Category Archives: Books

Paris The Novel

I loved this book! This was my first Edward Rutherfurd historical novel and it will not be my last. It is the history of Paris as seen through the eyes of several generations of families–aristocratic, merchant and the lower classes. I … Continue reading

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This is why I love my library. It is free.

Gray Mountain by John Grisham My rating: 1 of 5 stars It’s been a long time since I wanted to give up and quit reading a book. Also, a long time since I’ve talked back to a book so much. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2014

Someone once asked me how many books I read per year. I had no idea, I know it seems like a lot. It got me thinking. A book a week? Two books a week? Sometimes it takes me a month to read one … Continue reading

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Best Book of 2014

  “Everything I Never Told You,” the début novel by author Celeste Ng, tells of the tragedy that strikes the Lee family when their 16-year-old daughter Lydia goes missing one morning. The author effortlessly weaves in the back story of the … Continue reading

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The Cay

The Cay by Theodore Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Cay is an adventurous work of fiction that shows a beautiful relationship between Phillip and Timothy, the story of a blind white boy and an elderly black man … Continue reading

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enjoyable historical novel. The main character is a servant in the house of the 17th-century Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer, and is used as the model for … Continue reading

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

★★★ I’ve read several books in this same hiking adventure genre. Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail was funny. Southbound, The Barefoot Sisters, #1, by Lucy Letcher and Susan Letcher was fluffy. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer was some serious stuff. The following … Continue reading

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