Friday, January 1, 2016

Be Careful What You Ask For!

One of my goals for 2016 was to read more good books! I've always been an avid reader but have found in recent years that I've kinda gotten lazy about finding something to capture me between its pages.
So I went to the best source of all knowledge, Facebook and asked all my friends! Wow, you all amazed me, thank you, thank you! I am now equipped with reading material for the next 12 months and more. Some I'll buy and some I'll look for at the library. One person keep a list on Pinterest to share, great idea and many suggested

So I promised the list to everyone and they are not in any particular order. If you've read the books listed, then look for others by the same author! At the bottom of the list are authors that are recommended by other but not any particular books. I've not vetted them or checked spelling and I didn't look up the authors for books if they weren't provided (I know, I'm not very helpful, sorry!)
Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

Title                                                                       Author
Left Neglected                                     Lisa Genova (Still Alice)
Puny Sorrows                                      Miriam Toews
Ragged Company                                Richard Wagamese
All the Light We Cannot See               Anthony Doerr
Ru                                                        Kim Thuy
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox    Maggie O'Farrell
Guns, Germs and Steel                       Jared Diamond.
Life after Life                                      Kate Atkinson
God in Ruins                                       same
Road Trip Rwanda by                         Will Ferguson
 914                                                     same
The Girl on the Train                          Paula Hawkins
Boys in the Boat
Shit my Dad Says                                Justin Halpern
What we Keep                                     Elizabeth Berg
Maude                                                  Donna Mobry
Bone River                                           Megan chance
Dreams of Joy                                      Lisa See
The Game of Thrones                          George RR Martin.
Water for Elephants                              Sara Gruen.
A House In The Sky                            Amanda Lindhout.
People of the Book                              Geraldine Brooks
When I Found You
The power of One                                Bryce Courteney
Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
A Light Between Oceans
Deep Down Dark
Loving Frank
The Glass Castle.
Old Filth                                              Jane Gardam "
The long way home                            Saroo Brierley
A House in Fez                                   Suzanna Clark
Mao's Last Dancer                              Li Cunxin
Colour                                                  Victoria Finlay
The promise of Iceland                       Kari Gislason
Chocolat                                              Joanne Harris
The Invention of Wings                       Sue Monk Kidd  
Bone Clocks                                         David Mitchell
The Reason I Jump                             Marcus Zusak "
The Book Thief
What the Pilgrim told the Psychic      Jane Christmas
Anne Cleeves                                      Jimmy Perez series set in Shetland Islands
The Saints of The Lost and Found.      T M Causey
The House of Niccolo Novels             Dorothy Dunnett
Big Magic                                            Elizabeth Gilbert.
Marie Bostwick
Three Day Road                                  Joseph Boyden
The God of Small Things                    Arandhti Roy
Never Let me Go                                  Kazuo Ishiguru
The Book of Negroes.
Orenda                                                 Joseph Boyden.
A Tale For The Time Being                 Ruth Ozecki
Second Skin                                         India Flint

Favourite Authors
Margaret Maron, Louise Penny, and Anne Emery
Wanda E Brusetter
Bill Bryson
J K Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith has written a trilogy featuring a detective Cormoran Strike.
Anything by Bryce Courteney, Colleen McCulloch, Tom Keneally
Jodi Picoult
Toni McGee Causey
Henning Mankell if you enjoy Swedish noir,


NancyB85374 said...

Thank you for compiling this list. I am always looking for new titles and authors. If you like mysteries/thrillers (without lots of sex) anything by Alex Kava. She has a series with FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell..... Start with A Perfect Evil. Prepare to stay up late; you won't be able to put it down. She has a new series about a dog handler, Ryder Creed, who trains dogs for search and rescue and recovery which is also excellent. Happy reading in 2016.

Susan PM said...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the list, it was fun compiling it and hearing what interests others. I have lots to look forward to!

Ann said...

Thanks Susan. That list should last me for many years. Happy reading.