Books Worth Reading
Today in 1813 Jane's Austen's Pride and Prejudice was published. It follows Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th century England
Jodi Picoult seems to follow a familiar formula in all of her books (I've only read two, but unless you're slow on the uptake, you catch on quick to this fact). But this one was hard to read, reading from Jacob's "quirky" perspective and seeing slight similarities in my son. I don't think L has Aspergers, but there were times I had to put it down for a awhile. Still a good read.
house rules by jodi picoult
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
Death Comes to Pemberly: Modern mystery meets "Pride and Prejudice"
A must read that delves into the little understood realm of evil and sheds light on how the enemy attacks us and gets us to lean on our own understanding, instead of keeping our eyes on the Lord.
Must read again.
One of best love stories I've ever read. Must read!
This is a great read. It isn't a book so much as it is a collection of thoughts and comments on events, interjected with facts from UNHCR. It reads like a journal, so don't expect flowery language and a pretty flow of dialogue. Her writing is straightforward, which makes a lot of moments all the more heartbreaking. She also discusses her transformation from "just" a celebrity, to a humanitarian activist. Very good. Very moving.
On my list...