Our August Book
Island Beneath the Sun
By Isabelle Allende
This was a book that I didn't finish. I started it and the language was beautiful, but very literary. I was just too sleep deprived that once I started it I was asleep! I'd like to go back to it someday though.
Our September Book
By Ellen HopkinsThis book I loved. Ellen Hopkins has a way of getting down and dirty when it comes to teen issues. She talks about topics that aren't easy to broach. I love her novels in poetry. This book was interesting because it tied in so many different stories.
Our October Book
By Donna Woolfolk Cross
I was at least halfway into this one when book club snuck up on me. I need to check it our from the library again so I can finish it. I liked the writing, it reminded me of Beneath a Marble Sky and The Red Tent.
Our November Book
By Emma Donoghue
I listened to the audiobook in my car and found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next! This book starts of without telling you where the main character is and what his circumstance is. I liked the way it was written from the perspective of a 5-year-old.
Our December Book
By Dave Eggers
I'm still only at the beginning of this book, but I really like the few chapters I have read. This book is a nonfiction account of a man who experience Hurricane Katrina. I'm hanging on to this one so I can finish it even though we had book club tonight.