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Subject: It's January 2021 - What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 1/1/2021 2:30 AM ET
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  1. "THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ" (A+++++) by Heather Morris In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - t also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
  2. "LONG ROAD TO MERCY" (Atlee Pine #1) by Matt Logelin (unabridged audio CD) (A+++) Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. And she’s the best at it. She could be one of the Bureau’s top criminal profilers, if she didn’t prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office. Her chosen mission is a lonesome one - but that suits her just fine. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon - and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn’t the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon.


  1. "Gastien: From Dream to Destiny" (Gastien #2) by Caddie Rowland (reading on a Kindle app on my computer)
  2. "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" by Diana Gabaldon
  3. "More Than Words" "The Greatest Gift" by Diana Palmer "Shelternet" by Jan Richardson and Kathryn Babcock "Close Call" by Carla Neggers "Quilts from Caring Hands" by June Nielsen "Hanging by a Thread" by Emilie Richards "Memory Box Artist Program" by Tera Leigh "Small Packages" by Brenda Novak "The Motheread/Fatheread Literacy Program" by Dena Wortzel "Built to Last" by Susan Mallery
  4. "The Slipper" by Jennifer Wilde


  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Rob (listening to on an Audible app on my phone) 
  2. "Ireland" by Frank Delaney (audio CD)

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Finished in December:  The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress  by:  Michelle Redmond

                                   Hawke's Cove  by:  Susan Wilson

                                   Intrusions  by:  Ursula Hegi

Currently Reading:  On Gold Mountain  by:  Lisa See

Hope to get to in January:  Promise Me Dad  by:  Joe Biden

                                       Promises to Keep  by:  Joe Biden

                                       The Truths We Hold  by:  Kamala Harris

                                       Murder, She Wrote Murder In Season  by:  Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land


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Leaving Van Gogh by Carol Wallace

Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper: 195 Curious Questions & Intriguing Answers by Andrew Thompson



Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

Francis: Pope of a New World by Andrea Tornielli

1920 The Year of Six Presidents by David Pietrusza

The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Blown Away by AE Hotchner

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Finished this month:   The President's Daughter by Mariah Stewart, Marriage Between Friends by Debbie Macomber, Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts, Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton, Christmas in Icicle Falls by Sheila Roberts, Cat in a Leopard Spot by Carole Nelson Douglas,  Blood Will Have Blood by Linda Barnes, Bitter Finish by Linda Barnes, Only the Cat Knows by Marian Babson, Blood Game by Iris Johansen, Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen, The Delta Ladies  by Fern Michaels, Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King, Hurricane by Karen Harper, The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper, Last Chance Knit & Stitch by Hope Ramsay, The Alpine Kindred by Mary Daheim, Sooner or Later by Debbie Macomber


Currently reading:  undecided





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