Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Books worth reading


I'm a big reader. I like to have a good book waiting for me when I settle into bed at night. So, I wanted to share with you a few books that I have read this month.

I borrowed each of the books at my local library and the summary's below were all found on Google. I highly recommend reading all three of these book selections when you get a chance.


Same kind of different as me [Book]

By Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent - Thomas Nelson (2008) - Paperback - 245 pages - ISBN 084991910X

Describes how the co-author, a man held under plantation-style slavery until he fled in the 1960s, suffered homelessness for an additional eighteen years before the wife of the other co-author, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened to save the former's life.

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen [Book]

By Susan Gregg Gilmore - Crown Publishing Group (2009) - Paperback - 304 pages - ISBN 0307395022

Sometimes you have to return to the place where you began, to arrive at the place where you belong. It's the early 1970s. The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. The daughter of Ringgold's third-generation Baptist preacher, Catherine Grace is quick-witted, more than a little stubborn, and dying to escape her small-town life. Every Saturday afternoon, she sits at the Dairy Queen, eating Dilly Bars and plotting her getaway to the big city of Atlanta. And when, with the help of a family friend, the dream becomes a reality, Catherine Grace immediately packs her bags, leaving her family and the boy she loves to claim the life she's always imagined. But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings her back home. As a series of extraordinary events alters her perspectiveand sweeping changes come to Ringgold itselfCatherine Grace begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began

Little Bee [Book]


By Chris Cleave - Simon & Schuster (2010) - Paperback - 304 pages - ISBN 1416589643

WE DON'T WANT TO TELL YOU TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK.It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it.Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this:It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific.The story starts there, but the book doesn't.And it's what happens afterward that is most important.Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

So what are you reading? I'm out of books to read right now, so I am looking for the next good read!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Those books sound good! I haven't been able to read much lately and I really miss it! :)

Anderson Family said...

The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg, easy, fun read so far! And Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.

** said...

Same Kind of Different As Me is awesome. Make sure to check out the second book they wrote, "What Difference do it Make?" :)

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

Loved Little Bee! I will have to check out the rest ;) Can't wait to see The Help in a few weeks, loved the book!!