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The Poisonwood Bible - started off slow but ended up loving it!
Yes, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. After watching the second movie of this series of books with ivelazquez's family, her son wanted me to borrow all his books. I only borrowed the first. Every night I read a little and love it. It makes me laugh a lot :)
Toni Morrison, that'd be the woman who won both a Nobel Prize in '93 and a Pulitzer Prize in '87, has created an epic that somehow managed to make it onto a list of "Banned Books"! I love that. This one is the wicked coming of age tale of one Macon "Milkman" Dead III and it is a doozy. There's one scene that captures the essence of "fightin' words" among a group of Black men that rings my bell every time. Enjoy!