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 →

The Girl in the Rearview Mirror

The Premise: Finn works as the nanny of a sweet little girl belonging to a political family.  The little girl’s grandpa is a senator, and soon her father will be running for office as well.  Everything they do is somehow related to either getting into or staying in office. Having no real connection to her... Continue Reading →

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