Category Archives: Great Weekend Reads!

Wonder, by R. J. Palacio

I may be the only person in America who has still not watched the movie Wonder, even though I really wanted to see it in the theater. But at least I’ve read the book, thanks to the local book club … Continue reading

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Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers

I’ve heard about this book for years, and finally read it for our book club. Then I got detained out of state and missed the meeting, but it’s all good. Anyway. This romance, set in gold-rush-era California, echoes the gnarly … Continue reading

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On Writing, by Stephen King

Normally, the “Great Weekend Reads” I recommend are fiction. I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed Stephen King‘s memoir On Writing, but did not at first consider telling you about it as a Great Weekend Read. After all, who wants to read … Continue reading

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Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers

I’ve just re-read a classic mystery by renowned British author Dorothy L. Sayers. Whose Body? is, in fact, her very first novel, published in 1923. Sayers’ main character is Lord Peter Wimsey, a quirky aristocrat and amateur detective whose title … Continue reading

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Baby Shoes, by Lynne Gentry

From Amazon: When the life you save is your own… Madison Harper is an uptight doctor on her way to international recognition. Parker Kemp is no longer the fun-loving cowboy Madison tried to ignore in high school. He’s a humanitarian … Continue reading

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A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg (Plus a Milestone)

While planning my December blog posts, I counted up and realized the next one after Christmas would be my 400th post. (I started in July 2010.) Today does, indeed, mark that milestone. In addition, this is my last post of … Continue reading

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Lone Wolf, by Jodi Picoult

Cara, a 17-year-old girl, feels guilty about the awful car accident that injured her father, Luke, and herself. In this crisis, her estranged brother and her divorced-and-remarried mother come together with Cara and Luke–at least, they’re all in the same … Continue reading

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