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This week I am featuring books I just had to buy. You know, those books that chanted Pick Me as I stood in front of their shelves. Oh I can’t resist a better-than-the-movie novel or a big, fat historical or a quirky title. So here are the books I just had to have. They are still chanting!
Top 10 Books I Just Had to Buy
I Like Big Books . . .
In high school I read every James Michener novel I could get my hands on. I love big, sweeping sagas. Thick books that are filled with history. Here are four languishing on my shelves.
Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
Oh, Kentucky by Betty Layman Receveur
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
Sacajawea by Anna L. Waldo
Because I Missed The Mini-Series
I don’t watch much TV, mostly because I read in my down time, but also because the TV is most often tuned into ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC . . . . You get the picture. So I have to buy the books! And of course they are always better, right? Here are two that I am looking forward to.
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
Because I’m A Sucker for A Quirky Title
Most people are attracted by the cover art, and I really like pretty books too. But give me a great title — funny, quirky, mysterious, or intriguing. BTW, these books also have fabulous covers!
Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson
Miss Hazel And The Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell
Sidney Chambers And The Shadow of Death by James Runcie
Sweetness at The Bottom of The Pie by Alan Bradley
Which book should I pick?