Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Books You Loved – May edition


UPDATE:  Contributions to this are now closed.  To contribute please visit Books You Loved: June Edition

Hi, following the success of my Food on Friday series, I have been inspired to do something similar relating to books.  The idea is for you to link up to a post you have done about a book you liked a lot.  Any type of book (x-rated excepted).  

I will do this once each month for now and see how it goes.
I hope we will end up with a great collection of books to put on our reading lists.  You don’t have to be a specialist book reviewer.  Just say what you like.  There are no rules.  Just have fun.

And if you don't have a blog, feel free just to put in a comment about a book you loved.

I have made a start by putting a link in to Mr Linky.  PS I know Mr Linky encourages you to comment as well as put up a link - but don't feel you have to.

Books You Loved Participants
1. Carole -Watership Down by Richard Adams
2. Nas
3. RBH- The Last Real Cowboy
4. Lila@Axe for the Frozen Sea
5. dawn (The Rich Are Different)
6. The Passage@Axe for the frozen sea
7. Tony Peters - The Affair by Lee Child
8. Better by Atul Gawande
9. Sarah - Water for Elephants
10. Brunette Librarian - "Paris in Love" By: Eloisa James
11. Ursula Thompson, Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
12. Ryan Goodman
13. Alyssa (Reader's Refuge) - The Goose Girl
14. Dorothy/The Nature of Things, Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by McCall Smi
15. Ariel @ The Librarian's Bookshelf - I Blame Eve
16. Michelle - Tuesdays With Morrie
17. Michelle - One Day
18. Michelle - The Bronze Horseman
19. Siderite - The Art of Learning
20. Book Monkeys - The Art of Fielding
21. Nick Jones - Low Life by Jeffrey Bernard
22. Stumbling Into Infinity by Fischman, Michael
23. Lemon Curd by Homa Pourasgari
24. The Selection by Kiera Cass
25. Sarah Gruen- Water For Elephants
26. Donna Trinder - Summer of Love by Katie Fforde
27. Lisa Peters - The Breath of God by Jefferey Small
28. Emma Brown - Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
29. Peggy Ann - Death at Crane's Court by Ellis Dillon
30. Moira R - Clothes in Books - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
31. Mel - The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Loveric
32. Autumn-Song of Achilles
33. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
34. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
35. Amy - An Uncommon Education
36. Amy - Cowboy & Wills
37. Talli Roland - The Time Traveller's Wife
38. Emma Lee-Potter - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
39. Ian - The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
40. Reading Rambo - Attachments
41. Yvette @ in so many words... The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
42. Michelle M. - Wool 5: The Stranded by Hugh Howey
43. I'm A Voracious Reader - Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
44. Reno @ Falling Letters - The Return of the King
45. LindyLouMac Book Reviews - Highland Storms by Christina Courtenay
46. Tracey @ My Four Bucks (The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton)
47. Michelle - When God Was A Rabbit
48. Nose in a Book- The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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62 comments:

  1. Hi Carole!

    As per your instructions! I loved reading this mini series as it is based in a small town Texas, on a ranch and has romantic elements as well as mystery, danger and thrills!

    Thanks for telling me about this!

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  2. I read and reviewed this book, it's about a traumatised heroine running from her childhood and trying to set up a abused woman's shelter, all the while hoping her mum would leave her abusive dad and come knocking. Very emotional but inspiring story.

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  3. Since I've started blogging with more frequency, I've noticed that lately, I'm reading more blogs than books. I like the idea of a once a month book meme. It might give me the impetus to read and review more often. I'll be ready for the next one, Carole!

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  4. Hi Carole. I am adding a few more of the books I loved. I hope it's okay.

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  5. Left you a link, thanks for the invite!

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  6. Hi Carole, thanks for your comment on my blog. Although I loved The Endless Forest, I have not yet been able to find anything quite as good as Water for Elephants, so I've linked that to your post. One of the greatest books I've ever read!There are so many to choose from though - I'm currently reading The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale which has a lot of promise.
    Have a lovely day :)
    Sarah
    http://youmaysayimadreamer-sh.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. thank you Sarah. I have also put the title there for you.

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  7. The link I added is to my book list. It's always growing and contains the books I've enjoyed most and my thoughts on them. Several have an entire blog post with my thoughts. Also included are a few books that sit on my shelf to-be-read. http://agricultureproud.com/readings-and-ruminations/

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    1. Great that you linked in, thanks.

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  8. Hello Carole, Thanks for the comment on my blog. I left a link thanks for asking me to do this.

