Category Archives: A+ Books

Book Review: The Silkworm

Author: Robert J. Galbraith/J.K. Rowling Publisher: Mulholland Books, 2014 Format: Audiobook narrated perfectly by Robert Glenister The Silkworm is the second book in Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling’s detective series featuring Cormoran Strike and his eager secretary Robin Ellacott. This book starts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

. Author: Susan Cain Publisher: Crown Publishing, 2012 Suppose that you, as a child, preferred to spend your free time reading a book or with a microscope studying tiny insects or on your own with legos creating elaborate structures that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The purpose of the More Diverse Universe Challenge is to draw attention to authors of color. As you can see, I’m a few days late in celebrating my second author in this challenge. (See my post celebrating Zora Neale Hurston HERE.) … Continue reading

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Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr Publisher: Scribner, May 2014 Format: Audiobook Narrated by Zach Appelman Awards: The Pulitzer Prize and Finalist for National Book Award Why I Read This Book: I read so many glowing reviews about this book when it first … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nature of the Beast

Author: Louise Penny Publisher: Minotaur, August 2015 Series: Three Pines or Armand Gamache, Book 11 Format: Audio, Narrated by Robert Bathurst One of the highest points in an avid reader’s year is when a long awaited book finally arrives. That’s what … Continue reading

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The Best Audiobok Of the Year (So Far): Dancing At the Rascal Fair

Author: Ivan Doig Publisher: Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 1987 Format: Audiobook Narrated by Robert Ian McKenzie (20 Hours) I absolutely love this writer and the Western characters he creates. I swear he is telling us about real people and – I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graveyard Book

. Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins, 2008 Genre: Children/Middlegrade Format: Audiobook Narrated by the author Awards: Newberry Medel Winner 2009 I’m on a course to read all of the Newberry Medal winners that I missed over the last couple of busy … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Son’s Brilliant Book: The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money

I have found it hard to be objective when talking about my children. As much as I try, I can’t help but see them as good-looking, socially well-adjusted, brilliant, and so on. And now, here I am with a copy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Godforsaken Daughter

Author: Christina McKenna Publisher: Lake Union Publishing, March 17, 2015 Genre: Literary Fiction I agreed to read and participate in the TLC Book Tour for this book as I was reading Maeve Binchy’s A Week In Winter. I loved the … Continue reading

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A Book Club Read: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

. Author: Betty Smith Original Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1943 Genre: Classic/Historical Fiction One of the book clubs I belong to has members who are all over the age of 65 and have widely diverse backgrounds. I’ve found them to … Continue reading

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