To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee

Rating: 5/5 This is a reread for me, as a friend of mine encouraged me to pick it back up. I was initially reluctant, as I feel this book is way over-hyped and have been feeling grumpy about it being PBS's Great American Read (which I believe is primarily due to it consistently being a … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee

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The Joy Luck Club ~ Amy Tan

Rating: 5/5 This is my third reading of this novel, and this time around it's like diving into an old friend's cozy home. I was excited that my book club picked this for our first read together, although the conversation was not as robust as might have been expected. The consensus was that although we … Continue reading The Joy Luck Club ~ Amy Tan

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr

Rating: 5/5 Sadako is a character I fell in love with. Her enthusiasm for life despite all odds filled me with hope. Sadako is a young girl living in Hiroshima. She is lively and athletic, a runner on her school's racing team. However, she is diagnosed with leukemia, and goes to the hospital for medicine. … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr