"What book are you reading right now that you'd recommend to others? Why?
(same question PBS asked on Facebook)
Look at the variety of delicious responses!
Julia: Currently reading Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley. Recently finished The Descendants - a novel about a family in Hawaii. Just did a blog post today about this!
Joy: Decision Points, George W. Bush. It's interesting to learn about the man as well as the former President, how some decisions were made and why...Not an easy position to hold - often a lonely spot to be in. Loving it!
Wendy: Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World by Lynne Spears... reading it out of pure curiosity, but loving the way it paints such a small town way of living as it reminds me of home.
Okee: The Hunger Games...thanks to my daughter who recommended the series to me...read all three series...wow, pretty intense book...next...it'll be Morpheous Road series because I got the 2nd book for free but waiting for the 1st one to be off of "hold" status.
Rosemary: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. True story about WWII.
Susan: Just finished Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt. Highly recommend to people who like southern stories with uplifting, fun characters! Am on the prowl for my next read.
Jennifer: I am reading The Help"...love it. Luke (my 5 year old) loves anything that has to do with dinosaurs...ANYTHING!
Debra: A sixth grade student shared What-the-Dickens: the Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire. Just started it.
Azi: Nani and I like to read James Patterson novels...don't we Nan..?
Val: I'm re-reading A Tale of Two Cities, because we are now in the worse and best of times. I'm also re-reading Once Were Warriors, loved the movie, but simply love the book. Both have to do with generational poverty...
Nani: I do like James Patterson and Jonathan Kellerman, but the most recent book I read was Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein. She's a journalist and has written for the New York Times. She tackles the effects of the girlie-girl culture on our young daughters. It was a hilarious read, rather informative (based on research), and has taught me to emphasize that there are other colors in the spectrum besides pink :)
Nani: Zoe likes the Biscuit books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. They're the first books she's read by herself that have a storyline :)
Steve: Breakfast at Sally's by Richard LeMieux...story of a true local from this part of Washington...riches to rags and he lived on the street with his dog before pulling himself out of a slump...inspiring and humbling. A true testament to the good and pure side of human nature and its instinct to survive no matter what.
Rachael: Owen and Mzee ... because they inspire Great Love and Reverence for all life...
Penny: I may have mentioned this one before; Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry. Such a lovely, quiet yet inspirational read. Now reading Even Silence Has an End a memoir of a woman held in captivity in Columbia for six years. Ingrid Betancourt.
*****Thanks so much, readers!
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