Saturday, May 31, 2014

What I've Been Reading

My first post this month was "What I've Been Reading," and here we are at month's end with another hodgepodge of genres. These books have kept me entertained during sunny May days when I read outside on the patio and stormy days when I curled up under the covers and read by the backlight of an iPad. Whatever the weather, it's always a perfect day to get deeply involved with other people in other places through the words of a storyteller.

Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver

Outer Banks
by Anne Rivers Siddons

The Land of Mango Sunsets
by Dorothea Benton Franks

by Anne Rivers Siddons

When You Were Older
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Where We Belong
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Don't Let Me Go
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Secret Lives
by Diane Chamberlain

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted
by Andrew E. Kaufman

Upstairs at the White House
by J.B. West

Nora Roberts Land
by Ava Miles

3:00 AM
by Nick Pirog

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


Now, mindful that today is Saturday (time for a Saturday Song Selection) but not wanting to stray too far from the subject of books, here's a haunting tune that was inspired by a book, John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. If you like books mainly because you can't resist a good story, and if a very short story set to music also sets your imagination off and running, I'm pretty sure you'll like this song:

The song is "The Ghost of Tom Joad" by Bruce Springsteen.
Click here to read the lyrics.
Thanks to Spiros Papadatos for posting this video on YouTube.


  1. I've recently read two really good books. The Light between Oceans by M.L.Stedman and The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. Give them a look, you might like one or the other too.

    1. Welcome, Florence, and thanks for the book recommendations. Going to give them a look right now.


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