From Sarah, With Joy

*Poet * Author * Wanderluster*

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Last Few Books You've Read

It's that time again! Time for me to ask you about the last few books you've read, the book you're reading now, and how you discovered them.

Let's see.

I just barely finished a book called Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. This was one interesting, unique read. It had first person, third person, and second person. You'd think that would be just too weird or too hard to follow, but I actually really liked this one. I discovered it because I wanted to read more Asian literature and so found the Man Asian Literary Prize on Wikipedia and this was the first one I found that was at the library.

I'm having trouble remembering because I also listen to audiobooks in the car (right now its The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing) so I get them a bit mixed up. But I also recently read Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly which ended up being totally fabulous even though I didn't like the main character in the beginning. That one was a trusted recommendation.

In my purse right now, waiting to be started, is I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg. We'll see how it goes. This one I discovered because I really like the movie Fried Green Tomatoes so I figured I'd read something by the author of the book that movie is based on.

Your turn! What have you recently finished, or what are you reading now, and where did you discover it?

Sarah Allen


  1. I love Fannie Flagg books-- I think I've read all of her stories. They are just good yarns.

    I just finished Life Of Pi and am reading Burgess Boys now. It's good. I like Strout's writing.

  2. I just finished Killer Crinolines by Duffy Brown. Loved it. She has a great writing style, mixing mystery with humor.

  3. I hope this doesn't show up twice - Google is having problems. I just finished reading Edward Rutherford's Paris. He is an historical fiction writer in the genre of James Michener, although a bit drier. I enjoyed the book and learned a lot about Paris itself. However, it jumps back and forth between two eras and I found myself confused from time to time.

  4. I've been battling book fatigue for the past couple of months so my reading has been spotty at best.

    The last book that I've read was a bio of Al Capp (he of "Lil' Abner" fame). Very interesting and thorougly researched.

    The one that I'm currently reading in fits and starts is called "Lucifer's Hell Bound Angel", a paranormal romance by Cyndi Harris. I discovered her via a writer friend on Facebook, and her stuff is pretty good, if not somewhat risque.

    For the previous commenter, Edward Rutherford is very hard writer to take. You really have to love historical fiction in order to appreciate his writing.

    He has a lot of fine titles out there, and I would suggest starting with his earlier stuff before kicking into his later multi-volume works.



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