Winter Reads 2018

Winter Reads 2018

January 13 / 18

I know, I’m really behind on what to read this winter, but today I’m making up for it. Here are several books that should keep you warm…





























These are just a quick peek to add to your must-read list. There are many more, you just have to look really good.



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Fall Reads 2017

Fall Reads 2017

September 22 / 17

Happy, Happy Friday! First day of Fall. My second favorite time of the year. That means it’s time to see what good books are there for Fall 2017. I read an article from Elle, 27 Best New Fall Books to Read this Fall by Estelle Tang. Here are only ten, the rest you can click on the link above.

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<p>This tale of how Chez Panisse came to be must be as close to an origin story as modern American culinary culture&nbsp;could have. Legendary chef Alice Waters tells her own story, which is one of '60s counterculture, rebellion, passion, and—of course—the sheer pleasure of food.&nbsp;(<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 5, Clarkson Potter</a>)</p>






<p>One of the central lessons of the 2016 election and its aftermath was that America is divided: in its beliefs, in its media, and in its experiences. Writers including <a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Roxane Gay</a>, Edwidge Danticat, Joyce Carol Oates, and more&nbsp;survey our troubled times, telling real stories about the America they live in. (<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 5, Penguin Books</a>)</p>

<p>Joanna Walsh's stories have earned praise from <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">I Love Dick</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> author Chris Kraus, practically the bat signal for experimental-fiction dabblers; and&nbsp;their brevity and witty curiosity make them perfect for fans of Lydia Davis. Take the one-page tale that investigates the mysterious symbol&nbsp;"x" ("his initial or a term of endearment," the narrator ponders), or the abrupt epistles from a disgruntled traveler in "Postcards from Two Hotels." (<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 7, And Other Stories</a>)</span></p>

<p>The&nbsp;duality of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's book title&nbsp;seems to weigh&nbsp;twice as heavily as business, political, and&nbsp;religious leaders publicly reconsider their support of Trump and white supremacists double down on theirs. We do know some of what transpired during&nbsp;Clinton's&nbsp;unsuccessful political bid, but&nbsp;those still wondering what&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">did&nbsp;</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">happen behind the scenes will want to read her account of those fateful months. (<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 12, Simon &amp; Schuster</a>)</span></p>

<p>Celeste Ng enchanted readers with her debut novel about the unexpected death of a teenage Chinese-American girl,&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Everything I Never Told You</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">.</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> Now she returns with another tale of a quiet town slowly devastated by mystery, this time in Cleveland's Shaker Heights, where the arrival of a&nbsp;single mother and her daughter&nbsp;begin to complicate the decisions of the families around them.&nbsp;(<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 12, Penguin Press</a>)</span></span></p>

<p>A story of a woman and her dog. Poet Eileen Myles pays tribute to her pitbull, Rosie, in this memoir covering the 16 years of her canine companion's life. But this is no <em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Marley and Me</em><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">; Myles' storytelling is as unconventional and allusive as ever, ranging from an imaginary talk show featuring Rosie as a guest to the more quotidian joys of loving an animal.&nbsp;</span>(<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 12, Grove Press</a>)</p>


<p>Who could be a better literary companion than a Spanish princess who grew up in exile, endured a loveless marriage, and crossed the seas to the United States (to publish her scandalous autobiography, of course)? The defiant, adventurous spirit of Eulalia gleams throughout this historical novel, based on a real woman&nbsp;who lived in the late 19th century.&nbsp;(<a href="" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">September 12, Europa Editions</a>)</p>

Plenty of good books to keep you busy this autumn, I see a few that interests me. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.




Image source: Elle









Spring Reads 2017

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….









Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders














The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen














The Child – Fiona Barton













Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly













The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn













The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley













The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia












Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe













Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathon Gould













Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus – Laura Kipris













The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny – Michael Wallis














South & West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion



There are more books out there. You can go to GoodReads, Amazon, and other sites to find your Spring time read. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.




























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July 2016

Hello, yeah I’m late with what books to read for the summer, but I can surely make that up! I hope you enjoy the list……





Underground Airlines – Ben H. Winters











Enchanted Islands – Allison Amend











Smoke – Dan Vyleta










Redemption Road – John Hart









Without the Moon – Cathi Unsworth









Cousin Joseph – Jules Feiffer










You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott











The Little Pieces of You & Me – Vanessa Greene










The Forgotten Summer – Carol Drinkwater










Show Me A Mountain – Kerry Young










Learning to Speak American – Colette Dartford










Crash – Toby Vintcent











Black Rabbit Hall – Eve Chase










Dead to Me – Lesley Pearse













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Winter Reading……

Winter Reading……


Afternoon creative peeps! Winter is or already has arrived and it’s time to find some great books that are out there for us to pour over. I put together twelve books that I think may tickle your reading eyes…..








Between the World & MeTa-Nensi Coats (suggested by actor Lee Pace!)






Purity – Jonathan Franzen







The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood







Slade House – David Mitchell






Fates & Furies – Lauren Groff






Two Years Eight Months & Twenty – Eight Nights – Salman Rushdie







Armada – Ernest Cline






The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman







Wind/Pinball: Two Novels – Haruki Murakami 








City on Fire – Garth Risk Hallberg







Lafayette in the Somewhat United States – Sarah Vowell







The Tsar of Love and Techno – Anthony Marra




Six of these books will be featured on the right of the blog. There are more books out there. Go to Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Goodreads or any other site to find out what books you could be reading for the holidays. Enjoy…..






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