Sunday, June 14, 2009

One of Those Book Posts

My book posts don't generate a lot of comment, so I sometimes wonder if anyone actually reads them. Hmm. Here's a hint: I usually include cover pictures of the ones I liked best!


In Like Flynn by Rhys Bowen: Number four in the Molly Murphy series. Another solid story from Bowen. She's not running out of ideas, but I'm running out of nice things to say about her books!









The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky: I always thought Barbara Delinsky was a really "romancey" kind of writer. Not sure why--I might have even had her confused with someone else. I'm glad I tried this book, despite my preconceptions, because it was a good story about a mom covering for her daughter when she has a car accident. Yes, there is some romance, but just a light touch.

Escape by Carolyn Jessop: This is some weird stuff. The true story of Jessop's escape from a polygamous marriage and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints. A little tedious, but a real eye opener.




An Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose: Roose, a student at ultra-liberal Brown University, decided to see how the other half lives...by spending a semester at Liberty University, the school founded by Jerry Falwell. This is NOT 300+ pages of Roose ridiculing the religious kids. I loved this book. I can't do it justice. Try it.









Cold Truth, Hard Truth, and Dark Truth by Mariah Stewart: Whew! Three in a row! I just went to Mariah Stewart's website, and I had to laugh. There's a quote from Library Journal at the top of the page: "[Stewart has a] singular knack for keeping readers up at night." Um...yes, I agree. I grabbed the first in the series one night right before bed, and I not only stayed up, but also woke up early to read more. Sure, it isn't Tolstoy, but it's great for unwinding!

My Mercedes is Not for Sale: From Amsterdam to Uagadougou...an Auto Misadventure Across the Sahara by Jeroen Van Bergeijk: Apparently a car that's reached the end of its usefulness in Europe is still much in demand in Africa. All you have to do is get it there. Driving across the Sahara may not be the easiest way to do this, but it sounds like it could be a lot of fun! Check out the pictures from his trip at the book's website. (This sounds like something my brother would do. I'm debating whether or not to give him the book.)

9 comments:

seams worth it said...

I'll comment.. Thanks for giving me some different authors to look for.

Just finished " The Guernsey Literary and potatoe peel pie society". Sweet little novel.

Lise said...

I read the book posts! I found your blog through Wardrobe Refashion, and kept reading it in part because of the book review.s

Sonia said...

"an unlikely disciple" looks interesting!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Unlikely Disciple sounds interesting!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so! :) I guess I commented nearly the same thing as Sonia! ;)

Grateful Gramma said...

Just finished An Unlikely Disciple. Great read.

Columbia Lily said...

I read them, but don't often comment. these look cool and now that summer is almost here, I might actually have some time to read.

Bethany said...

I live for your book posts! I think everyone should do this on their blog.

Kristin said...

I've read all the Molly Murphy series by Rhys bowen, and I love those stories. There's a couple I liked better than the others but they all have a different and exciting adventure.