3 of my favorite things – my Nook, my knitting, my coffee
Carole’s missive for the week – 10 Books on Your To-Read List. 10, huh? well, there’s 96 on my to read list on Goodreads (sure to grow today). here’s a sampling:
1. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford – author of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. promises to be wonderful.
2. Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen. The author of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is irreverent, funny and totally relatable as a 30-something divorced woman trying to figure it all out.
3. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. have heard nothing but good things about this book.
4. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. Kate Morton is my new favorite author for her rich plots with twists and turns and great detail – the kind that makes the story live in your mind.
5. Pack Up the Moon – Rachael Herron is one of us – a knitter. I’ve loved her romance novels, even though they are decided not my usual reading. Her new novel is a departure from romance and sounds wonderful. I just wish I didn’t have to wait until March for it!
6. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. highly recommended by a friend.
7. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. I’ve been watching the show based on this book on Netflix. As soon as I get through season 1, I have to read the book.
8. The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food. my friend and local food guru, who is executive director of my favorite farmer’s market, recommended this a while back.
9. Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung. one of my favorite places to get book recommendations is Misty Valley Bookstore in Chester, VT. its a must-visit when I go up to my parents’ place for a weekend – a true independent bookstore, “real” books only, with owners who know their stock and their customers. if you ask them what’s new and good or what they’d recommend, you’ll get something amazing. this is one of those suggestions.
10. Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm by Barbara Parry. that’s Barb from Foxfire Fiber and Designs – sheep farmer, dyer, fiber artist. I have been looking forward to this book since she mentioned it to me a few years ago. its on pre-order from Barnes and Noble and should ship any day. I can’t wait to read about Barb’s little adventure of life on her beautiful farm.
no time to link all of these but you can find all of them – plus so many more (having more time to read is right up there with having more time to knit, spin, weave, cook, etc, etc, etc – where is my winning lottery ticket?) on my Goodreads list. my username is krisgranatek – feel free to friend me. I love seeing what others are reading, so I can add even more
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