Tag: General Fiction

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Preparation for the Next Life, by Atticus Lish

Preparation for the Next Life - Atticus Lish (****)   One of the Reading Challenges that I created for 2016 was to read more literature the goal I set was 24 books. The challenge includes books classified as general fiction, along with classics that I should have read, New York Time Bestsellers and Award-Winning books.   Since there are four subcategories I made it six books for each subcategory!  Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish is the seventh book I've finished in 2016 and it's the first in the subcategory of award-winning books. The book won the 2015...

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Whistling Past the Graveyard and Amazing Grace……

Separated by 30 years but has that much changed..... Yesterday, i finished Whistling Past the Graveyard, the 48th book that I have read this year! Three more to go to reach my goal of 51! I finished the 47th book Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol a few days prior and as I thought about the books, I began to see similarities between the books. The big dissimilarity is that Whistling Past the Graveyard is a novel and Amazing Grace is nonfiction. The other is that Whistling Past the Graveyard is...

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Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson - Pen/Faulkner Award Winner Snow Falling on Cedars is kinda' the type of books I read, but well not quite. While the basic storyline is the murder trial of Kabuo Miyamoto there's a lot more that to it that sets this Pen/Faulkner Award winning novel apart from a typical book in the mystery genre. The novel provides not only a great trial mystery that keeps you guessing until the end of the book, but it provides a glimpse into the lives of Japanese-Americans during World War II and beyond. The setting Snow Falling in...

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The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls Didn't Shine for me! (Book 39 for 2015) So - have you ever zipped through a book, enjoyed it, and yet felt that you never really connected with the book? That may be the best way to describe how I feel about The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. It obviously wasn't how Tana French felt about the book, on the cover of the book French's quote reads..... "Utterly original, beautifully written, and I  must say, it creeped the holy bejesus out of me. This is something special"  I originally discovered this book in a post titled 10 Novels...