First Frost

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen It’s time for FALL READING!!!  I love this time of year.  It’s perfect for both light books with a hint of magical realism and creepy thriller/ crime books. This book is solidly in the first camp. This is a sequel to Garden Spells, but if you didn’t read it,... Continue Reading →

Fall Reading

Fall Reading There are a lot of great books coming out this fall.  But sometimes new releases are a little scary because there aren’t enough reviews to read and judge if the book is likely a good fit for you.  If you prefer to revisit some older books, visit a couple previous posts about some... Continue Reading →

Paloma (cocktail)

I love a good Paloma. It's cool and crisp and perfect for the last warm days of of summer. Paloma 2oz Tequilla3oz Grapefruit Juice1oz Club Soda1/2oz fresh Lime Juice1/4oz Simple Syrup Combine together and serve over ice. If you want to get fancy, you can rim the glass with sugar and garnish with a grapefruit... Continue Reading →

The Lazy Genius Way

The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi I know it’s still summer, but I love some non-fiction/self-improvement reading as we move into Fall.  I think it’s that whole back to school vibe that makes me want to learn something new or tackle a project to feel organized and efficient. The subtitle of this book says... Continue Reading →

The Poacher’s Son

The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron Another crime thriller with a lot of “outdoorsiness”. The Premise: Set in the Maine wilderness, we meet Game Warden Mike Bowditch.  We know he had a rocky upbringing, has been having women problems and he is losing his temper with people at work.  Then, after receiving a voicemail from... Continue Reading →

Vanishing Edge

Vanishing Edge by Claire Kells I seem to be reading a bunch of crime thrillers recently and I really enjoyed this one because I love a good wilderness book…when the environment is almost a character itself. The Premise: Welcome to Sequoia National Park where ranger Hux happens upon an abandoned campsite…or should I say "glampsite". ... Continue Reading →

In Five Years

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle Oh what a story…filled with characters I loved! The Premise:  Dannie is a type A person. She has the perfect career, the perfect (for her) boyfriend and a sweet, generous and larger than life best friend.  She is loving her life because it is going exactly according to her... Continue Reading →

Sworn to Silence

Sworn to  Silence and more by Linda Castillo I am loving this crime series.  There are currently 22 books in the series I have read the first three and plan to keep going.  If you like a crime series like Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books, these should be right up your alley. The Premise:  Meet... Continue Reading →

Pride and Premeditation

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah PriceThis is yet another Jane Austen retelling and this one was so much fun to read.A cozy mystery meets Pride and Prejudice…I don’t think I can say anything more. Pick up a copy and see what you think!

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