“I thought that by going to prison, I might silence my ghosts – bury that part of my life, those things I did in Vietnam. But in the end, there’s no hole deep enough.” He looked up at me. “No matter how hard you try, there are some things […]

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

  “I wanted a fairy tale ending for Wavy, because if she could find happiness, there would be hope for me, too.” Some scars from childhood can never completely fade away. Neglect can hurt children more than abuse in some ways because the lack of love changes their souls. Wavy […]

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

“Perhaps it was the foundational law of nature that they were proving, what he’d been documenting and analyzing for over thirty years without knowing it: the force of love.” When a child tells you something he or she shouldn’t know, how do you explain that without sounding crazy? Janie has […]

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

  “Why is it that good always has to fight an uphill battle?” I thought for a moment, then said, “I don’t know. Maybe that’s the point. Good things are higher up.” (From Michael Vey 5: Storm of Lightning) Michael Vey is electric. He has known since he was young […]

Michael Vey Series (Books 1-6) by Richard Paul Evans

Homegoing 1
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi  A friend of mine has highly recommending this book and after chatting with another member of our Online Book Club, I decided to chose this book for our June Online Book Club. I haven’t read it yet, but it has a 4.4/5 rating on Goodreads. Here is […]

Online Book Club: June book announcement

  “Just because you have the capacity to do something doesn’t mean you have to do it. Management, organization, speaking and traveling: you must ask not only what fruit they bring to the world, but what fruit they yield on the inside of your life and your heart.” Caution: Do […]

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More ...

“It’s so easy to think that because you can’t do something extraordinary, you can’t do anything at all. It’s easy to decide that if you can’t overhaul your entire life in one fell swoop, then you might as well just do nothing.” This book truly is a love letter – […]

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the ...

“As I walked, I found myself thinking about how my view of the world has changed. Fancy me giving a viscount a few strong words! And defying the law – taking a decision into my own hands to help this wounded man. Perhaps there is something good that has come from […]

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

  “She hated lying to her friends, but she wasn’t ready to share her dream yet.” Her family and friends know Maddie as a girl who is good at sports, especially volleyball. She’s developed a new interest, though, and she doesn’t know if the people who love her will understand […]

Alto Secrets by Victoria Kimble

I’m being more intentional with what I read this year. So far, so good. I’m really enjoying making sure I’m reading a variety of books each month. I’ve also found I’m reading more so I can reach my goals. In the past, I would usually just grab a book from […]

What I’m reading: May 2017