"Eligible"

my take: What looks like wealth and upper class in America? What would bring an upper-middle class family shame? Curtis …

"Lincoln in the Bardo"

my take: Wow. Legend has it that after President Lincoln’s son Willie died, he went to the cemetery and took …

"The Jesus Cow"

my take: Literature can take you anywhere; I do love reading about all kinds of places. As a midwest girl …

"The Dry"

my take: A triple family suicide/murder in a small Australian farming town re-kindles the unsolved murder/suicide from twenty years earlier …

"Today Will be Different"

my take: I saw this title and thought: YES PLEASE. Isn’t that what we hope for in mid-life? I’ll get …

"A Gentleman in Moscow"

my take: Wow. Wow. Wow. I had really high expectations for this book based on my love of the author’s …

"Truly, Madly, Guilty"

my take: First, the cover is fun and matched my beach ensemble. Second, this is a great beach read. Like …

"Norwegian by Night"

my take: Having recently been in Oslo, I was excited to read this detective story set there. I was surprised …

"Some Luck"

my take: I was a little freaked out at the beginning of this novel: a nine month old is sitting …

"Commonwealth"

my take: The story of two families, six kids total, and how their lives intersect through divorce and remarriage. I’d …

"The Ramblers"

my take: As I was sorting through book piles, I came across this HARDCOVER book and asked hubby where & …

"Doc"

my take: This took a bit to get into and was well worth the wading at the outset. A combination …

"At The Water’s Edge"

my take: From the inexhuastible source of World War II comes a tale from the edge of Loch Ness. A …

"Night at the Fiestas"

my take: I don’t always love/like short stories. They’re so … brief? Just as I get emotionally attached to characters …

"Every Exquisite Thing"

my take: “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”* Nanette and Alex meet through their encounter with …

"My Name is Lucy Barton"

my take: I borrowed this from the virtual library to read on my Kindle … not a super big fan …