Michelle Gable, Writer

Michelle Gable, Writer

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Great Books I’ve Recently Read

February 12, 2014 ,

One of the most gratifying things is introducing friends or family to a book (or author!) I love. It makes me so happy when I’ve rated something highly on Good Reads and then see a bunch of “to reads” of it on my feed. Then when the 4 and 5 stars begin showing up… well, then I’m downright giddy when something I’ve recommended resonates with others.

BelleCoraI just finished Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies and it is 600 pages of pure awesomeness. I am fairly well-read (2-3 books per week) and can be a little picky. But, wow, I can’t say a bad thing about this one other than I wish it went on for another 600 pages.

If you’re into big, delicious, thick historicals with complicated and likeable characters, pick this up. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever re-read a novel’s first chapter after finishing the whole thing.

Because I’ll be pushing Belle Cora on everyone I know, I wanted to mention a few other books that have struck a chord with me recently. Some 2014 favorites:

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Heft by Liz Moore (I’ve already mentioned this one – deserves another shout out!)
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless

Please feel free to comment if any of these also resonated with you, or if you have one you are currently yapping about on a nonstop basis!

And if you’re a reader and not on Good Reads, WHY NOT!??! It is one of the best things that’s happened to me online. I am forever grateful to my friend Erin for telling me about it soon after the site was launched. It’s broadened my reading scope and I’ve connected with people there I wouldn’t have otherwise.

Happy reading, everyone!

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Yay! I always love your recommendations. Just reserved a bunch of the ones you listed.


February 19, 2014

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