Sunday, April 18, 2010

Have You Read Any of These Books?

I'd like to ask a favor from all my fellow bibliophiles. Could you take a look at my TBR list and tell me which ones you have read or reviewed and what you thought? Please leave a comment!

Here are the ones I thought sounded good when I came across them recently:

Because He Loves Me - Elise Fitzpatrick
The Betrayal - Bond
Broken for You - Kallos
Buffalo Soldier - Chris Bohjalian
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Galloway
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
Confederates in the Attic - Horowitz
Cordelia Underwood - Reid
Crow Lake - Lawson
Day After Night - Anita Diamant
Fated Genes - Kraus
Game Change - John Heileman and Mark Halperin
Half Broke Horses - Jeanette Walls
Her Mother’s Hope - Francine Rivers
Hester - Paula Reed
I am Nujood, 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Jane Austen Ruined My Life - Beth Patillo
Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez
The Knight - Steve James
The Less-Dead by April Lurie
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott - Kelly O’Connor McNees
Lumby Lines - Fraser
Marcelo in the Real World - Francisco X. Stork
Midwives - Chris Bohjalian
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart - Beth Patillo
My Turn to Make the Tea - Monica Dickens
No Apology - Mitt Romney
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
The Other Side of the Bridge - Lawson
People of the Book - Brooks
The Pickup - Nadine Gordimer
Pleasing People - Lou Priolo
Prayers for Sale - Sandra Dallas
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Respectable Sins - Jerry Bridges
Sarah’s Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bojhalian
Still Alice - Lisa Genova
The Sweet By and By - Johnson
The Tangled Web - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Tea With Hezbollah - Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson
Tinkers - Paul Harding
Two Strand River - Keith Maillard
Velva Jean Learns To Drive - Niven
Village School - Miss Read
Walking to Gatlinburg - Howard Frank Mosher
Wench - Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Word Gets Around - Lisa Wingate
Year of Wonders - Brooks

Have you read any of these? If you have written a review of any of them (positive or negative), please give me the link in your comment.

Thanks and Carpe Libris!

10 comments:

Becky said...

A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery is one of my favorites. Well, one of my favorite Montgomery stand-alones. I also recommend Blue Castle if you haven't read it already.

Marcelo in the Real World is a GREAT book. I just loved it!!! I would definitely recommend that one. And it has such a great cover ;)

My review for The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott hasn't been posted yet but I did finish it this week. I think my review goes up Tuesday. I liked but didn't love it by any means.

ham1299 said...

Sarah's Key is VERY, VERY good! VERY good.

Shirley R. said...

I'm sorry, I wish I could help, but I haven't read any of those titles. It's quite the daunting list though!

reederreads said...

I've read Mary Lawson's "Crow Lake". I haven't done a review on the book, but I will tell you that it's got a Party of Five feel and it was really good! :)

Carrie said...

I read Fated Genes and LOVED it (as did my husband who read it after me):

http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/472/fated-genes/

Lauren read Three Cups of Tea and liked it:

http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/879/three-cups-of-tea/

(But I confess to finding it dreadfully dull and boring!)

Of course, I LOVE Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart and Jane Austen Ruined My Life.

Pleasing People was pretty awesome as well. I read it after I read this review by Challies:

http://www.challies.com/book-reviews/pleasing-people

LOVE LOVE LOVE Miss Read and I'm hearing nothing but good things about The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. I'm kinda hoping you read that one before me though as I'm curious for your thoughts! =)

Renee said...

Sarah's Key is a wonderful, soul moving book! Here's the link to my review:

http://renee1-blog.blogspot.com/2009/10/sarahs-key-by-tatiana-de-rosnay.html

I just finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and that book is fantastic too! I hope to get a review of it on my book blog in the next week or so.

I just finished another really, really great book: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah - you may enjoy reading this one too.

Caniad said...

I read (and reviewed) Cordelia Underwood: http://dwell-in-possibility.blogspot.com/2008/08/book-review-cordelia-underwood-by-van.html.

Not my thing but definitely fun for some.

SmallWorld at Home said...

I've read and reviewed on the ones below, and they are truly all EXCELLENT. Definitely some of my favorites in the past couple of years. You can check out reviews on my SmallWorld Reads blog by plugging in the title in the search box.

Broken for You - Kallos
Buffalo Soldier - Chris Bohjalian
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Galloway
Crow Lake - Lawson
Day After Night - Anita Diamant
Half Broke Horses - Jeanette Walls
The Other Side of the Bridge - Lawson
People of the Book - Brooks
Prayers for Sale - Sandra Dallas
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Sarah’s Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bojhalian
Still Alice - Lisa Genova
Year of Wonders - Brooks

Anna said...

I read both Sarah's Key and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart. I thought they were both good, but I tend to read more books like Sarah's Key than chick lit like the Mr. Darcy book.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Lynn said...

I read Bohjalian's Buffalo Soldier and Midwives several years ago and remember them both as being quite excellent -- although I preferred Buffalo Soldier as Midwives was a bit grim.

Much more recently, I really enjoyed Marcelo in the Real World. You can read my review here.