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Checking off the Bucket List · 3M ago

Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult My rating: 5 of 5 stars BEFORE I READ THIS BOOK: I just picked up this book yesterday (December 23, 2016) from the library, the Large Print edition. (The ...
Checking off the Bucket List · 6M ago

News of the World

News of the World by Paulette Jiles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Awesome little book of 209 pages. It reminded me a bit of True Grit, except that Jefferson Kyle Kidd is not a drunkard. When we m...
Checking off the Bucket List · 7M ago

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead My rating: 5 of 5 stars Colson Whitehead is one of the novelists whose books I have been meaning to read, but I couldn't quite pin down his genr...
Checking off the Bucket List · 9M ago

Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book, but because I had to return it to the public library, I had to copy the family tree at the beginning of the book to help me...
Checking off the Bucket List · 11M ago

The Book of Harlan

The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden My rating: 5 of 5 stars Can we say six stars? This is Bernice L. McFadden's best book ever! Her prose is stunning, gliding over an epic of horrific...
Checking off the Bucket List · 11M ago

Brooklyn

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a selection from one of my book clubs, selected after it was made into a movie, and nominated for an Oscar. The movie didn't win, bu...
Checking off the Bucket List · 1Y ago

Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My rating: 5 of 5 stars Kambili and Jaja Achike live what seems to be a privileged life. But their father Eugene is tyrannical, controlling and a...
Checking off the Bucket List · 1Y ago

Baby Girl

Baby Girl by Bette Lee Crosby My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cheryl Ann falls in love with Ryan when she is a teenager, living with a mother who never has anything good to say about her. Cheryl's ...
Checking off the Bucket List · 1Y ago

Gone Crazy in Alabama

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have fallen in love with Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern, the Gaither Sisters. I was late discovering this series for "Mi...
Checking off the Bucket List · 1Y ago

Good Read for an Ice Storm

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I completed reading The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man overnight. It is a short read at about 140 ...