Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1-5) by Hugh Howey – Wow, wow, wow! This blew me away! I read good things about the first story and downloaded it on my new Kindle. Once I read it, I couldn’t get the whole collection fast enough, and I am so glad I did!!
If you are a fan of dystopian fiction, you will love this set of stories. Each one is as good as the one before it and will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can to see what happens next. Absolute must read, in my opinion!!
Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros – I had read good things about this book and was so excited when Jean at Mommy to Two Boys offered to send me her copy when she was done with it. Although I am on Twitter, I don’t spend a lot of time there, but I know enough to appreciate the style of this novel, which is told almost entirely in Twitter exchanges.
The characters were interesting, the dialogue witty and fun to read, and the story surprisingly more substantial than you might expect at first glance. Definitely worth the read. Thanks, Jean!
Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert – This contemporary novel about attempted suicide had some things I really liked and some things I wasn’t as fond about. I wrote a full review here , but must warn there are spoilers.
A Good American by Alex George – I highly recommend this book as a fresh look at the importance of family and a sense of home in our lives, as well as a great novel about the role of immigrants in our country and what truly makes someone a good American. You can read my full review here .
I was surprised to see how many of the things I have been pondering were addressed in the book and had actual reasons behind them. This book was so helpful in understanding what I have been going through in my difficult relationships and how to heal from them and examine myself and others in order to have deeper and more real connections going forward.
This one is definitely staying on my bookshelf, but you should get your own copy as soon as you can!