Saturday, August 4, 2012

An exceptionally good run of great books

Every time I read a book I add it to my database of "Books I've Read". I also give them a one word appraisal to prompt my memory. Thus far this year I have read 45 books, and of those 22 have gained an "excellent'. This is by far an unusual and personal best for any year.
I will review all the books individually but here is a list of my favorite reads in the last 6 months for those who need ideas about what to read next. Enjoy!

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
A Far Country by Daniel Mason.

Random acts of heroic love by Danny Scheinmann
As the Earth turns silver by Alison Wong
The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

A Beautiful Place to die by Malla Nunn
Wulf by Hamish Clayton

The World We found by Thrity Umrigar
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner
Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright
The different world of Fin Starling by Elizabeth Stead
Peacocks Dancing by Sharon Maas
Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

The Paris Wife  by Paula McLain
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding
The Chemistry of tears by Peter Carey
Never have your dog stuffed by Alan Alder
The Other Child by Charlotte Link

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