Aruba Beach
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: What are we reading this summer?

  1. #11
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162
    Read a bunch of books so far this summer. Mostly detective/mystery types of the Scandinavian variety:

    "Box 21" all I can say is this book is brutal, dark, and has an ending that's very hard to take. Excellent plot line and it doesn't matter that you have it figured out because a few of the characters carry you all the way.

    "Jar City" also dark but less brutal. Decent detective work and a look at Iceland from the native point of view.

    "Snow Angels" set in Finland, tough to stomach at times, hits on the themes of place and home and why are we here.

    Pending reading:
    "Spies of the Balkans" by Alan Furst. I liked his early books. Been stumbling lately, going to give him another shot.

    Currently reading "In The Woods" by Tana French. Ireland, murder, past and present colliding. So far, fairly good.

    44
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

  2. #12
    Member Cjoy575's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    43
    I recently read Night Road by Kristin Hannah... it was VERY good albeit pretty sad at times! She has alse wrote many other very good books... Firefly Lane is one... which is one of my favorite books!

    I also just finished The Book Theif... another good/sad book.

    ... sounds like maybe I need to get started on some happy books soon!!

  3. #13
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162
    Finished "In The Woods." What a disappointment! Half the story not finished. Full review on my blog.
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

  4. #14
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Atlas Shrugged will take me into my next vacation in September
    72% of 1088 pages

  5. #15
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,945
    all i have been reading now for weeks and weeks is
    "the forum rules"
    it is not a book
    it is listed in the left hand column on the left.

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  6. #16
    Senior Member Chadd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arikok Antilla Natural pool
    Posts
    1,441
    Picked up the Slash (Guns n Roses guitarist) autobiography and enjoying it. It's pretty gritty and certainly not for all audiences. I was a huge fan of theirs in the late 80s and early 90s and I'm playing in a band again, so this was an easy choice.

  7. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    121
    'These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf....

  8. #18
    Senior Member gretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Eagle Beach
    Posts
    328
    Quote Originally Posted by Cjoy575 View Post
    I recently read Night Road by Kristin Hannah... it was VERY good albeit pretty sad at times! She has alse wrote many other very good books... Firefly Lane is one... which is one of my favorite books!
    I love Kristin Hannah...read her all the time. And if you like Kristin Hannah you might like Elin Hilderbrand.

  9. #19
    Senior Member jeffnev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    palm beach, eagle beach, any happy hour
    Posts
    719
    Reading John Grisham's "The Confession". Might not be his best novel but it is pretty gripping. My only regret is that I'm not on the beach in Aruba reading it, but home in NJ

  10. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    121
    The Tenth Song by Naomi Ragen

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO