The house and I are taking a break. Not because I'm stuck, I think I've worked that out, but because my work table has been taken over by Susan's Halloween present, which is a surprise, so I can't share it here until after we've exchanged gifts.
I'm currently building up something in layers of air-dry clay, which requires 24 hours of drying time between layers. I love to read, so this is a great opportunity to catch up on my National Geographic subscription and escape into a few novels.
I hate finding novels. I love reading them, but I hate finding them, there are too many to choose from, it's overwhelming. I usually depend on Amazon's recommendations, even though my tastes vary widely enough that it gets confused sometimes....but I bought Origami paper to make mini-plants with, a few graphic novels for my niece, and a pair of knife resistant gloves, so now my recommendations are 80% Origami books, 15% graphic novels, and 5% cookbooks. Amazon isn't even trying anymore.
While I'm retraining Amazon I thought I'd ask you for a recommendation....what novels do you love?
Here are a few I've read recently that I enjoyed:
- The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
- All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
- Paper Towns, by John Green
- Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
- Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
- Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen
- Secrets of a Charmed Life, by Susan Meissner