Twitterature / February 2014

A Twitter-inspired look at books I’ve been reading recently.  (And here’s what I read last month.)  What’s on your bookshelf these days?

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The Rosie Project / Graeme Simsion
A fascinating and heartwarming read with an unlikely hero. Brilliant characters and an innovative plot made for a can’t-put-down story.  (P.S. This one is still $1.99 on Amazon for Kindle.  Get it get it!)

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The Friday Night Knitting Club / Kate Jacobs
This one didn’t grab me as much as I expected & hoped it would, but I often find audiobooks slow.  I also don’t know how to knit. Yet.

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Sisterland / Curtis Sittenfeld
I loved Prep & American Wife, but I did not love Sisterland. Paranormal aside, the characters felt downright boring. I still look forward to Sittenfeld’s next.

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The Coal Tattoo / Silas House
A darkly beautiful Appalachian tale of sisters, death, love and loss.  His storytelling was rich, but the end fell flat for me.

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Bel Canto / Ann Patchett
It took me ages to get there, but I loved this book.  It was my first foray into Ann Patchett, and I’m hooked.

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I’m linking up with Anne Bogel for her Twitterature series. Hop on over to Modern Mrs. Darcy for more.

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11 thoughts on “Twitterature / February 2014

  1. mjaj74

    I LOVED Bel Canto, and I completely agree with you about Sisterland. I was so excited for it then I kept thinking “these characters are just making me mad because they are acting so ridiculously.” I have had The Rosie Project on my to read list for a while now – time to move it up the list. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

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  2. Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy

    I loved Bel Canto! And I’ve heard such mixed reviews about Sisterland. Yours doesn’t exactly make me want to pick it up … but that’s okay. My list could use trimming. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your reading with us!

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    1. awastell Post author

      I loved it. It is just so different than most novels in some really intriguing ways. Hard to describe, but I found it quite delightful.

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  3. Heidi McCahan

    Great list! I was so excited about Sisterland because I enjoyed American Wife so much, but I just couldn’t get into it. Bummer. Two thumbs up for Ann Patchett, she’s one of my faves. I’m enjoying the Rosie Project, too.

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  4. Becca

    Okay, I’m convinced, I have to go get the Rosie Project, I’ve seen it too many times with good reviews to not give it a go 🙂

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  5. justoneoftheboysblog

    What a great list of books! I have the Rosie Project on my Kindle ready to go – I’d love to read it this month! So many books, so little time! Bel Canto is also on my Kindle…Hmm…decisions, decisions. 🙂

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