What I’m Reading

How do I have time to read?  My commute is round trip of a minimum of an hour a day, in a car, so I listen to my books.  Sometimes the reader can enhance a book or make me stop listening altogether.

Favorites:

Elanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman – What an endearing and relate able story of how we should live with and embrace the difference in ourselves and others.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See- Loved the twists and turns of the plot – although the ending seemed a bit abrupt and left more unanswered questions.. is this due to a sequel?

The Magician’s Assistant- Ann Patchett – What a different and quirky book which drew me to it. Interesting nonetheless and worth the time to read.

Lily and the Octopus- Steven Rowley- I am not someone who cries watching movies or reading books but I sobbed.  The love between a person and their dog is an incredible relationship and this book exemplifies that sentiment.

The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena – Suspenseful, interesting, and these two couples are likable and villains at the same time.

The Flight Attendant – Chris Bojhalian – Once again, the author takes you on a ride of depth on the characters with traits that are unlikable though you can relate to them.  A very interesting story.

Queen Bee- Dorthea – Dorthea Benton Frank- This book made you laugh,cry, and really think about those around you.  It’s possible that you just might find a piece of yourself in one of the characters here.

The Lost Girls of Paris – Pam Jenoff- What an incredible and inspiring story of women as part of the landscape of a world war.

City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert – Made me want to turn back the clock and live in Manhattan back in the 1940’s if I could be part of an off-Broadway show.

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens You can feel the heat of the night air on the water and the pain in the main character’s upbringing.  Does love conquer all?  Can you be self-taught?

Modoc- Ralph Helfer – It says its a true story, but an elephant that has nine lives like a cat is pretty amazing and incredible.

The Playground – Jane Shemilt – An interesting glimpse into the lives of three couples, their families and how their lives become intertwined.

The Dutch House- Ann Patchett – I think a big reason I liked this book so much was because Tom Hanks read the audio version. It’s somewhat of a sad story of children and their upbringing. The writing was superb as always from Ann Patchett.

Home Front – Kristin Hannah – An incredible story of resilience, love and honor. This book really had all the feels – uncertainty, hope, love, incredible sadness to name a few.