the next good book

Gift ideas for those who just like a good story.

Just want to give a good story away at the holidays?  These books will not disappoint! This was just a fun gender-bending adventure story.   In this retelling of “The Iliad” Madeline Miller reimagines the tale of Achilles through the eyes of his best friend Patroclus. Can’t a good story be retold forever?   Meet the nuns of Little Neon- “We’d come to Woonsocket to care for these people, but we had no idea what that meant.  We thought we had things to give them, prayer and compassion and mercy and home-cooked meals, but none of this was enough.”   Who doesn’t love a well-written family drama?   This story was so easy to read and the plot moved forward in unexpected ways. I think almost all readers would enjoy this book.   Just suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride on this one.  The Lincoln Highway is a story full of unique characters that takes place over a span of 10 days.  Each chapter leaves you wanting to know what will happen to these boys next. Plus Amor Towles wrote it…     I loved Gifty!  What a great character.  She was so complicated, and yet so refreshing.   “He smiled at me, and I wanted to slap the smile off his face, but I wanted other things more.”  

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