Saturday, September 13, 2014

Reader Recommendation

Today I have another set of reader recommendations to share with you! The best part about these recommendations (in my opinion) is that they give me the opportunity to share books with you that I may never have recommended myself, either because I had a different opinion or because I haven't yet had the chance to read them. This blog is a bit of a one-person show, so being able to bring in other people's opinions is important to me. Today this list comes from Mrs. Linskey, who is a well-known figure at my favorite golf course. Mrs. Linskey is an avid reader (aka kindred spirit), and is one of those people that, when she starts to gush about her latest read, makes me want to run to the nearest bookstore and buy it. When I asked her for some recommendations to share on Top Shelf Text, she went above and beyond and gave me a list of five books to share (plus one that she was raving about a few weeks later, so I took the liberty of putting it on her list). Below you'll find her picks...and can I just say that all of these are at the top of my list now?! (So many books, so little time!)

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
This one has been on my list since I first started seeing the publisher's advertisements. It looks like a tearjerker for sure...and of course I can't go without mentioning how much I love that cover.
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
This book was everywhere this summer, but the first place that I heard about it was at the golf course in a conversation with Mrs. Linskey. She was certainly ahead of all the hype, but completely agrees with the majority of readers, who say that this was the book to read this summer.
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
This one is supposed to be a great love story and has received rave reviews. It sounds to me like it's the perfect rainy day read!
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I read this book years ago and absolutely loved it. It's outside of my comfort zone but now holds a special place on my shelves. Definitely worth picking up if you haven't read it yet!
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Now, I know this book has been revered since the moment it came out, but I have yet to get past the first fifty or so pages. It's just one of those books that hasn't grabbed me (yet), but I recently read another book by this author and absolutely adored it. Bottom line: Kingsolver is a really well-loved author, so any of her books are worth a shot.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
This is one that I'll definitely be picking up the next time I go to the library. It's really intriguing and super dark, but I hear that the story is too good to miss out on.

A big thank you to Mrs. Linskey for sharing these picks with all of us!
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