All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Seldom does this happen to me…I mourned when the last page of this book was read. All the Bright Places  is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Violet, one of the main characters, learns to live again after her older sister gets killed in a car accident. Theodore, the geek of the school, is the one who helps her realize why living fully is so important. The author writes in a way that makes the reader feel they…

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The Man Who Killed the Deer

Over the weekend, I read The Man Who Killed the Deer by Frank Waters. At its heart, the story is about a young man who returns to his pueblo after years of going to boarding school. Because of his experiences in school, he thinks and acts differently from the other Pueblo Indians. He is an outsider among his own people. Early in the story, he kills a deer after hunting season ends, which is where the book gets its title. He also didn’t follow the…

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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd got my heart, mind, and soul with her novel The Secret Life of Bees, so I just had to read her new novel, The Invention of Wings. This book did not disappoint. Here are some of my favorite quotes: “We ‘re all yearning for a wedge of sky, aren ‘t we? I suspect God plants these yearnings in us so we’ll at least try and change the course of things. We must try, that’s all” – Lucretia Mott in The Invention of…

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The Secret Life of Bees

I just finished reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and it was an amazing read! Sue’s characters are so believable and the plot is very realistic. Slavery was almost like a main character in and of itself and the novel and really helped me understand  how devastating slavery was to people of this time period. This is a must read.  How has our society changed since the 1800s? Let me know if you read it and what you think!

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