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August Books

I read 7 books in August - well, really 9, since 2 of them were "double" books:

1 & 2) The MacKade Brothers: Rafe and Jared - Nora Roberts
3 & 4) The MacKade Brothers: Devin and Shane - Nora Roberts
(by the way, I love all those men's names! and they were good books!
5) Dear John - Nicholas Sparks - a fairly "new" author for me. I've enjoyed his books!
6) Undone - Karin Slaughter - a great "suspense" author - truly one of my faves!7) Malice - Lisa Jackson - again - a great "suspense" author, one of my favorites
8) N is for Noose - Sue Grafton. I've read a couple of Sue's "Alphabet" mysteries, and they're okay. I really only read this one because I was at work one day with nothing to read at lunch, so I grabbed this from the work "library"
9) 92 Pacific Boulevard - Debbie Macomber. I love Debbie Macomber books. She has several different "series" and this is her Cedar Cove series. Loved it!

So far for September I've read "The Scoop" by Fern Michaels - a new series and I just finished "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young a very thought-provoking novel about God that my best friend Melody loaned me. I'm still thinking about this one, as I just finished it last night. I had read the first half, put it down for about 2 weeks and read a couple other books before picking this one back up. It was VERY different, and...I don't know...not sure how I feel about it. Definitely one you must think about.

Amazon describes it this way: "Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!"

Kaleb just called, and he's coming home tomorrow afternoon. He will have to go back on Monday evening, but he wants to come home and see mom & dad - and his friends I'm sure. I think we'll either go to the zoo or Tanganyka Animal Safari Park on Monday. Something better than sitting around the house doing nothing!


Peggy said…
Linda, I thought The Shack was a very thought provoking book too. I had to read it and put it down for a while and then finish it up.
Linda said…
me too Peggy, I read about half of it, put it down for a few days, and then finished it...

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