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  9. Hi Carole. I'm happy to participate in your fun meme. I'm recommending Alexander McCall Smith's latest "The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection," a very pleasurable read for me.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting

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  10. Linked up, and followed! Thank you for the invite, this is such a great idea!

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  11. Hi Carole thank you so much for asking me to join in I would absolutely love to share my fav books. I tried to email you back but can't seem to find an email addy for you :(

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    1. Great you have joined in the fun.

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  12. Look like interesting book.He2

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  13. Hi Carole, thank you for your invitation. I've posted The Art of Learning, which is more or less an autobiography with self-help features. I thought it was truly inspiring.

    It is difficult to chose one book I liked from so many, though. For a female oriented blog such as this I would have maybe chosen Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn. Or if you like fantasy books, The Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson is a must. For a philosophically recursive book, I highly recommend Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas Hofstadter. For hard sci-fi: Night's Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. Lord of the Flies by William Golding for a classic introspective book.

    Bottom line: you ask this question, you open Pandora's box :)

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    1. thank you for such a thoughtful comment. I do actually have quite a lot of male followers - I cover music travel art and food. Many people like doing the cryptic crossword clues.

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  14. I was referring solely to the tagline of the blog. Didn't mean to place a value judgement.

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    1. Have fun looking at the other books posted! Thanks for the link

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  16. Hi Carole, I forgot to change the link for no 23 Stumbling into Infinity should be http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/book-review-lemon-curd-by-homa.html

    Thanks x

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  17. Done! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Your'e most welcome. Great to have your link

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  18. Hi Carole and thank you for commenting on my blog. I've added my review of Katie Fforde's 'Summer of Love'
    Love your list so far, some great reads!
    Thanks, Donna :)

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    1. Welcome aboard. Great to have your contribution.

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  19. I posted The Breath of God....I loved that book. Interesting with the research that the author did, but also a thrill ride with the mystery and murder. Great book...if you like Dan Brown you will love this book.

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    1. thanks Lisa, I do like most of Dan Brown's

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  20. I am a day late and a dollar short but I'm here! I also forgot to put the name of the book with my name...'Death at Crane's Court'. An Irish mystery. This is a great old vintage mystery, my favorite kind of book! I'll get it right next time!

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    1. You are not at all late! This will be open until the next one which will be around the 9th June. Your book looks interesting.

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  21. Hi Carole, thanks for asking me! Hope I have 'linked' properly!
    Mel x

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    1. Great to have you along. I have put the title in for you and taken out the home page link.

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  22. What a great idea! I have picked Cold Comfort Farm (and failed to get it into my title, I'll know better next time), and am very interested to read everyone else's suggestions. Good to see so many books blogs out there, and I look forward to this being a regular feature - Clothes in Books

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    1. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  23. Also, I have linked to you on my blog, and am now following you.

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    1. Welcome aboard! Look forward to getting to know you. I am following you now too.

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  24. Thanks Carole! I linked up Impossible by Nancy Werlin...

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  25. Thank you for letting me know about this new series of yours! I think it's a great idea. I also loved Watership Down, (although I hate when animals are hurt, killed or in pain but Watership Down is a different kind of book than an animal rescue one)

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  26. What a fantastic idea, Carole! I'll try to remember to post the link in my blog sometime in the next little while!

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    1. I loved that book too, Talli. And hopefully some of the readers will find out about your books as well via the link.

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  27. Hi Carole. What a brilliant idea. I have blogged about The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which I've just read - and adored.

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  28. Dear Carole
    thanks for inviting me to post a book. I'm having a bit of trouble adding my URL though. The book I'm recommending is The Submission by Amy Waldman-- it's a wonderful novel about hte clash of cultures and expectations.
    Soniah

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    1. Hi Soniah - not sure what the issue is - but if you comment again and put the url into your comment I'll put it up for you in a few hours when I am back on my main computer.

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  29. I forgot to include the title of my book - silly me. THE TALISMAN RING by Georgette Heyer. One of my favorite books ever.

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    1. No problem, I'll put it in for you

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  30. I forgot to include the book title, too. lol Darkness Dawns is the title.

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    1. I've fixed it for you. Thanks for linking in.

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    2. Thanks, Carole! Thanks for the invite. :)

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  31. A lovely idea and thanks for the invitation to join in which I am happy to do. I will pick a title I have enjoyed recently and link up.

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  32. Great idea. Love the round-ups and the reviews. I don't post book reviews but I'm happy to visit others for ideas on what to suggest at my book club. I just finished Defending Jacob by William Landay, which I loved, couldn't put it down.
    Have a great weekend!

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Your comments are most welcome. Cheers