Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte This was my 100th read of 2019.   Some people are intimidated by the idea of reading books by the Bronte sisters, possibly because we were forced to read them in school and therefore, we think they must be too academic to read for fun.  However, that’s not true, especially when... Continue Reading →

A Curious Beginning

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn I love a strong and spunky female character and that is exactly who you meet in A Curious Beginning! Veronica Speedwell is a unique woman for Victorian England.  Smart, sassy and quick witted, this lepidopterist (butterfly collector), travels the world and knows that the only use she has for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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