Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Books I Read In October
The Peach Keepers by Sarah Addison Allen***
I like this author. I like how her novels are completely realistic with believable characters that I can relate to and then there's something magical involved. It kind of delights me. This wasn't my favorite book by her but I still liked it.
Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson**
Again an author I usually like but this wasn't my favorite. She writes a series about a caterer who also solves murders. The detective part is mostly interesting to me and I mainly like reading about the food (these books make me hungry).
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery***
This book took me a little while to get into. Usually I don't have the patience to persist with a book after 50-100 pages if I'm not completely interested but this one was highly recommended. I ended up liking it. There were interesting characters, fascinating ideas and beautiful language. It also felt a little bit like homework from my college philosophy class. Emma asked me if she could read it. I told her it may be a little too hard. She doesn't like to hear that. I told her to read any random paragraph. She did and handed it back to me. "I see what you mean."
Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris ****
I re-read this book because my book club read it and I loved the book and wanted to revisit it. It is compelling and romantic and pleasant (as long as you skim the war parts which I did because I don't like to read about war).
I'm a skimmer.
I even drink skim milk.