Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Books You Loved: May Edition

It's the first Wednesday in the month again – how fast the year is flying by.  So, it's Books You Loved time.

Books You Loved: April had over 60 books linked in.  Some reviews that caught my eye were:

We Are Water by Wally Lamb was brought over by Marianne of Let's Read.  She said 'A family, mother, father, three children, all mostly successful in their jobs, looks nice from the outside. But Wally Lamb shows us the inside. Intriguing.'

Debbie from Different Time, Different Place Book Reviews brought us Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jang  Debbie's Amazon review said 'I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes they were bolder but are held back by fear.'

The Reluctant Midwife by Patrician Harman was added to the collection by Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews.  She said 'THE RELUCTANT MIDWIFE is one of those books you won't want to put down because the characters are so wholesome and because the story is so homey and heartwarming.  Patience and Becky are characters you would want for a friend.'

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was reviewed by Dorothy of The Nature of Things.  Dorothy said 'All the Light We Cannot See is a lyrically written, hauntingly beautiful book about two young people, a German boy and a French girl, trapped in the maelstrom of war.'

Now for the new collection.  Remember the post doesn't have to be a recent one and the book doesn't have to have been recently published or read.  The only requirement is that it is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.

Have fun.  I hope you discover some great books to read – I always do!


  1. Thanks for the mention of my entry from last month in your comments, Carole. This month, I'm linking to two books which I found exceptional. The first is The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a remarkable work of fiction regarding the end of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, told from a Vietnamese perspective. Not an easy read, but then it wasn't an easy time. It is very well written. My second entry is The Silence of the Grave by Arnuldur Indriason, an Icelandic author in the tradition of Scandinavian mysteries/thrillers. He has a unique way of telling a story. Cheers!

  2. Thanks for the link, appreciate it.


  3. I hope you're enjoying this wondrous list ;) Thanks for hosting as always!

  4. Carole,

    Thank you for hosting this terrific meme! I 've just finished a book that I really loved. I've added it to your linky.

  5. All The Light We cannot see is fantastic book! The best book about WWII that I've every read. I added a book and linked to my review on Goodreads. Not sure if that's going to work or not. Please let me know if it doesn't. Thanks Carole!

  6. I haven't joined in for a while, but I did read a book I really enjoyed (and now own my very own copy of :)

  7. I so love this party! Thank you for hosting it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  8. It was nice to read a quiet sort of a recent novel after such a long time.

  9. I have linked up my 3 favourite books from the month - a photography book, sexy love story, and a story of survival. Such variety in the month of April! x

  10. Thanks for choosing my book as one of the books that caught your eye.

    The Reluctant Midwife was VERY good.

    Have you read it since then?

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

  11. Thanks again for the link up, Carole. just added Adam Bede by George Eliot which i enjoyed very much.

  12. I have not been doing too well with my updating this month, just managed to write my own blog.

    First of all, thank you for including my favourite book from the month before, the latest novel by Wally Lamb, "We Are Water". It is indeed a brilliant new novel for anyone who loved his former books.

    But it's not too late, I hope to add my two favourite books I read last month, "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett and "Some Luck" by Jane Smiley, both wonderful beginnings of a trilogy.

    Thank you so much for this post, I always enjoy reading what others loved.
    Have a good weekend,
    Marianne from
    Let's Read

  13. Hello again, Carole,
    So once again, I'm posting my Book of the Month For May, several days into June - June 3rd, to be precise. ;) Anyway, since my choice was actually a reread for me, I've posted two links. The first one is my actual review from when I read this book for the first time, and then I have my 'Review Revisited' link posted as well. I'll see you later on this month, Carole! ;)


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