Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
This week all the books are from authors I’ve read (and enjoyed) previously – Continue reading
My October rewind includes three books that I still think about, years after reading them. Continue reading
Okay, today’s Top Ten topic is supposed to be serious – suggestions for book groups that are crazy for memoirs or going through a science-fiction phase or whatever whatever… I love my book group deeply. We’ve been together for 17 years and, to be honest, reading the book is optional. However, we are consistent when it comes to laughing, having a wine (and sometimes a whine). Continue reading
Last year I did a really useless, unhelpful review of Family Life by Akhil Sharma. Continue reading
It’s six degrees of separation for books. Created by Emma Chapman and Annabel Smith. Check out the rules if you want to play along.
This month’s chain begins with Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See
– it has lots of great themes that could be used as a starting point but I’m linking it to Foal’s Bread
by Gillian Mears. Both were books that I read in the last few weeks of the year (2014 and 2012 respectively) – too late for me to push them on others as ‘my best book of the year’.
1. I read Family Life by Akhil Sharma last week. Seems the various publishers around the world went into a cover war over this one (Australia got the first two of those covers).
2. I recommended All the Light We Cannot See to one of my kid’s teachers. She told me this week it was one of the best books she’d ever read. Isn’t that just the GREATEST? Continue reading
Family Life by Akhil Sharma – a book with the best last line* I’ve read in decades**.
4/5 Continue reading
Top 10 Tuesday (this week I’ve done a bad-ass top 15) is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish and featuring a different book-related theme each week. I was a bit of a TTT-slacker last year, even though I generally love a list. Anyways, this week’s topic is ‘2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To’. Continue reading
So before someone yells at me “Enough with the lists!”, I took that list of Best Books of 2014 – A List of Lists and I made another list – the books that appear most frequently on all of those lists.
Trawl through all the lists or save time by simply adding the 2014 Commonly-Agreed-by-the-People-Who-Publish-Best-of-2014-Book-Lists-in-November top 22 books to your To-Be-Read stack. Continue reading