The German House by Annette Hess - There are so many WWII topics to write about. This time, I have been learning information on the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963. The main character in the story, Eva, is the Polish translator during the trials. Her feelings towards the Nazi war criminals, and close family members, create the story.
A Long Way Gone by IshmaelBeah - Why am I reading this book? Maybe to learn what goes on outside of my own little world? With heartbreaking honesty, Ishmael, a kind, gentle, and intelligent person, tells us how he survived his teen years as a boy soldier.
Virus by Robin Cook - I have listened to all of Robin Cook’s books. I love medical thrillers! This story takes place during the Covid 19 pandemic, however, it is about the eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral disease and health insurance industry. This fast-paced thriller is a great read!
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese is a 2012 publication. I listened to this story when it was released eight years ago and it has stayed with me to this day. A fictional account of a family in Ethiopia, written by a doctor, this story will teach you about goodness and humanity.
Sarah's Usually Slightly Oddball Picks
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman - a cozy mystery in journal form. Characters in a retirement village solve a mystery. Good character development.
All Creatures Great & Small - DVD - the new version has the heart of the books & of the old PBS tv show, but it has the polish of today's productions. And Diana Rigg in one of her last ever performances - bless her (as they say in England).
The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths - a mystery set in 1950s England. I'm a sucker for such stuff. Good magic references, too.
Another fun book from Andy Wier. "Fun" being "out of this world" kind of fun. However, the plot involves dire consequences for all humanity. (of course)
Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe - This is an adorable story of a cat changing a man's life. Read the book and then watch some of their online videos.