Groomed | Book Review

Someone in your past sold you a false story about who you are and what you’re worth. It has been holding you back for too long. Take control of your future. A staggering one out of three women in America was a victim of sexual abuse at some point in her childhood. No matter how many…

Reading Women 2020

One of the reading challenges I am doing this year is this one organized by the ladies who run the Reading Women podcast. The Reading Women  challenge is designed to motivate readers to consciously choose more works by women authors and about subjects that are empowering to women.  As I read books that meet these prompts,…

My 2019 Reading Year

In this video, I share all the books I read in 2019 (click to watch). Looking at it this way, the diversity of books and the volume of titles seems amazing but it was a fun experience and I hope to do even better and read more great books in 2020. I hope you’ll join…

Read Harder 2020

One of the reading challenges I am doing this year is this one organized by TBR and posted on Book Riot’s site. The Read Harder challenge is designed to push almost any reader to try a variety of genres written by authors of different backgrounds As I read books that meet these prompts, I will…

Read Your Books Challenge 2019

I keep a list of the books I acquire in a year and mark off how many of them I read. A couple years ago, I tried a challenge to predict your ratio of books received: books read so I’ve continued doing it even after the bloggers stopped. (The challenge originated on Book Date and…

Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde | Book Review and Giveaway

An unforgettable novel about the power of friendship and kindness by the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward. Synopsis from the Publisher In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best…

November 2019 TBR

One of the major challenges I am participating in during this month is Non Fiction November, which is a month-long push to read more factual books. I am also planning to continue for the third installment of Gone With The Books in which I had identified 15 books for the duration and only completed 5…

Lake Season by Denise Hunter | Book Review

I enjoy reading fun stories, where the characters feel like people you’d like to know and you enjoy seeing them chasing dreams, navigating challenges and orchestrating happy endings. Denise Hunter delivers all those characteristics in Lake Season, the first installment of her new Bluebell Inn Romance series. Synopsis from the Publisher A lost letter, a…

Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor by Rebecca Rosenberg | Book Review

Maybe because I just had a baby, but the title of this one intrigued me… Rebecca Rosenberg’s novel, Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor is the fictionalization of a legendary character who lived in Colorado during the Gold Rush era but who became more than just another woman following her husband’s prospecting dreams. Going…

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood | Book Review 162/2019

Margaret Atwood’s newest novel, The Testaments follows up on the story told in The Handmaid’s Tale. A fictional state called Gilead exists where women are persecuted for the freedoms they enjoyed and stripped of those rights – the right to choose one’s own profession, mates, or whether they will have children being some of them….

October TBR

At the beginning of each new month, I usually set aside some books that I am planning to read during that month. In October, I’ve identified the titles listed below as ones that I’d like to pick up or finish up. If you’ve read any of them, I’d love to chat with you in the…