A running list of books I have enjoyed, plus a few words about each.
(Started February 8, 2015)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce
Dark. Fantastical, yet grounded. Do the “little people” really exist? Can’t wait to read more books by this author.
One Plus One, Jo Jo Moyes,
May be better chick lit than Marian Keyes. Light fare, but substantially entertaining.
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
A memoir that yields up practical strategies for creating a happier life.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Sharp prose, vivid characters. Took me places I did not think I’d ever want to go.
Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Peter Hoeg
Riveting, complex thriller, plus you get to learn the language of snow. Thumbs way up!
The Ladies Paradise, Emile Zola Cannot believe I have never read Zola before. A love story: between a man and his department store, ladies and merchandise, and a man and a woman. Set in Paris, the book depicts the early days of the modern department store and the fall of small independent businesses. Entertaining and educational.