole! I’ve read all the Louise Penny books (except the latest which I cannot wait for!!) and loved them all. Also read Pax this summer and agree completely with your review. And, I’m in line for Lucy Barton (behind “X” people at my library). Your review of the Night Circus is really the first positive one I’ve read! I may have to give it a try. I can’t get into the Diana G. books or Liane M. books. I got halfway through H is for Hawk recently but gave up — for me it was too much about T H White and less about hawks. Just started The Last Painting of Sara De Vos (Dominic Smith) and am enjoying so far.

  4. says

    I also see a couple of my favorites on your list (along with some not-so-favored). I’m reading The Last Days of Night and Springsteen’s Born to Run. He writes sentences that read almost like lyrics!

  5. Jo says

    Okay, I am a dingbat who doesn’t know how to go about accessing your GoodReads page. I agree with the earlie comment about being a librarian–it seems like a great job for a reader.

  6. says

    I finished 11/22/63 yesterday at 6:00 for 7:00 book group! I liked it. I’ve got an hour left of listening to The Nightingale and a blown up iphone so that may be a wait as I re-activate the old phone for vacation and don’t have any idea what will come forward. (Real problems I know…) Loaded The Guest Room last night and had hoped for L. Penny’s #1 but there are still 4 ahead of me! And…the Guernsey Potato ladies too. So many good books in the world! :-) I’m checking your list out right now!

  7. says

    I’m going to read Frankenstein in October (perfect-no?) and I’m listening to The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. I loved Louise Penny’s new one (A Great Reckoning) and Amor Towles new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (which I recommend and think you’ll like).

  8. Linda says

    I’m reading the newest Louise Penny book right now! Did you see where her husband recently passed away? so sad… he was such a sweet man.
    I also have Truly Madly Guilty started and need to get back to it. Actually, I have about 25 books going right now (maybe more)!!

    Linda in VA

  9. Lydia S says

    I’m reading Louise Penny’s Still Life [loving it] Carol O’Connell Blind Sigh [I so love Mallory], and Tana French The Likeness.

  10. christi in ma says

    I’m on the list at the library for Truly Madly Guilty.
    I should get back into the Louise Penny series. The audiobooks are wonderful.

    I’m currently listening to Landline by Rainbow Rowell and reading What She Knew by Gily Macmillan. Both are very good so far.