Thursday, October 11, 2012

Good Books

I'm catching up on some good book recommendations I've had since summer for you readers out there.  Remember I am terrible at giving descriptions of books and you'll just have to trust me when I say that you won't be able to put these down.

I loved this one-it might be the top book of the year for me.  An emotional, but beautiful story of a former foster child turned young woman trying to make it in the world.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  

I really like this author-I've enjoyed every one of her books.  This is about a young girl growing up in a small town with an not-so-stable mother.  

Different, but couldn't put it down.  Another story about a girl growing up during a life-changing event that throws her family into a tail-spin.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

Set in the South in 1946-a fast-paced story that makes you glad you weren't a farmer's wife living with your nasty father-in-law in the middle of nowhere.

This book reminded me a little of The Glass Castle.  There were times I hated the mother of the boy in this story and just wanted to wrap my arms around the little boy in this story.


Another one my Laura Moriarity.  I felt so much for the main character of this novel-a girl in college whose life is changing drastically while everything goes wrong at once.  Loved the ending.

A very detailed description of the trauma of a divorce and the difficulties of remarriage and a blended family when children are involved .  It's really a compelling but heart breaking story.

18 comments :

  1. Always love your book advice - I think I'm set for a while now! Have you caught the PBS series based on the book The Midwife? That was a GREAT read!

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  2. I really loved The Language of Flowers (and also read Mudbound). I'm going to add the rest to my library list!

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  3. Love book recommendations - thanks, Sarah!

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  4. I loved Tell The Wolves I'm Home. Such a great book. I've been looking for something to read next. Thank you for the recommendations!

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  5. I read Mudbound this summer and LOVED it! It was amazing...in an unsettling sort of way. Thanks so much for the recommendations. I've been up to my ears in nonfiction lately, so some lighter reading will be great over the holiday breaks.

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  6. When in the world do you have time to read? :)

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  7. The Language of Flowers is a top 5 of mine. I hope they make it into a film someday.

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  8. As several of the books follow the theme of a young woman overcoming some challenge, I thought you would be interested to know that today is International Day of the Girl (http://dayofthegirl.org/). Thanks for the suggestions. I can always use some good book recommendations.

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  9. Thank you! I just actually requested them all at my library- what great recommendations!

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  10. Please, please, please tell us when you are reading???? Holy smokes!!!

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  11. Oh I simply loved The Language of Flowers. What an amazing book. Thanks for sharing your reading list -- I always find something new when you do! :-)

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  12. Thanks for all of these recommendations! I have read The Language of Flowers, too. It was so good!

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  13. Ooh, I must check these out at my library, they sound awesome!

    http://sophisticated-sisters.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. I always love your book advice - since the last time I read everything (I could get my hands on at the local Library) by Adriana Trigiani and loved each and every book.

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  15. Added all your books to my "to reads". You always find good ones!

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  16. What's really cool about this post is the fact that not only are you encouraging folk to read, but that you are using books from the library to do so!

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  17. Thanks for the suggestions - I am now in the middle of MudBound! Can't wait to finish it :-)

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  18. I love your book recommendations! I recently started a book blog that I'd love for you to check out. It seems like we have some of the same tastes in books.
    http://miathereader.wordpress.com/

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