Category Archives: Audiobook

89. Caroline: Little House Revisited (Sarah Miller)

Reading Caroline:  Little House Revisited was like a guilty pleasure.  It enabled me to revisit the lives of Charles, Caroline, Mary and Laura Ingalls as they travelled from the Little House in the Big Woods to Kansas in 1870.  As … Continue reading

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48. Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)

“Franny, half asleep on top of the bedspread beside her husband, was unable to map out all the ways the future would unravel without the moorings of the past”. An uninvited guest shows up a christening party bearing a bottle … Continue reading

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44. The One-In-A-Million Boy (Monica Wood)

I might not have picked up The One-In-A-Million Boy if it weren’t for the Brantford Public Library Goodreads Online Book Club but it was a sweet little story of perseverance, hope and unlikely friendships. The audio version of The One-in-a- Million boy … Continue reading

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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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