I’ve literally been reading this book for about two months. It’s not that long or hard of a read and is quite interesting. I need to sit down and finish it. Outliers is about how people become successful and how that hard work is a factor, but success can depend on a variety of factors outside of your control – not just being handed money, either. It’s a really good read.
Three. Not Taco Bell Material
I’m an Adam Carolla fan. I really liked his last book – In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks. It’s just a fun read with lots of interesting stories, with a few jokes tossed in.
Two. The Girl Who Played with Fire
A good friend recommended this to me. A crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered.Sounds good, right?
One. The Book Thief
Another recommendation. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.