What is a book? For me, books are friends, family, and the possibilities of what if. They are adventures and affairs of the heart. They teach us. They offer reflection into ourselves…what would I do if? Thoughts are formed. Questions queried. Decisions of what we do with the information is up to us. But, most of all, a book is a freeing of the mind.
A Bit of Background…
For the last few months, we’ve done a once a month for one week only book review week. We’ve read classics, well-known authors, indie authors, nonfiction, and fiction. As we look forward to the coming holidays, and as you find the time slows. Savor the slowness. Find a comfortable chair, and click a link below which looks interesting. I promise, no spoilers.
Better yet, if there is an independent bookstore in your neighborhood or city, go say hello. I’m sure they’d love to meet you and can offer suggestions well beyond this listing.
Books reviewed by Writing in the Fast Lane
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – Not another Vlad the Impaler Story!
- The Future of Leadership – Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence by Brigette Hyacinth
- What’s on your Reference Bookshelf?
- The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci by Belle Ami – Medici, Mystery, and Da Vinci – a perfect recipe
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Guest Review) – Looking to up your finance game?
- Dream Teams by Shane Snow
- War with the Newts by Karel Capek
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
- The Ends of The World: Volcanic Apocalypse, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen
- The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls
- The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer
- Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth
- Plug into A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
- Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
- When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalinithi
- The Bloodline (Book 5) of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter
- The Guardian by Dee Henderson
- Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford
And don’t forget to check out the Story So Far, a couple of bite-sized blurbs about books I haven’t yet finished and reviewed. Look for their full reviews in the New Year.
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