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 →

Book #100

Last year I started tracking the books I read.  This year I took it a little more seriously. As I was just reviewing my spreadsheet (nerd alert) I noticed that I will soon be starting my 100th book of 2019.  What book should hold such a milestone spot???? I feel the 100th book of the... Continue Reading →

A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan Tis the season of the witch, is it not?  It seems witches have been a common theme in many of the books I’ve read this month, but since I like to choose my books based on the season, I suppose it’s not all too surprising.  I find... Continue Reading →

The Witch’s Daughter

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston This is the third book in a row with ‘Daughter’ in the title!!  It seems my book choices do that. I often find commonalities between books I’m reading, even though the books come to me in different ways.  Sometimes it’s something obvious like the title, other times it’s a... Continue Reading →

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton I love a story told in two distinct timelines.  In The Clockmaker’s Daughter, you have the current story of Elodie and the historical story of what happened at Birchwood Manor in 1862.   The Premise:  Elodie finds an old satchel containing a portrait of a woman and a sketchbook.  As... 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 Night Tiger

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo This is not a book I would have typically chosen, although I definitely would have picked it up and admired the beautiful cover! This book came to me as the September pick for the book discussion group at my local library.  Set in Malaysia in the 1930’s, it is... Continue Reading →

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