Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Racketeer

Fiction by John Grisham.

The Racketeer

A legal thriller, with enough thrill to counteract the legality.

Good book. I did not guess the end too early, which is always a plus.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Secret of Chimneys

Fiction by Agatha Christie.
Unabridged audiobook read by Hugh Fraser.

The Secret of Chimneys: Superintendent Battle Series, Book 1

I love Agatha Christie Audiobooks. LOVE them.

Have I mentioned that? Oh yeah, I believe I have.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Katrina's Wings

Fiction by Patricia Hickman.

Katrina's Wings

Good book about a poor girl who wants a better life, and not in a cliche'd way.


I also read by this author: Sandpebbles, The Pirate Queen

Thursday, January 24, 2013

No Compromise

Subtitled: "The Life Story of Keith Green"
Nonfiction by Melody Green and David Hazard

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green

Keith Green was an amazing person, and his story is fascinating.

However, it could have been better written. For one thing, it took me a long time to even get into this book, because almost a third of the story was spent before he was even saved. Unlike most Christians, Keith Green got more interesting with Christ.

Still it's worth reading.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Playdate

Fiction by Louise Millar

The Playdate

Super good book! Suspenseful, and keeps you guessing!
Suspense and Thrillers
Thanks to Deb at A Bookish Librarian for recommending it on her "Suspense and Thrillers" list.

Read her review here:


Monday, January 14, 2013

Lying on the Couch

Fiction by Irvin Yalom.

Lying on the Couch: A Novel

This was a good book, but it took me until about 3/4 of the way through to get interested in it.

That's how long it took the author to reveal his characters' redeeming qualites. Most of the book I kind of hated them all.

Then at the end I liked them all... weird.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Between the Lines

Fiction by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer.

Between the Lines

Book for young adults written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter.

Very original idea: What if the characters in a story were alive and doing other things when we closed the book?


Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Bridge

Fiction by Karen Kingsbury.

The Bridge
Oceans Apart

A Christmas gift book.

This is all right for a light read, but Karen Kingsbury has some much better books.

"Oceans Apart" is good.

There's also "Divine" and "One Tuesday Morning," to name a few.