Some books I thought were very good

I read alot. I am critical about the books I read. If by the 4th or 5th chapter I am disappointed, I sadly return the book to the library. I also love and apprecite the really good books. These are all good. I would love to tell of the very best books I've read.
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WILD by Cheryl Strayed. Heartbreaking, funny and inspiring. A rewarding read.

Cheryl Strayed: Hiking 1,100 miles to a fresh start

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Katherine Boo lived in the slums of India to capture the stories of the people struggling to survive there.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. Katherine Boo lived in the slums of Mumbai for three years to capture the stories of the people struggling to survive there. An absolutely amazing read!

"Cane River covers 137 years of the author's family history, written as fiction, but rooted in research, historical fact and family stories." A poignant and beautifully written story.

Cane River (Oprah's Book Club) by Lalita Tademy: The New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick--the unique and deeply moving epic of four generations of African-American women based on one family's ancestral past.

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts... Really I love all her stuff ;)

Northern Lights/Nora Roberts, Oh my goodness! thick book and Roberts usual gripping storyline. Its about people,winter,a mystery and murders and dogs and flying and LOVE of course. If you start it I see you will be busy a good while.

Reading passion.  This is so true.  I am sad that so many people don't know this and probably never will.

A wonderful book quote - "the greatest gift is the passion for reading". Books in the Information Store aren't just cheap, they're free!

Christy

Christy -- great story, "Christian Fiction" before "Christian Fiction" became a label. Catherine Marshall wrote many inspirational books, fiction and non-fiction. Don't be fooled by the series books that came later based on the tv show.

This novel, which takes place on a small island near Puget Sound during the 1950s, depicts the murder trial of Kabuo Miyomoto, a Japanese-American accused of killing his white neighbor over an unresolved land dispute.  While a snowstorm rages outside the courtroom, the trial reveals a community divided by old grudges and still suffering from the devastating impact of World War II.

Snow Falling on Cedars -- David Guterson Japanese Americans in Washington state.

The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)

The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)

"The Other Side of the Mountain" ~ 1975 ~ True story of Olympic hopeful downhill skiier Jill Kinmont. I love this movie even though I cry my eyes out every single time.

The Forgotten by David Baldacci book review   David Baldacci is a genius at writing - can't put the book down!  His character development is so intense that you will either fall in Love with the character, or hate him!  I highly recommend!!

The Forgotten, by David Baldacci (adult fiction, Overdrive ebook). After he receives a posthumous note from his aunt hinting that things are horribly amiss in her Florida Gulf Coast town, Army Special Agent John Puller uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

David Baldacci books Will Robie series  http://www.mysterysequels.com/david-baldacci-books-in-order

David Baldacci books Will Robie is a spin off from the Camel Club books.

The Pearl - one of my favorite Steinbeck books

This is the first Steinbeck novel I was ever tortured with. mandatory reading in grade. I truly dislike Steinbeck. however I was forced to read the majority of his work!

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679736395/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_aFFjvb1Y4225M

This bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression.

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling. Available on June 11, 2013. Pre-order it now: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Silver-Star/book-qowQetRNcEuOngwUoOQX3A/page1.html?s=887cLJKsR0uhAgvMjMl2Ww=3

The Silver Star - A Novel by Jeannette Walls. The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling.

The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends) by George Selden, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312380038/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5FyRqb0FJ7TGN

The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends): George Selden, Garth Williams

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller.  Amazing memoir.  Crazy and Bizarre, but you really come to admire and respect this very unusual family!  I highly recommend it.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller. I was memorized by this book and almost felt as though I was present for her journey.

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