Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Books I'm reading

Went on a book rampage the other day. Haven't had anything to read in ages and really needed to fill up the fiction tank. Got seven books from the library, and am planning on purchasing the new Jodi Picoult because she's coming here to sign it next week and I want to bring it in. So I thought I'd share some of the titles I'd strongly suggest you check out:

Eric Wilson's book "Dark to Mortal Eyes" was unlike anything I'd ever read. Seriously. Now, I don't typically read the Ted Dekker, Dean Koontz type stuff, but Eric's a friend of mine, so I checked it out. WOW. I think he's created his own genre, and thankfully he's got a second one coming out in a month called "Expiration Date." I'm lucky and got to read an advanced copy of it, and all I can say is, this guy is creative. And, of course, a fantastic writer. Definitely check him out.

Anita Shreve's book, "The Pilot's Wife," was a one-day book: started it yesterday morning, finished it last night before bed. Very moving, very sad, very surprising. Loved it.

Lisa Samson's new one, "Tiger Lillie" was incredible. I swear, every book that woman releases is just gold. I can't wait for "Club Sandwich."

I started reading Dee Henderson's book "Truth Seeker" this morning. I read "The Healer" a few months back and really liked it, so I have high hopes for this one.

So what are you reading these days?


Heather Diane Tipton said...
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Don said...

Must reads for me the past few weeks while laying poolside in Florida:

The Lazarus Trap by Davis Bunn - good mystery from cover to cover.

The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg -ok what's a guy reading it? So what... It is terrific!

Self-Incrimination by Randy Singer - terrific legal thriller told in first person POV; great pace throughout! Love that Randy and whatever he writes!!

A Song I Knew By Heart by Brett Lott - wonderful contemporary retelling of the story of Ruth and Naomi. Rich!

A Shred of Evidence by Kathy Herman - new writer to me; good stuff that reminds one of the danger of the tongue/gossip...and a good mystery solved too!

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Oh Dee Henderson! I've read all her books. Loved them.

I finished Lisa Samson's Tiger Lillie, last week. First book of hers that I've ever read. I'm a fan for life now. That book blew me away. I wish I could write like that.

Just finished an advance copy of Kristin Billerbecks "With this Ring, I'm Confused." I think it was better than the first two in her series.

I'm currently reading an advanced copy of Laura Jenson Walker's "Dreaming in Black and White." So far it is good. It's another chicklit.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I think my tag board cut off some of what you said. Still praying for you.

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Hey Heather--was gonna email you back but can't find your address anywhere. :) I read Billerbeck's new one, too--isn't it great? I haven't read any of the others; gotta go find them. Thanks for the prayers....

Heather Diane Tipton said...

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Vavoom said...

Naked by David Sedaris -- A hilarious look at the life of an odd, but intellegent young man.

I love your blog!

Meg said...

In the last couple weeks, BESIDES Alison's book, I have finished:

On The Line -- the making of "A Chorus Line" by some of the original cast members, Baayork Lee and Thommie Walsh and someone else but I forgot who... Anyway, I'm a fiend for any backstage info about Broadway so I liked it, though it did get a little boring.

Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts -- it's a light read, very enjoyable so far. This is the book the Natalie Portman/Ashley Judd movie (which I have not seen) was based on. Oh wait, I haven't finished it yet. Sorry.

How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers -- very off-the-wall collection of short cuts. If you like Eggers' style but couldn't wade all the way through A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, then you might like this one. :)

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

"Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius"--has anyone actually finished that book? I tried really, really hard--got halfway through and just couldn't take another blather-filled, self-indulgent page. 'Course my brother thought it was the greatest book he'd ever read, so go figure.

I read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" be Sedaris--oh my heavens, I laughed so hard. Flipped through "Naked" while it was on the new fiction table at Borders but never actually read it. And thanks, "Vavoom," for liking the blog. :) I see you have one, too; I'll come check it out one of these days.

Meg said...

LOL! I *always* insist on finishing books once I get 3/4 of the way through, but even I couldn't finish AHbWOSG!! I just kind of paged-through the last 10 pages or so. :)

Oh, I also just read "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton -- a very dated book "exposing" baseball players as "real people". Apparently it was "revolutionary" when it came out in "1970." Sorry, the "quotes" weren't needed that last time, but I just "couldn't help myself."

Dee said...

W. Dale Cramer's Bad Ground
Cheri Paris Edwards Plenty Good Toom

Dena said...

A must read is "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. You will never look at prostitutes the same. You will not be able to put this one down