Thursday, 10 January 2013

Books You Loved: January edition


Before getting to our first Books You Loved of 2013, here are the showcases from the December edition. I could have chosen 12 to showcase but ended up randomly selecting 6 of the 12 so that this post wouldn't be too long!  So please do pop by the Pinterest Board that has all the pinnable links.

I am going to look out this book, Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson linked in by docnad of Attempted Bloggery.  Not only am I interested in Einstein, the author also wrote the bio of Steve Jobs which was a great read.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has been linked in to prior editions of Books You Loved.  This review is by Kim of Quintessentially Bookish.  Another book I am going to seek out and read soon.

Thanks to Anna of Diary of an Eccentric for this review of The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman.  The book, set in wartime Germany, sounds very interesting.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton sounded intriguing.  Thanks for linking in, Logan from Southern Sunflowers & Coffee Beans.

This book is quirky but fun.  Thanks Moira from Clothes in Books for linking in your post about Brat Farrar by Josephine Tay.  Have to love an imposter story.

And last, but by no means least, that old fave The Hobbit by Tolkien.  This book has been made into a film (the first of 3) by Peter Jackson.  The movie was shot right here in New Zealand. Thanks for linking in, Michelle, from Scrappy Bookworm.

I am loving reading about books you really enjoyed each month.  Is there any way I could make this collection work even better?  Suggestions would be most welcome.

So onto this month's collection.  Just put your name and the name of the book (plus author, if you like) into the first box of Mr Linky.  Paste the url of your post about the book into the second box, and Bob's your Uncle!

It would be super if you also stopped by some of the other links to check them out – you may find great books to read and other blogs to follow or who might follow you.  I always follow any blog that links up on GFC (if they have that gadget) or by Google Reader.

Happy linking!

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35 comments:

  1. Linked my first book in, hopefully it will appeal to younger readers or parents. :)

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  2. Hi Carole, thanks for the great book linky!

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  3. Thanks again for running this great feature Carole. My book, Nancy Mitford's Pursuit of Love, is one I've been reading every few years since I was a teenager, and I used a bit about Christmas presents and wicked parents as a festive entry on my blog.

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  4. I'm sharing one of my 9 year old daughter's recent reads - the Secret of Platform 13. Thanks for the link up! Love hearing about great books!

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  5. My favourite last month was "Mudwoman" by Joyce Carol Oates. I love this author anyway and her latest book was no exception to her beautiful writing.

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  6. I'm happy to link in my review of Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, a book I just recently finished reading and that I truly loved. Cheers!

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  7. What fun! I love reading and finding new books! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Just added a link to some cracking crime fiction I just finished (and there's also a giveaway to win it for any UK readers). Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading

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  9. Thank you, Carole. It's an honor once again to have one of my reviews showcased here. I am eager to read the Steve Jobs book myself.

    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien must be one of the great works of fiction to come out of the Vietnam War. I've provided a link here.

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  10. My favourite is one I read in November and fell in love with. The End of Your Life Book Club is a touching story of a bond strengthened through literary pursuits between a mom and her adult son and the "book club" meetings in doctor's offices. It's a mother's story through a son's eyes. I hugged this book when I was finished and wished to have had the opportunity to have known this incredible woman.

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  11. Im linking up Chocolat which I read last month and going to a movie night with my book club girls next week to watch the movie - I love to compare books and movies they are usually so different from one another :)

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    1. This is one of the few books where I actually preferred the movie. I'm looking forward to hearing what you thought.

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    2. I saw the movie first and loved it (Johnny Depp, what's not to love?), but I liked the book more. It had even more of a sense of magic and wonder.

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  12. Another great edition! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it!

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  13. Thanks for the invite! I'm all linked up.

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  14. Working my way thru the list.
    My choice was a perfect 10 this month!

    carol
    DizzyC

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  15. Hope I did ok, as this was a book from December 2012 and yet, I am still reading and cooing from it!

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  16. John (my husband) loved - The Spy Lover and gave it a rare 4.5/5 stars.

    Thanks for the email update, this is a fun feature.

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  17. My link is correct but at my name I forgot to title the book, so sorry. It's Redemption On The River.

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  18. After the Fall is not one I would have picked up off of the shelf but I loved it and can not wait to read more from this author xXx

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  19. sorry hun I was naughty and didnt pt the name of my book next to my name :-( xxx

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  20. Sorry! I was a bit in a hurry and I linked with the title of the book instead of adding the name of my blog. Well, it's FLY HIGH! And my latest review was of an interesting classic from French 19th century literature: The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola.

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  21. I loved The Hobbit - I finally read it for the first time in December - I can't believe I waited so long!

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  22. I love THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN. That is the book that got me hooked on Kate Morton. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews

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  23. Thanks for featuring my review of The Plum Tree and for hosting this fabulous feature!

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  24. What a great idea. Thanks for commenting on my blog and bringing it to my attention. I look forward to discovering some new things to read through these links :)

    Nicole

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  25. I added one of my favourite books ever, "The Children's War" and "A Change of Regime" by J. N. Stroyar. Quite unknown but definitely worth reading.

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  26. I'm looking forward to adding one of mine in a few days Carole. I'm really spoiled for choice this month! Thank you for the invite (Char - The Literary Word).

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  27. My Best Book For January is by Susan R. Sloan - a totally new author for me and a book that I've had on my bookshelf since July of 2008 and hadn't read until January of 2013! :) It was, in my opinion, an excellent contemporary mystery with a complete twist that was totally unexpected to me.

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