Category: Books

Book Review — The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

The Silent Sister

There’s a difference, sometimes, between a “good book” and “a book I really enjoyed and couldn’t put down.” That’s how I felt about Diane Chamberlain’s The Silent Sister. It’s the story of Riley, a woman whose father has recently died,…

Book Review: South of Broad by Pat Conroy

South of Broad by Pat Conroy My rating: 2 of 5 stars {This review contains spoilers} First some background: I discovered Pat Conroy many years ago when I was assigned to read The Lords of Discipline for summer reading in…

Two Books That Inspired Me to Clean My Closet

Life changing magic of tidying up book by Marie Kondo

A couple nights ago I went out for pizza with my friend Ali, and she told me about a book she was reading called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up┬áby Marie Kondo.   Ali seemed really excited about the book.…

Book Review — What Alice Forgot

Book review what alice forgot liane moriarty

I really enjoyed Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, so I thought I should check out an earlier book by her, What Alice Forgot. While I was reading it, I thought I liked it a little better than BLL, but now…

Book Review — “Second Life” by SJ Watson

Book review second life by sj watson

I loved SJ Watson’s first novel, Before I Go to Sleep. Well, okay, the ending was a little cheesy … and if you actually spent any time thinking about it, you would realize it was completely ridiculous. BUT it was…

Book Review — “The Middlesteins”

Book Review -- The Middlesteins

  I first saw The Middlesteins one evening when I was cruising around Amazon, and was intrigued by the premise: A Jewish family whose matriarch is morbidly obese, and the family members’ ways of dealing with and reacting to that.…