I have some books that I would recommend to everyone. This my friends is a whole new list and very different in many ways than any other I have listed in the past. Because I am addicted to mystery stories, you will find some of those. Even the ones that are not so masculine have appealed to my husband so I am saying that, who ever you are, you will like these:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty This is a delightful mystery story about kindergarten moms and an ending that will catch you totally off guard. It is funny but gripping. This was recommended by a neighbor that contributes to my library exchange box back home. *****
The Story of Authur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg This recommendation came from a very good friend. She was in the process of rereading Berg's books so I thought they much be worth a try, I have read three now. Each one was very different and equally as wonderful. Open House was an Oprah pick so there is that. I also read The Confession Club...each one of these is better than the last! My husband read The Story of Authur Truluv and we laugh together over that one. *****
my grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by Fredrick Backman. This is the same author if A MAN CALLED OVE. Backman has a unique style of writing that never disappoints. Funny with some pathos...the perfect combination of both. *****+
Amazon Kindle Unlimited Cozy Mysteries This has been a very long year for all of us. Libraries were not as easy to approach as they once were. My solution was to begin reading free books from my Kindle Unlimited account. This is a link to some free but most very inexpensive quick reads...some one evening. I was entertained and not one of these books were written badly. In fact, I only stopped short of the end in a few...and if they were free what was the harm. If you aren't doing this, you really should give it a shot.
A Lesson in Dying (Inspector Ramsay series Book 1) by Ann Cleeves ($4.99 on Kindle) I know we all love the Vera Stanhope Series on our Prime Video account. Now an Ann Cleeves books is very expensive. BUT, back before she was famous, she wrote some very good mysteries. The Inspector Ramsay Series are some that came after her beginner days. They are very good, cheap and available on your Kindle...give them a shot. I think you will like them.
Now in the meantime, because I have at least three books going at the same time, there are books that I read only a chapter of when I have a few minutes to fill.
Anything that Malcolm Gladwell writes...What the Dog Saw is my current book but I have also read The Tipping Point, Blink, The Outliers and Talking to Strangers. In the conversations with the author in What the Dog Saw the interviewer said, "[Gladwell's] clear prose and knack of upending conventional wisdom across the social sciences have made [his books]...into must reads." I never tire of the readable books and best of all, the connections that Gladwell finds between things like rocks as outliers and their human counterparts. *****
Doris Kearns Goodwin...anything at all. I am currently reading Team of Rivals but I have also read No Ordinary Time, a book about the White House during WWII. I become to personally involved with these books. I only read a few pages at night before I sleep because I need to digest the story and words. I laid Team of Rivals down for a while because I couldn't read about McClellan ( the general ) any more. He made me mad. These books may take me almost a year to read. I love them. *****
I have to admit that I don't read with any single purpose. It is all about being entertained while learning a little here and there. What I would really like to do is walk and shop and socialize with parties and people. But in this day and age, it is not all as possible as it once was. So, this year, I have read more than I have in my whole life. It turns out that it is a good thing.
What have you read that you like?