The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd The nice thing about having a library in my house is that I fill the shelves with books that sound good to me, but by the time I pick them up, I have forgotten what the premise is.  Since I know the books all intrigued me... Continue Reading →

Plainsong Series

Plainsong/Eventide/Benediction by Kent Haruf I read Plainsong a couple of years ago and loved it.  I had wanted to read the rest of the series and finally got around to it.  Of course, because so much time had passed, I had to start with rereading Plainsong. Plainsong – definitely a character driven story, as nothing... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading With each season, I typically pick a list of 5 books that I will definitely be reading, no matter how many other wonderful books cross my path and get added to my reading list.  Summer is a little different because Summer Reading is a big thing among a lot of avid readers.  The... Continue Reading →

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson Yea, another book about books!!!  That always makes me happy. The Premise: Our main character, Miranda Brooks had an eccentric uncle Billy, who owned a bookstore.  Miranda loved hanging out with him when she was little.  He would often put together fun treasure hunts for her to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng There is so much going on in this book, it’s difficult to describe.  Little Fires Everywhere takes family dysfunction to a whole new level.  The dysfunction isn’t as in your face as I have found in other books, it’s much more under the surface, which makes it even more... Continue Reading →

Spring House

The Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor I really enjoyed this light and quick read. I feel like I’ve been reading darker books recently and needed a break.  This was perfect.  And, it was one from my Spring BIGR (Books I’m Gonna Read) list. The Premise: Megan is pregnant and single (sadly, her fiance died).... Continue Reading →

Verity

Verity by Colleen Hoover A book about books & writing turns creepy and twisted in this romantic thriller (who knew that was even a genre)! The Premise: Lowen is approached by a lawyer for a famous writer and the writer’s husband Jeremy.  The writer, Verity Crawford is unable to complete a series of popular novels.... Continue Reading →

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 - My 5BIGR I read a lot of books and often I chose my next book on a whim.  However, I find certain books just need to be read in certain seasons.  So each season, I identify a few books that, no matter how many other good books come my way, these are... Continue Reading →

Her Last Goodbye

Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh The second Morgan Dane book… Morgan and Lance continue to work together with help from Lance’s business partner and father-figure, Sharp.   The Premise: A young mother of two, Chelsea, is missing.  Her husband hires Morgan and Lance to find her. The story alternates between Morgan/Lance, as they work together... Continue Reading →

The Library of Lost and Founds

The Library of Lost and Founds by Phaedra Patrick There was more going on in this book than I had anticipated.  This was the February pick for my library book discussion group. Between the title and the cover (which was cute), I expected it to be a very light read.  It did manage to maintain... Continue Reading →

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