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Book list for this year? [message #821014] Tue, 02 January 2018 02:57 Go to next message
PamE
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What books are on your "must read" list this year, or favorites from years past? I'm looking to make a list of books to read. Smile


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Re: Book list for this year? [message #821018 is a reply to message #821014 ] Tue, 02 January 2018 10:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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I'm compiling a list but haven't committed to anything yet (next week is "library day" so I have to make a decision). I do know that I'd like to get one book a month in..I've really fallen off the wagon with reading for personal enjoyment. As I've read Jonah a few classics for kids, I am toying with at least half my year's list as classics for myself. I haven't read many since highschool.

So, here's what's on my non-classic list:

"Self-portrait of a hero: The letters of Jonathan Netanyahu" (cheap/used from Amazon) Ordering for my husband and will read it myself.

A reread: "Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades" by John J Robinson

"Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin I've read and appreciated his other works, but this one is new to me

"I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know" by Ellen Kirschman

One that I'm excited about is "Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind" by Donald McCaig . I am such a big GWTW fan and I just discovered this book existed.

"The Emigrants" set of novels by Vilhelm Moberg. I haven't peeked at this yet, but I was looking for something about Swedish immigrants to Minnesota to learn a bit more about my own history. I know a bit about my great grandmother, and my great great grandfather, but not a lot of the surrounding history that would help me flush out and really get to know them. This book came up and Amazon has a note that the writer is considered one of the greatest Swedish writers of the 20th century, so I'm starting there.


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Re: Book list for this year? [message #821019 is a reply to message #821014 ] Tue, 02 January 2018 10:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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I could use some ideas.

I have some audio books picked out for while I run or use the treadmill: The Red Tent and Gone with the Wind

Les Miserables has been on my list forever. I want to read it before I see the movie. Maybe I should bump that up.

This is an area I need to work harder. I tend to default to shoddy chick-lit from Kindle Unlimited. I finish one book for every three I start. There are so many new authors and some are self-published and truly awful.


In Him--Tracy
Re: Book list for this year? [message #821022 is a reply to message #821014 ] Tue, 02 January 2018 11:31 Go to previous message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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My absolute favorite novel is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I'm listening to My Cousin Rachel by the same author right now. It is laugh out loud funny in places and I get strange looks when I am running and laughing. The humor is very dry and understated like Jane Austen.


In Him--Tracy
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