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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Book Recommendations

I've been reading some good books lately, so I thought I'd pass some recommendations on to you....

Still Alice by Lisa Genova. This is the story of a woman with early onset Alzheimer's, and it's really a wonderfully written novel. It's sad and sweet and very, very touching. And now I've convinced myself that I probably have it too. ;)

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. I seriously could not put down this tale of two missing girls, family secrets and tragedy. It wasn't a mystery novel, but it was a real page-turner.

Happens Every Day by Isabel Gillies. This is an autobiography about a real woman who gives up her life to follow her husband's career.... up until the minute he decides he doesn't want to be married anymore. It's a fast read.
I'm on the waiting list at the library for The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and I have This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, although I haven't started it yet. Any other suggestions from you??


Dallas said...

I am excited about reading The Weight of Silence! I am reading Barefeet right now and enjoying it. Thanks for the recommendations! I enjoy your kind of books :).

Eco said...

Loved Still Alice, reading The Help right now -- give Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet a try, I really enjoyed it.

Andrea said...

I've heard about Still Alice, but I'm not sure I can handle reading it right now. Do you think it would be therapeutic or just hard for me?