A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown

A friend of mine recommended this memoir, A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown, and I'm so glad she did.  I'm not sure I would have ever come across it otherwise.  When I realized that the audiobook was narrated by Bahni Turpin, one of my favorite narrators, I started listening right away.  At 21 hours … Continue reading A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

This book took over 2 days of my life. I'm serious. I couldn't stop reading until I reached the end.  There were several points in the book where I was sure I figured it all out.  I wasn't even close. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough is a psychological thriller.  The story is about a … Continue reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently joined Modern Mrs. Darcy's online book club.  I'm enjoying it immensely and was excited to begin reading the next selection, Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson.  This book was just published in February of this year so if you aren't familiar with it, maybe that's why.  … Continue reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

The month of May is an extraordinarily busy month in my household each year.  My calendar is jam-packed with lots of school year-end things going on for my kids...field trips, musical productions, state tests, student appreciation days, teacher appreciation days...you name it, I've got it on my calendar.  It's sometimes tricky to find chunks of … Continue reading The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

I'm a big fan of Anne Bogel's Modern Mrs. Darcy's blog.  Last year she started a fabulous podcast called "What Should I Read Next?" that's become something I look forward to listening to each week.  In fact, I began listening when she first started the podcast and I haven't missed a single episode! I enjoy … Continue reading Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

I'm almost ashamed to admit that over the years I've tried reading short story collections only a few times, and each of those times I didn't finish the book.  Ashamed that I haven't tried to read more short stories, and ashamed that I couldn't get through the ones I did start reading. So when I … Continue reading Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

When I was in high school I was enrolled in an Advanced Placement History course.  Our teacher decided that the best way to drill all of the historical events, names and dates into our brains was to type all of that information into hundreds of pages of single-spaced notes, make photocopies, and hand each of  … Continue reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys