“Every Day is Extra” by John Kerry.  Good book. Well written. It is a bit long for my preference clocking in close to 600 pages.  Plus the subject matter can be a bit of a dry read as the book is chocked full of facts and details about several high profile events that occurred over the past almost 50 years.  Enjoyed the immense amount of background information though.

On Atlantic crossing

Sing Unburied Sing Jesmyn Ward

The Crown Tower Riyria Chronicles Michael Sullivan

The Invisible Library Genevieve Cogman

Royal Assasin Farseer Trilogy Book 2 Robin Hobb

Dragon Keeper Rain Wilds Book 1 Robin Hobb

The Trespasser Tana French

Shadow Magic Lyra Novels book 1 Patricia Wrede

Next up

She Would be King Wayetu Moore and

Rise of Empire Riyria Revelations book 2  

On Atlantic crossing

Sing Unburied Sing Jesmyn Ward

The Crown Tower Riyria Chronicles Michael Sullivan

The Invisible Library Genevieve Cogman

Royal Assasin Farseer Trilogy Book 2 Robin Hobb

Dragon Keeper Rain Wilds Book 1 Robin Hobb

The Trespasser Tana French

Shadow Magic Lyra Novels book 1 Patricia Wrede

Next up

She Would be King Wayetu Moore and

Rise of Empire Riyria Revelations book 2  

 

Impressive; especially as I've always found Robin Hobb to be a difficult read. Nice to see a fellow Fantasy/SciFi reader here.

uschelseafan posted:

On Atlantic crossing

Sing Unburied Sing Jesmyn Ward

The Crown Tower Riyria Chronicles Michael Sullivan

The Invisible Library Genevieve Cogman

Royal Assasin Farseer Trilogy Book 2 Robin Hobb

Dragon Keeper Rain Wilds Book 1 Robin Hobb

The Trespasser Tana French

Shadow Magic Lyra Novels book 1 Patricia Wrede

Next up

She Would be King Wayetu Moore and

Rise of Empire Riyria Revelations book 2  

 

Impressive; especially as I've always found Robin Hobb to be a difficult read. Nice to see a fellow Fantasy/SciFi reader here.

There a number of us actually - not a whole lot to do other than eat, drink and chat on a transatlantic so I generally read up like a madman (actually read a few less books this time than last time we did the trip)  - I had never read Robin Hobb before. Was looking for options that I could download and not have to wait for - I enjoy her writing.

sunnylea57 posted:

I Will Be Complete by Glen David Gold. It's the new memoir by the author of Carter Beats the Devil (NYT best seller from a number of years ago). Glen is a fellow wine lover who introduced me to Cellartracker, which in turn led me here. 

I love Glen's writing. Here's a recent sample from the New York Times a few weeks ago:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0...by-living-apart.html

Just finished this yesterday.  Well written, but definitely out there.  I will add Carter Beats the Devil for future reading.

Moving on to the new Michael Connelly book - Dark Sacred Night.

thelostverse posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

I Will Be Complete by Glen David Gold. It's the new memoir by the author of Carter Beats the Devil (NYT best seller from a number of years ago). Glen is a fellow wine lover who introduced me to Cellartracker, which in turn led me here. 

I love Glen's writing. Here's a recent sample from the New York Times a few weeks ago:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0...by-living-apart.html

Just finished this yesterday.  Well written, but definitely out there.  I will add Carter Beats the Devil for future reading.

Moving on to the new Michael Connelly book - Dark Sacred Night.

Being into magic my whole life I wish that Carter Beats the Devil was better than it was.

I brought this book along to read while on vacation.  I started it while in the airport in DC and finished it before landing in Europe.  It's that gripping; at least, it was for me.

The book is The Unicorn Road, by Martin Davies (he also wrote The Conjurer's Bird  which I recommended some time ago).  Whereas the latter is an interesting, and largely accurate, story of Sir Joseph Banks and a long-missing unique bird from Capt. Cook's second voyage, the former is an amazing story (some based in fact) from ca. 12th Century China that is sweet, melancholy, horrifying, and tragic.  I can't even begin to summarize it. But, if you have ever lost anything or anyone, this will get you in your gut. 

“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi. Really good book by this young, debut author. Well constructed. Good plot line. Pace is great. Love the smallish chapters that bounce between each character and their perspective of events. Makes it a simple, fast read that you can pick up several times a day as you have 5 minutes to kill. Recommended.

wineismylife posted:

“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi. Really good book by this young, debut author. Well constructed. Good plot line. Pace is great. Love the smallish chapters that bounce between each character and their perspective of events. Makes it a simple, fast read that you can pick up several times a day as you have 5 minutes to kill. Recommended.

Good one

The World to Come, by Dara Horn.  A very fine novel, part fantasy, with some Chagall references, Yiddish writer references, based on the Talmudic myth that a fetus in utero is taught all sorts of knowledge, but, just before birth is touched by an angel on the space between the nose and the mouth, thus creating the philtrum and zapping all of that knowledge.  I think the myth has roots in Aristotle as well.  This myth is also referenced in the movie, Key Largo.

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