Nutshell – Ian McEwan

Oct 03

Nutshell – Ian McEwan

I loved Ian McEwan‘s book Atonement. I also thought that the movie version was a good representation of the book. So, I downloaded Nutshell from the local library based on the author alone. I had heard nothing about the story; sometimes it is a great feeling to delve into a book completely blind. Trudy, a beautiful housewife, is in the midst of a grand affair....

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Moonglow – Michael Chabon

Oct 01

Moonglow – Michael Chabon

I was first exposed to Michael Chabon‘s writing as part of my Pulitzer Prize Winners challenge when the world’s smallest book club read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Mr. Chabon’s writing continues to impress with this fictional memoir. ‘Michael Chabon’ tells the history of his family through snippets of his...

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The Stranger – Albert Camus

Sep 27

The Stranger – Albert Camus

My super smart husband first introduced me to Albert Camus (or ‘Famous Camus’ as I like to call him) when we first started dating. He had helped to create a course called Literature and Medicine at USF for the Honors College, and The Plague was on the reading list. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing of that particular book, and have been a big fan of Camus...

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The Surgeon – Tess Gerritsen

Sep 26

The Surgeon – Tess Gerritsen

Since moving to Atlanta, one of my very favorite things to do is attend the AJC Decatur Book Festival. For a book nerd, this festival is just about as good as gets. Hundreds of authors, a giant crossword puzzle, and local beers all smack in the middle of Decatur Square. If you have not been to any of the restaurants in this area, go now with a quickness, as it is a...

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The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Sep 23

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

This novel by Kristin Hannah is about two sisters during WWII. The sisters, born in a small village in France, have very different personalities. They lose their mother at an early age, and their father abandons them. Vianne finds solace in the arms of Antoine and her daughter Sophie. Isabelle is kicked out of one school after another, due to her inability to keep...

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Murder On The Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Sep 15

Murder On The Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Oh, this book brought back so many lovely reading memories for me. My Gram was always a voracious reader. She was also one of my all-time favorite people. When I was a kid, I loved visiting her house and studying the stacks of books that were everywhere. She had many Agatha Christie novels. One summer I worked my way through a stack. I had always loved the Nancy...

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