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Title (click on to order) Review (mwg=dad, mig=mum, kg=daughter)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Stephen Covey
Most of us marry and start a family with little knowledge of what it takes to be good parents. And yet being good parents is probably our most important task in life, and a task where we have the most influence on the future direction of society. I received this book as a gift from my wife a few years ago and I recommend it as the first book to read to gain practical knowledge on how to be a better parent. Also see The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle-centred Leadership (mwg)
Bridge Books: The Joy of Bridge and Bridge Maxims
Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell
I bought The Joy of Bridge when I first started playing bridge in 1985 and Bridge Maxims a few years later. I've never felt the need for any other bridge book. In my opinion, simply the best books available for learning to play bridge. Both books seem to be out-of-print; but you can still find used copies at Amazon.com (mwg)
The Giver
Lois Lowry
Jonas lives in a perfect world. Where everyone is assigned to a role. When he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver, he learns the true pains and pleasures of life. He begins to see that his world is not so perfect and that there is something better out there. When he leaves his community to search for a better world, there is no turning back. This book made me cry and understand that not everything is as perfect as it seems, and that not everything is best under control. (kg)
Silverwing
Kenneth Oppel
When Shade, a young Silverwing bat gets lost while his colony is going south. He sets off to find them. On his way to them he meets friends, foes and even cannibal bats. Will Shade ever see his colony again? This book has nothing but suspense. If you chose to read it be prepared to stay up all night to see what happens next. (kg)
The Nine Days Queen
Karleen Bradford

Jane is only fifteen when her cousin King Edward dies. Some people are so desperate to keep Mary from the throne that they put Jane on the throne. Jane is queen for nine days before Mary claims the throne. Mary sentences Jane to death. Will anyone save Jane? This book is full of suspense and that is one of the main reasons I like it. (kg)

Ella Enchanted
Gail Carson Levine
When Ella is a baby she is cursed with the "gift" of obedience. She must obey any command. When she starts to fall in love she realizes that she must break the curse... once and for all. This book made me go from crying to laughing in less than a minute. I hope you read this and love it as much as I do. (kg)
Mary, Bloody Mary
Carolyn Meyer
Mary was the princess of Wales until the "Witch" Anne Boleyn "bewitches" her father King Henry and turns him against Mary and her mother Catherine of Aragon. He is so determined to marry Anne that he proclaims himself head of the church and divorces Catherine. I like this book because it has suspense and shows Mary's sorrow. (kg)
The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods
Ann Cameron
Amanda is beginning to grow up and realizing that the person she thinks she is and the person other people think she is are two different people. Amanda begins to search for the real her. She ends the year an entirely different person. I like this book because I can relate to it and many of the things that happened to Amanda happened to me. (kg)