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Read, Read, Read

The Language of God by Francis S Collins - 4
A very good book about the mix of God and science.

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James - 3
I'm rating it a three just because I have a lot of respect for people who have the guts and the patience to take someone historical and write a fiction about them. It was good, but not on of my favorites.

The Six Wives of Henry the VIII by Alison Weir - 5

Yes, it was a five. An amazing history book that kept me enthralled through its entire bulk.

This Is Not Chick Lit Short Stories edited by Elizabeth Merrick - 2

They just weren't up my alley. But you might like them.

Who Switched Off My Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf - 3

A how to on controlling anxiety and stress.

Truancy by Isamu Fukui - 4

Another prodigy writer, but he is very good. His world in this sci-fi was well thought out.

Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman - 3
I don't think there is a bad Alice Hoffman book out there.

Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier - 4
You can never go wrong with classics. This one was beautiful. Basically another rendition of Romeo and Juliet, but better.

Business for Beginners byFrances McGuckin - ?
Another that I can't rate. Read it if you need to start a business.

Craft Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco - 3

I have to rate this one just because it was so wonderfully done. The design of the book alone is stunning. She hit a niche that is very big right now, and she did it well.

The Loon Feather by Iola Fuller - 3
Really great historical story about the Indian tribes in Michigan.

Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott - 4
This is one of my favorites by her. It's a fictional autobiography about a family and their lives when their father gets brain cancer. Her first novel.

A little disclaimer: these are all my opinion. I don't think I have the right to say whether these books should be best sellers or not. But if they are above a 3 I would highly recommend them to you. And even if they are a 2 or a 1, you should read them anyways just to broaden your horizons. Books open your mind.

4 comments:

O'Brien said...

We are cleaning out the basement (getting a new furnace will do that to you) and I found a huge Jane Austen book of her stories.....I'm keeping it for Sam!!!

Amie McCracken said...

Excellent!

Luv said...

If you liked The six wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir, you will love "The Lady in the tower: The fall of Anne Boleyn. The book cover the 3 month prior to her imprisonment in the tower leading up to her conviction and beheading. It's a indepth look at everything surround the trial.

31 everything said...

The "Language of God" one sounds interesting. Remarkable isn't it how a book that's hundreds of pages long can be summed up in one little sentence - I'm always impressed by that :)