Monday, September 29, 2014

The Aviator's Wife

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. Reading this book will cause you to learn the real truth about the life of the famous Charles Lindbergh.
  2. This book can cause you to appreciate the husband you have.
  3. You are intrigued about how women make it through sad times to a full life - no matter how long it takes them.
  4. You have always be interested in the Lindbergh kidnapping story.
  5. You find pleasure in a woman taking her own happiness in her own hands.
  6. You enjoy a bit of a shock about a historic, famous person's life.
Reasons to Not Read This Book.
  1. You believe women are to be subservient to even the most unloving husband.
  2. You want to stay in adoration of Charles Lindbergh.
  3. You don't like true stories that aren't easy on the heart.
  4. You want to read a fairy tale about a perfect life.
  5. You don't love reading about how far women have come.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You are a patriot and love reading books about our national heroes.
  2. You are a Christian and love reading books about how Christ changes peoples lives.
  3. You are a military man and love to read about your fellow warriors.
  4. You are a parent of a military man or woman and want to see an inside view of military life.
  5. You love a good bad boy to man of incredible worth story.
  6. You are constantly confused by military people and want to know what they get out of serving and endangering their life.
  7. You are a family man or woman and love to read about others who share your love for the family.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. You are not a fan of military stories.
  2. You could not care less about why people serve in the military.
  3. You enjoy more fiction books that aren't so real life.
  4. You would be turned off by a person's desire to put their country before their family.
  5. You are a pacifist and would not like to even think about military engagements or the people who pride themselves in them.
  6. You don't believe people should put their country before their family.

Kisses From Katie

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You love to be amazed.
  2. You need someone reminding you of the good guys in the world.
  3. You want to read about real people doing really fantastic things versus fake people making a complete mess of their lives.
  4. You love people who make a real difference in the world.
  5. You would love to be part of making a real difference in the world.
  6. You are not afraid to read about the downtrodden in the world even from your comfy chair in your air conditioned home.
  7. You want to read about something that took real courage.
Reasons Not to Read This Book
  1. You like fast moving fiction that makes you comfortable and feel warm and fuzzy inside.
  2. You are not a Christian.
  3. You are tired of the Haves always having to feel sorry for the Have Nots.
  4. You like to read about something that doesn't stretch your conscience.
  5. You believe reading should be for pleasure and not to cause you to have to think about extremely poor, unfortunate children in other countries. 

The Invention of Wings


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You love reading a book that you think "that would never happen" and find out that it did.
  2. You admire courageous people.
  3. You love a story told from many points of view.
  4. You love to read about David and Goliath stories.
  5. You enjoy a good antagonist that gets your goat.
  6. You believe good things can come out of horrible situations.
  7. You care about women's rights and civil rights.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. You are not interested in the struggle of the African American slaves in the United States.
  2. You are not interested in the struggle of women in the United States.
  3. You are intimidated about women who risked everything to do something right, honorable, and heroic.
  4. You enjoy more a short not-so-real life fantasy that takes you away like a Calgon bath.
  5. You can't stomach the horrors of slavery or prefer not to know about them.  

Twelve Years a Slave


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. Although you may not like it, you are not afraid to look at the history of the United States and shudder.
  2. You have a desire to understand underlying causes of much racism.
  3. You enjoy a compelling, unbelievable, heartbreaking, and heart warming story.
  4. You enjoy justice even if it is belated.
  5. You can open your mind to real life horrors.
  6. You enjoy a well written book that keeps you turning the pages in hope.
Reason to Not Read This Book
  1. You have no desire to read about human cruelty.
  2. You know slavery was bad, but it is over and you don't want to think about it.
  3. You do not have the stomach for heart breaking, true stories no matter how they turn out.
  4. You are not from the South, don't care about the South therefore do not desire to be educated about the South.
  5. Gone With the Wind is your version of how you want to believe slavery occurred.


The One & Only

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You enjoy reading about complicated relationship circles.
  2. Out of the norm relationships don't bother you.
  3. You like football.
  4. You believe football fans should be obsessed.
  5. You are obsessed with a football team.
  6. You want to read a book that you probably know how it will end, but you are intrigued on how the author will get there.
  7. You are not concerned about substance, just a surface story.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. You really don't like predictable.
  2. You really don't care for football.
  3. You really don't get it why people are obsessed with a football team.
  4. You think people should stay in traditional relationships.
  5. You like a book that makes you want to evaluate your life.

