Thrillers… not my thing, but I have a confession: My problem with thrillers is that I love them too much. They pull me in. I have to know what happens. Like any story I read, I throw myself in and become a part of it, but thrillers are not stories I want to be a part of. So I avoid them until the Book Club girls choose one for our next book. Therefore, book 14…
Amy, having just graduated high school, can’t wait to get out of town and get to Chicago where she’ll attend her dream college. Seth, one year away from finishing college, makes his way to that same town to tie up the lose ends of a relationship with his father and finally sort out his past. The two meet, interests are piqued, friendship quickly turns to love, but love turns to complications. Can Amy and Seth put the complications behind them and allow love to conquer while chasing the dreams of their future?
Clemantine’s honesty and commitment throughout the re-telling of her experiences in the Rwandan genocide and as a refugee are inspiring. She covers her story from every angle, making the reader really see and feel what she saw and felt in a time incomprehensible for those uninvolved.
Published in 1996, this book was born into a world where Kevorkian was actively practicing physician assisted suicides despite the media’s attention. This controversial topic is not one that gets me jazzed, but I was still intrigued as to how the plot would play out…
I went out on a limb with this selection because I was curious about how math, mystery and fate might line up in a plot together to form a novel.
Wishtree takes a modern day, controversial, political nightmare, and speaks love into it through nature. It’s a cute story. It’s educational. It’s thought-provoking if you allow it to be. I have to highly recommend this book, and even to adults, which feels weird, but right.
I loved so many things about this book. It was thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and educational. I rooted for characters. I got mad at characters. And I allowed characters to test my perspective on issues such as modern racial oppression, relational issues and more.
This next book would not have been my choice in any way, but work calls… I’m all for healthy organizations, but reading organizational health books, to me, is like watching paint dry.
Oh my heart, this book. It has everything – love, adventure, suspense, history, horror, psychology… And then the bulk of it is set in Alaska.
Book 5 was a gift from my mom, and a book far from the realms of my comfortable genre choices. Young adult, I love, but thriller, I loathe.