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Archive for January 2018

booksOkay, I’m retired and have time to read. I also have time to keep lists, so I made one and kept track of the books I read during 2017. Looks like I read over 50; I may not have finished a few boring ones. I know, I know,  it’s a book a week but for some reason it seemed just right. I always have a book going; when I finish one I start the next one. Only one was a reread: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, read the first time many years ago. I reread it every few years, absolutely classic. If you’ve missed this one, visit your library soon. 

Not to bore you with details, I will share the titles of the BEST of the year, not in any order. News of the World by Paula Jiles (awesome story of men who traveled in frontier towns and read the news) Beartown by Frederick Backman (about ice hockey team in Alaska) Camino Island by John Grisham (good as always) Allie and Bea by CR Hyde (delightful story of runaway teen and homeless senior heading for CA in RV) The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (mystery, kidnapping, surprising twists) The Precious Ones (delightful story of family dynamics) Hillbilly Elegy ( Yale lawyer raised by Midwestern Hillbillies, true story) Maude by Donna Mabry (Biography of an amazing woman’s life told by her granddaughter) Woman of God by James Patterson, (woman doctor in Aftica) Turbo 23 by Janet Evanovich (typical Stephanie Plum, kept me laughing) The Hand Maid’s Tale (Movie out soon! Futuristic story of women’s role in society – scary) The Children of Men by P.D. James ( futuristic story of worldwide infertility and declining population)

I hope this will help you find some good reads during 2018 and especially hope you will comment with your favorite titles of the year. I’m off to start my new list. Happy New Year!

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