Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher: Walker Books I loved this book! I fell in love with the characters. I devoured it and I wanted more. I was utterly enthralled by Kate DiCamillo’ beautiful writing. I wanted Louisana’s story to go on and on and I was disappointed when the book finished. In a compelling first-person voice, …

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Author: Lili Wilkinson Publisher: Allen & Unwin I was captivated by this book. I find preppers endlessly fascinating. Full-on doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists seem driven by paranoia and pessimism and I find that sort of mindset curious. Before I read this book, I thought that doomsday preppers were a little eccentric, maybe slightly mad. …

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Author: Carlie Sorosiak Publisher: Harper Teen Wild Blue Wonder is a quirky, original and beautiful book about grief and guilt. The story alternates between two timelines, both narrated by Quinn. We follow Quinn in the present day during fall/winter, as well as the previous summer when Quinn’s life changed forever. Quinn is seventeen years old …

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Author: Scott Westerfield Publisher: Allen & Unwin I loved Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series. I have read other Westerfield books, but none have captured my imagination as the Uglies series did. I was pretty excited to hear that there was to be a continuation of the Uglies series consisting of four new novels, the first one …

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Author: Tayari Jones Publisher: Vintage Books An American Marriage is a powerful novel and it is a novel that will haunt you long after you finish reading. Tayari Jones’ novel about marriage, life and the criminal justice system is intelligent and compassionate and never didactic. The story begins with Roy and Celestial – a newlywed …

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