Curl Up With A Good Book

Many moons ago, on my old blogspot blog I had a web-based book club. It was a lot of fun & I was introduced to a bunch of new books that I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own. I love reading & finding new books. If I had to make a list of my top ten favorite novels it would probably read something like this:

 

1. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

2. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

3. Harry Potter (1-7) (J.K. Rowling)

4. Beach Music (Pat Conroy)

5. Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)

6. Chiefs (Stuart Woods)

7. Postmortem (Patricia Cornwell)

8.  Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

9. Turn of the Screw (Henry James)

10. Prince of Tides  (Pat Conroy)

 

I recently finished reading Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor and thought it was outstanding. A non-fiction novel that traces Victor’s family back to the Mexican Revolution, it was a fast-paced and exciting read. At times you thought it must be a novel, but alas, it was a true story.  I also finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows a week earlier and thought that was wonderful- easy to read but certainly not “light”. Up next is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

 

How about you? Top ten favorite? Have you read anything wonderful lately?

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8 Responses to Curl Up With A Good Book

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  • Soleil says:

    Just finished The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen and LOVED it.

    Top 10 would probably be (not in order): Pnin, Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov), The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe), She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb), Life of Pi (Yann Martell), Salt (Mark Kurlansky), Tracks (Robyn Davidson), Infidel (Ayan Hirsi Ali), The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman), and Little Women (Louisa May Alcott).

  • butterflyfish says:

    Not going to do a top ten right now, but this would be on it:

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Mark Haddon.

    Also, if I haven’t mentioned that your new blog is lovely, it is lovely.

  • Chela says:

    I made it over Dais! I like your shiny new blog. It’s very appropriate for your shiny new changes in life.

    Right now I am reading “The Shack” and so far it’s captured my interest. It challenges a lot of thinking patterns…

  • Nutmeg says:

    I think last time you asked for good book recommendations, I said ‘Sister of My Heart’ by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Definitely one of my Top Ten.

    Last good book since then was ‘The Monsters of Templeton’ by Lauren Groff.

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