Book reviews

Book List

August and September Book list revised (new ones starred):

“A book is a great book when the characters make us care enough about them to let them live, love, and hate on in our head long after their final epitaph on the page.” ~Renita Weems

*Listening for God: A Minister’s Journey Through Darkness and Doubt (at least, I think that’s the title… by Renita Weems, well-written, exceptional content, good reference and not a really long or intense read)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (not bad… a good light / quick read, I recommend reading it before you watch the movie)

Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers (really great practical and humorous look at the life of an author, esp. a fiction novelist, written by Carolyn See)

The Art of Being a Healing Presence (a pretty good description of what kinds of things my job entails)

An Unquiet Mind (memoir of a psychiatrist who struggled with bipolar — a really great discription of the disease)

The Day the Voices Stopped (memoir of a man with schizophrenia — another really good discription of mental illness)

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (like the movie, only a bit better)

Reviving Ophelia (good points about the effects of culture on adolescent girls; perhaps a bit outdated but still good)

Gathering Blue (if you liked the Giver [a must read, by the way] you’ll probably like this one too)

(Also, be sure to look at comments for more suggestions [and comment yourself]… some wonderful ideas of books to read… So many books, so little time!)

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