Feedback from the first meeting

Really enjoyed the book chat this morning at the library with lots of wonderful suggestions on what people had been reading – their favorite books – books they wouldn’t recommend – great authors.  We’ll post a list of the authors mentioned.

2 thoughts on “Feedback from the first meeting

  1. Here is a list that Lynette sent us after the meeting – has lots of great mystery/thriller authors for this month and some excellent non-fiction looking ahead to November when we will be reading and talking about history – in all its forms – biography, general history, history about a very specific thing (SALT by Mark Kurlansky), historical fiction or even historical romance.

    *Black Out, Die For You, Sliver of Truth Lisa Unger (easy read for escapism)
    Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott
    *The Angel’s Game Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
    *The Alienist Caleb Carr
    *Gabriel Allon Series (e.g. A Death in Vienna) , plus The Unlikely Spy Daniel Silva
    *The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Daniel Mendelsohn (non-fiction); amazing story
    The Man who Loved Books Too Much Allison Hoover Bartlett, non-fiction
    *Found Wanting, Long Time Coming, Sight Unseen Robert Goddard, very good English mystery writer; written a number of books
    *The Disappeared Kim Echlin
    The Medusa Amulet Robert Masello
    The Coral Thief Rebecca Stott
    Altar of Bones Philip Carter
    The Last Brother Nathacha Appanah
    The School of Night Louis Bayard
    The Man from Saigon Marti Leimbach
    *Iron Horse John Hart
    *Portrait of the Spy Daniel Silva
    Spycatcher Matthew Dunn
    *The Hypnotist Lars Kepler
    *Red Leaves Thomas H.Cook
    *Master of the Delta Thomas H. Cook
    *Before I Go to Sleep .J.Watson
    Rogue Island Bruce Desilva
    The List Martin Fletcher
    Three Seconds Roslund and Hellstrom
    *Cell 8 Roslund and Hellstrom
    Box 21 Roslund and Hellstrom
    *Defending Jacob William Landay
    *A Good American Alex George
    *Kingdom of Bones Stephen Gallagher
    A Darker Domain Val McDermid
    *Blue Monday Nicci French
    Gods of Gotham Lyndsay Faye
    The October Killings Wessel Ebersohn
    The Expats Chris Pavone
    The Inquisitor Mark Allen Smith
    The Neruda Case Robert Ampuero
    The Orphanmaster Jean Zimmerman
    The Nightmare Lars Kepler
    The Absolutist John Boyne
    The Fear Artist Timothy Hallihan
    A Foreign Country Charles Cumming
    Bad Little Falls Paul Doiron
    Mission to Paris Alan Furst
    City of Women David R. Gillmam
    *The Fallen Angel Daniel Silva
    A Killing in the Hills Julia Keller
    The Absent One Adler-Olsen
    *Sutton J.R. Moehringer
    Invisible Murder Lene Kaaberbol & Agnette Friis

  2. I’m inspired to read Timothy Egan’s The Big Burn about how Teddy Roosevelt created the National Forest Service with Gifford Pinchot. I’ve spent some time in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (in Washington State), so I think this will be interesting.
    Egan also wrote The Good Rain, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher (about Edward Curtis), and The Worst Hard Time (about the Dust Bowl days) which won the National Book Award.

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