Less by Andrew Sean Greer

A story about a life lived but not yet over. On the cusp of 50, Arthur Less is both more than he was and not yet done growing. SYNOPSIS PROBLEM:You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years now engaged to... Continue Reading →

So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

A fantasy rom com that finally answers the question, "What happens at the end of a quest?" F.T. Lukens has written a story for all of us that have debated the what reality might look like in the ever after. SYNOPSIS Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this subversive, “delightfully original and whimsical” (Kirkus Reviews) young... Continue Reading →

Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian

Magical realism? I was intrigued. This book shifts between two time periods, two continents, and several characters. While I am glad that I read it, I have a special mental jail for the main character, Neil. SYNOPSIS An Indian-American magical realist coming of age story, spanning two continents, two coasts, and four epochs, in razor... Continue Reading →

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The book that scooped me up and gave me back the gift of reading. SYNOPSIS Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of... Continue Reading →

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Thank goodness for Matt Haig. His newest book, The Midnight Library, I deliberately held over until 2021 to ring in the New Year. Thankfully, I had it to keep me company Wednesday while I watched the White House siege. Unbelievable news and videos that still have me reeling make me more thankful than ever for... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Books of 2020

My goal was to read 120 books this year and I managed to read 166. Actually, I'm hoping to make that 167 by finishing D-Day Girls today. I had two reading slumps where I laid in bed for hours at a time watching Netflix instead of sleeping but, honestly, thanks to my fellow bloggers I... Continue Reading →

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

This enormous story goes by quickly as you become more and more connected to David, his friends, and family. Even Dicken's viewed this book as his best and I couldn't agree more. SYNOPSIS Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned... Continue Reading →

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