This afternoon the Red Hat Zoomers held their 2nd monthly Book Recommendations discussion and we got quite a variety of titles!
CHRISTINE O’s RECOMMENDATION: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz. Christine is interested in self-improvement (although, in my opinion, she doesn’t need much improvement!) and she likes how this book explains the power of your thoughts and how eventually they will manifest.
CHRISTINE C’S RECOMMENDATIONS: Like last month, Christine is happily reading Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series set in Victorian/Edwardian times dealing with Egyptology.
LEIGH ANN’S RECOMMENDATION: Leigh Ann has moved on to Book 2 of Joy Johnson’s Boob Girls series. She finds these books “funny as hell” and will probably be enjoying this 12-book series for years to come!
BERTHA-ROSE’S RECOMMENDATION: Bertha-Rose chose The Pull of the Stars, a novel that takes place during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Three women in Ireland–a nurse, a doctor and a volunteer–are quarantined together (timely, huh?) and touch each other’s lives in unexpected ways.
KARI’S RECOMMENDATION: As she mentioned last month, Kari is still enjoying Nora Roberts’ MacGregor Series.
CAROL ANN’S RECOMMENDATIONS: Carol Ann suggested 2 very different novels; Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford deals with America’s shameful past of Japanese interment camps during World War II. Her 2nd choice was John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar, dealing with law school scams leaving aspiring attorneys to fight back against a hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans.
PENI JO’S RECOMMENDATION: I didn’t realize actress Hedy Lamarr was a genius until I read Marie Benedict’s The Only Woman in the Room. She fled the Nazis and gained fame as a starlet but also invented “frequency hopping,” which prevents third parties from jamming radio signals. Her inventions helped bring about WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth technologies.