Thursday, July 25, 2013

Week #4 of Book Recommendations - Going from Highly Recommended to Very Highly Recommended

Yes, I am well aware that it is Thursday.  It seems that every week I get a little bit later.  Be that as it may (in other words, tough toenails), here's the next 25.  I want to point out that the genre descriptions are coming from the source.  You all know how I feel about the designations "chick lit," "women's fiction," and "women's literature."  But, if that's what the recommender is calling it, then that's what I'm going to post.

Dennis Lehane, Midnight Mile, sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone - Rose City Reader
Josie Brown, The Candidate, steamy political thriller - BookHounds
Janice Clark, The Rathbones, literary adventure - Read It Forward
Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road, coming-of-age story - Coffee & a Book Club
Amy & Ron Schmidt, Dog-Gone School, ages 3-7 - Bibliophile by the Sea
Elizabeth Strout, The Burgess Boys, family dysfunction - Bibliophile by the Sea
Camilla Grebe & Asa Traff, More Butter than Death, Swedish crime (series) - Rhapsody in Books
Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon, 2.5-5 year olds - Stacy's Books
Kendra C. Highley, Monster Hunter, Blade's Edge, Legend, Matt Archer series, fantasy, teen boys - Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Paul Collins, Duel with the Devil, non-fiction historical murder mystery - Booking Mama
Susan Crandall, Whistling Past the Graveyard - BookHounds
Sunni Overand, March, chick lit - book'd out
Joseph Ellis, Revolutionary Summer:  The Birth of American Independence, history - Rhapsody in Books
Luanne Rice, The Lemon Orchard - Silver's Reviews
Ewart Hutton, Good People, kinky-sex mystery - Quirky Bookworm
David Morrell, Murder as a Fine Art, historical mystery - Quirky Bookworm
Jo Nesbo, The Redeemer, Scandinavian mystery - Quirky Bookworm
Jessica Brockmole, Letters from Skye, historical fiction, wartime romance - Diary of an Eccentric
Ben H. Winters, Countdown City, pre-apocalyptic detective mystery - Under My Apple Tree
Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs - Bibliophile by the Sea
Felicity Volk, Lightning, Australian - book'd out
Jenny Colgan, Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, women's fiction - Booking Mama AND BookHounds
Meg Donohue, Call the Summer Girls, women's fiction, smart chick lit - Booking Mama
Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train - Estella's Revenge + Joe Bolin (a Goodreads friend)
Camilla Lachberg, The Stranger, Swedish mystery - Quirky Bookworm


  1. Wow, what a list! You read a lot of great blogs.

  2. Indeed I do. But my book blogging heart belongs to you and Stacy!

  3. It's my favorite Koontz, followed by Strangers and Midnight.

  4. There's (a lot) more where that came from!

  5. I hope you like Harold & the Purple Crayon. Gage loves the Playaway we got from the library. Handheld video of 3 Harold books. I didn't even know there were more!

  6. We used to read that book to our kids, who are now 37, 34, and 29! It's timeless.