I decided last year that I spend way too much time online, generally being enraged by Facebook, so in 2018 I’m turning off the computer and picking up my books. (Yes, I know, I’m working on this site right now instead of reading, but I have been good so far!) I’ll keep track of the books I finish here, and hopefully by December 31st the list will be better than it was in 2017.
Work deadline done! Summer is truly here!
34.) The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores, by Diana Marcum. If you liked Eat, Pray, Love or Under the Tuscan Sun, you’ll love this.
35.) Gray Mountain, by John Grisham. I stopped reading Grisham for a long term. He was so prolific and the stories were starting to feel the same. This was is about coal mining companies in Appalachia, which is kind of home to me, so I really enjoyed it.
36.) The Mistress of Spices, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. This was so beautiful! If you like Alice Hoffman, I think you’ll enjoy this one.
37.) The Thinnest Air, by Minka Kent. I picked this as a Kindle first, and it was a good read. Recommended for fans of Gone Girl.
38.) Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala. Beautiful and heartbreaking memoir
39.) Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave, by Deron Hicks. My obligatory monthly middle-grade read. This was great fun, I’ll recommend to my daughter and we’ll pick up the second in the series.
Comments are open if you’d like to add your input and suggestions. More to come!