One Book A Week Club 2019

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Post by mhhbook » June 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm

My list of books read in May is rather slim. I abandoned the one "real" book I was reading, "Gentlemen of the Road" by Michael Chabon. Life kept interrupting, so I eventually lost the thread of the story and lost interest in it. I don't think I'll try reading it again, though I think it would be an entertaining movie. I hope to read at least one actual paper book this month, though e-books and audiobooks tend to win the day. In the meantime, here's my list for May:

"The Bette Davis Club" by Jane Lotter. Very good. Cute, entertaining. Kindle e-book. Touching, interesting backstory. The author was a columnist who died of cancer. This was her first and last book, published after she passed away. Entertaining story of a 50 plus woman who had some disappointments in life, getting her life back together.
"The Nightingale and the Rose" by Oscar Wilde. BBC Radio Drama. Very good
"The Spirit of Sweetwater" by Hamlin Garland. LibriVox Recording. Fairly good. Nicely done
"Two Sisters" by Ashton David. BBC Radio Drama. Odd little story, nicely performed
"The Man in the Picture" by Susan Hill. BBC Radio Drama. OK ghost story. Didn’t especially impress me.

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss

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Post by cowguy02 » June 9th, 2019, 8:14 pm

Oh why not? I’ll make my goal 30

This is what I have read so far.
Work related
Reprogramming Carlos
Redirecting billy
The secret supers

For fun
The compete Sherlock Holmes.
Trust no one
Riley Mack and others know troublemakers
Crazy Grace
Gator on the loose
Oliver Twist

School related

The Devine Comedy
The compete works of John Calvin
Schaffer in 3 volumes
The republic

For lv

The blind brother
Freackls (Yes I used me bcing it as a excuse to read the whole thing again. Don’t just get me )

Remaining books 📚

Great expectations
Sense and sensibility
Then entire heritiage collage set in warfare.
~Luke Castle
Due to school I am much busier then in the summer. Please bear with me as I work through my PL backlog.

Projects that need readers
Freckles The life of Harriot Stuart The House By The Churchyard

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Post by mhhbook » July 3rd, 2019, 2:44 pm

Here are the books (and radio dramas) that I've read or listened to in June. A pretty nice assortment. Altogether, a good reading month.

"Early Stories by Daphne DuMaurier" BBC Radio Drama Good stories. Early DuMaurier style.

"Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry. Library audio book. Excellent story. Beautifully read by Lee Horsley. One of those books I've been "fixin to" read in years. Glad I finally did so.

"Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Steven King. BBC radio drama. Excellent reading of Steven King novella by actor Clarke Peters. Really well done story.

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo. LibriVox audiobook. Excellent reading of the classic.

"The True Life Story of Isobel Roundtree" by Kathleen Wallace King. Hardback book. OK. Story of a young girl coping with dysfunctional parents. Good in parts, but nothing about it especially grabbed me.

"The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. Paperback book. Very good, pleasant story. Enjoyed it a lot.

"The Case of the Pocket Diary Found in the Snow" by Auguste Groner. LibriVox audio book. Fairly good. Short read, simple plot.

"Find the Woman" by Gelett Burgess. LibriVox audio book. Good. Entertaining. Improbable in places, but fun.

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss

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Post by mhhbook » September 7th, 2019, 7:46 pm

I've done a decent amount of reading this summer, but only finished one book in July. (I don't post a book until I've finished reading it.) Anyway, I included it with my August list:


"The Tattooed Map" by Barbara Hodgson. Library book sale. A very interesting read. A beautiful book - literally


"700 Sundays" by Billy Crystal. Thrift store book. Very sweet, funny memoir of actor/comedian Billy Crystal

"My House in Umbria" by William Trevor. BBC Radio Drama. Excellent performance by Prunella Scales and cast. Good story, but dark.

"Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquirel. library sale book. Unusual book Interesting mixture of fantasy, realism and family traditions – through recipes.

"Au Soleil or African Wanderings, La Vie Errante or In Vagabondia" by Guy De Maupassant. Another book from the early 1900s bought at the local library book sale. This book had never been read, as there were several uncut pages. In general it’s a good book, though at one point the author seemed to get completely off point. It was interesting in a lot of ways.

"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. Kindle library book. Very good book. Saw the movie years ago and enjoyed it. Quite emotional in parts. Well worth while.

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Post by Maddie » September 9th, 2019, 4:17 pm

I'm hoping to reach my 2019 goal of 100 free-read, non-school books, mostly classics with a few light reads in between. So far, I have read or re-read approximately 80: The Life of Pi, Jamaica Inn, Julie and Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, 1776, 1984, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Educated, The Age of Innocence, Agnes Grey, Jane Eyre, Villette, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Bronte Sisters: A Biography, Rebecca, All Quiet on the Western Front, Anthem, The Beautiful and Damned, A Biblical Answer for Racial Unity, Great Expectations, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Daisy Miller, A Doll’s House, Main Street, Emma,Essential Tales and Poems, Ethan Frome, Far From the Madding Crowd, Frankenstein, The Giver Quartet, Gone with the Wind, Grapes of Wrath, Something for The Pain, The Great Gatsby, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Help, The House of Mirth, How to Read A Book, How to Read Literature Like A Professor, How to Study, The Hunger Games, The Iliad, The Importance of Being Ernest, Pride and Prejudice, The Invisible Man, Life in a Jar, The House at Riverton, Where'd You Go Bernadette, Once Upon a River, The Lifted Veil, Little Bee, Lit! The Christian Guide to Reading Literature, Mein Kampf, Metamorphosis, Les Miserables, Don Quixote, Mrs. Dalloway, Of Mice and Men, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength, The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Phantom of the Opera, The Portrait of a Lady, Pygmalion, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Screwtape Letters, Shirley, Talking as Fast as I Can, The Thirteenth Tale, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, War Horse, Vanity Fair, The Yellow Wallpaper, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hobbit, Crime and Punishment, and War and Peace. Plus multiple assorted books from the library (probably about 30 additional books) that I have completely forgotten the titles of.

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