Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Purple HibiscusPurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a selection for my book club. What I love about the book club is that it takes me out of my comfort zone and introduces me to books I might have passed over.
This is a fascinating story of growing up in Nigeria with a domineering father and society that is crumbling at the edges.
The book chronicles real events in the guise of a coming of age story. The lines of love and hate, freedom and enslavement and religion and freedom are explored while giving the reader a taste of another culture.
This book is well worth the read. After you are done read some of the reviews and comments about the book.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Barely Legal (Herbie Fisher #1)Barely Legal by Stuart Woods
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, so this might not be a Stone Barrington but it was a delight to read. The story was excellent with plot twists that were choreographed. The reader knows what's going on but the people in the story have no clue. It was a hoot to read. I hope Herbie, i.e. Herb, comes back as a trial attorney. It made for some interesting sections. All in all Stuart Woods is my favorite writer.... at least this month.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17)House of Spies by Daniel Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dainiel Silva is a constant. His books are readable, believable and filled with smart, clever action. The plots, though often a little repetitive, draw from current events. This book is almost too real. the people, places and actions are literally torn from the headlines. It makes for some exciting reading and gives one a perspective on the world that might be broader without his words. I highly recommend Daniel Silva but, if starting out, go back and read them all in order. Its a small pile of about twenty books that will keep you thrilled for months.