Unfollow

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper “A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church” If you are unfamiliar with the Westboro Baptist Church, take a moment to google them.  Let me just say, their website is godhatesfags.com.  What more do you need to know? Apparently, a lot!  This is an eye-opening read about extremists, hate... Continue Reading →

The Last Romantics

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin Oh the drama… The premise - with narration that alternates between now and the past as well as from different points of view, we learn the story of the Skinner family.  When dad dies, mom goes into a long depression which the children come to refer to as ”the... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown The inside flap describes Brene as “...a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler.  She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend to whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you.”  Yep, that sounds about right.... Continue Reading →

2022 Reading Goals

2022 - Reading Goals In 2020 I set reading goals for the first time.  I wanted to re-read more books, read more self-growth type books and read more series.  I did pretty well in 2020 and kept the same goals into 2021.  While I don’t plan anything drastic for 2022, I think it’s time to... Continue Reading →

My Book Rating System

When I read a book I rate it on a scale of 1 - 5.  This is what these mean to me: 1:  Did not enjoy it enough to finish the book.  Therefore, it becomes a DNF (did not finish) and I don’t count this book in my total for the year. 2:  I didn’t... Continue Reading →

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 →

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