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The Help - by Kathryn Stockett I read the book first and loved it, then watched the movie. I think the movie was made better by having the book knowledge, there was a lot of background information left out of the movie. This Is A Book, Up Book, Book Tv, I Love Books, Book Nerd, Great Books, Books To Read, The Help Book, Reading Books

The Help

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—n ominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read . Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that…

Sarah& Key by Tatiana De Rosnay Excellent book Sarah Key, I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, Amazing Books, Book Club Books, Book Nerd, The Book

Sarah's Key

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden…

"And that's when he finally tells me his name is Ernest. I'm thinking of giving it away, though. Ernest is so dull, and Hemingway? Who wants a Hemingway?" - The Paris Wife I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, This Book, Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald, The Paris Wife, Ernest Hemingway, Book Club Books

The Paris Wife

An instant national bestseller, this stunningly evocative, beautifully rendered story told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway''s first wife, Hadley, has the same power and historical richness that made Loving Frank a bestseller. No twentieth-century American writer has captured the popular imagination as much as Ernest Hemingway. This novel tells his story from a unique point of view - that of his first wife, Hadley. Through her eyes and voice, we experience Paris of the Lost Generation and…

Still Alice is Lisa Genova’s debut novel, and it tells the story of a fifty year-old woman at the peak of her life suddenly coming face-to-face with Alzheimer’s disease and struggling to maintain her life as best she can. I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, Music Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Reading Library

Still Alice

In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer’s disease—only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart! Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a…

Water for Elephants. Have not seen the movie, but loved the book. Book Club Books, Books To Read, My Books, This Is A Book, The Book, Book Log, Elephant Book, Water For Elephants, Page Turner

Water For Elephants

New Page 1 The runaway international bestseller by “the must-read author of summer” ( Ottawa Citizen ) Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins Water for Elephants , Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth. Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly…

The Book of Negroes: By Lawrence Hill Historical fiction: A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States. Heathers Book, Love Book, This Book, Best Historical Fiction, Books To Read, My Books, Thing 1, Fiction Books, Great Books

The Book Of Negroes

Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle-a string of slaves- Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic "Book of Negroes." This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US…

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins Started reading in Children's Literature course, HAD to read the next 2 books. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Amazing Books, Suzanne Collins, Quick Reads, Game & Watch, Hunger Games Trilogy, Page Turner

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set

The stunning Hunger Games trilogy complete in the form of a boxed set. The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!

Bossypants by Tina Fey - Finished! I love Tina Fey so much. If I could pay to have Tina Fey narrate my inner monologue, I would. Book Club Books, Book Lists, Reading Lists, The Book, Good Books, My Books, Book Nerd, Amazing Books, Reading Room

Bossypants

Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and SNL" ( Sunday Telegraph ). Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She…

The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok - In the tradition of The Glass Castle, two sisters confront schizophrenia in this poignant literary memoir about family and. Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Truth Meaning, Books To Read, My Books, Glass Castle, Love And Forgiveness, Date

The Memory Palace: A Memoir

In the tradition of The Glass Castle , two sisters confront schizophrenia in this poignant literary memoir about family and mental illness. Through stunning prose and original art, The Memory Palace captures the love between mother and daughter, the complex meaning of truth, and family’s capacity for forgiveness. “People have abandoned their loved ones for much less than you’ve been through,” Mira Bartók is told at her mother’s memorial service. It is a poignant observation about the…

Before I go to sleep - Watson - short term memory loss of a girl dependant on her husbands stories Books To Read, My Books, Book Club Reads, Summer Reading Lists, Quick Reads, Seven Years Old, Book Challenge, Weird Stories, Page Turner

Before I Go To Sleep

Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. But it''s the phone call from a Dr. Nash, a neurologist who claims to be working with Christine without her husband''s knowledge, that…

The Books amazing . The Movies (Swedish) were alright. The US Movie was amazing. I can't wait for the other Stieg Larsson Books, Lisbeth Salander, This Is Us Movie, Crime Books, How To Pronounce, Dysfunctional Family, Family History, Book Worms, Countries

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Book One Of The Millennium Trilogy

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the…