Saturday, May 30, 2015

My Week in Books

This week I was able to finish a few books on my Kindle. (These are all free with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited) 

"Pines" from the Wayward Pines series  7/10 
"Colleen" from the Mail-Order-Bride Club 5/10 
"The Lady and the Mountain Doctor" 8/10 

My daughter and I made it to the thrift store where the books were 5 for $1!  I picked up: 

By Barbara Kingsolver:  The Poisonwood Bible 
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

By James Frey:       A Million Little Pieces 
At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.

By Dean Koontz:  Frankenstein

By James Patterson:  1st to Die 

 Jack Durbeyfield dispatches his gentle daughter Tess to the home of their noble kin, anticipating a lucrative match between the lovely girl and a titled cousin. Innocent Tess finds the path of the d'Urberville estate paved with ruin in this gripping tale of the inevitability of fate and the tragic nature of existence.

Also a few more by Fern Michaels, Tim LaHaye and Danielle Steele.  

From my Kindle Unlimited subscription I 'rented': 

"Wayward" - the 2nd in the Wayward Pines series 

"Unraveling:  The Immune Series, Volume I" by David Kazzie 

"Of Windmills and War" by Diane Moody
The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home.

"Want Not" by Jonathon Miles 
A highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepair—a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included.

And freebies I picked up for my Kindle: 

The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen 

Laiden's Daughter by Suzan Tisdale 

"The Candle Star" by Joyce Isenhoff 
After a tantrum, Emily Preston is shipped from her plantation home to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, son of freed slaves, who challenges many ideas she grew up believing. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle's barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is only yards away, lodged in the hotel.


  1. Great haul this week! You got a lot of great books so I hope you enjoy everything.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. Awesome! Summer is the time to READ!


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