Friday, October 11, 2019

Show Us Your Books!!! 5 Year Anniversary


 Show Us Your Books with Jana and Steph

Celebrating 5 years today of Show Us Your Books with Jana and Steph!  It is my absolutely favorite peaceful, happy corner of this mad, mad world.  I am sharing some books I've read lately. 


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What I Read March/April 2019


It's the Best Time of the Month!! Show Us Your Books!!
 with Jana and Steph


These are the books I read in March and April 2019.  This year I am posting my reads every other month.  My favorites from this month are:

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

What are you Reading?  


Saturday, March 16, 2019


WHAT I READ JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


Linking up with Steph and Jana for the February 2019 Show Us Your Books.  I love participating in this monthly link up because there are so many great readers and suggestions of books to add to my TBR.  For 2019, I will be posting every other month including two months in my link up.  

These are the books I read over the past two months.  I am participating in Erin's Challenge (8 of the books here are from the challenge picks) working on finishing my 9th book.


There were many favorites:

  • Harry's Trees - my first 5 star read of 2019 by John Cohen
  • American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan
  • Dopesick by Beth Macy

  Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have had any 5 star reads of 2019.

  Pam :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Catching Up with 2018 Reads




 I am catching up on my reads from November/December 2018.  I'm linking up with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books.  Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, this fun group shares what they've been reading and short reviews/recommendations.  A great way to fill your TBR!






I had some great reads the last two months.  

11/22/63 by Stephen King (WOW)  I found this fascinating.  It kept my attention. I think I read it in a week.  

Still Me by Jo Jo Moyes  I enjoyed this third book in the Louisa Clark series (started with Me Before You and then After You)  She remains one of my favorite modern heroines.  

Bossypants & The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.  Tina Fey and Amy Schumer's books were both entertaining.  I was surprised how much I liked listening to these.  Any recommendation for other comedic memoirs?

Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.  I flew through this book as it is definitely one I would consider in my wheel house (non-fiction, social issue).  Definitely opened my eyes to a crisis I did not know much about.  

Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright
This book was both heavy and light.  It followed a young girl's journey to find more about her biological father.  The backdrop of Memphis, Graceland really pulled you into the story.   Planning my second trip to Memphis in March.  

All the books I read were good, these are just a few highlights.

Currently Reading:  An American Marriage and The Nix
Happy Reading!


Friday, December 28, 2018

BEST OF BOOKS 2018
These were my favorite books of 2018.  I reached my Goodreads Goal of 100 and surpassed it by 20.  I am currently trying to make a plan for reading in 2019.  Beginning to read again was the best thing I've done in years.  If I had to recommend one book from this list it would be 11/22/63.  Amazing!



Joining in with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books Best of 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

What I've Been Reading October 2018




 I cannot believe that it is almost Thanksgiving and we have one link up left for 2018.

I am Thankful for Books and this link up. 
Thanks Jana and Steph!!!

In October I read these 11 books:

        Stretched Too Thin by Jessica N. Turner ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman⭐⭐⭐
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum⭐⭐⭐
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith⭐⭐⭐⭐
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
That Kind of  Mother by Rumaan Alam⭐⭐⭐
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls⭐⭐⭐
Ghost by Jason Reynolds⭐⭐⭐
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry⭐⭐⭐
I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel⭐⭐⭐
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell⭐⭐⭐
  
Books I'd recommend reading: 

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Stretched too Thin and 
Braving the Wilderness