Monday, May 25, 2015

Book Guidance Needed

Hello lovely Readers,

I am going through this book challenge... Some books I knew I wanted to read instantly for the topics. Others have come to me over time, but some I just don't know what to read so I am calling on my faithful readers to help me with some suggestions.
1) A book "Everyone" has read but you... I will not read Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey

2) A book with a color in the title...once again I will not read Fifty Shades of Grey

3) A book your friend loves... SUGGESTIONS? ... I will not read Twilight or Fifty Shade of Grey

4) Also it says a book with "a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe" does that mean the Chronicles of Narnia or something else? If it means something else, suggestions please.

To see what I have read just click my Book Challenge page up at the top

Here are some thoughts of mine of what I want to read...

1) A Place I want to go- Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh.

Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumor of an epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does Frances see her road to happiness. (Amazon)... I have always wanted to go to South Africa.

2) A book with a blue cover- The Luminaries by Eleanor Caton
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.  (Amazon)

3) A book by an author you liked... After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson.
After four years as a military nurse, Charlotte Brown is ready to leave behind the devastation of the Great War. The daughter of a vicar, she has always been determined to dedicate her life to helping others. Moving to busy Liverpool, she throws herself into her work with those most in need, only tearing herself away for the lively dinners she enjoys with the women at her boarding house.
Just as Charlotte begins to settle into her new circumstances, two messages arrive that will change her life. One, from a radical young newspaper editor, offers her a chance to speak out for those who cannot. The other pulls her back to her past, and to a man she has tried, and failed, to forget.

Last summer I read her book Somewhere in France and really want to get back into reading more WWI books.(Link to my last summer's reading list)

As you can see I like historical fiction.

Thanks for your help and suggestions. 


a quiet life said...

its fun to see what others enjoy reading, it looks like you like period pieces. i am a very ecceletic reader and i'm doing a similar challenge but with 52 books. i have done all but 2, i hate plays and i have already read the pulizter prize books i had wanted to read so i am just coasting a bit until i do my finally 2... you can look here and see what a few of us have read in our book club doing the challenge for ideas.

these are tried and true period books, you may have read them but worth suggesting; the shadow of the wind, thirteenth tale, winter sea, at the waters edge, outlander, all the light we cannot see, the golem and the jinni. i loved lost and found, leaving time, love song of miss queenie hennesy, etta and otto and russel james, 600 hours of edward, patron saint of ugly, a man called ove, everything i never told you, the museum of extraordinary things, summer house with a swimming pool. perhaps a couple of these will peak your interests, happy reading~

Anonymous said...

How about "Kite Runner" for 'the book everyone has read'? Or, from a few years ago "Memoirs of a Geisha"? And "The Color Purple"... for a book with a color in the title... a wonderful book, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award winner...and printed 1983, so it's also more than 10 years old.