Book o the day: Sparse writing, Natalie says, like haiku. Beautiful writing, post-apocalyptic scene, odd buddy story. xo$ #thedogstars #afterthepandemic #greatbooks
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Book o the day: Sparse writing, Natalie says, like haiku. Beautiful writing, post-apocalyptic scene, odd buddy story. xo$ #thedogstars #afterthepandemic #greatbooks
possibly my favorite book of all time! narrated by 5-year-old jack, this haunting story of what a mother will do to protect her child in even the most unbearable circumstances is heartbreaking, frightening, and in the end, utterly uplifting. i've practically made this required reading for all my friends!
This one still haunts me.
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Maybe because I have a little boy too, this novel about a mom and her little boy in extremis just floored me
Room: This very thought provoking book is written from the viewpoint of a a five year old boy. He has spent his entire life living inside a small room with his mother where they are imprisoned... What would that be like? How does his mom cope? I enjoyed this slightly "uncomfortable" book.
I didn't think I could read this book...but it was really good! Shows the power of a mother's love.
This book was an accident when I was on the kindle and it was amazing. Its told by a young boy who's mother and him have been held captive for all his life and half his mothers. Very good!
This book is captivating. Wonderful bond between mother and son and how they overcame life with their abductor.
It’s not often an author can write in a child’s voice that is not either woefully overdone, or wildly implausible. Emma Donoghue does a pretty fair job of it, taking us into the one-room world of the young narrator and his captive mother. It’s a short, quick read and very easy to get through. I have mixed feelings about the ending, but have no idea how it would have been done better.
1st book club selection -- highly recommended. written from the perspective of a 5 year old boy.
Room by Emma Donohue. To 5 yr old Jack, Room is the world. At night, Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for 7 years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this 11x11 ft space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. This book is an exciting page-turner!
Good story-great characters
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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman: "Steel Magnolias" meets "The Help" in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom. Laugh-out-loud funny, Hoffman's charming work offers the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman. $10.86. Author: Beth Hoffman. 320 pages. Publisher: Penguin (January 12, 2010)
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman "Mama left her red satin shoes in the middle of the road." If you liked Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, and The Help, you will love this book! Well, I loved all 3, so I think this will go on the "to read" list!
"Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" by Beth Hoffman A young girl goes to live with her Southern great-aunt and her housekeeper, after the girl's insane mother dies. Reminiscent of "Life of Bees", but with excellent emotional build.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030CVQMG/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_qBIAqb1NZA6T0
Debut novelist Beth Hoffman has presented her readers with a picture of strong Southern women characters. Some more eccentric than others. A cross between Steel Magnolias, Designing Women, and the Help, it is the story of CeeCee Honeycutt who tragically loses her mother and is rescued by her Great Aunt Tootie. This novel, so beautifully written will stay with me for a long time. So full of content it will absolutely be on everyone's Book Club Reading List.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman. One of my favorite books!
Though she’s only 12, CeeCee is old beyond her years. She has to be—she’s spent her life caring for a loony mother who keeps reliving her glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen, tiara and all. But that doesn’t quite prepare CeeCee for the shock when a tragic accident leaves her suddenly, and utterly, alone. To the rescue comes long-lost great aunt Tootie Caldwell. Sweeping in to take care of the young girl, she whisks CeeCee off to Savannah, introducing her to a zany cast of Southern belles—like the garden-slug-wielding Miz Thelma Rae and the see-through-peignoir-wearing Violene Hobbs—who would influence her life in profound and unexpected ways. Wise, feisty and unapologetically independent, this eccentric community of women welcomes CeeCee into their ranks, united in their mission to help her rediscover love, laughter and the joy of life. Bursting with wacky humor and down-home heart, Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a spirited Southern tale about a remarkable young girl who loses her mother but finds many others. A debut of uncommon grace that beautifully illuminates the power of female friendships, it will have you laughing out loud…and leave a satisfying lump in your throat.
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Just finished this. I liked the writing and the characters. Good story.
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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Great story, mystery, coming of age and really great writing. Set in small town Minnesota in the 60's. This is a good summer read for the book club.
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is a mystery set in a small town in Minnesota. Retro 60s references are interesting.
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger- For book club. A quick read and a page turner, but not for intensity. Edge-of-the-seat but not because it was a thriller. You care deeply for the characters.
Ordinary Grace - William Kent Krueger - It is about a number of deaths in a small town, so somewhat dark. Very well written though. I liked it! (Book that made me cry)
From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.
Ordinary Grace ~ was on my to read list; wonderful! A well-written mystery taking place in 1961.
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Ordinary Grace- My favorite book this year! Wonderful!
