Books

I (Betsy) started a book club once in Portland. The only other person in it didn't read the book but kept coming to the meetings. I didn't catch on until halfway through the 700 page book. So, here are my recommendations and feel free to comment and we can start our own online book club!

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Always Running

Gritty Autobiography

Gritty Autobiography

Autobiography of Luis J. Rodriguez about his street gang days in Los Angeles. An interesting read in particular because it was when the bloods and crips were just forming.

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The Stranger Beside Me

Creepy True Crime

Creepy True Crime

Ann Rule was a cop turned true crime writer who worked with Ted Bundy at a crisis clinic. She started writing this book about the unsolved murders in the Puget Sound area not knowing that her friend was the culprit. Pretty crazy coincidence and eerie insight into Bundy's personality.

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Fall On Your Knees

Epic Family Drama

Epic Family Drama

This fiction novel is like a soap opera. It spans several generations of a family and will suck you into the dark and twisty. It's super long, great for a winter read.

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The Door to December

Psychological Thriller

Psychological Thriller

This is the first Dean Koontz book I read and remains my favorite. It goes beyond psychology almost into a magical realm of consciousness. His cliffhangers will keep you reading until your head involuntarily hits the pillow.

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We the Living

Russian Revolution Coming-of-Age

Russian Revolution Coming-of-Age

You don't have to like Russian Objectivism to enjoy this love story. Ayn Rand's writing is like watching a movie in your head, each scene staged perfectly. Also an intriguing look into what life was like in Soviet Russia in the early 20s.

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The Beach House

Feel-Good Vacation Read

Feel-Good Vacation Read

A cute story of starting over. Nothing too heavy and Jane Green's writing hits the spot. Just a book that warms you and gives your mind a break.

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