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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thirteen Books I Haven't Read (Yet!)

Thirteen Things about Gracie

I have a stack of books that I haven't read yet. Since I've been involved with the blogs, I've neglected my poor books. I was actively involved in four book clubs, now canceled (ouch) and here are the ones waiting for my perusal:

1…. "The Thirteenth Tale," by Diane Setterfield
"When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny. All children mythologize their birth..." So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.
2. "The Surgeon," by Tess Gerritesen
"In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable evil --- and the one woman who can catch him before he kills again."
3. "Murder Suicide," Keith Ablow
"Keith Ablow's novels delve deep into that dark and deadly place that Ablow, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists, knows best: the psyche of a killer.
4. "Around the House and in the Garden," by Dominique Browning, A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement
5. "Time Alive," by Alexandra Stoddard
"Our time alive is brief by any standard. Now is the only opportunity we'll have to give our life meaning and find satisfaction...Our big moment is now. our moment of truth is now. Our entire life depends on the wise use of our moments."
6. "Culture Warrior," by Bill O'Reilly
"O'Reilly sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher.
7. "Too Good to Be True, Finding Hope in a World of Hype," by Michael Horton
"The author reminds us that when we expect only blessings in life, we're locked in a vicious cycle of desire and disillusionment. We need to find our solace in the real God, not an imaginary-friend version that we have created out of the trends and catch-phrases of the world around us."
8. "Brother Odd," by Dean Koontz
"Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning --- but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself."
9. "For One More Day," by Mitch Albom
"Simply told sentimental, and profoundly true, this is a contemporary American fable that will be cherished by a vast readership." --- Publisher's Weekly
10. "True Evil," by Greg Iles
"Rich with the atmosphere of Iles's native Mississippi, and driven by insights into the most primitive human emotions, Greg Iles's new novel confirms his reputation as one of the master suspense novelists of our time."
11. "Promise Me," by Harlan Coben
"It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn't thrown a punch. He hasn't held, much less fired, a gun. All that is about to change...because of a promise."
12. "Lisey's Story," by Stephen King
"Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy."
13. "Vanishing Acts," by Jodi Picoult
"New York Times" bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her ability to tap into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she explores what happens when a young woman's past --- a past she didn't even know she had --- catches up to her just in time to threaten her future."

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Constance said...

"For One More Day" and "Vanishing Acts" are both truly wonderful books by excellent authors...

When you get to them, Gracie, I think you'll be very pleased...

Have a good Thursday !

Ron Simpson said...

I don't have a stack waiting to be read, i have a huge stack that I have read and I need more!
I did my list....

Gene Bach said...

Well, I haven't read any of those. Of course, I'm lucky to get through a comic book. LOL!

Constance said...

Oops, here is my link !

Katie said...

#1 is on my list too! Everyone says such great things about it and I'm really looking forward to reading it. We will have to compare notes once we have both finished.

Loved 'For One More Day' really REALLY beautiful book.

John Holland said...

I love to read. I started the Stephen King book and was really liking it but somewhere about halfway I put it down and haven't picked it back up yet. I'm reading Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden novels right now and they are good.