Triple Choice Tuesday: Leeswammes’ Blog

Triple-Choice-TuesdayWelcome to Triple Choice Tuesday. This is where I ask some of my favourite bloggers, writers and readers to share the names of three books that mean a lot to them. The idea is that it might raise the profile of certain books and introduce you to new titles, new authors and new bloggers.

Today's guest is Judith from Leeswammes' Blog.

Judith, who has two teenage sons, lives by a lake in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in psycholinguistics and worked as a university teacher and researcher for several years.

She reads widely, including literary and modern fiction, chick-lit, thrillers, historical fiction, humor and some science fiction.

Without further ado, here are Judith's Triple Choice Tuesday selections:

This-book-will-save-your-lifeA favourite book: This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes

This book is about a man that in a materialistic sense has everything but he has no friends or family. At the end of the book his life has turned around and he has not much money left, but is surrounded by family and friends. It's a heart-warming read and funny too. I also love it because it shows that the people in your life are much more important than money.


The-roadA book that changed your world: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

This is a post-apocalyptic story about a boy and his father looking for a better life. I had been reading all kinds of books indiscriminately, but after this book, I realised there was a whole world of dystopian/post-apocalyptic books to explore. I still love this genre and will read most adult (and some YA) post-apocalyptic books that I come across.

 


Beauty-of-movementA book that deserves a wider audience: The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb

This book is about an American woman who comes to (contemporary) Vietnam to find out about her Vietnamese father, who died when she was very young. I have no particular interest in Vietnam, but this book is so well written that I couldn't help but care for the characters and their history. This book drew me in completely, into a world that I didn't know much about at all. Definitely worth a read if you want to be lifted from your armchair into a completely different (but not alien) story.

Thanks, Judith, for taking part in my Triple Choice Tuesday!

The only book I have read is The Road, but I'm intrigued by the sound of Camilla Gibb's novel. The cover alone is particularly striking.

What do you think of Judith's choices? Have you read any of these books?

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28 thoughts on “Triple Choice Tuesday: Leeswammes’ Blog

  1. I follow judiths blog but maybe don’t comment as mich as I should three great choice I ve only read the road ,the Gibb books sounds unusal and one that had passed me by ,all the best stu

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  2. I loved The Road and enjoyed This Book Will Save Your Life. I also enjoyed Camilla Gibb’s earlier book. I don’t know why I haven’t got around to reading her new one. Must do something about that soon. Great choices, Judith!

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  3. This Book Will Save Your Life needs to go on my to-read list, as does the Camilla Gibb novel (like Jackie I’ve read her earlier book). The Road was my first foray into dystopia and I rather enjoyed it.
    Nice feature!

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  4. I’ve read and reviewed Camilla Gibb’s book so thought it would be okay if I provided a link:
    http://kevinfromcanada.wordpress.com/category/author/gibb-camilla/
    As it happens, I am currently reading a new Canadian novel set in Vietnam with a very similar theme, Vincent Lam’s The Headmaster’s Wager. He won the Giller Prize a few years back for a collection of short stories (set in Toronto, not Viet Nam) and this first novel has attracted some strong reviews.

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  5. Stu, the other two books are great too. I’m not 100% sure they will be books you enjoy but the Gibb book is a beautifully written story, while the Homes book isn’t particularly a women’s book at all.

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  6. Thanks for the link, Kevin – great review. You didn’t like it as much as I did.
    Thanks for the recommendation of the Lam book. I had’t heard of it but it will go straight on my wish list!

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  7. Great selection Judith & having done this myself, I know how hard it is to choose just 3, you feel like you’re betraying the other books you love & then which one do you decide to save from temporary obscurity that book everyone should be singing about but don’t know?

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  8. I follow Judith’s blog too although confess to lurking quite a bit.
    Aside from finding a couple of new titles for my wish list, I found out that Judith lives in the Netherlands – should I have picked up on that before?
    Thanks, Kim & Judith!

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  9. Debbie, thanks for coming out of the lurk mode! 🙂
    I don’t make a big thing about being Dutch, but sometimes I mention that I read a book in Dutch rather than English (although the majority I read in English) and I guess it says so in my sidebar.
    I guess you find my English good enough never to have wondered about me origins!

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  10. Thank you, Shelleyrae! The other books will be more your thing. The Road is quite bleak, but very good. Still, I can imagine if dystopia isn’t really your thing than this, quite the ultimate post-apocalyptic novel, isn’t really for you.

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  11. I love “Bloodlettings and Miraculous Cures” and I didn’t know there is new one from Lam this year. I’m going to check it out. Thanks Kevin and Kim.

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