Judgment Detox

One of my reading goals for 2020 is to read more self development books.  I decided to start with this one because it has been sitting on my shelf since it came out in 2018.  In all honesty, I think I pre-ordered it to be sure I got it as soon as it came out,... Continue Reading →

The Stationary Shop

The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali This is such a beautiful book!  I expected the story to be a little lighter than it was, but I’m not complaining!  And, I have to mention, another great epigraph! “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise.... Continue Reading →

All We Ever Wanted

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin What chaos one photograph can cause.   The Premise: All it took was one inappropriate photo of a passed-out high-school student at a party to wreak havoc on the lives of all those involved. Lyla didn’t think she had drank that much, but ends up passed out at a... Continue Reading →

City of Girls

The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert This is Gilbert’s newest release, from 2019.  There was a lot of buzz about this one, which sometimes makes me nervous the book isn’t going to live up to the hype. Luckily, it does! The Premise:  Vivian is 89 years old, telling the story of her life living... Continue Reading →

A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Family drama, humor and romance all wrapped up in one heart-warming story.   The premise: A.J. is a widower who lives alone above his bookstore. He is crotchety and set in his ways, but life has other plans.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Letters

Christmas Letter by Debbie Macomber Who doesn’t love a sweet Debbie Macomber book?  The people that live on Blossom Street are just fabulous!!  Have you read any of her other books? There is a series that starts with a woman opening a yarn store.  It sounds like a bore, but you can't help but fall... Continue Reading →

Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham I decided this cute little Christmas book would be a great way to get me into the holiday spirit. I was very curious about it, because I didn’t know John Grisham wrote this type of book.  Then, just a few pages in I was floored...this is Christmas with the Kranks!... Continue Reading →

Radium Girls

Radium Girls by Kate Moore I tend to do most of my blogging about books I enjoyed.  This book has me completely confused. I don’t think I really liked it, yet I find myself wanting to talk about it! The premise - It’s a true story, which makes it even more disturbing. Woman working as... Continue Reading →

Celine

Celine by Peter Heller This is my 2nd Peter Heller book.  Early this summer I read The River. I didn’t really care for it, but I did like Heller’s writing.  The River has been touted as many people’s favorite of 2019. I thought Heller did a great job painting a picture of the setting and... Continue Reading →

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