Book Kindred Spirits

To see if I'm a good (or REVERSE!) barometer for books you might love, here are some Lorrie Tom book stats: 

Still My Favorite Book of all Time: My Antonia by Willa Cather

Best Book I Read in 2018No Time on My Hands by Grace Snyder

Books I'm Reading Right Now:

September/October 2019: Eat to Beat Disease by William W. Li, An Alter in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, Writing and Enjoying Haiku by Jane Reichhold, Haiku the Sacred Art by Margaret D. Mc Gee, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, and The Pioneers by David McCullough

A Sampling of Books on my Current TBR (To Be Read) List: 

Summer 2019: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, Memoirs of a Highland Lady by Elizabeth Grant

Fall 2019: Gods of the Morning by John Lister-Kaye and The Illusion of Money by Kyle Cease

A Book I Don't Like (and actually threw across the room when I finished): Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Bestseller that was MEH for Me: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Most Recent Vacation Page-Turner:

Winter Vacation: No Time on My Hands by Grace Snyder

Spring Vacation: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Summer Vacation: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Most Epic Book of My Teen Years: Gone With the Wind

Favorite Bookish Podcast: What Should I Read Next, hosted by Anne Bogel

Last LIVE Book Talk I Attended: The Amazing Kelly Corrigan

Favorite Independent Book Store: {Pages} in Manhattan Beach, California

Favorite Author I Wish Was Still Alive: Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  Please read everything she wrote.

Most Embarrassing Reading Stat: I haven't read the entire Harry Potter Series (but I hear there is a great podcast!).

Second Most Embarrassing Reading Stat:  Often, I read the first line of a book. Then, I flip to the back and read the last line.  And the acknowledgments.  Then, I'm good and ready to dive in and get reading.

Lightning Round:  Prefer paper over kindle/ Read before bed every night/ Not a re-reader / Prefer character development over plot/ Can't do scary. Sorry, not sorry, Stephen King.