Saturday, February 4, 2017

Book list for January 2017

Hunting Badger. Tony Hillerman.
An Obvious Fact. Craig Johnson.*
Living Well, Spending Less. Ruth Soukup
Garden of Lies. Amanda Quick.*

More Hillerman, of course. 

The Longmire book just jumped out at me from the library shelf and I was surprised they had it.  It was fun, I guess. 

I borrowed Living Well, Spending Less from Laine and I liked a lot of it.  The rest of it, I didn't but whatever.  It was one of those things I liked well enough while I was reading it and then kept thinking about all the parts of it that bothered me in the days after I finished it. I got some good things out of it, but can't remember what those are now that I'm typing about it. I'm glad I read it.

I saw Garden of Lies on a display at the library and Evelyn and I had a lot of fun talking about what a garden of lies would entail.  It wasn't that great of a read.  I was distracted by the anachronistic language in this attempt at a Victorian detective novel, the weird attempts at romantic banter, and just about everything about this seemed .... off.  But it did keep me up a few nights because I liked the dumb diversion. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

2016's book list

These are the books I read in 2016.  Library books are marked with an asterisk and I'm not going to bother putting them in any kind of order.  I just copied and pasted them from the posts where I wrote about them throughout the year (under the book list tag) and threw in one or two of the novels I read in December. 

It was a big year for Hillerman and how-tos.  I'm not sure what this year's reading list might look like.  I'm looking forward to finding out, though.

The Kingdom of Little Wounds. Susann Cokal*
Diving into the Wreck: Selected Poems 1971-1972. Adrienne Rich.
Gray Mountain. John Grisham*
The Leftovers. Tom Perrotta*
Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads: A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style. Cirlia Rose.*
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Roz Chast.*
The Dark Wind.  Tony Hillerman.
Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting. Ann Hood, ed.*
People of Darkness. Tony Hillerman.
Sacred Clowns. Tony Hillerman.
The Blessingway. Tony Hillerman.
Talking God. Tony Hillerman.
Step Aside, Pops. Kate Beaton.*
Prepper's Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets, and Kits. Jim Cobb.*
Things I Learned from Knitting...Whether I Wanted to or Not. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.*
Listening Woman. Tony Hillerman.
People of Darkness. Tony Hillerman.
My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits from Top Designers. Larissa Brown, ed.*  
Dry Bones. Craig Johnson.*
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children Can Succeed. Jessica Lahey*
Coyote. Tony Hillerman.*
Blessing Way. Tony Hillerman.*
Dance Hall of the Dead. Tony Hillerman*
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Marie Kondo.*
Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts. Anna Grossnickle Hines.*
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up. Marie Kondo.*
The Little Spark: 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity. Carrie Bloomstein.*
The Girl in the Spider's Web. David Lagercrantz.* 
Little Victories: Perfect Victories for Imperfect Living. Jason Gay.*
Skinwalkers. Tony Hillerman.*
Thief of Time. Tony Hillerman.*
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories. Craig Johnson.*
Faithful. Alice Hoffman*