Of all my New Year’s Ambitions, I think my plan to read 52 books in the 52 weeks of this year is the one I’m enjoying the most. I’d lost my groove a bit, reading wise, but now I’m back to devouring books whenever possible. Here are a few brief words on numbers 11-20 on the list!
I thought this was an interesting look at ex-pat life. As a military brat, I know what it’s like to live somewhere different, and I thought Combe captured well the feeling of being part of somewhere, but not really belonging. An innovative look at life in the Gulf.
Classic cheesy chicklit. Not big, not clever, but very easy to read before bed!
I found this book absolutely fascinating – all the more so as I read in in a US election year! Totally reminded me of an awful lot of American political processes I’d studied way back in sophomore year! Beautifully written, balanced, fair and intriguing. Highly recommended.
Such a fun book! Charming, witty and wise, the prose zips along and is effervescent and easy to read. Love Rushing Tomlinson’s take on manners and modern life!
I found the premise for this book challenging and interesting. In a world where it often feels like possessions end up possessing us and we’re all busy and stressed (seemingly all the time), this call to downsize, simplify and re-assess was thought-provoking and really made me think about changes I might want to make in my own life.
A funny, charming read.
My friend Amber recommended this to me (she’s really into her running – such an inspiration!) and I really enjoyed it. Well written, full of great facts and interesting characters. Once I’m back to health a little more (belly be gone!) I hope to use some of the wisdom of this book in a practical way. A fantastic book.
I read all three of the Millennium trilogy. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed them (they are very dark and unsettling!), but they were written well, suspenseful, and they are such a part of the wider culture I’m glad I’ve experienced them. Won’t be watching the movies though – I’d be terrified to see some of the scenes from these books acted out!
What books are you reading?