Recently Added to my To-Read List

6 Dec

This seems to be about a weekly feature. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on any of these!

  1. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. This book seemed to be sneaking at the edge of my periphery. It’s been on my Goodreads recommendations and when it popped up again on my Book Calendar, I gave in and added it. I’m surprised to see it’s less than 100 pages! The story is told through the actual letters between Hanff and a second-hand bookseller in London. It somewhat reminds me of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
  2. In One Person by John Irving. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might know that I have a love for everything John Irving. I wrote about it in a post last week. I can’t help myself when I see one of his books so this being on the bargain shelf at Barnes & Nobel made my day. The story follows the struggles of a bi-sexual man in search of inner meaning.
  3. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom. This is the book I had Albom sign when Nicole and I met him last week. It’s his latest and (at time of writing) #4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list. In a small town in Northern Michigan, the phone starts ringing and those on the other end are calling from Heaven. Is it a hoax or the real thing? I can’t wait to find out!
  4. The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch. This book is yet another Goodreads First Reads win. Finch tells the story of a young Yale graduate who looks to escape the disappointments of his life by taking a year at Oxford. As a student, I studied abroad in England so this struck home with me and I’m excited to give it a read.

So that’s it for now. Do I have any winners? Any duds? Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear!

Until next time, write on.


4 Responses to “Recently Added to my To-Read List”

  1. Ashlee December 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

    84, Charing Cross Road was on my reading list for a long time but I never got to it. I read an excerpt in Real Simple magazine and liked it but when I went to order it from the library I talked myself out of it. I’m excited to hear what you think of it and if it should be added back to my list!


    • Sam December 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM #

      I hope I can read it soon. Its so short I’m tempted to grab it for a weekend read.


  2. bermudaonion (Kathy) December 9, 2013 at 8:48 AM #

    I haven’t read any of them but I’ve wanted to read 84, Charing Cross Road for quite some time.


    • Sam December 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM #

      That seems to be one a lot of people want to read. I hope I can find a copy of it soon!


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