Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Downing Deep by Mira Grant   While Sci-Fi Horror is not a genre I usually gravitate to, the idea of a ship hovering over the Mariana Trench searching for sea creatures suspected of killing the entire crew of another vessel piqued my interest. The Premise: Seven years ago a mega-entertainment corporation sent a... Continue Reading →

The Maid

The Maid by Nita Prose.  I don’t want to jinx myself, but I feel like I keep picking up great books lately! The Premise: Molly works as a maid at an upscale hotel.  We quickly realize that Molly suffers with social skills.  While it’s never explicitly stated, Molly appears to be autistic.   Her view on... Continue Reading →

Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Week, Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman This is not your typical time management / productivity book.  If you are looking for a book filled with tips on doing more, scheduling better and meeting your deadlines, this is not the book for you. The Premise or should I say Purpose:  Burkeman has... Continue Reading →

The Unseen World

The Unseen World by Liz Moore I would not have picked this up if it were not the February pick for Modern Mrs Darcy’s Book Club.  Reading the cover copy, I would have been all in for “a coming of age story”, but not so much with “glimpses into the development of artificial intelligence and... Continue Reading →

Things You Save in a Fire

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center This is a re-read for me because my local library book club is reading this in February.  However, it’s a great book, so I don’t mind.  In fact I have read a few books by Katherine Center (another will be posted soon) and I really enjoy... Continue Reading →

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney   If you like a twisty thriller - pick this one up! The Premise:  Amelia and Adam win a weekend get-away to Scotland. Since their marriage is on the rocks, they see this as an opportunity to reconnect, but nothing is as it seems.  Their accommodations are not what they... Continue Reading →

It Ends With Us

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover This was not the book I expected, but that’s okay.  I expected something a little more “thriller” after reading her book Verity.  That is not what this is.   Trigger warning - domestic violence. The Premise: This is the story of Lily and the two loves of her life. ... Continue Reading →

The Binding

The Binding by Bridget Collins I just finished this book in audio and immediately ordered a physical copy to re-read as soon as it arrives.  I loved this book in audio, but there was so much going on, I fear I missed things.  The premise: Imagine a world where books are actually bound memories.  When... 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 →

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 →

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