Here's my pick of books that I've added to my to be read list this week - so many books so little time!
Three Little Birds by Lysa Mullady
Blue’s feelings are hurt when he’s not invited to find worms with Red and Yellow. So Blue impulsively starts a rumour. Before he knows it, his little fib has spiralled out of control, and all the birds are caught up in the big drama. Can Blue make things right before it’s too late? Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information on dealing with gossip and helping children build positive relationships. Minutes of Glory by Ngugi wa Thiong o
(General Fiction / Multicultural Interests)
A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “one of the greatest writers of our time”
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From “The Fig Tree” written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduat…
Here's a selection of new books I've added to my To Be Read list this week - now where to begin?
The Heart of a Sinner by Lynn Shurr
A tiny premature infant is delivered into the caring hands of NICU nurse, Annie Billodeaux. His father, Matthew Keaton, is the newly hired running back for the New Orleans Sinners football team. His mother is deceased, victim of a stray bullet fired in a gang war. Matt blames himself for having brought his wife to the city. Annie's heart goes out to little Daniel and his suffering father. As she teaches Matt the ins and outs of the NICU and the handling of his child, her affection for both grows into a love she cannot confess so soon to the grief-stricken man. Matt feels the pull of Annie's tenderness, but won't act on it out of respect for his wife's recent death. When Daniel is able to go home, how can Matt keep Annie near until the right time comes for him to voice his love for the Angel of the NICU? Secret Lady by Be…
This gorgeous epic is out today, and I was lucky enough to be sent an advance copy. I loved every last page of it (and may of had a wee cry on more than one occasion throughout!) The stories and intertwining, developing relationships are just beautifully written and really authentic. I can see this book being made into a series for tv, and it would be deservedly so!
Starting in the last "Season" before the outbreak of World War II it also gives a fabulous insight into the realities of war for this generation, and how it would impact their lives, as well as their hopes, dreams and positions within society, forever.
A really bold story about empowering women to step away from what is expected of them - I want my teenage daughter to read this book!
What I Learned:
A great reminder that your past doesn't define you - you can be anything and do anything that you set your mind to!
Never make a judgement about anyone because of where they come from. I guarantee if you get…