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The Woman in Black - Fantasic Ghost Story
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The Woman in Black: Best ever ghost story; Good book - not sure I want to see either the play or the film now.
The Woman in Black: Book. I've seen the movie, but I haven't read the book. :3 now I want to, I <3 horrors so...
Both the book and the movie made me cry! This book cover is beautiful.
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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Another book I have reread several times for book clubs because I think it's a fabulous read. Great to think of the women who lived during Jesus' time.
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The Red Tent, A Novel by Anita Diamant. is one of my all time favorites. It is an amazing book which brings the Old Testament to life!
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant One of my favorite books of all time. So hard to describe, but I found myself reading it again and finding great comfort in its story after the loss of my first child.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant | biblical historic fiction | a book club favorite
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant .....One of my all-time favorite books!!
The Red Tent: A Novel worth reading
One of my all time favorite reads.
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The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge -- Gilmore Girls -- Reading list -- Atonement -- Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan - Atonement Misschien wel zijn allerbeste boek uit een geweldig oeuvre
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Next on my reading list. Atonement | Ian McEwan
Great. Freakin'. Book. Atonement // Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan's Atonement, read for book club.
Amazing book, great adaptation!
So many good book lists.
My very favorite book
#21 - The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry Loved this book! One of the best I have read in a long time!
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An orphaned child gives a prematurely widowed bookseller a second chance at happiness. Read the review. #gabriellezevin #books
Loved this book. Great story and got some books to add to my reading list. A book about books. Yum! M.A.
#38- This book made me cry at the end, something that is immensly difficult to do. The setting is realistic, but some of thevthings that occur during the book are a bit far fetched. It is a seriously good book. Read it, love it, suggest it to others. :)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin, Penguin Canada. Want this one. A lot.
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The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry Good book! Read in one sitting
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin 3.5/5
A great choice for Book Club. Loved this book.
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Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad Series #3)
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Can't wait to hang with the girls and discuss the first selection of our newly created diva book club---Faithful Place by Tana French
Another one of my favorite books as well as authors. Faithful Place: A Novel: Tana French: Amazon.com: Books
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad Series #3) - just read all of her books and you will thank someone !!!
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad Series #3) by Tana French. Usually I like Tana French but not this. I found the writing stilted, the characters one-dimensional and the mystery not all that mysterious.
Faithful Place by Tana French The hotly anticipated third novel of the Dublin murder squad from the New York Times bestselling author
long awaited. not my favorite of hers, but vey good. lots of cussing. books read: 14
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My favorite book!
The Dovekeepers: A Novel. Great story. So well written that the words flow, weave and work their magic the way only a gifted storyteller can do. I savored it.
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The Dovekeepers: A Novel - A book about Masada - told by 4 women. Fascinating characters, very good book! Loved it!
One of my favorite books of all time. A story that sticks with you.
Very good book with four intertwining stories.
good book, interesting historical fiction
Wonderful book. Read it in two days.
Summer reading list :-)
Looks like a good book!
Really good book!
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. A thoroughly enjoyable read. I would love to live above a bookstore!
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Book Club Dec 2015 -- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Baby left at bookseller's enriches his life and affects lives of others in the novel. Life events related to novels and short stories -- so many mentioned in the book. Too much drinking and drunkenness, but otherwise an easy and enjoyable read.
What's not to love about this book? It's a book about books (well, marginally. There are actually much larger thematic elements)!
Right Book, Right Time | The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | Book Review @BookishTendencies http://bookishtendencies.com/index.php/2015/04/06/right-book-right-time-the-storied-life-of-a-j-fikry/
One of the best books read this year. Life of a bookstore owner rife with literary references.
Old time book store
Lovely cover for a great book. xo$
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Of Mice and Men- One of my favorite books I had to read in school.
Banned Book Week book list via American Library Association
short, well-written books-worth-reading
One of my favorite book, Ever.
Great Book and movie too...
excellent book (and movie)
Oh, Atticus. xo$
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Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird is timeless! A must read for those who haven't yet . . My favorite book in high school I stole the book and just bought a new one last year for the anniversary of it's being published.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 2 votes for favorite book. "It's full of love, lessons and it is just a fabulous story." - Julie Gores, Madison College Libraries Director. Another submitter likes "its sense of integrity, respect of others and selflessness demonstrated Atticus Fitch."
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee | 10 Books You Read In High School That You Should Re-Read As An Adult
to-kill-a-mockingbird-harper-lee An all time favorite, tragedy, triumph, the power of the human spirit, go read it...now.
One of my all-time favorite books. I have read this book more than any other - I don't even know how many times I've read it - because it is such a great book and so short. I am sure I'll read it again someday. I love the way Harper Lee wrote, and the era, characters, and story are terrific. Atticus Finch is one of my favorite literary characters.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, was also on my high school reading list, classic.
