June 28, 2020


A Burning – Debut novel about how the criminal system works in India.  Rising from the poor to the middle class.  Great read.  Expect more from Megha Majumdar.

June 28, 2020


A Small Town – Unclear how this ended up in my feed but I read it.  A serious page-turner about a jail break out and the aftermath.  Not sure I could recommend it as it is so counter-intuitive to what is happening on the streets right now.  I want to believe most people are not that awful.

May 4, 2020


American Dirt – We have all read the horrors of lives being destroyed in their own countries by gangs.  The book is definitely a page-turner but not sure how much research the writer did or how connected she is to this terrible situation.

June 7, 2020


Ask Again Yes – Perfect beach read.  Two families who live next door to each other.  How their lives intertwine, forever.

July 19, 2020


Long Bright River – A thriller around drugs and family.  Quick summer read.

July 19, 2020


Notes from A Black Chef – Great read.  Hungry, competitive, driven chef.  Seeing the hospitality restaurant world through his eyes is a worthy read.

May 24, 2020


Ordinary Girls: A Memoir – A very powerful memoir.  Jaquira is a survivor.  Many of her friends, who were just ordinary girls, were not.  She could have ended up in a very different place.  The title truly says it all.

May 4, 2020


Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me – An incredible memoir on how addiction ravages you.

June 28, 2020


The Dutch House – I started this at the beginning of COVID and then put it down.  I couldn’t focus.  I returned and glad I did.  An interesting story about family, survival and the choices you make.

May 4, 2020


The Mountains Sing – A beautiful multi-generational book about growing up in Vietnam war and the toll it took on the country and a family.

June 7, 2020


The Vanishing Half – I loved The Mothers and picked up the Vanishing Half the day it came out.  A fantastic read about family, race, and the ties that bind.  Page-turner

June 7, 2020


Untamed – Every woman should read this book.  Loved it.