Friday, May 1, 2015
Bookish Nostalgia - May 2015
It's the beginning of a new month. Wow, these days go fast. I'm here to share my second Bookish Nostalgia post. I was encouraged by the response last month to my first time talking about my favorite books from 20, 15, 10, and 5 years ago. I'm going to continue this monthly event. So, without further narrative, here are my favorite books from May...
May 1995 - Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels - This book is a continuation of some of the storylines and characters from Ammie, Come Home and Shattered Silk by this author. Barbara Michaels also wrote as Elizabeth Peters. Stitches in Time is romantic suspense book with a supernatural tinge - an old quilt is brought into a vintage clothing store and Rachel, an assistant in the shop, tries to determine the history of the quilt itself and the people connected to it. Can a quilt be haunted or evil?
May 2000 - The Road From Coorain by Jill Ker Conway - A memoir of this author's life growing up in Australia. Jill Ker Conway became the first woman president of Smith College. It is full of vivid descriptions of the Australian outback and of Conway's arid and bleak upbringing, similar to the land she was from. I was totally fascinated.
May 2005 - To the Power of Three by Laura Lippman - This is one of Laura Lippmann's standalone novels. It tells the story of 3 girls, friends since elementary school, Kat, Perri, and Josie. When they are seniors in high school, something terrible happens in the girl's bathroom - Kat is dead, Perri is seriously injured, and Josie has been shot in the foot. What has happened? Honestly, I don't remember all that much except that I liked the book very much. Guess I need to reread it.
May 2010 - Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese - This was an epic book taking the reader from India to Africa to the US and telling the story of twin boys, Marion and Shiva, born to an Indian nun and brought up in Ethiopia. I discussed this wonderful book with my book group at the time and, though the story is long, it is well worth the time. Such an unforgettable tale.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought if you've read them.