Many of you know that each year readers of MillersTime succumb to my pleading and endless reminders to send in the titles of books they’ve most enjoyed reading in the past year, not necessarily new books, just ones that have been their favorite reads of the year.
If you are looking for something to read as the summer moves into August, click on the link below, and I’ll bet you can find some good reads.
The Books Most Enjoyed by “MillersTime” Readers in 2013
PS – I’m also taking this opportunity to remind you that I will again seek your favorites come December, 2014. So be warned.
Finally, if you have a particular book you have read recently that you would like to suggest now (and not wait until the end of the year), please put the title and perhaps a one or two sentence reason in the Comment section. You could also send me an email with the title, etc., and I can add it to the Comment section.
Sam Black said:
Fiction: “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt – endlessly absorbing, thoughtful, vivid – you care passionately about the characters and the principles at stake
“Adventures on the Wine Route,” by Kevin Lynch – the most informative and most enjoyable wine book ever
Patrick Leigh Fermor, “An Adventure” – biography of British and master travel writer and war hero
“Behind the Beautiful Forevers” – finely captured life in a Mumbai slum – this is how Dickens would have treated the subject
“Setting the Table,” Danny Meyer – common sense and good employer values in the development of a significant East Coast high-end restaurant(s) business
“The Swerve,” Stephen Greenblatt – richly entertaining introduction to a segment of humanist philosophy and history
“Quiet” Susan Cain – a Richard Miller recommendation – insightful and thought-provoking
“In Defense of Food,” Michael Pollan – the best book I’ve found about the Western diet and its health effects; I bought copies for all my kids
Fran Renehan said:
One of my favorite authors is Greg Iles.. He has a new book out titled “Natchez Burning”.. It s about the KKK in the sixties and he brings events from that time into the
year 2005.. His characterizations are brilliant and he makes you feel as though the events are happening in real time.. I am only half way through the 800 page book and cannot put it down.. I know I will not want this book to end!!
I really enjoyed Dan Simmons book ” Flashback” It is fiction but does a good job of describing what the US could look like 20 years from now if we continue on our financial and. Political path. An ex- cop looks into a 5 year old murder and discovers more about his deceased wife and he reconnects with his young son