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We all have them. You know, the books we buy that end up just sitting on a shelf, unread. Some of these books are books you just HAD TO HAVE at some point. Some of them may be books that were given to you. Others perhaps are books you thought sounded interesting at a mass used book sale, and they helped fill up your “bag of books”. No matter how you first acquired them, they’ve been sitting on your shelf since, “collecting dust” as we might say. I too, have lost and/or forgotten books, and have decided to make it my mission to read at least one of these books each month.
So as most of you probably know, the Fiance picked out March’s selection, and I picked out April’s selection. Now it’s time to pick May’s, and I was feeling indecisive. Then I thought to myself, who better to pick one out than all of you!! I’ve narrowed it down to three pretty different choices. Two of them are books I picked up at a bag-of-books sale about two years ago, and the third is a classic that has been taunting me from it’s shelf for a while now.
Lonely Hearts by John Harvey:
Shirley Peters is dead. Murdered. Her body is found twelve hours later in her own home. Just one of the many sordid domestic crimes hitting the city.
Tony Macliesh, her rejected boyfriend, is the obvious prime suspect and he’s just been picked off the Aberdeen train and put straight into custody. But then another women is sexually abused and throttled to death. And suddenly there appears to be one too many connections between these seemingly unrelated crimes.
Because Detective Inspector Resnick is sure that the two murders are the work of one sadistic killer – two lonely hearts broken by one maniac. And it’s up to Resnick to put the record straight – and put the bastard where he belongs.
Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey:
Far away on Wilde Island, Princess Rosalind is born with a dragon claw where her ring finger should be. To hide the secret, the Queen forces her to wear gloves at all times until a cure can be found, so Rosalind can fulfill the prophecy to restore the family to their rightful throne. But Rosalind’s flaw cannot be separated from her fate. When she is carried off by the dragon, everything she thought she knew falls apart. The dragon sees beauty in her talon where her mother saw only shame, and Rosalind finally understands what her mother has truly denied her. Carey has written a stunning portrayal of the complex relationship between a mother and daughter in a lyrical novel sure to thrill readers who love fantasy—and those who don’t.
Animal Farm by George Orwell:
Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/ communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.
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