#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: To Kill a Mockingbird

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram for this week is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee. I’ve read this book several times, and I’ve seen the 1962 movie (which is rare for me), and I loved them both. The Chicago Tribune wrote of the book, “A first novel of such rare excellence that it will no doubt make a…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: On Writing

One of the reasons I put up a #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram feature from time to time is that it reminds me of the books I’ve read. Of course, I could never forget that I read ON WRITING by Stephen King, since it’s one of the books many writers and teachers of writing suggest to any aspiring writer.…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Hunger Games

I still remember when my good friend Kelsey told me about today’s #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram feature! “I think you’ll like THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins, but it is, shall we say, a little disturbing.” Why yes, a book that asks, “Could you survive on your own in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Da Vinci Code

My husband (who isn’t on social media, so his opinion shouldn’t count here) will be dismayed at my pick for this week’s #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram feature! Drumroll, please! It’s THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown. Why would Tim be dismayed? Because he didn’t like the book. “I figured it out too quickly,” he said. But Tim’s…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Empire Falls

Welcome back to our #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram feature! I haven’t posted on this topic since late September, and I’m happy to be back. Up this week is Pulitzer Prize–winning EMPIRE FALLS by Richard Russo. What’s interesting about this book is that I remember buying it at Borders Books in Ann Arbor on East Liberty Street (I still…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Anna and the French Kiss

Some of the #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram books make me nostalgic for so many things. Today’s book, ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins, is one of those. The story features Anna Oliphant, who must live in Paris for her senior year of high school. Of course, Anna isn’t looking forward to being away from her home…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Help

Our second #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram for the month is THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett. First published in 2009, the book has 2,493,705 ratings on Goodreads, which is a heck of a number.  The tagline for the book reads: “Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.” Those three woman are Skeeter, who has returned home…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

The title for the #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram feature is UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION by Laura Hillenbrand. Eighty-five percent of the Amazon reviews for this book are five-star, and it stands as an Editor’s Pick. Nonfiction isn’t something I gravitate toward, though I enjoy it, but this book was hard to…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Gone Girl

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram is thrilled to feature GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. First off, please know that Goodreads has this book standing at 2,723,348 ratings and 142,095 reviews, which means, regardless of your opinion, a lot of people read the book. And that, my friends, is something I like to hear. We can all have differing opinions,…

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