Canada Garden: Book Reads

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Book Reads

Leaving the Saints by Martha Beck:   I think of Martha Beck as one of my biggest cheerleaders.  Well, not that I know her or that she knows anything about me, but she's always encouraging and she makes me laugh :)  She's written lots of books, most of which I've listened to on CD in the car for daily pep talks.  Here she tells her story about growing up with secrets in the Mormon Church.  Thanks to Martha for telling her truth.

Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This one could be one of my favorites of all time.   A homeless, friendless young girl finds herself and her true passion with the help of a busy florist. Lots of info about the meaning of flowers woven in the story.   

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie.  Shoe shopping that makes your heart Sing!

Once Upon a Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg.  I always like this author's books.  Any life-changing crisis can be survived, especially when you have the right friends.

The Typist:  A Novel by Michael Knight.  An average guy who can type like mad in WWII Japan.  Not really so much about the actual fighting of the war, but really interesting glimpses into the time and people.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.  What if you went to your spinning class, fell off your bike, and woke up ten years in the past?  Yeah, this was a good one :)

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.  This was her first novel, and it's a good one.  Major Pettigrew is stody and stuffy,  but she made me care about him.

Next up on my list:  The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman and Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian.  And as always, I want to know what you're reading!

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