56 Days

56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard The Premise: 56 days ago Clara and Oliver met at a grocery store in Dublin. Things seem to be going well, but there is this thing called COVID-19 happening (heard of it?). After just a couple weeks of dating they learn that the city is going on lockdown. Rather... Continue Reading →

The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow What could be more perfect for Halloween than a book about witches?! The Premise: This is a story of three sisters (Bella, Agnes and June) overcoming a horrible childhood and reconnecting as adults. Add in women's suffrage & racial inequality and you end up with a... Continue Reading →

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager In the summer I love a light and fluffy book or a sweeping adventure. But as October roles around, I tend to turn to books that are a little darker and a little spookier. There is nothing like a book about a haunted house to get me in the... Continue Reading →

Autumn Leaves (cocktail)

I was looking for the perfect autumn cocktail. I wanted the flavors of apple and spice, but nothing too sweet. I love Warm Apple Cider with Carmel Vodka, but that just wasn't what I was in the mood for. After looking at several recipes that didn't sound quite right, I took matters into my own... Continue Reading →

The Whispering House

The Whispering House by Elizabeth Brooks If you love a gothic novel in the style of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, give this one a try. Just a little bit nerve wracking, without being scary. The Premise - Freya's sister died 5 years ago. When Freya discovers a portrait of her sister in a house she'd... Continue Reading →

Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin I thought this was a re-read.  I SWORE I read this book before. However, none of it was familiar.  I must have just planned to read it, but never actually picked it up! Well, I’m glad I decided to “pick it up again”, because I really enjoyed it.  Politics,... Continue Reading →

100 Days of Sunlight

100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons “When life knocks you down...Get up.” I’m not a huge YA (young adult) fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one! The Premise: Tessa was in a car accident, causing her to lose her vision.  The doctors suspect it will be temporary, but the thought of approximately 100 days... Continue Reading →

Class Mom

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman Need a good chuckle?  Class Mom is funny and charming and cracked me up! The Premise: Jen has 2 older children from previous relationships, and is now married with a third child, in Kindergarten. She is a wise ass with a great sense of humor, has had a less than... Continue Reading →

Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver I have been meaning to read a Kingsolver book for well over a year, having three sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read.  I chose this one for the title alone, because it just seemed an obvious choice for summer reading.  If you are tired of fighting library hold... Continue Reading →

Good Company

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Oh the trials and tribulations of marriages and friendships!  This book is full of them. The Premise - We meet 2 couples, Flora & Julian and Margot & David.  Sweeney weaves a story, switching between their individual stories in both the past and current day.  We watch the couple... Continue Reading →

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