Fiction Bookshelf

A list of books I've read lately
that I would recommend

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand- Helen Simonson
      *The Major, a quintessential Englishman finds himself having feelings for Jasmina Ali, despite himself and against the wishes of everybody he knows
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The Virgin Blue- Tracy Chevalier
    *When Ella moves to France with her husband, she begins a quest to uncover her family history as well as parts of herself she didn't know existed.
The Virgin Blue: A Novel
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
     *A missonary family travels to Africa and the experience changes everyone forever.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
     *A wonderful depiction of aging paired with the circus during the Depression-era

Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout
     *Linked short stories that chronicle the complex inhabitants of a small town in Maine 

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
     *A novel that delves into racial relations in the 1960's South by revealing the life of maids and the white woman who dares to write their stories

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    *The thrilling first book of the Young Adult trilogy that follows Katniss Everdeen as she enters the fight-to-the-death, government-mandated "hunger games."

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
     *Holling Hoodhood, a seventh grader, becomes convinced his teacher is out to get him in this hilarious middle-grade read

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
     *An epistolary novel that tells the tale of the inhabitants of Guernsey Island after the German occupation and the writer who meets and gets to know them

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