Reading lately – September

Linking up today with my friend Alison at Puppies and Pretties  where we are sharing what we’ve been reading lately.

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I have been really cranking on the audio books!

I’ve been binge listening to the Don Tillman series. First up is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Don Tillman is a brilliant yet socially challenged genetics professor who decides to find a wife. His approach is quite humorous! I don’t know why I’m on an Australian kick right now, but apparently I am. The narrator of the version I got from the library is great! 4 stars.

Once I finished that I immediately got the sequel: The Rosie Effect which continues Don’s story with more humor and problem solving. I’m not finished with it yet but I’m enjoying it. I’ve been getting a lot of laundry, cooking and cleaning done with all these audio book “reading.” 4 stars.

I had started listening to Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg after hearing about it on this podcast, but my Overdrive app freezed up and I had to delete it and reinstall it. When I did, the book was gone and I had to request it. It hasn’t come in yet but I was enjoying it! No rating yet.

I have also been listening, in the car’s CD player, to It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh (another Australian!) which is motivating me to continue decluttering. I have already done a good sweep but I’m going back through and finding more that I don’t need. 3.5 stars.

Another audio book that I listened to was Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. I liked the story line and the mystery but I did NOT like the sex and language. It was R rated and I don’t care for that. 2 stars.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield was the only book I actually read and didn’t listen to. Audio books have really upped my ability to get stuff done and read! This book came highly recommended but something about it fell a little flat for me. 3 stars.

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh is a classic and one that I’ve meant to read for years. I was thrilled to find it on audio and enjoyed it. I can see rereading it on vacation at the beach sometime. 4 stars.

What have you been reading lately? Come back on the second Friday in October for READ::WATCH::LISTEN::FOLLOW!

About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I’m a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I’m always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I’m fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

8 thoughts on “Reading lately – September

  1. You’ve been listening to some great stuff, I never think to listen to books, do you just borrow them from the library? I’ve never done that, but I can see how much you can get done when you do that…hmm….

  2. I am so glad to be doing the listening-reading now! My house is cleaner, my laundry stays caught up, I don’t even mind ironing. Yay! I have the 13th Tale and have always wanted to read it just because I like the cover and the sound of the title. I think I have started it at least once but couldn’t get into it. Then I saw it reviewed by Michael Ann, I think, and decided I should give it another go. Now I am second guessing that. I don’t want to spend time reading something I don’t love. The Don Tillman series sounds fun. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I should give audiobooks another try. I’ve got overdrive and everything already, so it can’t hurt. I’ve had the 13th Tale on my bookshelf for years (got it in the bargain bin at one point) and have yet to pick it up. One of these days!

  4. How odd that you started ‘reading’ Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe this month and it is sitting on my shelf ready to read. I wish you were done so you could tell me whether it is worth it. Looks like it is written in newspaper articles???

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