Category Archives: Audiobook

33. The Two-Family House (Lynda Cohen Loigman)

It was a snowy night in 1947, Brooklyn.  Sister-in-law’s, Helen and Rose, are home alone with their children while their husbands are stranded on a business trip, due to the storm.  The two expectant mothers go into early labour and as they cannot … Continue reading

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32. Lion (Saroo Brierley)

It is hard to believe that 5 year old Saroo Brierley  could survive lost in the crowded streets of Calcutta.  Somehow, this brave boy not only survived but recalled landmarks as he searched for his home via google maps many years later from … Continue reading

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25. My Reading Life (Pat Conroy)

“The novels I’ve loved will live inside me forever” In preparation for my trip south to Myrtle Beach, I thought that I would brush up on my knowledge of a Southern writer.  Pat Conroy is best know for his book … Continue reading

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17. Twelve Years a Slave (Solomon Northup)

Solomon Northup was a free man in 1840’s New York.  He was married and supported his family including 3 children.  Looking to make some additional money, he joined 2 men playing his violin and woke up to discover he had been captured. … Continue reading

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A Year in Review – 2016

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on my 2016 reading and thought that I would share a few highlights from the year. My goal had been to read 110 books this year and I am … Continue reading

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100. Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry)

Gathering Blue is the second book in The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  Published 7 years after The Giver, it has been my commuting entertainment over the last week.  Initially, I had expected a sequel to The Giver but have been reassured … Continue reading

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96. The Giver (Lois Lowry)

The Giver has been on my TBR list since 2 of my kids have read this novel in public school.  Written in 1993, by Lois Lowry, it is the first in the Giver Quartet which includes Gathering Blue, Messenger and Son.  The Giver has … Continue reading

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84. The Rainbow Comes and Goes (Cooper & Vanderbilt)

Gloria Vanderbilt grew up with a lifestyle that is unimaginable to most of us.  She was an heiress to a 5 million dollars trust fund at 18 months old after her father succumbed to alcoholism.  Known for her Gloria Vanderbilt … Continue reading

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46. After You (JoJo Moyes)

After viewing many tweets promoting the newly released movie, based on the book Me Before You, I decided to listen to the sequel After You during my commutes.  Not being a fan of romance, it was an easy recording to listen to … Continue reading

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30. My Name is Lucy Barton (Elizabeth Strout)

My Name is Lucy Barton was a recommendation through social media and written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  I took a chance and downloaded the audio version from the library without learning having an idea of the plot and at the … Continue reading

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