Thursday, January 12, 2012

Top 10 Reads by Alison

Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
I loved the way the author wrote and the wonderful variety of characters, all so complex.

The Kitchen house - kathleen Grissom
A fascinating story with a different twist to slavery.

The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Loved this story with it's serious theme yet with its humor as well. I was rooting for the help.

The Wishing Trees - John Shors
I love his books, this one is a favorite for the messages it gives. A parent lost and the unusual way of honoring her.

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away - Christie Watson
Set in Africa, I loved the family and the way they dealt with what was thrown at them.

Gem Squash Tokoloshe - Rachel Zadok
Another book set in Africa with a a wonderfully written story, full of dark folklore and a very interesting story line.

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
The amazing true story of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete and World War II hero. This book read like a fast paced thriller.

The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam - by Lauren Liebenberg
Sometimes sad but often magical, I loved the way these two sisters viewed their world. It takes place in Rhodesia the 1970s

Fieldwork - Mischa Berlinski
a tale of Thai hill tribes, whose way of life becomes a battleground for two competing, and utterly American, ways of looking at the world. The story just keeps you reading.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
I love how the author thinks, quite a wild ride about a boy who loses his father in 9/11

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