The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny Number 5 in the Inspector Gamache Novel and my favorite so far.  Penny has a knack for really odd murders and this one is no exception.  Although, in truth, I guess it’s not the murder that was so odd it in this one, but what happened after. The premise:... Continue Reading →

Cozy Minimalist Home

Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith More Style, Less Stuff, that’s the subtitle of this book.  I found this to be an inspiring book about creating a home that you love and that is uniquely yours.  I’m not 100% in love with all of her decorating choices, but that’s the point...It’s her house, not mine.... Continue Reading →

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness This is book #1 of The All Souls Trilogy. I read this series a few years ago, and was recently reminded of it when hearing someone suggest the series as their “go-to” Fall read.  I remembered that I liked the books, but as I picked them up again,... Continue Reading →

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger That moment when you realize the book that you started is actually the book 7 of a 17 book series...!  Oops!  I recently read my first book by this author.  I loved his writing and immediately went to my library to see what else they had by him.  I... Continue Reading →

The Dutch House

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett I heard a lot of good stuff about this book.  Then, when I looked at it on Amazon, I saw that it also had many very poor reviews. Intriguing… The premise: The story is told by Danny.  We learn about him and his sister Maueve and how their mother... Continue Reading →

Cousin Collins (cocktail)

Cousin Collins (Cocktail)   It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a literary cocktail, so I purused my Gin Austen cocktail book and picked this one! A cocktail based on Pride & Prejudice’s undesirable and pompous character, the Bennets’ cousin Collins. First looking to marry Jane, then Elizabeth, and finally settling on Elizabeth’s friend, he was... Continue Reading →

(Im)perfectly Happy

(Im)perfectly Happy by Sharina Harris The premise: Ten years ago, four college friends created a Mastermind group to support each other in meeting their goals.  But now, they are all faltering in some way and resurrect the group to push each other out of their slumps and toward their dreams. As is true for most... Continue Reading →

Project 333

Project 333 by Courtney Carver I have followed Courtney Carver’s blog (Be More with Less) for years and read her previous book Soulful Simplicity.  I love her and I have to admit that I have an obsession with minimalism and I love the idea of capsule wardrobes! If this piqued you interest, pick up this... Continue Reading →

Big Summer

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner While this clearly looks like a light summer read, there was bit more substance here than I expected. The Premise: Daphne is a plus-size Instagram influencer.  She got her start when a video of her telling off a guy that had been bribed by well meaning friends to flirt with... Continue Reading →

28 Summers

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Summer is not complete without at least one Elin Hilderbrand novel.  In all honesty, I think I’m reading 4 this seasons!  And, I can say without any hesitation, that this is my favorite Hilderbrand novel so far! The Premise: The story starts with Mallory on her deathbed, asking her son... Continue Reading →

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