Monthly Archives: November 2013

Divergent by Veronica Roth

In case you have been living under a rock for the past year, and did not know; this is a young adult sci-fi novel set in dystopian futuristic Chicago. I don’t want to compare it to The Hunger Games, but … Continue reading

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Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

This is the final book in the Ruby Red Trilogy.  It is a bit longer than the first two, but I still read it in record time.  The whole trilogy’s story takes place over about two weeks.  In the first … Continue reading

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The Belief Instinct by Jesse Bering

At 205 pages. this is a pretty short book for one that has a subtitle of “the psychology of souls, destiny, and the meaning of life.”  Bering is an evolutionary psychologist, and has done all sorts of interesting studies which … Continue reading

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The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison

I read this book because I saw a Tweet from I-cannot-for-the-life-of-me-remember-who saying that they could not put it down.  Thrillers are no my usual cup of tea, but I thought I would give it a try. It is the story … Continue reading

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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

This is my favourite so far of the Booker Prize shortlist for this year. It is the story of a girl who begins her life in Zimbabwe, then moves to the US. It is beautifully written in the first person, … Continue reading

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

This is the sequel to one of Stephen King’s best-known novels, The Shining. He wrote The Shining in 1977 and, according to the note at the end of this novel, he had often wondered what happened to the little boy, … Continue reading

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