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Books I need to read
Written by a high school English teacher. Automatic win in my eyes.
Long Journey Home: A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust by Lucy Lipiner, www.amazon.com/...
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in%2
Barack Obama in his Own Words: Lisa Rogak: Amazon.com: Books
Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words: Lisa Rogak: 9781580055338: Amazon.com: Books
16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year.... (I've read a few of these already: fault in our stars, divergent, gone girl & the giver - all great books!)
25 YA Books For Adults Who Don’t Read YA. If you've heard of Harry Potter and Hunger Games, check out these other "young adult" books that older adults love too!
Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings follows the fraught relationship of a wealthy girl and her maid in 19th-century Charleston ($28, amazon.com)
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
From actual bookmarks to photographs, ticket stubs, lists, scribbled recipes, children’s drawings, birth certificates, four-leaf-clovers, unsent love letters, and countless other funny, heartbreaking, and odd ephemera, this scrapbook of intriguing finds by a used bookstore owner Michael Popek opens a rare window into the private lives of anonymous strangers through snippets of their life stories.
The Top 32 Popular Fiction Books for Book Clubs. Of the 32, I have read a total of 4. I already have 12 of the books on the list, but haven't read them yet. There are 2 books on the list that I tried to read, but couldn't get through. Finally, several of the remaining 14 books on this list are ones that I would like to read in the future. Overall, a great list!
What to Read Next: Popular Fiction Books for Book Clubs. Do you have a book club? Have you read any of these on your own?
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
'Cider with Rosie' (1959) by English poet, novelist, & screenwriter Laurie Lee.The first book of a trilogy that continues w/ As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) & A Moment of War (1991).Over six million copies sold worldwide.Account of Lee's childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire,in the period after WWI.Chronicles traditional village life which disappeared w/ the advent of new developments, such as the motor car,& relates experiences of childhood seen from many years later.
When Liz’ s mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman’ s indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.
A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard