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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. bethh

    The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens was super good! It’s the kind of book where they tell you something really big near the beginning (so don’t worry, you’re not reading a spoiler if you read the back or anything) but you’re still guessing about the specifics all the way through. It’s about a teenage guy who crosses paths with three women on a hike on the top of a mountain, and they all get lost together. It was really believable and had great writing. I got a digital copy from the library, I’m sure they have print versions too.

    The way it tells you something big at the beginning reminded me of Bel Canto – you’ve probably read that but if not, it’s terrific too!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oooh! Thanks! That sounds like it’s right up my alley. Checking to see if my library has it now.

  2. Kristin

    I just ordered The Orphan Train–in paperback because it was cheaper than Kindle! Two books that have had me binge reading lately are Who Do You Love, by Jennifer Weiner, and I Regret Nothing, by Jen Lancaster.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Orphan Train was great! Hope you like it. Thanks for the other tips. I’ve read some of Lancaster’s books but not those. I’ll look them up.

  3. Greta

    I recently read the Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch. I only ordered the trilogy because it was free on my Amazon Unlimited trial. Wow! I could not put these books down. So fast moving with an intriguing and original premise. Part thriller and part science fiction (which is not a genre I typically read). I’d read several very slow moving books in a row and this was just the antidote I needed. I’ve already down loaded samples of Orphan Train and the Ann Cleeves books. I always find something I enjoy reading from your recommendations. Thanks!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Loved the Wayward Pines trilogy! I also got it free last year on my kindle through Amazon. Great books! Read them in like a day.
      Glad you are getting some good recommendations from my posts. Let me know what you think of the Orphan Train and Ann Cleeves books.

  4. Beth

    I loved Orphan Train it was a piece of history that I knew nothing about. The book Five sounds right up my teens alley so I’ll have to check it out for him.

    Right now I’m reading The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff but unfortunately it’s been so busy I haven’t picked it up since Labor Day! Hopefully this week I can get back to it a bit.

    I love when you do your book posts!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah I didn’t know anything about the history of the Orphan trains. It was so sad!

  5. Coco

    I just read Trail of Broken Wings – it was a poignant family story. I just got Mindy Kalig’s book for a fluffy contrast!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Trail of Broken Wings sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Megan

    Dead Wake by Erik Larson was fascinating! A bit slow to start, but keep with it and I think you’ll really enjoy it!

    I also liked Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, very original…odd but good.

    Have you read the Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Grifiths? Enjoyed those as well.

    The Good House by Ann Leary

    Happy Reading!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      LOVE the Ruth Galloway series. That’s one that I always buy for my kindle because I don’t want to wait for the library book.
      Dead Wake is on my to-read list. I’ve read his other book (can’t remember the name of it now) but this one sounds really good.

  7. emmaclaire

    Thanks for the suggestions! The Ann Cleeves books look really good. I can never remember to whom I have made what suggestion, so forgive me if I repeat myself.

    The Jimmy Paz books by Michael Gruber are very good – they were the first Gruber’s I had read and have since read almost all of his, including the Robert K Tannenbaum books he is supposed to have ghost-written.

    Let Me Tell You, by Shirley Jackson – short stories and essays that I’m really enjoying right now.

    Have you read the Dana Stabenow books with the character Kate Shugak? There are a bunch of them and they take place in Alaska – I have really enjoyed them.

    Hopefully this might give you some ideas. Happy reading!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Lots of ideas! Thank you!!!!

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