Reading books is one of my pleasures. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my favorites by recommending a book and finding out it was enjoyed by another reader. Discovering a new author or book is one of life’s little delights.
Eclectic might best describe my reading. Wonderful literature is a joy; my very favorite book is Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. I love reading Charles Dickens, Dumas, E. M. Forster, Victor Hugo and so many others. More modern authors such as Ivan Doig, Vikram Chandra, Pam Houston, Garth Stein, Diana Abu-Jaber, Michael, Malone, Pat Conroy, Salmon Rushdie, and Isabel Allende are among my favorites.
Sinking in with a good mystery is fun too. I enjoy Craig Johnson, Michael Malone, PD James, Jacqueline Winspear, Spencer Quinn, MC Beaton, Mathew Pearl, Louis Bayard, Alexander McCall-Smith, Tana French, Rita Mae Brown, Steig Larsson and many others.
Travel Essay is another genre I like to read, it is fun to explore far off places through the pages of a book. Francis Mayes, Peter Mayle, Bill Bryson, and Freya Stark are some of my favorites.
I love reading about animals. James Herriot, Patricia McConnell, Ian Dunbar, and Gary Paulson are some of the authors I enjoy. And I read non fiction too. Timothy Egan and Malcom Gladwell are favorites. .Here are a few of books I highly recommend.
When not reading, I enjoy spending time with the furry members of our family, hiking, listening to music and enjoying the company of friends.