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So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.
Stars Over Clear Lake by Lorretta Ellsworth – I highly recommend this book especially to fans of historical fiction. You can read my full review here.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – I just finished reading this book last night. It was quite interesting albeit long with 500 pages. I enjoyed it though and I hope to share my review tomorrow.
Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan – I am only a few chapters in.It starts out really slow but I hope that the pace will soon pick up.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fukú — the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still dreaming of his first kiss, is only its most recent victim – until the fateful summer that he decides to be its last.
With dazzling energy and insight, Junot Díaz immerses us in the uproarious lives of our hero Oscar, his runaway sister Lola, and their ferocious beauty-queen mother Belicia, and in the epic journey from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New
My book club is reviewing this book on Saturday afternoon. I hope to read it by then.
A Negro and an Ofay by Danny Gardner
In 1952, after a year on the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His friends from his hometown secure his release and he returns to find the family farm in foreclosure and the man who raised him dying in a flophouse. Desperate for money, he accepts a straight job as a process server and eventually crosses paths with a powerful family from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of industry is dead, the key to his estate disappeared with the chauffeur, and soon Elliot is in up to his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm country must return to the Windy City with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat. Good thing he’s had a lifetime of playing both sides to the middle.
Another historical fiction that I can’t wait to read..
So what are you reading? Let me know in the comments section.