Uncomfortable Conversations

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho I first became aware of this book and of Acho when I watch an interview he did with Brene Brown. I'm a huge fan of Brene, but I don't follow everything she does and therefore can't recall how the video ended up on my screen. However,... Continue Reading →

The Echo Wife

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey As I say about many books, I probably wouldn't have picked this up if I hadn't heard someone talking about it. The Premise: Evelyn's husband is having an affair...with a clone of Evelyn. But now, the husband is dead and Evelyn and her clone, Martine, have to pick up... Continue Reading →

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust This is the second book I have read by Bashardoust. I think in all honesty, I enjoyed the first - Girls Made of Snow and Glass a bit more, but this one was very good as well. My only complaint is that in a few parts, it felt a... Continue Reading →

How The Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny This is the 9th book in Penny's Inspector Gamache series. There are 16 books in this series so starting it is a commitment. While book 7 still remains my favorite so far, I really enjoyed How the Light Gets In. This installment of the series has us... Continue Reading →

Wintering

Part memior, part spiritual philosphy, May shares her personal view and insight in a way that has me looking at winter in a whole new light! There isn't much to say, other than "pick it up, make a cup a tea, grab a blanket and settle in for a long winter afternoon".

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson How can I not read a book that starts with a book club gathering? The premise: Our main character, Amy, is a good mom, a good friend, a good wife and a good neighbor.  She lives in a perfect (if not occassionally catty) suburben neighborhood. Her and her... Continue Reading →

Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam I was a little on the fence about this book, so I read the reviews to see what other people thought.  It appears there is a wide range of opinions on it.  The Premise: A family of 4 rent a vacation home in a rural area to get... Continue Reading →

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah Ann Mah is not just a journalist,  but also a foodie and a Francophile.  So when her husband took an assignment in Paris, France she thought she had won the lottery.  However, soon, he was reassigned again and she was left alone to make a home... Continue Reading →

The Late Bloomers Club

The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise Miller A nice, light book to start the new year. Nothing deep, no big plot twist, just a nice story with a bit of family drama and romance. The premise: Nora and Kit are sisters. Nora, the oldest, is the responsible one. She runs the family diner and takes... Continue Reading →

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 →

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