Always books, books and more books abounding in this house. Lately I’ve read quite a wide variety–some from ideas gathered whilst surfing online, some from magazine suggestions or articles I enjoyed and pursued the authors further and yet others stumbled upon in browsing amid the library shelves.
Without further ado…a listing of some recent reads:
*Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas–loved this one, posted about it here.
*Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real by Neta Jackson–a good enough read.
*Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux–don’t think I’ve ever read one by this lady that wasn’t good. This particular story takes a character from Lavender Morning and goes back to her youth. (no need to read in order)
*Storm Prey by John Sandford–a Lucas Davenport novel. While I’ve been away from the mystery/suspense/horror/crime genre for the most part for quite some time, I could not turn down a new Davenport installment–I like him and the characters that flank him. Sandford delivers as always–although I must admit that in every novel of his I have read, the crescendo moment seems to be delayed…you’re reading along, almost there and bam–another few chapters stalls it out. Must work for him, though, cause I’m still reading!
*Cather’s Kitchens by Roger L. and Linda K. Welsch–a non-fiction look at the kitchens and food that impacted author Willa Cather’s life. I stumbled across this one when skimming an article about the author–books and food, right up my alley! This is one I’ve browsed more than I’ve settled in to read–and that actually fits it well, I think.
*Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford–this one I resisted…I’m not sure why. Maybe because every.single.book.blogger. has read it–which is in itself a lame excuse, why else to we blog about books if not to share and garner ideas?!? *rolling eyes at myself* My library book club chose this one for June’s read, so coupling that with seeing it acclaimed all around, I am happy to say I did not let such lame-ity(heh) get in the way of a good story–I read it and I really enjoyed it tremendously. Click the title or here for my full review.
*The Mist by Carla Neggers–a short n sweet post about this one is here.
Click on over to 5 Minutes For Books where the “What’s On Your Nightstand” carnival is going on–you’re guaranteed to find lots of book ideas!