Monday, May 13, 2013

April Reads

Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - 4/1/2013
Good - Fiction 289 pages, Print
Pat Peoples wants more than anything to reconcile with his wife but after four years in a mental health facility, the outlook is bleak; however Pat believes in the silver lining.
Read this book to see if it is a good candidate for book club. Loved the movie! The book is both similar and dissimilar to the film, but it's enjoyable. We will read it for book club in September.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - 4/3/2013
Excellent – Classic 151pages, Audio
Jim discovers a treasure map and sets off on a voyage to find riches, but pirates interfere.
This was our April book club selection. I don't know if I've ever read the full version before. LOVED IT!

The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer - 4/7/2013

Good - Fiction 304 pages, Print
Susan Rose, a wet nurse, must rescue her own child in Victorian England.
Picked this up at a thrift store, I think, because it intrigued me. Enjoyable story, alternating chapters between the perspective of the wet nurse and the mothers of the babies she nursed. 

Joyful Momma's Guide to Shopping and Cooking Frugally by Kimberly Eddy - 4/29/2013
Good – Non-fiction 145 pages, Kindle
Tips on shopping, nutrition, meal planning, and cooking low-cost and healthy foods.
A local mom wrote this book and I picked it up as a Kindle freebie. Lots in here I already knew, but did glean a few tips. Many recipes will make this a keeper.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read this Tracey Chevalier book as well, enjoyed it a lot. In fact, I recommended it to Deborah as she often looks for recommendations for books on tape to listen to as she travels for work.