Tuesday, July 07, 2015

What I've Been Reading

It's embarrassing to admit that I've forgotten the basic plots of almost all the books on this list, even though I'm fairly sure I enjoyed each one while I was reading it. I know for certain that I've liked every Barbara Freethy book I've read so far, so Daniel's Gift must have been good, too. In The Sweetest Thing the lead female owned a candy shop, I think. Or regularly visited a candy shop. Or was it a bakery? I don't know, but it was something sweet. The only non-fiction book on this list is When I Married My Mother, and the fact that I remember quite a bit about this one speaks to the wisdom of giving a book a title that clearly hints at its contents. Good planning, Jo Maeder.

Daniel's Gift
by Barbara Freethy

The Virtues of Oxygen
by Susan Schoenberger


Watershed Year
by Susan Schoenberger

by Christoph Fischer


Out on a Limb
by Carolyn Jourdan


A Thousand Lies
by Sharon Sala


The Sweetest Thing
by Lillian Darcy

When I Married My Mother  (Non-Fiction)
by Jo Maeder


At Last
by Barbara Bretton


by Kimberly Vargas


To read a description and reviews of any of these books,
click on its image above.


  1. My library is getting the book about zippy for me. I have nothing to read. It is harder to find non fiction to read.

    1. I hope you'll enjoy the book. Recently I made up a quick list for my life writing group of memoirs I'd found interesting. You may have read most of these, but maybe there'll be one or two that'll be new to you. The list is in no particular order, except that The Glass Castle is probably my favorite.

      The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

      All Over But the Shoutin’ - Rick Bragg

      Ava's Man - Rick Bragg

      Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt

      The Water Is Wide - Pat Conroy

      The Liars’ Club - Mary Kerr

      Wild - Cheryl Strayed

      The Truth About Butterflies - Nancy Stephan

      Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northrup

      Shot in the Heart - Mikal Gilmore

      Not Without My Daughter - Betty Mahmoody

      A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins

      Etched in Sand - Regina Calcaterra

      I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

      Marley and Me - John Grogan

      Merle’s Door - Ted Kerasote

  2. Reading Zippy. Light and good. Loving it.

  3. Reading Zippy. Light and good. Loving it.


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