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Friday, October 31, 2014

October Books

Try to Remember by Iris Gomez -- the story of a teenage Colombian girl growing up in an immigrant family in Miami; I found this at a book exchange

Expats by Christopher Dickey  -- the author's recollections as he travels around the Middle East;  not my favorite book of this sort, but there were several interesting tidbits throughout

Captured by Grace by David Jeremiah -- I've read this one before, but came across it while unpacking books and decided to read it again. I love the subtitle:  "No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God."  Some good reminders for me in here!


Suzanne Bubnash said...

You've listed some intriguing books here over the last few months. Interesting what you said about Guns of August. I find WW1 fascinating, so I'll read it and let you know what I think.

Susanne said...

Yes, please do! I'm sure many folks like it fine. I just found it rather tedious. Perhaps you have some other WWI books to recommend.

Sarah Familia said...

I think we catch up on each others' blogs in spurts :). I just read The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman's history of the Western world in the years leading up to WWI, and absolutely loved it. Her prose is so elegant, and I was amazed how many interesting mini-biographies she was able to include without making everyone blend together.

I think I'll probably read The Guns of August now, since I liked Proud Tower so much. Although one of the things I liked about it was that it had so much about culture and art, and not as much political and military history (she doesn't even mention the Balkan wars).

Susanne said...

I love cultural stuff, Sarah, so that book sounds good. I will check out your book review on it. I liked parts of The Guns of August - I even shared some tidbits on Facebook that I found interesting - but I just got bored partway through, though I did finish the book! :)