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The Good Father

The Good Father - Noah Hawley Powerfully painful and realistic. There are some things in life that you just can't accept no matter what the reality is; this father can't accept what his son has done. I am currently going through a life change that I just can't accept and so many of the father's tortured thoughts and feelings echoed my own that it was eerie.

The Alexander Cipher

The Alexander Cipher  - Will Adams Boilerplate Archeology thriller/mystery. Not bad, just nothing special.

The Case of the Missing Marquess

The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer P.O.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Chilling, but I hated the ending.

Safe on Third

Safe on Third - D. F. Zorensky Fabulous book and a perfect example of why I will continue to read self-published authors.


The story is complex, the historical facts and dialogue ring true, and it left me feeling so patriotic.

NutJob: A Squirrel's Dozen Secret Tips To Productivity

NutJob: A Squirrel's Dozen Secret Tips To Productivity - Micah Moss NutJob was a perfect read for me. The focus on Squirrels made it entertaining and the take-aways were in nice, bite-size kernels that were easy to chew, digest, and even better, remember. This isn't your average productivity book and that's what makes it so wonderful.

Sister

Sister - Rosamund Lupton Wow, I dealt with getting car sick just so I could keep reading this baby. Had to read the last pages over again because I couldn't believe the twist.

The Morrow Plot

The Morrow Plot - Sarah Wisseman Has a lot of potential, but abruptly ends and leaves you wondering what exactly was the plot. The characters were entertaining, I could see myself reading a longer work with them.

Salem 1692: What Devils Made Them Do It?

Salem 1692: What Devils Made Them Do It? - Bruce Watson Good primer, leaves you wanting more.

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole Would never have been able to get through this if I had been reading the print version. The audio was funny, but still painful.

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness - Nassir Ghaemi A few things stopped me from giving this 5 stars.

*What is Ted Turner doing being compared to FDR, Sherman, Kennedy, Ghandi, etc.?

*The repetition of phrases. Some were helpful, like restating what a particular term meant. Others got old, as in "As we will soon see...."

*There was an obvious prejudice against Bush and Blair. That also taught me something about my own inability to be objective when talking about both of them or listening to an opposing opinion about them, so it was sort of a wash.

A Message to Garcia

A Message to Garcia - Elbert Hubbard, Alan Burton This went viral in it's day, with over 40 million copies out there by 1913. I can see why, just as it is easy to see why people look at it as propaganda now. That doesn't make the main message untrue.

American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century

American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century - Paula Uruburu Evelyn wrote, "I know of no more interesting subject to the average man than himself... All men lie when speaking of themselves, and however good or pious they may be, the exaggerate their own qualities."

The Ultimate How To Guides: 7 Rapid Steps Program To Beat Depression Now - Exclusive Edition (The Ultimate Survivor Guides)

The Ultimate How To Guides: 7 Rapid Steps Program To Beat Depression Now - Exclusive Edition (The Ultimate Survivor Guides) - Heather Rose The information is really well presented, but as someone that has been battling depression for 20 years, the information was nothing new. Great book for those that are new to the diagnosis though.

Lazybones

Lazybones - Mark Billingham This one was a wee bit more violent and raw from the norm or maybe it is just that the subject of rape is much more sensitive.

The Temple Mount Code

The Temple Mount Code - Charles Brokaw Enjoyed this, but have to say that Brokaw is getting so formulaic that I won't be running to the store for the next one on the day it is released.

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