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 →

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 →

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