Tag Archives: Books

Across the Pond

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff is the sequel to a book I read earlier entitled 34 Charing Cross Road. I strongly encourage you to read Charing Cross Road if you intend to read this book in order … Continue reading

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The Last Frontier

The River of Doubt:Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard is so well-written that I felt the author experienced the perilous journey through the Amazon jungle along with TR (Theodore Roosevelt)  and his fellow explorers. In this exciting non-fiction book, … Continue reading

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Bang!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a Young Adult historical fiction recommended to me by my friend Joan. Although this is an excellent novel, I wouldn’t recommend it for children in grammar school or junior high. The story … Continue reading

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Generations

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, is a Top 150 novel which made little sense to me. What really amazed me is that the novel won prestigious awards. This is a fictional story about a woman named Daisy who has … Continue reading

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Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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Wombs

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood was definitely not to my liking. I am still wondering why and how it was included on the Top 150 list. Might it have been widely read? Beats me! This is a futuristic novel … Continue reading

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No Aces

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T Farrell is a classic Top 150 novel. It is by far one of the best, grittiest Chicago stories I have read to date. Set in the early 20th century, this is the story … Continue reading

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