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My Book Bucket List: August 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

The August 2018 poll is closed and the results are in! My August 2018 read will be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee! To Kill a Mockingbird, I don’t think, was ever part of my required reading in high school, so I never actually read it. I did start it a while back and gave up. However,…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List: August 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Classic · Illustrated/Picture Books

Book Review: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Pages: 64 Genre: Children’s/Fiction Publication Date: 1964 Themes: Relationships, Friendship, Life Lesson, Appreciation, Abuse There once was a tree who loved a boy, and a boy who loved the tree. After some time, what was once a mutual love turned into a one-sided one. Oh, this book. This was a book that was so so sad with…… Continue reading Book Review: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Book Bucket List · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Nonfiction · Poll Winner!

My Book Bucket List Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

This is the fourth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one! Pages: 402 Genre: Non-Fiction/Holocaust/Classic Publication Date: October 18, 1982 Themes: Holocaust, World War II, Concentration Camps, Persecution, Bravery, Courage, Faith, Persistence Oskar Schindler is well known for saving so many people in the Jewish community during World…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Classic · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi

Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Pages: 97 Genre: Classic/Fantasy/Children Publication Date: July 4, 1865 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Dreams, Curiosity, Identity, Growing Up Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and into the land of Wonderland. There are many odd encounters, strange conversations, and several magical creatures. Will she make her way back home? One of major feelings I got while reading was trippy.…… Continue reading Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Pages: 307 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: October 1930 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Deception, Working Together, Cleverness There has been a murder at the vicarage, and poor Mr. Clement is in the middle of all of it. After all, the vicarage is where he lives. After a series of analyzing, questioning, and investigating, who is to solve the murder mystery?…… Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Pages: 191 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: February 1942 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Deception, Honesty, Loyalty A dead young woman has been found in the Bantry household’s library! Who is she? How did she get there? More importantly will the culprit be found before another murder takes place? Who’s going to solve the mystery? Why, Miss Marple, of course! I picked…… Continue reading Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Pages: 224 Genre: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Classic Publication Date: February 1932 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Working Together, Trust, Being One Step Ahead The eighth novel of the Hercule Poirot series follows Hercule and his partner, Hastings, as they try to solve a mystery which turns out to be fairly tricky to solve. Hercule and Hastings stumble upon the young and naive Magdala “Nick” Buckley.…… Continue reading Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie