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 →

Cozy Minimalist Home

Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith More Style, Less Stuff, that’s the subtitle of this book.  I found this to be an inspiring book about creating a home that you love and that is uniquely yours.  I’m not 100% in love with all of her decorating choices, but that’s the point...It’s her house, not mine.... Continue Reading →

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger That moment when you realize the book that you started is actually the book 7 of a 17 book series...!  Oops!  I recently read my first book by this author.  I loved his writing and immediately went to my library to see what else they had by him.  I... Continue Reading →

The Dutch House

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett I heard a lot of good stuff about this book.  Then, when I looked at it on Amazon, I saw that it also had many very poor reviews. Intriguing… The premise: The story is told by Danny.  We learn about him and his sister Maueve and how their mother... Continue Reading →

(Im)perfectly Happy

(Im)perfectly Happy by Sharina Harris The premise: Ten years ago, four college friends created a Mastermind group to support each other in meeting their goals.  But now, they are all faltering in some way and resurrect the group to push each other out of their slumps and toward their dreams. As is true for most... Continue Reading →

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