October 2014 Book Reviews

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The final book in Ken Follett’s Century trilogy was released this month and I couldn’t put it down. After I finished it I posted this on my Facebook page “Edge of Eternity was one of the most emotional books I have read in a LONG time! The last 40 years of the 1900’s were jammed packed with fear, extreme violence and hatred but also change, hope and love. I cried through MLK’s speech, the JFK’s death, then MLKs death and Robert Kennedy’s death. I then got pissed off about the lies the government told in the Vietnam war, Watergate and then Regan. Finally I cried as both the Berlin wall was torn down… WOW!”

Books like this are part of the reason why I read so much; I am looking for the emotional pull, a book that consumes me as I consume it and someone to cheer for. I look forward to continuing the search for the next great read!

This month I didn’t read as many books as I normally do but I found great ones. So great that it is hard to determine what my five favorites are.

Top5

 

  1. The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
  2. Personal by Lee Child
  3. Me before You by JoJo Moyes
  4. Wish Me Luck by Margaret Dickinson
  5. A Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett – (Historical Fiction) Century Trilogy #3 When I was thinking about this book I really only thought about the cold war but got so much more!  I forgot that at the same time the Civil Rights movement was happening and Vietnam would shortly follow. This is one of the greatest series I have ever read!

The Devil You Know by Louise Bagshawe – (Chic Lit) Fun read and it didn’t hurt that one of the sisters was named Daisy. Triplets separated at birth each lead a different life that eventually brings them together.

Personal by Lee Child – (Mystery) Jack Reacher #19 Another winner by Lee Child.  I wish he would write faster because I can never get enough of Jack Reacher!

The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman – (Mystery) I really enjoyed this book. It had a touch of supernatural in it and it kept me on the edge of my seat.  I also learned a lot about this belief and Prague.  It really makes you want to learn more about it and visit the Jewish ghetto.

Me before You by JoJo Moyes – (Fiction) I normally avoid books that will make me cry but I stumbled across this one and I couldn’t put it down.  A touching story where one person finds her path in life and another finds his path to death.

Burn by James Patterson – (Mystery) Michael Bennett #7 It’s great to have Bennett back in New York and doing what he does. I love that JP took him to Harlem and I hope we get more of it!

Wish Me Luck by Margaret Dickinson – (Historical Fiction) I love books where I learn something as well as am entertained. This book was based in WW2 England and tells the story of the women who also fought in the war. An inspirational story but also a love story many times over.

A Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison – (Paranormal) I LOVE this series and I am bummed that it ended but I like that it ended before it got too much of the same ol same.  Rachel saved the day of course but  not without her elf, her vampire and her pixy!

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