Inspired by all you audio walkers, I got off my couch and went for a walk! Thanks for your posts!
Victoria (the main character) is bounced around from foster home to group home until she turns 18. What‘s next? And why is she so seriously damaged? And how does she know so much about flowers?
I enjoyed this book, but in the middle I thought it might break me, but then the story turned and I liked the ending.
I cannot go into a bookstore and NOT buy a book....or five.... The Bookman, Orange, California. 💚📚
Ending the day in the same place I started the day. My dog is keeping me company while I finish this book. I‘m in the last 20% and it‘s SO GOOD. Kate Morton is like a spider weaving a web of characters. I love the mystery and finding out how they are all intertwined.
Another great book by Celeste Ng exploring what makes a person a parent - what does it mean to be a good mother? From the outwardly perfect mother of four to the single mother of one to the mother who leaves her baby at a fire station to the mother who adopts the abandoned baby..... Excellent novel! I couldn‘t put it down.
Kya, the Marsh Girl, has lived alone since her dad disappeared. She has a friend, Tate, who taught her to read. Growing up mostly alone, her life is extraordinary. Until the wrong guy decides to love her... Amazing novel! Highly recommend this book! Five stars.
Peggy is eight years old when her father decides to take her into the wilderness to live without contact with other people. Living off the land, eating squirrels and mushrooms, Peggy‘s life is hard and sad but also beautiful and free. Until it isn‘t. Until she wants something different and finds she is brave and strong .... and missing lots of vital nutrients in her diet. Interesting and beautiful but also heartbreaking and the ending is painful.
This mystery follows a man who wakes up in a different person every day and lives the same day over and over. The day that Evelyn Hardcastle is killed. The story sucked me in and I had to finish it! Highly recommend this one!
Book haul from The Last Bookstore in DTLA. So excited to find an ARC of Jasper Fforde‘s newest book!
Lucy and Owen are in a tough place in their marriage. Their special needs son drains all the energy and joy from their home, so they decide to try an open marriage to see if they can find themselves again. What they find is surprising and also predictable. Enjoyable reading with good and funny characters and a good ending.
(Photo is from my trip to Oahu last month. Nothing to do with the book but I love the colors of the ocean.)
Newest Kindle haul from local libraries via Libby. Have I posted enough good reviews of Libby? No, never enough. I love this app and use it every day!
I really wanted to like this book, but I didn‘t. The premise - a woman who survives the Titanic sinking and several other key world events - looks for her life purpose and love. It takes her way too long to find either, and she makes terrible decisions over and over.
Minerva is not your normal young lady. She likes rocks and fossils and reading....and the handsome ladies man that can‘t remember her name. But she has a plan to get to present her geological findings - that could ruin her reputation in society.
Delightful, hilarious, and wickedly naughty. Tessa Dare, this was your best work yet!
What should I read next?
Just downloaded these four books on my kindle after deciding to bail on my last book. Any recommendations?
Why would a successful, attractive woman hire a male escort? Because Stella is autistic and wants to be better at relationships. Her escort, Michael, finds her irresistible. LOTS of explicit sex with a cute story. Reminds me a bit of the actor couple in Love Actually.
Perfect morning 💕☕️📖 This book turned out to be delightful. A man is under house arrest at a hotel in Moscow. His life, however, is full and meaningful and filled with brights moments of joy.
I need a new audiobook! What did you like? My favorites include Station Eleven, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and Ready Player One. Thanks for helping me! 💕
2018 was a year that I didn‘t meet my reading goal, but I did read lots of good books. The Flavia de Luce series, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and Before We Were Yours... my favorites. I really liked Leaving Time too - it surprised me.
I‘m ready for you, 2019!