Easy Enrichment Ideas: Thinking Outside The Green Gelatin Box

Easy Enrichment Ideas: Thinking Outside The Green Gelatin Box

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Does your Relief Society have a book club?  If not, how about featuring one night where the sisters can share their favorite books from last year?

While I dream of having one of those cool personal libraries so large that it requires a ladder to reach the top shelves, my husband is in the anti-clutter mode, so I have been selling my old books online, using www.bookscouter.com to find the best prices.

One of the companies that buys back books is Powell's, creator of the "Puddly Awards", their version of the Oscars for books. They ask their readers to determine which titles were their favorites during the previous year. Here are the results for their 2012 awards:

Best Fiction: The Help by Kathryn Stockett



 You can purchase The Help here







 Best nonfiction: Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand




 You can purchase Unbroken here






Have you read either of those two books? I have to confess that I only had time to see the movie "The Help" but I absolutely loved it. Some of the actresses in the flick are already slated to win an Oscar. What did YOU think of the book? How did it compare to the movie?

How about "Unbroken"? I haven't talked to anyone who has read it. Have you? What did you think? Do I need to carve out some time to read it because it's that good?

If we were the one to decide the book awards, which books would YOU choose to win?
Host a book awards night for your Relief Society activity!  Invite a local author to share a few messages about writing and reading good literature.

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