Thursday, February 27, 2020

February 2020 Book List



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I'm not usually a mystery lover because they are almost always too predictable for me. Or annoying. I could not put this book down! I loved the characters (especially the ghosts!) and the story just kept unfolding at a steady pace and I didn't want to figure it out before the end. It was such a good story and an amazing setting, that I enjoyed everything about this book. I really loved it!



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Again, a thriller (those usually don't thrill me) but this book did. I listened to it on CD from the library and mostly just picked it up because I saw it on the shelf when I was looking for something else. This story is read by the author and I loved her voice and the way she read. She read quickly enough that I didn't feel like it was being slowed down, like so many CD books feel for me.

The characters were often annoying and their motives were completely shallow but I just wanted to know what happened next. There were enough angles to the story that kept me curious until the end. If you like thrillers, you'll love this, if you don't like thrillers, it's worth a try anyway. I am glad this book found me!



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I had heard really good things about this book and had really high expectations. This book exceeded those expectations! I love the writing style, the wit, the characters, the dialogue, the pace of the story and all of the interesting twists and turns. It dealt with lots of topics that could have gone bitter, sappy or corny and it stayed in just the right balance, in my opinion.

I am so glad I started this book on a snow day, so that I could cuddle up with a quilt and a cup of coffee and get lost in the story. I couldn't put this book down! Please read this book now!



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I chose this as my February selection from Book of the Month Club. I've been a member for a year now and I am really enjoying the books. Only 2 of the almost 20 books I've selected were just 'meh' and all the others have been amazing!


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This is the first book I purchases with my new Audible subscription. I had wanted to find a way to listen to books through my library for free, but in the end, it was just easier to do this. If I find that I'm not getting my money's worth, I might try again. But I really like being able to listen to new books on my phone or in my car (via my phone). It's not as hard to figure out as I thought it would be (after loads of frustration trying to get the library app to work.) I completely understand this is all 'user error' and I'm not criticizing anyone or any product. I just need to do what works for me.

Isabel Allende has been one of my favorite authors since college. I love her gorgeous stories that a rich with history and meaning and how governments and political systems affect individuals. Her stories leave me cheering for the characters, sometimes broken hearted, but always inspired. This particular book feels much more like history lesson than novel, but the way she tells it is lovely.


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I love a good WWII novel as much as anyone. This one skips back and forth from present day to WWII and had a wonderful connection between the generations. I listened to this on Audible, while on a road trip. It sure made the miles fly by. If you like historical fiction, you should read this book.

February included quite a variety of genres and a mix of print books as well as audio. I love listening to books while I drive but there's nothing quite like holding a book and snuggling under a quilt at home.

Enjoy every chapter!

Diane

6 comments:

  1. I always love your book post! I'm listening to Pachinko right now and am loving it. Not sure if you recommended it or not. Check it out!

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  2. I've read all of Simone St. James' books--I love how she sets eerie scenes and strange happenings..--I will take a look at this new one...thanks for the tip...I love mysteries....Have your read James doss' Native American series ? They are funny and full of great dialog and mystery,, hugs, Julierose

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  3. I love a good mystery. Most of the times I have to wait a while before books are available in Dutch and I can buy them for my e-reader.

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  4. I always enjoy your reading list as it often overlaps mine (so many books, so little time!) I’m glad to hear you liked Something in the Water, because I’m next in line for an e-copy from my library. I haven’t been reading as much since the Holidays, though, because my eyes get tired and wonky easily.

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  5. I really enjoy your book recommendations! I'm currently listening to American Dirt on Audible. Fantastic narration and I can't "put it down" - so nice to listen to books while doing housework or while quilting!

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  6. I don't know if I've said this before, but I really appreciate your monthly book reviews. I've read a number of your recommendations and enjoyed them (just finished The Far Field). Several of them are still on my To Read list, but I'll get around to them eventually. This month's books might all wind up on my To Read list!

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