Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Title: Little Bee Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 275 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.71) From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent … Continue reading Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For the 2019 Reading Challenge, where I was supposed to be selecting a book to read to a child, I had chosen to (re)read the famed French story The Little Prince. This poetic tale is of a little boy who strikes out on his own and begins to understand the world through his encounters with … Continue reading August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Book Review: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Title:  The Salt Path Author: Raynor Winn Publisher: Michael Joesph Page Count: 288 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: NonFiction, Memoir, Autobiography, Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.23) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave … Continue reading Book Review: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

July Bookclub: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Title:  Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Publisher:  Mass Market Paperback Page Count: 144 Publication Date: 1945 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Dystopia, Fantasy, Academic, Politics Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.92) A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is … Continue reading July Bookclub: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Title:  Circe Author: Madeline Miller Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Page Count: 393 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Mythology, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.3) My Rating: ★★★★★(4.5) In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

June BookClub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Title:  The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher:  HarperCollins Page Count: 197 Publication Date: 1988 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Inspirational, Philosophy, Mysticism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85) Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more … Continue reading June BookClub: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho