Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016-2017 To be read list

Here it is ny To Be Read List for October 2016-October 2016 I think it will be shorter next year because I have books within a series I like to review so that doesn't count them all the time

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
    By Jackie Copleton

2. A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
3. That Thing I Never Told You
     By Celeste Ng

4.God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

5.Here Comes the Sun
   Nicole Dennis Benn

6.Still Alice
   By Lisa Genova

7.Imagine Me Gone
    By Adam Haslett

8.After You by Jojo Moyes

9.Another Brooklyn
   By Jacqueline Woods on

10. The Country of Ice Cream Star
By Sandra Newman

11.Let's Go Crazy :Prince and the Making of Purple Rain by Alan  Light

12.Summer of the Cicadas by Cole Lavalais

13.Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

14.Eileen by Otessa Mosh Legh

15. The Perks Of being A Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

16.Orange is The New Black by Piper Kerman

17.Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

18.Ghana Must Go  by Taiye Selasi

19. Between The World and Me by TA Nehisi Coates

20.Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Philosopher by Edna St Vincent Millay

And what are you wanting you
I should be kept awake
As many nights as there are days
With weeping for your sake?
And what are you that missing you,
As many days crawl
I should be listening to the wind
And looking at the wall?
I know a man that's  a braver man
And twenty men as kind
And what are you, that you should be
The one man in my Mind?
Yet women's  ways are witless ways
As any sage will tell-
And what am I ,that I should love
So wisely and so well?

Sienna St.James series:Book one Losing Hope

Leslie January Sherrod has written an Urban Christian Series on Sienna St.James
,who like the author is a social worker.  As a writer,I can see the benefit of writing from your experiences. JOHN Grisham doesn't write about being a flame of dancer or scientist. Why? We readers can tell when something isn't the authors experience. The nuances of the story always give it away (or the lack therof) . By Mrs.Sherrod writing a novel based on the life of a social worker, we get to live vicarously--experience the sense of fulfillment, the frustrations and what's it like for a social worker.  Sienna gets the client that would make any social worker rethink their purpose in life!Hope Diamond  has been placedar in many homes she is bipolar with PTSD. Her boss is putting pressure on Sienna to make it work. The couple who care for Hope are upstanding memberserk at their churc6house. Is her boss blinded by this? Do they have something  to hide? Sienna b seems to think so.Why did this placement have to work.?
      Sienna also has some past issues plaguing her as well Her estranged husband of many years has a lions head ring delivered or did he? The uncertainty keeps Sienna off balance . How will this affect her teenage son Roman..?

    I don't want to give anything away I try not to put any spoiler alerts I will say that I like how this reads more like a mystery. Bible verses are not shoved down your throat, I felt that Sienna struggles like we all do sometimes. I give this book 4 1/2 stars out of 5 I think it's the strongest out of the series

Sunday, October 2, 2016

2016 National Book Award for Fiction Longlist

1) Colson Whitehead The Underground
2)Karen Mahajan The Association of Small Bombs
3)Adam Haslett Imagine Me Gone
4)Lydia Millet Sweet Lamb of Heaven
5)Garth Greenwell What Belongs to You
6)Jacqueline Woods on Another Brooklyn
7)Elizabeth McKenzie The Portable Veblen
8)Brad Watson Miss Jane
9)Paulette Jules News of The World
10) Chris Bachelor The Throwback

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