Mary and O'Neil by Justin Cronin. I had high hopes for this author. The book took off slowly and eventually perked up. Still it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. 3.5/5 stars.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The Book Thief is a haunting story of a German girl during WWII's Nazi Germany. There is so much tragedy but also much inspiration. 5/5 stars.
Eyes of Lightening by Erin Keyser Horn. Keyser Horn is a native of Illinois and she likes to weave bits of Illinois into her books. This is book one in a series. I found myself wanting to read the next but disappointed that this book did not seem complete by itself.
The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin. A wonderful tale of intertwined lives that make the joys and tragedies of everyday life seem extraordinary.
The Walk by Richard Paul Evans. I have read The Christmas Box and needed a book to read on vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Short Chapters so it was a quick read. Couldn't put the book down. Already picked up Miles to Go and can't wait to see how Al's journey continues.
Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman. Druckerman manages to write a narrative of her experiences raising 2 children in France, showing that the French have more to teach Americans than merely good cheese and wine.
Village Diary by Miss Read. I love the books written by British author Miss Read. It is incredibly relaxing to dip into 1955-1980 village life as she describes it; the era is pre-information revolution, and no on ever gets murdered.