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What are you reading,, June, 2017

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message 2: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (katsikes) | 171 comments Currently listening to The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow and reading Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley and The Miracle Morning The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod . Need to also get to the following this month: Running To Leadville by Brian Burk (book my friend wrote); Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (audio); Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (postal book club); and Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb (book club.) If there's time, I want to finally get to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by John Tiffany .


message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie M (woolyjooly) | 269 comments I just started Ann Patchett's Commonwealth on Friday and can't put it down!


message 4: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter by Karin Slaughter-- 3 stars.

Creepy and Brutal...

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 5: by Denise (new)

Denise (deniseg53) | 221 comments I was up until 5:30 this morning reading an ARC of My Absolute Darling. Wow, what a book.


message 6: by Nadine (last edited Jun 06, 2017 10:54AM) (new)

Nadine (nadinekc) Sounds amazing Denise, thanks for sharing!


message 7: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin by Beatrice Colin- 3 Stars.

Historical novel about the building of the Eiffel Tower mixed in with some deplorable siblings and topped with a love story.

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 11: by Katya (last edited Jun 08, 2017 11:02AM) (new)

Katya Urquhart | 1 comments Just finished: Open Heart, and Night

I am now reading: Every Heart a Doorway


message 12: by Judy (new)

Judy | 17 comments I have finished Blackout by Marc Elsberg by Marc Elsberg It is a good suspenseful read. You can see my review here:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I am currently listening to the audiobook Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann by David Grann. Very informative and easy to follow.


message 13: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters by Ben H. Winters -- 3.5 Stars

What would the world look like if the civil war never happened?

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura | 90 comments Devoured a YA book over the weekend: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley Currently reading Startup by Doree Shafrir -- so far it appears to be trying to capture the zeitgeist of post-economic crash NYC.


message 15: by Keith (last edited Jun 13, 2017 05:49AM) (new)

Keith (emperiux) | 5 comments I am currently reading Before the Fall by Noah Hawley I am listening to the audio version online while following along in the book. So far so good!


message 16: by Julie (last edited Jun 14, 2017 07:32PM) (new)

Julie M (woolyjooly) | 269 comments For some reason I picked up and started reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton . I had bought two copies (recently!) and donated one to the Little Free Library in my 'hood. I must've gotten a strong recommendation from somewhere! I'm finding it kind of sad and amusing; but I'm only half way through the book. My "classic" read for the summer of 2017. Also reading Birds of America by Lorrie Moore , since I enjoyed Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore last month-her writing style is quite compelling! Wonder if she is still teaching at UW-Madison?


message 17: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5) by Tana French by Tana French--2 Stars.

I think I'm done with this series- just not working for me.

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 18: by Emily (new)

Emily at Reaching While Rooted (reachingwhilerooted) | 2 comments Reading through the Complete Collection of Oz. Baum was such a prolific writer it has been quite an undertaking!


message 19: by Judy (new)

Judy | 17 comments I have finished The Trouble with Harriet An Ellie Haskell Mystery by Dorothy Cannell by Dorothy Cannell. Fun read.

My review is hear:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 20: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Working on 3 audios (I'm a glutton for punishment). Bunches of my requests came in all at once. Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen Razor Girl, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, and Letterman The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night


message 21: by Gerald (new)

Gerald Miller | 807 comments Linda you dont like audio.


message 22: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Gerald wrote: "Linda you dont like audio."

Naw, Gerald! You figured that out.

I did finish an actual book today and will be starting another very shortly. I'm planning on starting Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Exit West


message 23: by Kizzy (new)

Kizzy Bass (kizzybass) | 1 comments I've just finished Into the Water by Paula Hawkins and I See You by Clare Mackintosh . Both second novels after bestselling first's. Enjoyed both but neither as gripping or shocking as their original pieces.


message 24: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished Fingersmith by Sarah Waters by Sarah Waters-- 5 Stars!

I fell in love with Sarah Waters and this book. Bravo!

