What kind of boring world would we live and love in if we all agreed on the best books. Best Book Lists for 2017 are starting to appear.
One reader’s take-away from a current well-known list….
YES, CERTAINLY WORTH A READ:
The Dry by Jane Harper.
This is a dazzling page-turner of a novel, little noticed. The fiction is great. It’s a thriller set in a parched part of rural Australia. Enter the title in the search box and read more about this one if you like.
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan.
Book Comments on this one appeared earlier this year on this blog. Just type the title in the search box if you’d like to know more. Here’s what the professional reviewer said,” You don’t read this book; you breathe it.” I totally agree.
Camino Island by John Grisham.
Set in Florida this is a must read, especially if you enjoy a good mystery, and quite possibly this is one of Grisham’s best.
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Biance Bosker.
Reviewed on this blog, just type the title in the search box if you want to hear more about this one.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
This rather uneven novel by a celebrated writer was commented on in this blog.
Grant by Ron Chernow
You need to be a history buff. It is very hefty.
I DON’T THINK SO…
No book read by this blogger appearing on this particular list is a complete waste of time.
CAN’T WAIT TO TRY…MAYBE…..
Sunshine State: Essays by Sarah Gerard.
Based on the summary, this collection from different writers may not be all fun and games.
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham.
Inside the complicated lives of unaccompanied alien children.
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
She is a beautiful writer, but this is another study of sadness and broken lives.