What We're Reading 2017

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wernoclue
Joined: 03 Feb 2005, 01:08

01 Jan 2017, 17:32 #1

New year, new books?
I'm *still* reading Secret Wisdom of the Earth -- maybe I'll finish that someday. Image
What about you?
Karen
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more” – Patricia A. McKillip
  
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bayjoens
Joined: 25 Aug 2004, 07:51

01 Jan 2017, 17:38 #2

I'm working my way through Dave Eggers Heroes of the Frontier for my f2f group, and I'm not hating it as much as I thought, but the main character is very annoying.
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kathylaz
Joined: 22 Aug 2004, 20:55

01 Jan 2017, 19:47 #3

Uh oh. First blunder (of many, I'm sure) of 2017. I posted in the old thread. Just starting The Wrong Side of Goodbye, which arrived in my Christmas stash. In fact, about to curl up with it for the rest of the day1
Kathy
Reading The Sindia Promise by Jonathon King and listening to Poland by James Michener
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bayjoens
Joined: 25 Aug 2004, 07:51

01 Jan 2017, 19:51 #4

Oh I'm envious Kathy. I was just thinking I need a day off from the festivities. Almost there.
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sthurner.bookchatcentral
Joined: 30 Oct 2008, 20:10

02 Jan 2017, 00:13 #5

I'm still enjoying Anne Tylers A Spool of Blue Thread, and I picked up Lee Smith's novel Family Linen, which looks good too. I nned to get the Tyler done and returned, because we're off to Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday for a week. I'll take along the Smith and a pile of old New Yorker magazines for that. Maybe some sunshine and outdoor walking will perk me up.
Currently reading: Before the Fall
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Blanchard
Joined: 21 Nov 2002, 13:10

02 Jan 2017, 17:56 #6

Kathy, I hope you enjoy the WSoG as much as Curtski and I did! I just finished the third book of a series by Elly Griffiths: The House at Sea's End. They aren't high literature but traditional mysteries starring a woman who is an archeologist on England's North coast. I like them and will read another soon.

I just started Lou Berney's The Long and Faraway Gone which has great potential imo.
Betsy
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debbieinca
Joined: 08 Sep 2004, 06:22

02 Jan 2017, 18:19 #7

I enjoyed A Spool of Blue thread also.  I just finished Anna Quindlen Millers Valley, I really liked it.  I really could related to some of the book where the gov was trying to buy the land for the reservior. It happened in the area close to where I grew up. Understanding how families felt when the farms had been  in their familyfor years.
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riverblue
Joined: 21 Nov 2002, 10:08

03 Jan 2017, 00:46 #8

Anne Tyler is a go to read for me - I've really liked her books.

I finished last year with Richard Russo's Everybody's Fool which I loved and I'm about halfway through my first book for 2017 - Frederik Backman's Britt-Marie was Here which I'm loving. He wrote A Man Called Ove.
Barb
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wernoclue
Joined: 03 Feb 2005, 01:08

03 Jan 2017, 04:55 #9

Speaking of which: did you know there's a movie of A Man Called Ove? For weeks I saw it on the marquee of an art theater I pass on the way to the yarn store. Never did stop in to see it and now it's gone.
Karen
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more” – Patricia A. McKillip
  
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Daniel1
Joined: 27 Dec 2016, 10:32

03 Jan 2017, 14:24 #10

I'm excited to read the new release book this 2017.
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