The last three books I read all got a 5 Star rating, so if you are looking for something to entertain and keep you flipping pages, these should do well.
The Heist by Daniel Silva - My Mom said she recently discovered this author and was enjoying him, so I thought I would try one out. This one was the more recent ones, but I think I'll start back at #1 and read them all... Israeli spy, Art theft, Syrian conflict... Lots going on and I had a bit of trouble remembering how we got from point A to point M, but it was good.
The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda - This was our latest book club read. We had read her novel Secret Daughter and came back for more. A rare time that we ALL finished the book, and we all agreed it was enjoyable. We have different tastes in literature, but this one had something for everyone. Set in India in current time and also in the States as the main character leaves home for Med School. Interesting medical side and well as the glimpse at life for doctors-in-training, and the balance between family expectations at home and personal desires gave a good tension.
The Art of Racing in the Rain By Garth Stein - Narrated by the dog, and me not being a dog person, I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was beautifully and often comically written story of a family's low time and how they got through it.
Riel by Maggie Siggins - A non-fiction thorough (long) account of the life of Louis Riel. I felt like I should probably know this history, and I'm glad I read it. Having roots in Winnipeg, I found the geography and the names very interesting, and my favourite part was the glimpse into the life of my great-great grandfather, who was part of the story. History all Canadians should know about the beginnings of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and about the peoples who lived there.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - I didn't find this that enjoyable, but it kept me turning pages to see what happened, and then I couldn't get it out of my mind for all the ways I wished the characters had behaved differently. An inter-cultural marriage, different expectations of communication, and a sad tragedy.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - This classic is on loads of 'Must Read' lists, so it finally can get checked off. Futuristic, fireman, book burning... pretty good social commentary.
A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay - Wasn't sure how to rate this. Not a bad story, the characters are mostly likable, but why do so many books have to throw in the homosexuality twist?
Three Dollars by Elliot Perlman - I read one by this author a long time ago and did a search recently to see if he had any others. He did, but I did not enjoy it nearly as much as the other. Just an odd flow to it.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed - I loved the idea of doing an epic hike, but found not much else to draw me in. I'm glad she ended her quest at peace with her past, but it was mainly just sad. I wish she had found Jesus.
So many books, so little time to read... Hope you find some extra minutes between the pages!!