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It’s a new week and tomorrow makes it offical – Spring is here! Our winter has been mild, so I have absolutely no excuse to be sick of it, and yet, I am. While summer is my favorite season, spring is definitely number two. Every year it brings with it beauty and hope, two things we all can use more of. It’s also bringing a whole new crop of books which I’ll be sharing tomorrow in my Spring Preview 2018. I hope you’ll come back and take a look. Be ready for your “to be read” list to grow!
Last Week’s Reads
Hmmm…What to say about The Parking Lot Attendant by debut author Nafkote Tamirat? It was really different, I liked the first 80%, and I hope to have my review up next week. That’s about it for now. I finished listening to Michelle McNamara’s investigation of The Golden State killer, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, late last week and really enjoyed almost all of it. I’ll be doing mini-reviews of both this and I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Connell for Kate at Doing Dewey’s Nonfiction Friday this week.
Wow! If you haven’t considered reading Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles, you need to think again. I’m at the 78% mark and can hardly wait to finish this post so I can get back to it. The book started out a little slow, but just keeps getting better and better and better. Told as if the story is real the writer reports the events that followed the miraculous recovery of a longtime paraplegic.
Likely to Read Next
Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves has convinced me that before reading Anna Quindlen’s new book, Alternate Side, I need to read one of her earlier books. Sarah recommended Every Last One and since I’m a little burnt out on listening to nonfiction, I’m going to make it my next audiobook. Adrienne Benson’s The Brightest Sun comes out on Tuesday and though I should be turning to April releases, I’m going to squeeze this debut set in Kenya in before I do.
I hope you have a great week in books!
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I caught that you enjoyed almost all of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark…hmm..you’ve got me curious as to what didn’t work for you! I saw Anatomy of a Miracle on Netgalley but breezed right past it, looking forward to hearing more about it.
The flaws had more to do with listening to it gather than reading it. I liked the story, but it jumped around a lot for audio and it’s hard to go back and revisit things, too.
Sarah's Book Shelves says
Oooh – you and Catherine are both loving Anatomy of a Miracle. I rolled my eyes at the premise, but have now added it to my “must try before EOY” TBR list!
And SO glad you’re reading Every Last One before Alternate Side! Don’t want Alternate Side to be your only exposure to her fiction!
I finished Anatomy yesterday and thought it was great. A really smart book and so current.
I’ve listened to about 1.5 hours of Every Last One and so far really like it.
Kathy Martin says
Nice assortment of books. All of them are new to me and outside the genres I read. I am curious about I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
I’ll be reviewing I’ll Be Gone in the Dark on Thursday, so come on by!
Laurel-Rain Snow says
I loved Every Last One…and I also enjoyed Alternate Side, which is a different kind of book for Quindlen. For me, it’s like comparing apples and oranges. I enjoyed them both.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark looks good.
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I’m so happy to hear you liked Alternate Side. I’ve heard a few not so great things about it, but I’ll keep an open mind.
I hope you enjoy your books!! Not sure if I would these but they look nice!!
Ann Marie says
I haven’t read any Anna Quindlen so I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I’m hoping to get to I’ll Be Gone in the Dark soon.
Thanks for stopping by, Ann Marie.
Every Last One is so good! I hope you enjoy it.
Anatomy of a Miracle sounds interesting. Looking forward to your review!
Hopefully next week, Allison.
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing says
Guess I’ll need to rethink Anatomy of a Miracle… looking forward to your review already. I’m a big Anna Quindlen fan and plan to read Alternate side before too long. Every Last One was very good and I loved some of her early books, too – especially One True Thing and Object Lessons.
I didn’t feel fully invested in Anatomy until about the 20-25% mark.
Beth F says
I’ve been putting off The Parking Lot Attendant, but I really liked I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (as you know).
The Parking Lot Attendant is on my wishlist. Here’s what I’m reading
Happy week!! I’m reading The Cursed Wife right now, let’s see how it goes!
I’m so thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying Anatomy of a Miracle; it’s the Signed First Editions Club pick from Parnassus Books this month and it just arrived yesterday!
Hmm. I’m a sucker for novels set in Africa so I might have to get The Brightest Sun. And you have me re-thinking whether to pick up the Jonathan Miles book. Of course I’ll likely need to get the Golden State Killer book too. So many, so little time …. thx