Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

Jan 18

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

I have been seeing commercials for the upcoming miniseries on HBO starting in February. The cast looks solid (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley) so I was a little curious. Enter a serendipitous moment at Barnes & Noble where I spy this title on the sale table, and I had my hot little reader hands on this book before the show comes out. I...

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney

Jan 17

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney

This is a lovely and unique tale, and my January Book of the Month Club selection. I have set a goal to read 75 books this year, and Ms. Boxfish helped kick of my reading new year in an intelligent, quick-witted, memory-filled fashion. The reader joins Lillian on New Year’s Eve, 1984, as she walks around her neighborhood in New York City. As she walks, she...

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Siracusa – Delia Ephron

Jan 13

Siracusa – Delia Ephron

Two couples, one with a daughter, one with no children, deem it a great idea to take a vacation together. Delia Ephron masterfully spins the tale of these two couples as they travel from the great northeast to Rome and beyond. None of the characters are very likable, yet I enjoyed reading about the implosion of all of the shaky interconnections quite a bit. Lizzie...

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Stevie Nicks – Zoë Howe

Jan 11

Stevie Nicks – Zoë Howe

This biography of the queen of rock is a wild ride, from beginning to end. I am definitely not a fan of Ms. Howe‘s writing style after this read, but the material is fascinating, nonetheless. For example, after Stevie gets home from her Bella Donna tour, she finds her home sans heat. Stevie stated, “I was all alone with no phones, like a mountain...

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