“Children, I said to her. For the first little while, they not exactly human, you don't find?”
Nalo Hopkinson

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss is an action packed tale of historical fiction with  two protagonists I will never forget.

The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde will forever be relevant because of her willingness to share her true feelings and experience.

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot is full of rich, heavy, lustrous prose and deep insight into the minds and emotions of human beings.

Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card is science fiction at its very best.  I didn't even know I liked science fiction until I read this book.  The book is about science, family, religion, philosophy, life, death, love, and so many other things.  My mind is blown and I will be reading this one again and again.

Substitute Me by Lori L. Tharps surprised me because I thought it was going to be a light and easy read and it was but, there are themes in this book, particularly the comtemporary image of the black woman as mammy has stuck in my mind.  Someone needs to do some research on this subject or I am going to have to do it.

The Bridge by David Remnick is a 586 page biography of President Barack Obama.  Usually I don't read books of this length, but I could not put it down.  Remnick put some American history in the book to try to put Obama's life in context and some feel that it was just too much, but I loved it.

Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian is sad and funny, and it seems true to me.

Third Girl From The Left by Martha Southgate is the kind of literature that some professor should put on their students' reading lists because students need to be exposed to well written books.  That's how they know the difference between the good stuff and the fluff.

On Woman Turning 60: Embracing the Age of Fulfillment by Cathleen Rountree was a complete surprise that I found for sale at the library.  The book is full of the wisdom of real women.  You don't have to be anywhere near the age of sixty to enjoy it.

Letters To A Bullied Girl Olivia Gardner with Emily and Sarah Buder is a blessing that lets anyone who was ever bullied know that they were never alone.

I am looking forward to the new books I will discover in 2011, aren't you?

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