This month had a lot of reminding me about books I’ve been meaning to read, but just haven’t gotten to them yet. I found myself doing a lot of nodding as I read the linked posts, either because I’ve read the book and it’s a good one, or I’ve been wanting to read it.
There was one new-to-me title that I was thrilled to discover – reading book lists is so much fun. 🙂
Tuija recommends Eric Metaxas’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (which has lingered on my TBR – it’s so long!). I’ve read Metaxas’ book on William Wilberforce and gave it a 4 star rating, so I need to bump Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy up.
Kate has the fabulous Book of a Thousand Days on her list, but that’s one I’ve already read (and enjoyed!). She also has The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty, which reminds me that I’ve only read one of Moriarty’s books (What Alice Forgot). That was such a fun and thought-provoking book, and I really want to try more by her.
Stacie alerted me to the upcoming title The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. It’s getting comparisons to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, as well as 84, Charing Cross Road. Since both of those are up there as some of my favorite books EVER, of course I want to read this one.
Jessica is the second person this month to bring my attention to Lauren Willig’s The Secret History of the Pink Carnation series. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to try it. She also mentions Moriarty, in case I needed another reminder to read her again already!
(Julie is the other one who mentioned this series recently, in a comparison that got my attention.)
Jessica also mentioned the intriguing YA trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, but I’m going to let her read it first and tell me if I should read it too. Book one, The Winner’s Curse, sure does have a pretty (and intriguing!) cover though, so it’s always possible that I’ll decide I can’t wait and need to try it.
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