Top Monthly Reads

Top March-April 2018 Reads

Here is another Bi-Monthly Top Reads. There were some really good books these past two months!

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: This historical fiction does such a great job in capturing a time in history that is sad and depressing, but gives a sense of hope for love.

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What I Loved:

– the voice of protagonist was easy to follow and likable
– gives hope during a terrible time in history
– was based on a true story
– the abusive scenes were not graphic and easy to read through
– author includes how she met and spoke with the man who the story is based on

 

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Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead: Such a sweet and happy tale that I couldn’t help but feel happy thoughts as I read.

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What I Loved:

– good combination of friendship and magic
– sweet characters
– good to use for inferencing with children
– the two perspectives were done well and were easily distinguishable

 

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Thinking In Pictures: My Life With Autism by Temple Grandin: I love reading this non-fiction about a woman with autism. It brought flashbacks from when I taught children with autism.

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What I Loved:

– tells a story of an amazing woman
– learned more about autism
– reminded me of my previous students
– was well-organized
– aside from some medical research, it was easy to follow

 

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty: Such a great suspense/mystery read. This is my second novel by Liane Moriarty and was one that was hard to put down!

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What I Loved:

– kept me guessing throughout
– likable and relatable characters
– strong themes
– themes of bullying and domestic abuse were handled well
– great plot flow
– an exciting tale

 

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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova: This book held such a sad/reflective tone throughout, which gave me strong emotions while I read.

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What I Loved:

– the amount of emotions I felt
– characters felt real and relatable
– strong themes
– learned a great deal about ALS
– plot flowed well

 

 

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I absolutely loved these books! If they sound like something you’d like, please do check them out.

Thank you for reading! Until next time!

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