Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Book Reviews

I've been looking at this for a week and a half thinking, I should post something, but I've been sick and I don't have any pictures and I am lazy....

So, I need something up here, so I'll tell you about a few books I've read lately.

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Wall

I really liked this book. It's based on the life of the author's grandma. She was full of spunk and drive and has a very interesting life.

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

This novel was about a young woman who was kidnapped, but instead of just hearing about the kidnapping, you hear the story, as she tells it to her psychiatrist. It flips between her recovery and trying to discover why she was kidnapped and flashbacks of the kidnapping. Very good.

Unless it Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblatt

This is the story of an English class, told by the professor. It's about students struggling to write eloquently and a teacher struggling to teach them what it takes to be a writer. It was a quick read and a nice, easy story.

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

This is the story of ten different people and their stories. They all live in different neighborhoods of New York, and they all are touched by a man who walks on a cable strung between the World Trade Center towers. This extraordinary feat really happened, which in itself interested me, but the stories surrounding it were good, too.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

A good, light read for anyone who wants to actively take more time to notice the little happiness' in their lives. Good for anyone to read and it will make you appreciate things and look for the little rays of happiness in everything you do.

If you don't have the book, check out her blog, it's a good preview of what you'll read.

The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian

This is a horrifying story about remembering a life you may have wished you'd kept repressed. Very interesting, but gruesome as it recounts the annexing of Armenians from Turkey in WW!.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

This is a book about making mistakes and strains on friendships in small town Mississippi. A case of two murdered girls, twenty years apart. It was a good read.

There you go. The ones in bold were my favourites.

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