I’m trying to remember all the books I have read over the last couple years. I didn’t think it was so many! And now that I have a Kindle, it seems like I’m reading more, faster.
I’ll add more titles as I remember them and maybe write a bit more about what I thought about the books.
This was a great book and I couldn’t put it down! Not being from the South, I have now been educated, by this book’s author, about Jim Crow laws and the insidious nature of the “race” issue. It has helped me see this from several perspectives. The book’s story takes place in the 60’s in Mississippi as “the times they are a’changing.” There are several plots woven through the story and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.
My Life in France, Julia Child
It’s no secret – I LOVE France. Julia made me yearn to go back and just STAY. Nice story about a major part of her life. We bought her cookbook after reading this and had fun watching old episodes of her TV show “The French Chef.” I’m not sure I recommend our course of action – Russ and I have been gaining some poundage as a result!
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Whoa, the plot on this one was so suspenseful, it was another book I had trouble putting down. I will warn: there is some very graphic violence against women in the book and the real title in Swedish is something like “Men who hate women.” I don’t think I can see the movie, reading about the violence was bad enough. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. And it’s a shame that the author died before he could write more terrific books.
I Remember Nothing, Nora Ephron
Nora just makes me laugh so hard. The book is full of chapters about stuff in her life – I believe the chapters each could stand on their own as a short story. Nora really gets the truth about women and has that great knack of making us laugh out loud at ourselves.
Thirst: Poems, Mary Oliver
My favorite poet I think.
Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Border Songs, Jim Lynch
This was fun to read AND it takes place in our little corner of the Pacific Northwest.
Life, Keith Richards
I didn’t expect to love this book so much! I’m a fan of the Rolling Stones, BUT the book is so BIG, and since it was from Keith Richards’ point of view, I expected major glamorization of the rock and roll/drug culture. Not so. Keith paints a truthful and humble picture of his life and is a great story-teller too.
What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink
Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
I have loved a couple of Barbara’s books so much (Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna), but I just couldn’t get into this one. maybe I’ll try it again another time.
Kids Like Us, Patty Smith
Water For Elephants,
Saving Jesus From the Church,
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor
A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink
The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb
I Know This Much is True, Wally Lamb
I Hate My Neck, Nora Ephron
The Faith Club
If Grace Is True
The Last Week