November Books ROCK

Behind the Beautiful Forever’s by Katherine Boo
Since 1991, 3,000 people have been squatting on a half-acre of land owned by the Sahar International Airport known as Annawadi. Most residents earn money through recycling bits and pieces of trash. We’re talking tiny kids working 10 hour days for pennies. This true story follows several residents and not all of them make it to the end of the book. Boo writes for the New Yorker and has a Pulitzer Prize – so the book is well written to say the least.

Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Put a six-foot high school quarterback inside a mansion owned by a world famous rock star and his equally famous ballerina wife. Kill off the quarterback’s parents, add a few love affairs and what do you have? Hugely great read that’s what. ♥♥♥♥

The Round House by Louise Erdrich
This may be my favorite book from Erdrich! It's the story of Antone Bazil Coutts, aka Joe -- an Indian boy faced with making sense of a horrific situation and how he struggles to come to terms with how things really work on the res. After a little detective work he makes a stunning discovery that will force him to decide what is right and wrong regardless of whether it is written in the Handbook of Federal Indian Law. ♥♥♥♥

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hazel and Gus have cancer. Should they fall in love even though they only have months to live? If you are 16 and never been kissed then hell yes you do. They make the short time they have together count and work out a few of the BIG Questions. Young adult book but I enjoyed it SO much! ♥♥♥♥

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
One of the New York Times Book Review's Top 10 Books of 2012, and in my opinion destined to become a classic. Besides incredible insight into war and the measure of friendship; this book also has my all-time favorite first line: "The war tried to kill us in the spring." Just read it. ♥♥♥

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