Book reviews

October and November Book List

I’m finding that I’m going through books too quickly to continue a running book list. I’ve also decided that I’ll clue you in on all the books I’ve read, even the ones I didn’t like… just FYI.

The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd, wonderful! A quick and good read with many solid literary elements and lovely themes. Even a few proverbs here and there — were I to teach a young adult literature class, I might consider this as part of curriculum)

The Writing Life (Annie Dillard, I wasn’t thrilled with this book. It was too abstract for me and a bit rambling and hard to follow. It’s short, though, so if you’re curious…)

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal (wonderfully irreverant, lots of sarcasm and cynicism but never crossed the line into despair. I appreciated the underlying message, too.)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (good quick read, better than #1. I wish I would have read the book before watching the movie.)

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