Are you a reader? I have always considered myself to be, but it recently dawned on me that I spend more time on the computer and less time with my nose stuck in a good book. Vowing to change that, I have made a real effort to read (books...People and Us Weekly do not count) and waste less time surfing the web and reading blogs. I am in a wonderful book club. We have been together for almost 19 years. That seems almost impossible to comprehend, the time has gone by so fast. We started to keep a list of all the books we have read but I think at some point around year 15 that plan slowly faded away. Thinking back on just a very few of so many books I have loved;
Snow Falling on Cedars http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Falling-Cedars-David-Guterson/dp/067976402X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456086814&sr=8-1&keywords=snow+falling+on+cedars+book
This book was so engaging while also very sad. How did I not know what happened to Japanese residents in our country during WW II?
Memoirs of a Gesisha http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Geisha-Novel-Arthur-Golden/dp/0679781587/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456086998&sr=8-1&keywords=memoirs+of+a+geisha+book
ABSOLUTELY fascinating. I had no idea about the training and the history of Gesishas.
The Help http://www.amazon.com/Help-Kathryn-Stockett/dp/0425232204/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1456087177&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Help
The Glass Castle http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Castle-Memoir-Jeannette-Walls/dp/074324754X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456087236&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Glass+Castle
I had to keep reminding myself this is a true story.
The Kite Runner http://www.amazon.com/Kite-Runner-Khaled-Hosseini/dp/159463193X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456087345&sr=1-1&keywords=the+kite+runner
A very difficult scene to get through in the beginning but the book is well worth doing so.
The Red Tent http://www.amazon.com/Red-Tent-first-Text-Only/dp/B004TMT7OK/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456087456&sr=1-3&keywords=the+red+tent
So much discussion about this book, one that I think I will soon read again.
I am reluctant to stop because there are so many other books I want to recommend. However at some point I must end this post. I will share with you our book club's February read, its fabulous!
What have you read recently that you will recommend to all of us? Please put all suggestions in the comments section below.