August 7, 2022


Mouth to Mouth – A slow and then fast pace into the art world.  Great summer read!

July 31, 2022


Remarkably Bright Creatures – Remarkably Bright Creatures is about love, love lost, loneliness, friendship, and a particular friendship with an octopus. Another summer win.

July 31, 2022


The It Girl – Great murder mystery centered in Oxford. Stayed up super late to finish!

July 31, 2022


Normal Family: On Truth, Love, and How I Met My 35 Siblings – I Loved this book and could not put it down.  See my post here

July 31, 2022


The Poet X – Brilliant first novel about growing up as a young girl/woman in Spanish Harlem. The entire book is written in poetic prose, almost like rap. Genius!

July 31, 2022


Corrections in Ink – An incredibly powerful memoir on addiction, jail, and self-reflection.

July 4, 2022


Severence – Couldn’t put it down.  What if Covid had been truly the end of society? What would it look like?  Great read.  Extremely well-written.

July 4, 2022


The Twilight World – Incredibly well-written quick read about a Japanese soldier who defended a Philippine island for almost 30 years never realizing WWII was over.

June 2, 2022


Zabar’s: A Family Story, with Recipes – I loved this book.  The history of the family with plenty of NY stories too.  Also, the evolution of their store.  Many could take a lesson from the Zabar family and how they have managed to survive all these years.

May 31, 2022


This Time Tomorrow – First book of the summer reads.  I hope they are all as entertaining.  I couldn’t put it down.

May 31, 2022


Parable of the Talents – Loved! Still thinking about the book.  Start with Parable of the Sower and pick up Kindred while you are at it.

May 1, 2022


Trevor Noah, Born A Crime – I have been to South Africa twice, so I was aware of the multiple languages spoken there and the countless communities.  Noah’s story is incredible.  He came from a Black mother and a white father and grew up as a Black man.  It wasn’t until he began school did he realize that he was an outsider on the inside.  His success is his survival.   I couldn’t put it down.