Recent Reads

Margot by Jillian Cantor (2013).  Highly Recommended.  Imagine what her life like might be like if Margot Frank, older sister of Anne Frank, survived the Holocaust.  Suffering from PTSD and survivor's guilt, Margie Franklin builds a new post-war life for herself as a Polish Christian immigrant in Philadelphia.  Then Anne's diary is released, a movie is made, and Margot's past is everywhere.  What happens now?

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (2013).  Highly Recommended.  Kent incorporates actual historical documents into her reimagining of what the final days of the last person to be executed in Iceland might have been like.  In isolated 1829 Iceland, Agnes is held on a family's farm, for lack of a prison, while awaiting her execution for two murders.  

I Had the Right to Remain Silent. . .But I Didn't Have the Ability by Ron White (2006).  Recommended. Humor from my favorite comedian isn't a bad way to pass some reading time at all.  If you enjoy his stand-up comedy, you'll likely enjoy this book, though his delivery style makes watching him perform more entertaining than reading his words.    


SapphireBlue said…
I saw Ron White live. He's so hilarious!

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