What I’m Reading: Everything You Want Me to Be

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I just finished up listening the audio book Everything You Want Me to Be: A Novel by Mindy Mejia.

I saw this book available through my on line library.  I was looking for something that was something NOT historical fiction.  I love it but every so often I need something different.  I put a hold on it and finally my turn came.

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I had lots of books in that needed to be listened to at the time and was worried I wouldn’t get to this one…but after two chapters, I worried no more.  I was into the book and found ways to keep listening.  That’s how I know I really like a book.

This is a murder mystery.  It takes place in “Pine Valley” Minnesota which is a fictional place near Rochester Minnesota.  We lived in that area for a long time and have family that lives around there.  It made the book feel like something that could have easily happened in the small town we lived near then with references to the Apache Mall, Mayo Clinic and the like.  I LOVED that!

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What I’m Reading: Before We Were Yours

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I  just finished up listening to the audio book Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate.  I have read other books by the author and this one came up in my recommended lists so I gave it a try.

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The book deals with orphans…or shall I say, would be orphans.  It’s really well written book that I’m so glad I took the time to listen too.  I was not aware of the awful things that Georgia Tann did to children.  It was terrible.

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What I’m Reading: The Lost Letter

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I just finished up listening to the audio book The Lost Letter: A Novel by Jillian Cantor.  I picked this one up from Audible.  It looked like my kind of a book…WWII, a bit of a mystery…a bit of a discovery story.

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So did I like it….YES!  It was worth burning the Audible credit for sure!!

The story takes part at two different times…one in Austria during WWII the other in the US as the Berlin Wall is coming down.  I loved each part of the story and loved in the end how the two came together.

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What I’m Reading: Pastel Orphans

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I finished a new audio book Pastel Orphans by  Gemma Liviero.  I read another book by this author not to long ago, Broken Angels, and really liked it so I decided to give anther of her books a try.

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This one was a good book for those who read Holocaust WWII time period books.  Although this one deals with horrible, unkind, inhumane things it isn’t as about the concentration camps.  The story focuses around a family where the father is Jewish and the mother not and what happens when their daughter blonde haired and blue eyed and the brother more Jewish.

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