exlibrismcp Reads (a little) in 2018
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
I only get partial credit for this one, because I abandoned it a third of the way through. Not for lack of interest or enjoyment, but just because life got in the way. I WILL be returning to it soon, however, because the first third was really interesting and I did enjoy it.
My interest in this one came about because I had a chance to see the author in person during the Lenoir Rhyne University Visiting Writer's series last October. He gave a wonderful talk that evening that spurred me to buy this book.
Moriarty: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Body of Lies by David Ignatius
No Time for Sargeants by Mac Hyman
Bloodmoney by David Ignatius
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
One Second After by William R. Forstchen
Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Shared with me by my 9 year old nephew.
Last Kids on Earth: Zombie Parade by Max Brallier
Also shared with me by my 9 year old nephew.
>4 lisapeet: I usually don't get caught up on numbers either. I just knew that this year's list doesn't exactly represent my typical reading year. Was afraid since they leaned heavily on children's books people might think I don't have much to contribute LOL. Just my insecurities showing. Should give my fellow readers a little more credit. Would insert smiley face here if I knew how.
>5 japaul22: I'm actually enjoying it more than I thought I would. I like how the illustrations are part of the narrative and not just an adjunct to the text. Mainly read it since he seems so excited to talk about reading with me and I want to encourage his reading habits.
I am curious; you say that this year does not represent a typical reading year for you...what does a typical year look like? Do you have any particularly favorite genres?
Diana Gabaldon - Outlander Series
George R.R. Martin - Song of Fire and Ice Series
One area I would like to expand more broadly is Non-Fiction books. I love to watch Book TV on C-Span and have a growing list of titles I want to get around to. There again the Historical ones pique my interest the most, but also like Psychology based and Political based books as well.
I also want to read more non-fiction, and I have great aspirations to do so...but I find that I am much better at acquiring non-fiction books than actually reading them in anything resembling a timely fashion. I am unfamiliar with Book TV, but that might be for the best, all things considered; I already seem to manage to get book recommendations almost as easily as breathing!
What kind of nonfiction are you interested in. As a former bookseller, and judging from your list of fictions authors, you might like some of Nathaniel Philbrick's very readable histories or Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror about the calamitous 14th century.
I also like historical fiction, and I see many authors on your list that I enjoy. I’ve been reading more mysteries lately than anything else, but I do like a variety of styles.
For non-fiction, I lean toward historical subjects. Ben Macintyre has written several books that read more like novels than non-fiction. I’d recommend Agent Zigzag. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough is another book that reads like a great adventure story.