Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A-Z Wednesdays

Hosted by Vicky at
Reading at the Beach who says:

"Go to your stacks and find a book whose title starts with the letter of the week.


1~ a photo of the book

2~ title and synopsis

3~ link (Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc.)

4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
You may find your next "favorite" book.


My book is:
"In this gripping novel of motherhood gone awry, Lionel Shriver approaches the tragedy of a high-school massacre from the point of view of the killer's mother.In letters written to the boy's father, mother Eva probes the upbringing of this more-than-difficult child and reveals herself to have been the reluctant mother of an unsavory son. As the schisms in her family unfold, we draw closer to an unexpected climax that holds breathtaking surprises and its own hard-won redemption. In Eva, Shriver has created a narrator who is touching, sad, funny, and reflective. A spellbinding read, We Need to Talk About Kevin is as original as it is timely."

My thoughts on We Need to Talk About Kevin. Five stars. Highly recommended.


  1. I've read good things about this book. Sounds emotional.

  2. Hey, I have that one :-) But my cover is different. I can't wait to read it someday in the near-distant future.

  3. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like something I need to read!

    This is my first visit to this blog...I love that header. So captivating!

    My post is here:

  4. I've heard great things about this book. Sounds like it would be an emotional roller coaster of a book.

  5. I loved this book too. It's such an intense book. It's stuck with me for the years since I read it.

  6. I've heard good things about this one but I just don't know if, as a mother, I could handle it!

  7. Sounds like a very intense read.

  8. I'm adding this to my Wish List!

    Thanks for playing!

  9. This one is already on my TBR list. I've been putting it off because of the emotional intensity, but I do want to read it.

  10. I agree this is a 5 star book!!

  11. I'm so glad a book from the perspective of not the victim is written. There are always more victims in a tragedy, and we never really think of their moms. thanks for a great review, I love your header as well.

  12. This is such a gripping book. Hard to read but definitely worth reading.

  13. I have never heard of this one! I need to hunt it down, sounds like a great read!

    Thank you so much for your wishes Sandra! And I am glad you are back too :) :)

  14. Just finished reading your review of this one. It was a buzz book for awhile but haven't heard so much about it lately. A difficult but important read, I think.

  15. I've long admired her work. And Shriver is such an interesting person--she chose a male name because she felt her work wasn't getting picked up under her original (female) name. So much for our post-feminist world.



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