One of the happiest ways to spend my time is reading a book. However, I will read anything – even the back of the cereal box if there is nothing else available. Quick Reads. Deep Classics. Tales of Murder & Mayhem. Biographies. Fascinating Non-Fiction. Please feel free to let me know what you’ve enjoyed recently!
A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family by Lou Ann Walker: I really enjoyed this cross-cultural story. I never had given much thought to what an entirely different world someone who is deaf is occupying and just how many different ways they are marginalized and overlooked.
The Dry by Jane Harper: I really enjoyed this whodunnit that was picked for June in my Mystery Book Club. There are a lot of characters and I enjoyed getting to know them and dive deep into what happens when a town dries up and virtually dies. Who gets out and who gets dragged down.
Socrates by Paul Johnson: I am sure that everyone has heard of Socrates. I am also pretty certain that few of us know much about this Greek, mysterious teacher and philosopher from the 4th century B.C. Did you know that he never personally wrote his brilliance down?
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: I heard about this thriller from a first-time author on NPR and stopped by my mystery library just to see if we had it – and we did! Great thriller you should check out.
The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany: I love reading books that have been translated into English and are firmly rooted in another culture. Other than moving there myself, what better way to learn about a way of life totally foreign to me?
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley: As a hospice volunteer, I am always interested in reading material that gives me insight into the experience of people who are at the end of their life.
Class Mom by Laurie Gelman: This book just made me chuckle the whole way through. Us parents are ridiculous.
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips: This book is one of those books I wish I could read all over again for the first time. A mom finds out just what extent she will go to in order to keep her son alive and safe.
The Living Clearly Method: 5 Principles for a Fit Body, Healthy Mind Joyful Life by Hilaria Baldwin: I love how attuned Hilaria is to her body and its needs. How intentional she seems as a wife and mother. Makes me want to listen to her.
Fractured by Catherine McKenzie: This book is set in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s a mystery from the beginning as to what even HAPPENED let alone who did what to whom.
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