Wednesday, May 31, 2017


This is a really good book that I cannot remember what list I pulled it from. I try to read a range of books. Really, why get tied down to one type.  This book has also now been included as part of the three books that Stanford asks incoming grads to read over the summer before they evolve in to university students.


This novel is set as a series of short chapters.  Each chapter is a generation, and the novel is set following two family lines originating from one woman. One family line seems to have somewhat worse luck and ends up in America as slaves until they can achieve freedom, and the one family stays in Africa, not really free either.

Some big ideas, some moving chapters, a different appreciation, a good conversation with my book club ladies.

This is not an easy topic to tackle and I think it is well done.  I don't normally like short stories, but it worked for me within this novel.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Those people.

Months later, catching up.  What do I have to say about this book?

This is well written, and a bit unsettling.

What happens if you discover your spouse has a secret? And when this secret comes out, it rocks your whole community.

What if you are middle aged, and not really in love with each other, and you kind of need each other since this is how you have grown together.

Lots of little questions. What happens to your kids? Yourself? Your identity? How do you move on?

Provoking book, and far better than some in this genre.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Why only two???

I really enjoyed this.

Why only two books in this series?

Such fun characters and I really enjoyed these two books, way more than the Grisha trilogy.  Highly entertaining.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A turn for the better

A whole different cast of characters but the same world as the Grisha-verse.

I enjoyed this book way more than all three books of the Grisha trilogy.

Way more dynamic characters that captured my imagination way more than the last book.  I like the twists and turns, and the chase.
Fun read.

Friday, May 5, 2017

New series

This will do.

It is hard when series you love are done.

It is hard to figure out what is next.  I am going to peck away at this series, it definitely feels more YA than some of the others I have read in the past few years, but I think it will provide entertainment.

It will be interesting to see how the characters evolve in this universe. It has been a few weeks since I finished this one, and will read book 2 next week.

I am not sure what will be my next big thing that captures me and makes me burn through the pages.