November & December Books

25. No Biking In the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Faye Greene – This author wrote “There Is No Me Without You”, a powerful book about AIDS orphans in Ethiopia and an Ethiopian woman who helped rescue hundreds of them. This book is the author’s personal adoption story of adopting five children internationally. It was a sweet book about her nine children, their family dynamics and the honest trials their family experienced.

26. Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers – I was in the mood for some lighter fiction over the holidays, and this fit the bill.

27. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo – Wow, this was a hard book to read. The author spent three years living in the slum of Annawadi, in the shadows of the Mumbai International Airport in India. She followed several residents of the slum and their stories of survival, despair and hope. It was shocking and terribly sad to read of the corruption and oppression of the poor.

28. The Round House by Louise Erdrich – This was a page turner. I enjoyed learning more about Native American tribal laws, modern issues among Native Americans, and this fiction adventure story. I could have done without some of the language.

29. Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers – This was the next and final book in this series. It was not as fast-paced as the first book. It seemed to drag quite a bit in the middle, but I had to find out what happened to the characters.

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