December 10, 2017

Fair Meadow Place Bookshelf - Christmas Book List

Ruth Ware Box Set: In a Dark, Dark Wood; The Woman in Cabin 10; The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

I've been doing some reading and I have also added some books to the list that I haven't read, yet.

I have not included any children's books as I am not up-to-date on the crop of books available this year for the younger set.

My  first, second, and third choices are by an English author, Ruth Ware.

Her first novel,  In a Dark, Dark Wood I have not read yet.  I bought it along with the second novel The Woman in Cabin 10.

I read The Woman in Cabin 10 and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is a mystery that takes place at Sea.  It is a real page-turner.

In this book, Ruth Ware writes in a style reminiscent of Agatha Christie, but the era in which she writes is current.

                                                     The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

I will be reading In a Dark, Dark Wood soon.

I read a preview of the third book, The Lying Game, and it promises to be equally as good as The Woman in Cabin 10.

Right now a boxed set of all three novels is available.

Ruth Ware Box Set: In a Dark, Dark Wood; The Woman in Cabin 10; The Lying Game by Ruth Ware


My fourth choice is Paris 1919, by Margaret MacMillan.  This isn't a new book.  It has been around for a few years.

This is an ideal book for history buffs as it recalls the events that took place at the Paris Peace Conference post WW1.

The book recounts decisions made in 1919 and how those decisions affected the world from that time.   Decisions made in 1919 still affect the world today from WW2 to unrest in the middle east, to ISIS.

This is the book I am curretly reading and it is fascinating.

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed The World by Margaret Macmillan

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  1. I've only read The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ware, but I do want to check out her others! #wonderfulwednesday


    1. The 'Lying Game' by Ware sounds interesting. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Thanks for the book recommendations--I'm always looking for a good book, both fiction, and non fiction, to read.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Pat. Merry Christmas and enjoy your books.

  3. I have Cabin 10 and it's near the top of my to be read pile. I think I will like it better than Dark Wood -- I just couldn't identify with any of the characters in that, although the plot itself was pretty interesting. And I have Lying Game on the pile, too! But the one that really intrigues me here is August 1919. I'm such a sucker for WWI and WWII-related books, fiction and non-fiction. This one looks good!

  4. I am adding a few books to my holiday wishlist. In 2018 I plan to do more reading for pleasure,

    1. I do hope you enjoy these books. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday Season.


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