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 25: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Finished Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Exit West and started The World to Come by Jim Shepard The World to Come


message 26: by Marty (new)

Marty | 190 comments Just finished Mulberry by Paulette Boudreaux . Mulberry by Paulette Boudreaux. Couldn't put it down! Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.


message 27: by Carol (new)

Carol (ckubala) | 552 comments Mod
Britany wrote: "Finished Fingersmith by Sarah Waters by Sarah Waters-- 5 Stars!

I fell in love with Sarah Waters and this book. Bravo!

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."

Fingersmith is also a favorite of mine. Read and liked you review.


message 28: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Thanks Carol :)


message 29: by Claudine (new)

Claudine | 1 comments I'm reading The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts by Joshua Hammer. A few pages in I thought it would read like an adventurous true-to-life Indiana Jones story, but it's more of an account so far of the growing terrorism in Mali. I like being exposed to conflicts in that region as the world seems to ignore it but it's just not what I was expecting for the book.


message 30: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan by Jenny Colgan-- 3 Stars.

Excellent audio narration- cute read for the summer.

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 31: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Finished the audio of Letterman The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night and started the audio of Nevertheless A Memoir by Alec Baldwin Nevertheless: A Memoir.


message 32: by Julie (new)

Julie M (woolyjooly) | 269 comments I am having a hard time putting down Mischling by Affinity Konar . It is inconceivable to me that anyone could have survived Mengele and the 'Zoo' at Auschwitz. Harrowing story, to say the very least.


message 33: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Finished the audio of Nevertheless A Memoir by Alec Baldwin Nevertheless: A Memoir and replaced it with They're Playing Our Song by Carole Bayer Sager They're Playing Our Song. Hopefully I'm done making road trips this week.


message 34: by Stacey (new)

Stacey | 66 comments Now I am reading All the Birds, Singing which was recommended by The Readers podcast. Such beautiful writing! Also listening to Camino Island. I can count on John Grisham to tell a good story. Next is Magpie Murders. Can't wait.


message 35: by Laura (new)

Laura | 90 comments I'm 20 pages away from finishing The Student Conductor by Robert Ford which takes place in Germany in 1989. Having read Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami earlier this year helps me appreciate the authenticity of the fictional characters in Ford's novel. I'm enjoying the audio book of Talking as Fast as I Can From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham on my commute.


message 36: by Laura (new)

Laura | 90 comments Kizzy wrote: "I've just finished Into the Water by Paula Hawkins and I See You by Clare Mackintosh. Both second novels after bestselling first's. Enjoyed both but neither as gripping or shocking as their or..."

I read Into the Water (and also read The Girl on the Train) and agree that the second novel wasn't as shocking as the first. I thought the author did a good job making the location of the novel very atmospheric and creepy and I definitely didn't work out the various intertwining plot points on my own.


message 37: by Britany (new)

Britany | 518 comments Finished His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet by Graeme Macrae Burnet-- 3 Stars.

Great fictional account of a few murders and the aftermath in a tiny Scottish town.

My Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 38: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Christine wrote: "I was wondering if there have been any Winning Reads emails since January. I haven't received an email since January. If so, could someone list the books that were in each email?

Also, to stay on..."


Do you mean the books that Ann and Michael are sending to the winners of a contest?


message 39: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
Christine,

Private message me your e-mail address and I will forward to you what I have the newest one arrived today.

Linda


message 40: by Judy (new)

Judy | 17 comments I have just finished reading India Was One by An Indian 4* stars. If you are looking for a light summer read dealing with another culture, this is the one.

My review is here:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 41: by Judy (last edited Jul 09, 2017 03:16PM) (new)

Judy | 17 comments I have just finished listening to The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles, #1) by Robin Hobb by Robin Hobb 5* stars

My review is located at:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 44: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2753 comments Mod
And now listening to House of Names by Colm Tóibín House of Names


message 45: by Lyn (new)

Lyn (lynellaloo) | 10 comments Just finished Strangers on a Train. It was a great summer read.

Next book in my TBR stack. - See What I Have Done. I'm looking forward to crack open this book 📚


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