Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia November 2017

I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do.

Bookish Nostalgia

I’ve only been tracking my reading since October 2003 but it’s still fun to take a look back occasionally. Anything before mid-2006 hasn’t been on my blog and some of those old reviews are frankly a little embarrassing at this point. I’ll link to my full reviews when I think are worth reading.

Sometimes my reaction is “I can’t believe I read that” and other times it’s “Oh I remember where I was when I read that one”. and occasionally it’s “I really want to read that again.”

Some of these are pre-blog so the links take you to Powell’s for more information. Links for 2007 and later take you to my review.

2004:
Hornet Flight by Ken Follet – audio edition narrated by John Lee
A good World War Two spy thriller.

2005:
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Sai – audio edition narrated by B.D. Wong
This is the story of two teenage boys sent for “reeducation” during the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Hell at the Breech by Tom Franklin
This book will always be on my list of top books. It’s a brutal story that’s beautifully told.

2006:
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
I did not like this one at all.

2007:
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
It’s gruesome but a fabulous psychological thriller and the first in Cain’s series featuring serial killer Gretchen Lowell.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!