In February 2014 I blogged a list of books that I had enjoyed recently. And I imagined doing it about every six months, just to keep you with a long To Be Read List.
Well here we are in July 2015, and I haven’t done that. So I am going to do you a list now, because people often ask me for book recommendations. It’s certainly not everything I have read since February 2014 – I read at least two books a week so that would be a looooooong list. And I only tell you about the good ones. So I am dividing this list, as before, into “Slightly lighter” and “Slightly heavier” – and reminding you again that this is a very fine line because I don’t read very, very light books, and I certainly don’t read very literary heavy books. Mostly, if I were you, I’d ignore the headings!!
There is no particular order because I will work off my kindle and then try to remember good book club reads.
A bit lighter
The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer (This is my most recent read – yes, yes, yes!)
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell
The Girls – Lisa Jewell (anything by her is wonderful)
In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume (and “Summer Sisters”)
That Girl from Nowhere – Dorothy Kroomson
This is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper (new discovery, this author. I have read all his books now. All great)
The Last Road Trip – Gareth Crocker
Aren’t We Sisters? – Patricia Ferguson
Both Robert Galbraith’s – surprised how much I loved these.
First Frost – Sarah Addison Allen
Elizabeth is Missing – Emily Healey
The Photographer’s Wife – Nick Alexander
The Woman Who Stole My Life – Marian Keyes
Leaving Time – Jodi Piccoult
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
Anything and everything by Liane Moriarty
Daughter – Jane Shemilt
The Silver Star – Jeannette Walls
Funny Girl – Nick Hornby
Time and Time Again – Ben Elton
A bit heavier
Sister Noon – Karen Joy Fowler
Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf (you must read ALL his books)
Fourth of July Creek – Smith Henderson
The Life of a Banana – PP Wong
One Day – David Nicholls (And also “Us”)
Snakewoman of Little Egypt – Robert Hellenga (all his are good)
Villa America – Liza Klaussmann (and her first book – Tigers in Red Weather)
The Keeper – Marguerite Poland
Remember – these area ll books I loved. So let me know if you agree. Happy reading.