Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Need new reading supplies


Oh no! I'm sick and the Dr. says I have to rest and stay in bed. Please send reading suggestions for a poor sick person, who needs to read something cheerful. Or a cool mystery.
Or a historical novel with lots of interesting characters. Mr. Hunting Creek will go to the library for me and bring back the goods.
Consider it a medical emergency. Thank you!

20 comments:

Myra said...

The Philippa Gregory Series of the Boleyns has been great. Constant Princess is Catherine of Aragon, Other Boleyn Girl, Anne & Mary Boleyn, Queen's Lover is Elizabeth I, and I just checked out The Queen's Fool.

In case you like that era...

Faye Lewis said...

So sorry you are sick. Get well soon!

Cindy said...

Have you read this one? I just finished and loved it.
http://www.amazon.com/Guernsey-Literary-Potato-Peel-Society/dp/0385340990/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250731376&sr=8-1

feel better.

sewcrazy said...

Anything by William Kent Kruger. He writes she Cork O'Connor series, set in northern MN (later other places). These are murder mysteries. The first book is Iron Lake (doesn't hurt that my son hung out with his son...).

In the same vein, but with a lighter touch, is Monica Ferris. Her first book is Crewel World, and is also set in MN - but in one of the nicer suburbs. Betsy runs a needlework shop and solves murders.

If you haven't read them, there is always Janet Evanovitch and the Stephanie Plum series. More crime an murder and whatnot, but really funny. The series starts with One for the Money. The other non-Stephanie books are worth a read, too. And Janet is not from MN...

Another MN author (I live in MN...) who can be quite funny is Lorna Landvik. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons is sweet, funny and sad.

Those authors should keep you busy for a couple of days...

Another book that was funny, in an odd way, was Toehold Alaska. Now, if these aren't enough, let me know and I'll dig out some of my recently read books and send more titles.

Get well soon!

janine said...

I was going to say Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society too. so thats 2 votes. It is one of my favourite books ever. Anything Jane Austen is good too. Janine

neighbourhood.gal said...

Martha Grimes's Richard Jury series (though I've probably mentioned them before). Any one is fine, although I think I remember that The Lamorna Wink (or something to that effect) was incredibly sad.

Personally, I have been enjoying reading my way through Beverly Cleary's Ramona books. Children's books, yes, but well written.

I am also about to request Swiss Family Robinson. I haven't ever read it, but we have recently moved and we are in for a year or so of major renovation. I thought it might be amusing. (Though Disney was great at glossing over. I recently read Mary Poppins for the first time. I found it incredibly odd and somewhat disturbing.)

ruthcrafts said...

Georgette Heyer's crime novels are surprisingly good, and Dorothy L Sayers is great :)

Kaeru said...

Hope you get well soon! I don't know if you like historic novels, but if, you might try Ken Follett's "The pillar of the earth" or the sequel "World without end"? They have many, many pages to enjoy ...

Best wishes,

Kaeru

Karen said...

Anything by Georgette Heyer is good; Arabella remains my all time favourite.

Get well soon!

Karen said...

Anything by Georgette Heyer is good; Arabella remains my all time favourite.

Get well soon!

kbenco said...

I like to read anything by Alexander McCall Smith, but especially the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series when I am sick. Or if you are really sick, Georgette Heyer. Get well soon

Kris C. said...

I love Dorothy L. Sayers short stories - in fact, I need to find where my copy ran off to. :( The Sister Fidelma series by Peter Tremayne is great for murder mysteries, and I'm about to start into the Father Dowling series by Ralph McInerny (recently read and enjoyed one of the short stories).

AuntieAllyn said...

Sorry to read that you're infirm!! Maybe now's the time to invest in the Kindle so that DH doesn't have to traipse back & forth to the library . . . however, actual BOOKS are so much more comfortable than computer hardware! As for reading, when I'm seeking "comfort reading", I always go back to R.F. Delderfield . . . fabulous British author whose books were the basis for a couple of Masterpiece Theater series back in the 70's or so. "To Serve Them All My Days" and "Diana" are my favorites . . . they'll keep you enthralled for days!

Kathi said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. As a Virginian, I always enjoy David Baldacci's books!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I think this is the perfect time for you to join Goodreads! My shelf is here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1253638?sort=date_updated If you can do a weepy book, I highly recommend "We Bought a Zoo."

Karen said...

If you're up for historical fiction and don't mind a little hard work with it (not sure what kind of bed reading you want), I'll suggest Dorothy Dunnett. She's my absolute favorite historical writer of all time, and her Lymond Chronicles series are the books I would take with me to a desert island.

The series starts with Game of Kings, goes for 5 more volumes with chess-themed titles. Fabulous, but it takes a little effort to get started with her.

Feel better soon.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Thank you all for the great suggestions.

Lindsay T said...

The Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz is very funny and addicting.

cidell said...

I second Trena with GoodReads. I'm reading Bel Canto now and loving it!

DO NOT read Pride Prejudice and Zombies.

Trudy Callan said...

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