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Groundbreaking Reads - August

Books read during August

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Teens

Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, et al “Not bad. The best was Libba Bray’s. I didn’t read Cassandra Clare’s because I’m not a fan of plagiarism. Also, it was boring.”

Matched by Ally Condie “Just as good the second time as the first. 5/5 shovels”

Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher “Okay. Not as good as the reviews made it seem.”

Bloodlines by Michelle Mead “It was an amazing book. It will keep you interested.”

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning by James Patterson “5/5 shovels”

Maximum Ride: Max by James Patterson “5/5 shovels”

Maximum Ride: Fang by James Patterson “5/5 shovels”

Maximum Ride: Angel by James Patterson “5/5 shovels”

Maximum Ride: Nevermore by James Patterson “5/5 shovels”

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket “5/5 shovels”

Adults

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan “Very very interesting. A++”

The Forgotten by David Baldacci “I was looking for a book to get lost in – this is it! Suspense, intrigue, fast.”

The Highway by C.J. Box “I don’t know if I really liked this or not – not typical venue for Box but keeps you reading and reading and reading.”

The Highway by C.J. Box “Good read. Surprise ending.”

Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke “Enjoyable.”

Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke “It started out slow but ended up being very good. It took a while to figure out all the characters.”

The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke “Good book – It deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the devestation it caused.”

1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs – The Election that Changed the Country by James Chace “The presidential election of 1912 and the politics of the time. There were four parties, lack with strong candidates running.”

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini “Really enjoyed having more info on Mrs. Lincoln, as well as incidents from Civil War.”

Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark “So-so. Kinda poor compared to her first two novels.”

Red Hook by Gabriel Cohen “Ok – but boring.”

The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver “Good book! Just when you think you have everything figured out – you find out you don’t!”

Hank the Cowdog: The Case of the Twisted Kitty by John R. Erickson “It was a good book.”

The Heist by Janet Evanovich “Very good. Different from her other books.”

Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich “Always enjoyable. Very cute.”

Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich “Really cute story.”

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith “Excellent!”

Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner “Very good. Different from most of her novels.”

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory “A lot of history.”

Calico Joe by John Grisham “Pretty good but I’m not big baseball fan.”

East of the Mountains by David Guterson “Did not care for it… but stuck with it until the end.”

Pancho Villa by Larry A. Harris “Not very interesting.”

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway “A treasure of a book.”

The White Masai by Corinne Hoffman “Truth is stranger than fiction.”

Tell Me by Lisa Jackson “Little slow start but certainly made up for it! A real thriller with turn after turn. Enjoyed it! Couldn’t wait to get to the end.”

At the Stroke of Midnight by Alex Kava “A little morbid but entertaining.”

Jericho’s Road by Elmer Kelton “Excellent read!”

Slaughter by Elmer Kelton “Excellent”

The Smiling Country by Elmer Kelton “Typical Emler Kelton writing.”

Texas Sunrise by Elmer Kelton “Every Texan should read and enjoy.”

Wagon Tongue by Emler Kelton “Excellent”

Intensity by Dean Koontz “Totally unbelievable.”

Angel Baby by Richard Lange “Good – lots of Spanish xxxxo”

The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart “Good, strange ending.”

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber “Entertaining, well-written. Corresponds well to new TV series “Cedar Cove” based on these books.”

311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber “Absolutely wonderful – Hilarious, romantic and sad just like real life.”

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin “Wonderful, vivid word pictures.”

Where the River Ends by Charles Martin “Great story, vivid imagery, touching and poignant.”

John Selman, Gunfighter by Leon Claire Metz “Not very interesting.”

Classified by Fern Michaels “Not really my type of book. Crude and suggestive language!”

Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir “Good read. A true story.”

I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson “Bodies everywhere. Very good.”

Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson “Typical James Patterson and a really exciting good read.”

Blind Justice by Anne Perry “Excellent”

Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin “Good. A good read.”

The Laws of Gravity by Liz Rosenberg “Wonderful story! Engaging, though-provoking.”

The Blood of Lambs by Kamal Saleem “We must keep a strong military and don’t let our guards down.”

Silken Prey by John Sandford “Excellent – can’t put down.”

Silken Prey by John Sandford “Sandford keeps getting better and better. Lucas Davenport is at his best. A Great read!”

Silken Prey by John Sandford “Too much politics!”

A Study in Revenge by Kieran Shields “Ok. Some mystery to it.”

First Sight by Danielle Steel “Very good. Different story line but very enjoyable.”

Food in History by Reay Tannahill “Very interesting. I am however taking much of the information with a grain of salt since the book was published 25 years ago.”

Gone by Randy Wayne White “Good action story”

Swimming to Catalina by Stuart Woods “Very good.”

Under the Lake by Stuart Woods “Very good. Nail-biting suspense.”