Murder On The Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Sep 15

Murder On The Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Oh, this book brought back so many lovely reading memories for me. My Gram was always a voracious reader. She was also one of my all-time favorite people. When I was a kid, I loved visiting her house and studying the stacks of books that were everywhere. She had many Agatha Christie novels. One summer I worked my way through a stack. I had always loved the Nancy...

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The Girl Before – JP Delaney

Sep 09

The Girl Before – JP Delaney

This book has everything that you need in a good mystery. Intrigue, violence, a multitude of suspects, and countless twists and turns. JP Delaney (a pseudonym) has crafted one of the best page-turners I have picked up in a long time. The book flips back and forth between time periods and two different women, Emma and Jane. They have both have suffered recent...

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What She Knew – Gilly Macmillan

Sep 01

What She Knew – Gilly Macmillan

This book by Gilly Macmillan had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I enjoyed The Perfect Girl, but this story really takes the cake if you are looking for a gripping mystery. Rachel is the mother of young Ben. She is recently divorced from Ben’s father, a doctor, who has found his way, rather quickly, into the arms of another. Rachel struggles...

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Looking for Alaska – John Green

Aug 29

Looking for Alaska – John Green

Looking for Alaska represents the John Green rubber match for this reader. I absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars; I greatly disliked Paper Towns. Young Miles, a high school junior, has led a ho-hum existence in the great state of Florida. He decides to go to boarding school in Alabama, seeking ‘a great perhaps’ (aren’t we all?) That particular...

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American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Aug 26

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

When my brother Casey recommends a book, I know I am in for a unique, intricate, and cerebral ride. This story by Neil Gaiman did not disappoint. My only other exposure to this author was The Ocean at the End of the Lane. This tale was vastly different from anything I have read in a long time, and I find myself still moving the parts around in my head, days after...

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Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

Aug 17

Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

This book represents a major departure from the norm for me. I usually read a book first, then watch the movie or tv show. This time around, I have watched all of the seasons of OITNB (oh man that riot season!) before finally reading Piper Kerman‘s book. If you have been living under a rock (or in the SHU! prepare yourself for my prison lingo) Ms. Kerman wrote...

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