Room – Emma Donoghue

Feb 20

Room – Emma Donoghue

I read this gut-wrencher by Emma Donoghue in one day. This is the tale of five year old Jack and his Ma. They spend their days in a room together. The story is uniquely told through Jack’s eyes. I thought at first that the perspective and language would be super annoying for this reader; however, Ms. Donoghue’s adept pen made the reading experience...

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The Great Santini – Pat Conroy

Feb 16

The Great Santini – Pat Conroy

Well, I had been on a pretty good reading streak in 2017, in the the book-choice arena. That came to a screeching, Southern twangy halt with this story by Pat Conroy. I have enjoyed this author’s work in the past, so I quickly grabbed this title when it became available on my Goodreads deals. That was a terrible decision. The Great Santini refers to one Bull...

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The Stranger – Harlan Coben

Feb 13

The Stranger – Harlan Coben

I should probably try and read all of Harlan Coben‘s books, eventually. I somehow forget how great of an author he is from time to time. The Stranger offers an intriguing, yet frightening prospect. This random guy approaches you. He knows a dirty little secret about someone that you love. He drops his little truth bomb, then walks away, leaving you to decide...

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The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

Feb 10

The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

When I first met my husband, he was reading Upton Sinclair’s Lanny Budd series. There are 11 books total, and The Doc relished reading them at a slow pace, as they are jam-packed with musical and artistic references as well as history and intelligent insights. After residency, he hopes to pick up these books again. (Side note: I have said it many times,...

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