Recent Reads

What Remains True by Janis Thomas (2017).  Told in various alternating viewpoints, ranging from the family dog to the spiritual remainder of the family son, readers experience the aftermath of a tragedy that left five-year-old Jonah dead.  Guilt and grief permeate the book, which still manages to bring a sense of hope for the future before the story concludes.

The Distance by Jeremy & Hilaree Robinson (2016).  Strangers August, located in Arizona, and Poe, living in New Hampshire, survive a catastrophic event that turns most of humanity into piles of dust.  After learning through ham radio that Poe is young, pregnant, and alone, August begins a long cross-country journey to reach her.  Why were August, Poe, and others they come across saved?  What happened?  While August's journey drags a little, this book is worth a read for post-apocalyptic fiction fans.

The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen (2018).  The unimaginable happens when Liz accidentally hits her neighbors' three-year-old son, Charlie, with the car.  Lives unwind, true personalities emerge, and relationship fractures appear when everyone thinks Charlie has gone missing. 

10:37 by Jacqueline Druga (2017).  In an instant, most of the world chokes to death.  For whatever reason, a very people survive--some perfectly fine, some in an altered state.  Two healthy survivors, a country singer and a little boy, are brought together.  As hazards continue to arise for survivors, will some people be able to reach a safe zone?  Or is this the end of humanity?


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