Great Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance, was on my nightstand for months before I got to it. After a handful of people insisted it was a “must read”, I finally took it off the shelf last week. This book offers up a fascinating look at what it means to be truly poor and living in America…. read more

Great Book: Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple’s most recent novel, Today Will Be Different, is hot off the presses and almost as good as her last book I read. I fell head over heels in love with Maria Semple’s last book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and love that Semple in both books chooses a protagonist who is quirky, funny, and slightly teetering… read more

Great Read: Nobody’s Fool

This is the first of Richard Russo’s books I have read and it did not disappoint. As I read Nobody’s Fool a few people saw me reading and asked me what it was about. The best way to describe it is by saying it’s a detailed look into a sleepy little town that is down on… read more

Read: The Girl On The Train

  Talk about a nail biter. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins is a quick read. Even supreme sleep deprivation couldn’t keep me from staying up late into the night finishing this book. It’s cleverly written and has just the right amount of scary to keep you on the edge of your seat…. read more

Read: Where’d You Go Bernadette

As previously reported I have been on quite a run when it comes to reading great books. The last 4 I have read have left me inspired and excited about new literature. That being said the plots were very serious and often had me in tears. With the baby on the way I emailed a few… read more

Read: & Sons

I’ve just finished & Sons by David Gilbert and know it’s a book I will be thinking about for months to come. This book has been likened to a “Catcher in the Rye” for the next generation. It is masterfully written and impossible to put down. Gilbert writes with such spectacular description that you find yourself… read more

Read: Americanah

I am thrilled to report that I am on a lucky streak and the last 4 books I’ve read have been spectacular! I was in a bit of a slump in the spring and kept picking up “best sellers” that just didn’t live up to the hype. (Hello The Goldfinch!) I don’t share the mediocre ones… read more

Got Proof?

This book, Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, was a game changer for me. I think (more often than I probably should) about the afterlife. This first-hand account of one neuro-surgeon’s near death experience had me mesmerized and convinced. Alexander’s style of writing is clean and concise. For me it was a total page-turner. As… read more

Read all about it!

Reading keeps your mind sharp. It allows escape and encourages emotions. I love curling up in a cozy chair and tearing into a good book. Or digging my toes into the sand and sitting by the water’s edge as I disappear into another world far away. Isn’t that what the month of August is for?… read more