This page is a look back at the books that I read. Hopefully, it will steer you toward or away from a new book.
WHAT DID I DO?
I met several generations of a powerful and influential family. I survived industrialized 19th century Britain. I settled on the harsh Canadian prairies. I visited but failed to enjoy St. John’s, Newfoundland. I raised sourdough bread. I solved a murder mystery and finally, I visited short stories.
WHAT DID I READ?
JEFFREY ARCHER'S CLIFTON CHRONICLES
CATHERINE COOKSON'S RILEY
I was reunited after a long absence with author Catherine Cookson via her book Riley. I wrote more about the book, which is set in industrialized 19th century Britain, and talked about the prolific writer here. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and if you have yet to 'meet' Catherine Cookson and you like historical fiction, you should give her a try. You will find it here on Amazon.
SHANDI MITCHELL'S UNDER THIS UNBROKEN SKY
MEGAN GAIL COLES' SMALL GAME HUNTING AT THE LOCAL COWARD GUN CLUB
A review on Google Books says that Small Game Hunting "is a difficult book to read because of its brutality -- people are mistreated and not valued because they are women, non-white, or gay. But it's worth it." Quill and Quire says, this book "forces the reader...to be made uncomfortable and prompted to think rather than be simply entertained." These might be reasons for you to consider reading this book. However, it is NOT RECOMMENDED by me unless you are looking to challenge yourself about difficult subjects. If you really want to, you can find it here on Amazon.
ROBIN SLOAN'S SOURDOUGH
DONNA LEON'S QUIETLY IN THEIR SLEEP
ROALD DAHL'S THE GREAT AUTOMATIC GRAMMATIZATOR AND OTHER STORIES
Well, once again, I hope to have given you inspiration for your book list. I apologize to any books that I forgot to include on this list.
at the bookstore!
FOLLOW US ON: