Thursday, September 2, 2010

Recently Read and Recommended

The Day the Falls Stood Still***** by Cathy Marie Buchanan

The Siege***** by Helen Dunmore

Day For Night****+ by Frederich Reiken

Three excellent novels with fascinating historical details (Niagara Falls, Leningrad, Israel and the Holocaust). I highly recommend them all.

Currently enjoying The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey, shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize. Set in Trinidad.

Have you read any of these books? What do you think? Leave me a link to reviews, I'd love to read them.


  1. Nope, I have not read any of these. But they have been everywhere! I will definitely put them into my wishlist!
    I hope you are doing well.

  2. I read Day for Night and appreciated it for the gorgeous writing, but felt like it was over my head - I'm not sure I got the message of the book.

  3. I haven't read any of these but would look out for it

  4. I really enjoyed The Day The Falls Stood Still. My book club got to Skype with Cathy Buchanan and she's marvelously passionate about the falls. I've been hearing great things about Day For Night--definitely going to have to add it to the tbr list.

  5. I loved The Siege too and just finished Dunmore's follow-up to it: The Betrayal, which I also enjoyed. I've heard good things about the other two as well. I also hope you enjoy White Woman on the Green Bicycle. It was one of my favorite reads of the year!

  6. I haven't read any of those books, but they do look good (from the covers).

  7. The Day The Falls Stood Still looks great! I have Day for Night on my shelf, I need to get to it soon.

  8. I loved the Monique Roffey novel that you're reading now: my response is here. I hope you continue to enjoy it!

  9. I haven't read any of these but I'm glad to get your thoughts on them. A couple were review offers I passed on- and now I'm regretting it! :-)

  10. I loved the Siege.
    I will have to look out the other ones!
    I have just finished a great book:

    Happy reading!

  11. I have The Day the Falls Stood Still in my TBR pile. i'llhave to move it up some! Thanks.

  12. Thanks for some good reading recommendations.
    Mike Draper



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