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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. My all-time favorite book.
such a classic-my all time favorite book & movie
It's a short book but took me quite some time to read. Much is said with few words - to the point that I found myself re-reading parts several times. It has opened a gate of personal memory exploration that greatly exceeds the expectations of a simple story.
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Julian Barnes, the Sense of an Ending :: I like some of Suzanne Dean's other designs for the Booker prize jacket quite a bit more. But this one fit the theme. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/8929045/Suzanne-Dean-the-secret-to-a-good-book-cover.html
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2011. Grim, grim, grim, but beautifully written. An English mashup of The Graduate and Ethan Frome in which illicit sex unleashes demons.
Just finished this one... The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2011. Grim but beautifully written. I wanted to read it again right away.
The 2011 Man Booker Prize-winning novel by an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers: an exquisite, quietly suspenseful story about a man whose comfortably settled life is upended by a mysterious legacy.
SHOP INDIE! Buy it here: https://ubs.mybooksandmore.com An unexpected bequest causes a man in his 60s to question his understanding of the past; winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.
Julian Barnes Website: The Sense of an Ending Feb 23, 2013 book club. Loved it.
Books Read 2013: The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
Man Booker prize winner and my intro to Julian Barnes.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes To read list.
Someone by Alice McDermott. "The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age." -The Publisher
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Someone: A Novel, This is definitely on my to read list. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0374281092/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_rhyYtb0EK8WXR
Someone: A Novel by Alice McDermott (Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award) - "The keenly observed life of Marie Commeford, an ordinary woman whose compromised eyesight makes her both figuratively and literally unable to see the world for what it is."
Someone by Alice McDermott,"The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age"--Provided by the publisher.
Someone by Alice McDermott The National Book Award-winning author chronicles the ordinary life of a woman named Marie, from her childhood to old age, as she experiences the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn.
Read an exclusive prepublication excerpt from prizewinning author Alice McDermott's new novel in the September issue of Good Housekeeping!
Someone by Alice McDermott... Anyone read this? Googled= A Brooklyn woman's life from childhood to old age - Fiction.
Someone / Alice McDermott. A fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author.
Someone: A Novel: Alice McDermott: NPR Review--Maybe for book club
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16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year
16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year. Mazerunner looks so good. I saw the preview yesterday.
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The Maze Runner by James Dashner | 16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year - Sept. 19th.>> I'm listening to this book now!!
16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year: "The Maze Runner" @Casey Masters you need to read this series next!
The Maze Runner by James Dashner | 16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year - Sept. 19th.
I read this. I liked it, not my favorite, and it was a but slow. -- 16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year: "The Maze Runner"
16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year: "The Maze Runner" is supposed to be so good... but there's 31 holds on it in the library!
16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year: "The Maze Runner" great book series
Amazing book. Loved it, and I'm so excited for the movie!
This. Book. Ruined. My. Life.
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Reading now...really good
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. Ooo I'm intriqued. I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! THIS BOOK!!!!!!
I was intrigued by the title and the story line given:A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. But....just couldn't get myself to keep reading it. I'm open to reading it again but I would like to hear what others have to say about it.
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
2015 Fall Reading List - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
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The End of Your Life Book Club: This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading.
This book is so intimate and well written - I loved every word! The similarities brought back vivid memories of my own mother, our life as a family, as mother/daugher, her relationships with others, her last year(s) living with cancer and our shared love of the written word. I will never tire of reading or hearing others stories - it reminds me of how intertwined we all are, woven from the same breath and loved by the same Creator.
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488. The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schwalbe: A Mother diagnosed with terminal cancer and her son bond through books and reading.
The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schwalbe: 9780307594037: Amazon.com: Books mom stocking stuffer
The End of Your Life Book Club...Haven't finished it yet, but I LOVE it so far..I will have more books on my "To Read" list by the time I'm finished.
“A wonderful book about wonderful books and mothers and sons and the enduring braid between them. Like the printed volumes it celebrates, this story will stay with you long after the last page.” --Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Time Keeper
The End of Your Life Book Club Such a wonderful book about reading, a mothers and son, living life and being by a loved one's side through cancer treatment. So good.
Depressing or inspirational? The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schwalbe: 9780307594037: Amazon.com: Books
*Future Read* The End of Your Life Book Club: Will Schwalbe
The End of Your Life Book Club: reading with kids
mother and son share books at the end of a life.
"Unless: A Novel by Carol Shields - I wept on a plane reading this. I want to read it again but now that I am a mother I may not make it through. Beautiful book."