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?


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!)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!

  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!

    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.

  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.

  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 🙂

  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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