Week Three Winners
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I understand this is a listing as "teen" book, however, the language was way too derogatory and over-slanged. The purpose and realism were incredibly correct. The youth and police are enemies when in America. In fact it is dangerous being a minority in the USA. When will the stereotyping and racism end? We don't know... Must have hope for a brighter future for our youth.
Stepping on Roses 7 by Rinko Neda
Sumi keeps getting sick because of the white nameless flower. Nozomo tries to take advantage of Sumi. The maid saved her just in time for Soichiro sees her come out of Nozomo's house, gets mad, and tries to force himself on her but he stops.
Where is the Baby's Valentine by Karen Katz
Baby looks throughout the house for her valentine and finds it in her room.
I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
Though I knew about how our guts are missing good bacteria, I didn't know in how many ways we are killing them. I learned a lot about our digestive system and chemicals' effects.
Week Two Winners
T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
Private investigator Kinsey Milhouse finds her elderly neighbor involved with a sociopath. Elder abuse, identity theft and other prior crimes are discovered.
Glimpses of Eternity by Dr. Raymond Moody
Written in 2010, Dr. Moody gathers reports of different shared-death experiences. Reports given are compared for similarities and this will be another realm of science spirituality.
Defiant Daughters by Marcy Heidish
This is a collection of stories of women martyrs for the Christian faith. These heroines led quiet revolts of love against the Gates of Hell and they are reaping their reward in the presence of God now.
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
This book is told from the perspectives of the 2 main characters, Meghan and Agatha. Both women are pregnant, but have very different lifestyles. Their lives most likely would have never intertwines if it had not been Agatha's desire to befriend Meghan. As their story overlaps, it becomes exciting and full of surprises.
Week One Winners
Two From the Heart by James Patterson
Damian Crane is hired by Tyler Bron founder of Bron Aerospace to write his life. He finds himself in a small town in the middle of nowhere. He helps the town and the school stay open and finds the love of his life.
Yes! Journalism for People Building a Better World - #84 Winter 2018 by Robert Jensen and Christina Hillstrom
Two articles particularly impressed me. 1. Culture Shift - a powerful woman's search for a deeper sense of home. Basically details the definition of the filling experience of home how it has created 30 years ago. A place with a sense of safety, decency where people are good to each other leaving the modern life of frenzy behind. 2. The Trump Effect - Why thousands of women are now running for public office. Clarion call to be the change you want to see in the world.
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
A girl who had a hard upbringing and ends up in prison turns her life around with the help of a widowed pastor. They fall in love and she gets herself friends and a new life and changes how people think about her and how she feels about herself, too.
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
Past romance and danger in Alaska with lots of action as the heroine, Bailey, fights an attraction to Cole who is helping police with 2 divers being killed.