The Big Book Review Top 100 Books…. and a few more

23Feb/110

Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom

Top 100 Book:: Not a Top 100 - Personal Choice
Star Rating:: *****

Quick Review::

Some of you may remember that I read a book in the Top 100 called The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Review HERE) This book is just as fabulous.

I managed to pick this up from the library at my local University. It is a non fiction book and just like my previous Mitch Albom encounter I could not put this book down!

The story is based on Mitch Albom himself and his chance encounter with his old college professor. This professor, Morrie Schwartz is a huge inspiration to Mitch and they had not met for 16 years, since his graduation.

This story is a series of life lessons between Mitch and Morrie, held every Tuesday at Morries house. It is a fabulous story, no tall tales and drama, just a true account of lifes little gems and lessons. It really makes you think about your life and this book, although quite weepy left me feeling elated and positive.

 

I genuinely recommend you take a look at this book if you get the chance! It's not a long book and it is really highly recommended by me! You won't regret it! Let me know what you think!!!

14Mar/100

Notes from a small island – Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson - Notes from a small islandTop 100 Book: Number 74
Star Rating:: ****

Quick Review::
Bill Bryson arrived in Britain back in 1973, got a job, got married and had some kids. Eventually the time came when he decided to head back to his native country the USA but before doing that he embarked on one epic tour of the wonder that is Britain. Starting at Dover and ending in Scotland Bryson recounts many memories, meet many friends and tells many tall tales about the adventures he has had in this wonderful land I call home!

Now this book is one of my favourite styles, a diary style (as if you didn’t know that by now) In fact I would link this book very closely to Dave Gorman’s America unchained which I reviewed earlier on. Bill Bryson goes on a journey around Britain recounting many tales he himself has had in various locations throughout. Full of plenty of humour and plenty of opinion this is certainly not a politically correct book, but hilariously funny!

I really enjoyed reading this book, I have to admit at the beginning I was getting a little irritated with his style of writing, very aggressive, very impatient and quite rude but as the book progressed I began to warm to Bryson’s unique style and found myself laughing along to his encounters with the British public.

I can completely recommend this book not only as a worthy top 100 but as a book you yourself should read, it is a very easy read and very relaxing, brilliant if you are looking to chill out and get away from the stresses of the day!

Do pick it up and have a read, I have kept hold of my copy!

4Aug/090

America Unchained – Dave Gorman

America Unchained - Dave Gorman

America Unchained - Dave Gorman

Recommended by :: Fran Day

Star Rating:: ****

Quick Review::

Get A Car, Travel across America from West To East. Piece of Cake eh? Only one slight snag, you need to do all of this without spending a single penny in a chain store, chain gas station or chain hotel. This is Dave Gorman’s quest, and he chooses to accept it.

This book follows his journey across the good old US of A and we learn about the good times, the quirky B&B’s the friendly people of Kansas and then there are the bad times, the director hurting her back, being held at gun point and some of the scummiest motels in the world.

Detailed Review:: *SLIGHT PLOT SPOILERS*