The Bookman’s Tale

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett Who doesn’t love a book about books?  This one was interesting… The Premise:  The story is told in 3 timelines.  In timeline #1 we meet Peter Byerly, an antiquarian bookseller, in 1995.  He is reentering life after losing his wife. He finds an old book that may prove (or... Continue Reading →

Happiness for Beginners

Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center If you enjoyed the outdoorsy-ness of The Force of Nature, but want something a bit more positive, check out Happiness for Beginners!  It’s Wild by Cheryl Strayed meets Eat Prey Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. While the title sounds like a self help book, it’s not. It’s simply a feel... Continue Reading →

The Force of Nature

The Force of Nature by Jane Harper This is a re-read for me.  My library’s book discussion group chose this book for our October read.  As a rule, I have not been a big fan of re-reading books because there are just too many great books .  Why “waste” time re-reading something I already read?... Continue Reading →

Boozy Books

Boozy Cocktail Books Recently we had some friends over to check out our new home library (complete with dry bar).   We were gifted a couple new boozy bar books to join my previous favorite Tequila Mockingbird! Please welcome the Downton Abbey Cocktail Book and Gin Austen to the library!  I’m positive they will inspire... Continue Reading →

The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware When it comes to fall reading, I do like my books to be a little darker and Turn the Key didn’t disappoint.  The premise: Rowan happens across and ad for a live-in nanny.  The salary puts her current income to shame, so she decides to apply.  She... Continue Reading →

Camino Island

Camino Island by John Grisham Recently my husband and I took a long road trip.  While I am an avid audio book listener, he is not.  However, we decided to find a book that we would both likely enjoy, get it on audible and listen to it on the 10 hour car ride.  John Grisham... Continue Reading →

The Valedictorian of Being Dead

The Valedictorian of Being Dead  by Heather B. Armstrong The subtitle “The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live” sure gets your attention, doesn’t it? Heather Armstrong is a Mommy Blogger.  I had never heard of her until someone mentioned this book to me. I feel that may have actually allowed me to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Summer of ’69

Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand I guess this is my official last book of summer reading.  The weather is still warm, but there is definitely a change in the air, signalling summer is done. I love Elin Hilderbrand.  Her books usually have great characters, are often set in Nantucket (or similar areas) and they... Continue Reading →

Under the Table

Under the Table (Stephanie Evanovich) I sort of won this book.  I stopped by a local Indie bookstore on Independent Bookstore Day (April 27th, if you’re wondering).  All day they had been having raffles and other fun things, but I didn’t get there until about ½ hour before closing.  I bought a book (maybe two),... Continue Reading →

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