Subject: Finish a book you started in 2023

The Mind of a Bee by Lara Chittka

Our reader hadn’t finished this yet, but found out a lot of information he never knew before.

The Way Of Chai by Kevin Wilson

The history and the proper way to make Chai.  Authentic ingredients and what chai can do for you,

The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry, M.D.

A gift book that is very scientific. How plants affect our bodies and our health. Our reader found that he could only read so much per day because it had to sink in. He will continue the book, however.

Breathing Lessons by Ann Tyler

This book won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989. Our reader found it had good descriptions and showed the underside of relationships but felt there was no plot. It was said to be boring. Our reader had not finished the book and doesn’t intend to.

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

An engaging who-done-it, where suspicion is cast on everyone, but no one wants to think that their friend or co-worker is guilty.

The Wager by David Grann

In the mid 1700s the English had a goal to rob Spanish ships transporting gold and treasure from Peru via the Philippines. After months of disease and bad weather what is left of the British flotilla makes it to the tip of South America. What happens is a harrowing tale of hardship bravery, mutiny and difficult decisions after the ship Wager, wrecks along the Pacific Coast of South America.

Oath of Honor by Liz Cheney

An account of current times in Washington DC by a Republican who served on the committee seeking the truth of what happened January 6. The author writes of what she witnessed behind the scenes, both in Committee meetings and Republican meetings.

The War On History, The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past  by Jarrett Stepman

A book that tries to answer the question whether a historical person should be obliterated from history because of one bad incidence, therefore denying all the good that they have done.

Valiant Women by Lena Andrews

A book that started out to be tales of women in the U. S. Military and ended up being a comprehensive history of how women became a vital part of World War II, the obstacles they overcame, and how they became recognized as a vital part of winning the war. Very well told in detail with many examples.
-Fran Strauser