Saturday, August 29, 2009

Our Favorite Reads For August

Once again it was tough choosing my favorite reads for August. I went with the novel over the non-fiction, but The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love by Allen & Linda Anderson and Still Growing by Kirk Cameron were all very good too.

Karen's Pick:
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult is a story of a family coping with a daughter who has Cancer and the sister who is destined to be the donor for her. It also has an interesting subplot of romance between the lawyer Anna hires and the lady appointed to make a recommendation to the court as to what she thinks is in Anna’s best interest. This would be a great book for a book club to discuss. It’s about feelings, ethics, motivations and relationships. It kept my interest all the way through and as usual in Picoult’s books, has a surprise ending.

Gerard's Pick: Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton was 700 pages in a large print book and I hated to see it end. It's a great book! This is going to be the BEST BOOK I read all year! I just wish this could be made into a movie. It is an amazing story of a group of men who are special forces who, after 911, go to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. I don't want to tell you too much because I want you to read this book! You will be proud to be an American after you read this. Mr. Stanton, thank you for putting this story in print--fabulous job! I also thank the men of the special forces in this book for your service! God Bless! I give this one 700 stars!

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