The Total Money Makeover


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You are broke all the time.
  2. You can't figure out how to prepare for retirement.
  3. You want exact, even if painful, steps on how to make your money work for you.
  4. You are tired of being a slave to your money.
  5. You believe anyone can become financially sound.
Reasons to Not Read This Book

  1. You are financially set.
  2. You never worry about money.
  3. Your money is your slave.
  4. You are prepared for retirement.

The Dirty Life

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. A book that shows a very unique way to live intrigues you.
  2. You want to know why organic food is so expensive.
  3. You like the "how in the world did those two get together" type of books.
  4. You want to feel good about your easy drive to the store to pick up food.
  5. Learning about different ways to look at life interests you.
  6. You don't mind reading a lot of detail about organic farming, or you have the ability to skim a book to get the meat out.
  7. You like to read about people who press on with their dreams through hardships (I mean not real hardships) for their dreams to come true.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. When you want a love story you want excitement and passion on a good portion of the pages.
  2. You could not care less how organic farming works and  want to keep complaining about how expensive it is and how it probably isn't even that much better for you than nonorganic food.
  3. You think organic people are kooky and make us all just feel guilty about our love for processed food.
  4. You want more depth into the true heart of the main characters, their family, past and true feelings. .
  5. You can't skim a book, so will read page after page of details on organic farming that you would not be interested in.
  6. You don't want to read about people who deal with hardships to make their dreams come true.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You love a "this is the way it should be" story vs real life.
  2. You love books and love people who love them as much as you do.
  3. You imagine people really getting rescued in life.
  4. You don't have to have a perfect ending.
  5. You think weird people are worthy to be written about.
  6. You weren't totally taken by the in crowd when you were in school but knew other people really had more substance.
Reasons Not to Read This Book
  1. You are weak hearted for tragedy.
  2. You only read about the "cool" people.
  3. You think you are too cool for the uncool people.
  4. You distain book stores.
  5. You have a very limited knowledge of books and how people adore them.
  6. You are still obsessed with the populars from your high school and stalk them on Facebook.

The Walk - The Series

Reasons You Should Read It
  1. You like drawn out stories.
  2. You like a lot of description of places and food.
  3. You like very unrealistic scenarios that workout unusually nicely.
  4. You like the thought of being able to escape everything and head out on an dangerously long walk.
  5. You can get these books from the library.
  6. You can wade through a lot of information for a basically redeeming and fairly story.
  7. You are interested on what attractions and otherwise might be is on a path from Oregon to Florida.
  8. You love to hear about broken people who heal.
Reasons You Should Not Read It
  1. You're a sucker for only really true life fiction.
  2. You want to read books that move quickly over meaningful material, not just material.
  3. You want to really take a long distance walk and you are gathering valuable information.
  4. You can't stand books that have scenarios that would honestly never happen.
  5. You expect meat in your bun.
  6. You know when the publisher makes you buy several books over several years - you are in a marketing test that you don't want to be in.


All The Light We Cannot See

Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. You believe if he took ten years to write it, you should take however long to read it.
  2. You love WWII books.
  3. You love books that beautifully intertwine stories and intersect people.
  4. You love to cheer for the under dog.
  5. You want to read books that you really can't figure out how the author will pull everything together.
  6. You enjoy endings that are not forced fairly tales.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. You get confused easily.
  2. You can't relate to details, depth, and deplorable conditions.
  3. You know little to nothing about WWII.
  4. You can't wait very long for a book to blossom into a work of art.
  5. You want your books to tie up in a beautiful package.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thirty Girls

Reasons you should read this book:
1)  You love to read words that work.  Words the come alive and grab your mind.
2)  You want to awaken to things going on in the world.
3)  You are not afraid to be challenged about the ease of your life.
4)  You are not afraid to look into the thoughts of hurting people.
5)  You wonder how people get through horrible things.
6)  You are curious about how people live in different lands.
Reasons you should not read this book:
1)  You want something fast and shallow.
2)  You do not want something that makes you think, ponder, and feel responsible for hurting people.
3)  You do not want a book that is full of unhappy, dysfunctional people.
4)  You do not care about the dangers in other countries.
5)  You can't imagine spending leisure reading time agonizing over great horrors in today's world.
Reasons I finished this book:
   I promised myself that after reading one third of a book, I would put it down if it isn't grabbing me forward.  I can't say this book did this to me to an extreme, but it did embrace me with fabulous sentences that I loved, loved, loved.  Writing that made me want to read every word - which is something I rarely do.
  I also wondered how this main character would make it through her issues.  I wanted the main character to be more proactive in the cause, but maybe like many people feel in this country, she felt like - what can one person do to end horrible atrocities?
  I like quality in my literature on occasion along with real issues.