August Reads

I had such high hopes that the stack of books I snapped a photo of near the beginning of the month would match the list of books I finished this month. Alas, close but not quite. Also, I’m just going to admit that I would rather be reading right now (I am in the middle […]


July Reads

We were out of town for almost half of July, and I got almost zero reading time on any of our adventures. (This reminds me that I should also try and post some pics from said adventures.) Still, with the inclusion of a couple of books that were started earlier and a couple more that […]


June Reads

June was a great reading month, both in the sense that I read a lot of books and in that I really enjoyed everything I read. A few weeks ago, I jumped in a Year of Reading Greatly challenge. The goal is 100 books in a year (so about 2 per week) starting July 1. […]


May Reads

Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. I read this in two sittings and made Jason read it too. Then I recommended it to my book club as a fast summer read, not intending to make it our pick to discuss for the month, but we did end up with it for our May book. This book […]


April Reads

Time and Again, by Jack Finney. I read about this novel in Stephen King’s acknowledgments section for 11-22-63 (a novel that was one of my favorite reads last year). King said he had been influenced Finney’s concept of time travel.  For the first third or so, I was completely taken in. I read several passages out […]


March Reads

I keep meaning to make other posts, but it keeps being the end of the month already and time to post the month’s books! The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well, by Meik Wiking. One of the statistics in this delightful little book is the number of people who think hygee (pronounced […]


February Reads

Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran. It’s hard to offer a plot summary without giving too much away. In the broadest terms, the story is about two mothers and less about the (lucky) boy they both fiercely love. Soli, an undocumented teenage girl from Mexico, gives birth after she is in the United States. Kavya wants […]


January Reads

The One-in-a-Million Boy, by Monica Wood. This is a charming book, but I think for me it suffered from overhype. I mean I liked it (more than a little, less than a lot), but I didn’t looooooove it the way I thought I would based on multiple recommendations. The story is about a friendship between […]


To Read List

A few months ago I decided I wanted to use my to read list on Goodreads differently. Instead of using it as a junk drawer for every book that ever remotely caught my interest or was liked and recommended by a friend, I wanted to try to get closer to limiting it to books I actually […]


Favorite Books of 2016

I was a reader as a kid and through college. After grad school, I worked in publishing for something like fifteen years, and during those years I did surprisingly little reading for fun. And then when my kiddos were really little, I think there were a couple of years in there that I finished zero […]