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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson

            Karen Thompson Walker’s THE AGE OF MIRACLES is an amazing novel about a young girl struggling with the inevitable changes in her life and at the same time, for some inexplicable reason, the Earth’s rotation has begun to slow down, causing all kinds of havoc.  Things are changing and it becomes clear that things will never be the same.  A very interesting read.

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

            This is a very moving and thought provoking book about war and its effects on the men and women who take part in it. I could not put it down and it has stayed with me since.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

            This book centers around three teenagers who are chosen through a worldwide lottery to take part in NASA’s first trip back to the moon in 40 years. This young adult book came highly recommended by a mother and daughter patron and I was glad they told me about it.

Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple

            What an entertaining character Bernadette Fox is!  I smiled thoughout the majority of this book and even laughed out loud which is a rarity for me.  Along with Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” and William Landry’s “Defending Jacob”, “Where’d You Go Bernadette” ranks as one of my 2012 favorites!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

            Wow! Wow! Wow!  Loved this psychological thriller and DID not see the ending coming.  I’m still talking about this book after reading it in June!  After finishing this book went back and read her others “Sharp Objects” and “Dark Places”.  Both were worth the time.

You Came Back by Christopher Coake

            Do you believe in ghosts?  This story is about grief and the challenges to move on after a tragedy.   How do you rebuild and how do different people handle it?  A good story that kept me up reading late into the night.

Other titles worth mentioning:

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon