What Are You Reading?
Are you a reader?
I’m hoping that at least some of you are because from the time I was first making plans for Creating This Life I knew I wanted to include posts about books and reading.
I have a few new books on my night stand that I picked up last Friday when I took my mother-in-law to her favorite used book store in Leavenworth. She took a grocery bag full of books to trade in and, while she was choosing new ones, I grabbed a few too: A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White, Open House by Elizabeth Berg, and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.
I haven’t started on any of them because I’m working on my book club’s current pick, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. We’re getting ready to choose books for the next year, so if you have any favorites, let me know!
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Enjoy your blog. I’m a KC neighbor. I’m a reader (although I go through readless droughts) Last year about this time, I broke down and started Lonesome Dove, never having seen the TV show and without knowledge of what it was about, and I loved it! I like older books that have withstood time normally. I’ve read a half a dozen since then but nothing stands out. One of which was “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, which was just okay for me. I’d be interested in knowing how you like “A Movable Feast”.
Hello, Jan. Thanks for sharing your reads. So interesting about Lonesome Dove. How great that you dove in without knowing anything about it. I’ll report back on A Movable Feast. My book club is also reading The Sun Also Rises this year, which I remember liking in high school so I’m curious to see if I still do. Thanks for your comment!
Oops, forgot to put quotes around “Lonesome Dove”..
I’m a huge reader! You can follow me on Goodreads, if you wish. (Are you on there?) I’m reading three different books right now, plus a stack of magazines. I have HUNDREDS of books here in my house…more like a mini library. And I went to two library book sales this past weekend. 😉
Melanie, your house/library sounds wonderful! And aren’t book sales the best? I have a Goodreads account but I don’t do much with it.
I loved a Light Between Two Oceans–It really stayed with me after I read it. I have lately enjoyed the Husband’s Secret and What Alice Forgot, both by Liane Moriarty, the Rosie Project by Graeme Sision, Me Before You by JoJo Moyes and Life after Life by Jill McCorkle. I’m impressed your book club reads the classics like Hemingway. We just read Orphan Train and most of us like it. Maybe we should do more classics like yours:)
Rachel, our book club read both of those Liane Moriarty’s books and I really enjoyed them. We don’t read many classics but we’ve read a few. Thanks for the other recommendations. 🙂
Enjoying your blog. I live in Virginia but I have Kansas roots….Rock Chalk! I loved Light Between…..I just finished Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Highly recommend! Wonderful writing and a great time and place…1939 in NYC.
Karen, I am just now seeing this comment and Rules of Civility is on my list! So glad to see you enjoyed it.