Books Read!

BOLD means I'd highly recommend it

The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver

South of Broad - Pat Conroy

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

South Riding - Winifred Holtby

The Far Field, a Novel of Ceylon - Edie Meidev (didn't finish)

Missing You - Harlan Coben

Some book by Belva Plain.  It was boring and the ending was terrible.

Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold Warn Era by Elaine Tyler May

Night School by Lee Child

At Home by Bill Bryson

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

This House Protected by Poverty by Frances Ransley (great book)

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Home by Harlan Coben

* means non-fiction
# based on a true story

1. Make Me by Lee Child (a bit too dark for me, to be honest)
2. Boar Island by Nevada Barr
3. Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (awesome!  Will pass on to hubby and big kid next)
4. The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell *
5. $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer *
6. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
7. Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
8. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (excellent book on sleep and its importance!) *
9. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
10. Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
11. Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen
12. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
13. The Soldier's Return by Melvyn Bragg
14. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty First Century by Jessica Bruder  (I could not put this down) *
15. Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson.  Oy.  This was depressing and encouraging at the same time.  It completely changed my mind from "pro-capital punishment" to "anti- capital punishment" *
16. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.  I needed lighter fare! *
17. The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
18. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
19. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by  Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew *
20.  The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, MD (a reread) *
21.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
22.  Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
23.  Constellation by Adrien Bosc (Novel about a real life plane crash in the Azores in 1949) #
24.  Woman of the Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally
25.  Lights Out Liverpool by Maureen Lee

1. The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs *
2. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
3. Always in My Heart by Pam Weaver
4. The Outcast by Sadie Jones
5. The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters by Rose George *
6. The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
7.  The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
8.  What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio * (This is a coffee table book that I've owned for years and have read multiple times.)
9.  Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (good!)
10. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (this was excellent)
12. A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa * (about life and escape from N. Korea.  Sigh.)
13.  Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky * (very good, informative, if a bit text-booky)
14.  Thru-Hiking will Break Your Heart by Carrot Quinn * (You really feel like you are there!)
15.  Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
16.  Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich * Still relevant, almost 20 years later.
17.  After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson
18.  Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr

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