Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book recs

In lieu of a real post, I'm doing my yearly "give me book recommendations" post. We just did The Silent Wife for my book club, and I was not a huge fan.

If you want to know my taste, this is my reading list.


  1. I really liked "The Husband's Secret", which is in the chick-lit genre (not a fan) but is way more intense than you'd expect from one of those books.

  2. my book club picked these three and I am really enjoying the first one right now. Very good!

    1. Me Before you
    2. A light between oceans
    3.The kitchen house

  3. Divergent - Veronica Roth
    Dystopian, but only to the same extent as The Hunger Games.

  4. Have you read anything by Milan Kundera? I recommend "Ignorance" - easy to read but with some substantial depth.

  5. We often have similar taste so I was sad to.see you didn't like The Cuckoo's Calling. I devoured it an a weekend. Guess I won't recommend it! -Liz T.

  6. Thanks everyone for the recs. I'll definitely check them out.

  7. For a totally different recommendation - I recommend the Sex Lives of Cannibles and Getting Stoned with Savages. Laugh out loud funny and a great story. Not what you think by the title but fabulous. Also if you haven't read the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society it is also fabulous.

  8. the fault in our stars- john green
    room by emma donnahue (I think) - a few years old but excellent

  9. Thanks for providing your list! I'm always searching for things to read on the iPad when I'm trudging through my 60-minute stairhell workouts. Reading makes it at least somewhat tolerable.

    I quickly glanced over your list. Not sure if The Secret Keeper by Alice Morton was there, or a genre you'd like but I really enjoyed it. Great story throughout, well-developed from beginning to end (often I find the first 90% of the book is great but then the author rushes through the last 10% and I wind up feeling let down).

    And I completely agree, Defending Jacob was outstanding!