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.

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


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.

June 7, 2020


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

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


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

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


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.

May 4, 2020


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

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.

April 23, 2020


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family – An incredible insight into a family traumatized by mental illness and the search for help.