What’s next on my reading list? I don’t know. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of books in the wish list of my audible account. With the introduction to audiobooks I’m able to enjoy books again since free time is a little lacking around the Power household. Plus, when I do have time to not do anything that is exactly what I want to do. With audible, like you, my drive time is filled with whatever book I’m working on at the time. Sometimes I’m able to listen while at work depending on the work load.
I just finished “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr. It was a great book, but the shifting perspectives from one character to another made it hard to follow. It wasn’t too hard since I finished the book, and once you get into the groove of listening the jumping around becomes less tedious. My problem with the book, also, was my own erratic listening schedule that caused me to back up a little each time I started up the book again. I am of the opinion to suggest if someone wants to read it then they need to have the physical book and read it the old fashioned way, with their eyes and not their ears, in order to enjoy it the way it was intended.
Before that, I read “The Life We Bury,” then a series by Gina Damico, then “Between the Bridge and the River,” by Craig Ferguson. I also read “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn, and “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins. Somewhere back then I listened to the last two Harry Potter books, “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls (talk about a dysfunctional family), and “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed. All of them were good books and something that kept me coming back for more, unlike “All the Light We Cannot See.”
So like you, I’m wondering what the next book should be. Here’s what’s on my wish list.
“The Illumination” by Kevin Brockmeir
“What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty
“Attachments: A Novel” by Rainbow Rowell
“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
“Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia” by Edward Humes
“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
“The Stand” by Stephen King
“World Gone By” by Dennis Lehane
“The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett
“What if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” by Randall Munroe
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury
“A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5” by George R. R. Martin
“Sacred” by Dennis Lehane
“Gone, Baby, Gone” by Dennis Lehane
“The Girl with All the Gifts” by M. R. Carey
“At End of Day” by George V. Higgins
Any suggestions would be appreciated since I could always add it to the above list.