The Books I'm Carrying Around

I almost always have a book in my bag - whether a real paper, dog-earred book or an ebook on my iPad.  Here are some of them that I've been carrying around and my thoughts, found here on my my blog.  And check back for more updates as I get through another book.

My own novel, Life in Spades -

Citizens Creek, Lalita Tademy
The Strange Library, Haruki Murakami
You Should Have Known, Jean Hanff Korelitz
Baking Cakes in Kigali, Gaile Parkin
The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
On the Come Up, Hannah Weyer
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northrup
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Bad Monkey, Carl Hiassen
Fault In Our Stars, John Green
Please Look After Mom, Kyung-sook Shin
Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
When She Woke, Hillary Jordan
Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis
Mudbound, Hillary Jordan
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce
Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward
Four of A Kind, Valerie Frankel
Gone Girl, Gilliam Flynn
The Tower, The Tortoise, and the Zoo, Julia Stewart
Wife 22, Melanie Gideon
Home, Toni Morrison
The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown
Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
Practical Jean, Trevor Cole
Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones
The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht

More books to add to your to-read shelf, for 2016

On the Non-Fiction shelf - every now and then, one will land in my bag.
The Global Achievement Gap, Tony Wagner
Warmth of Other Suns
Stuff Every Woman Should Know, Alanna Kalb

Kids' Reads
Twin-doll-icious by Natasha Danna
Island Hunters by N.E. Walford
Tuke the Specialist Turtle by Jim Ritterhoff
The Supadupa Kid by Ty Allan Jackson

Teens/Young Adult
The Legacy by Necole Ryse

My experiences meeting various authors
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, The Secret She Kept
Antoinette Lawrence and Terry Lewis, I Remember
Anne Pruitt-Logan, Faithful to the Task at Hand, an autobiography of Lucy Diggs Slowe

For more of my book shelf, visit me at GoodReads.
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1 comment:

Sue Foster said...

This is called opioid signaling. It seems like this system plays a major role in social judgment and social deception, though there may be additional factors involved too (e.g., dopamine signal). As noted above, emotion simply refers to our internal feelings and signals without any information about an external event or situation; so we don’t really know what it means for someone else to feel something else than happiness/joy/etc.; yet with no information about it coming from something external (no news reports about a divorce), then it can be very hard for us to tell if a person is being dishonest because of emotion or not - especially if that person has had worse luck in his/her life and has been affected by more negative events than you have - so no way would you.