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September 22, 2017


Barbara Atkins

I listened to "Homegoing" on audible. It was a terrific, if difficult listen. "The Dry" is one of the best books I have read this year.

Mary Kastner

have not read one of these but have been toying with two of your choices. Thank you so much! I think you convinced me about both of them. I have been reading the Outlander series. They are interesting to say at least.
Have a great weekend!


Your book review come just in the right time. First I'm glad I'm not the only one with some not so great reads in the last month. I've took some books from the library hamoe with me and after a few pages I already knew the books were not for me. As you said perhaps two or three stars.
Now I can add some new books to my reading list:-)
Have a wonderful weekend!


I always like to see what others are reading. My book tastes lean toward 'chick' books & I read Laurie Gelman's "Class Mom" as soon as it came out. It will remind you of Maria Semple's writing style in "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" & if you enjoyed that book you'll like Gelman's! I also read Tom Perrotta's "Mrs. Fletcher" this summer & it didn't disappoint!

Penny Holliday

I read Homegoing this summer,also. Liked the different perspective of slavery. Seemed to be well researched but I felt writing was too choppy making each chapter feel incomplete when moving on to quickly to the next generation. I also read many books that I didn't like during the summer. When the power switch on my Kindle broke I finally read The Shack. Did not like! I am a Christian but this strange story/presentation really did not really fit with my beliefs. When I finished book I understood why a friend gave me a new copy & so highly recommended and promoted book by giving(not loaning)me a new copy. There is a page in the last of the book that encourages this type of promoting of book & it's religious propaganda! Sometimes it's just best not to "discuss" religion or politics even with friends.I plan to read Before We Were Yours sometime soon or a short but very entertaining escape of a fictional quilting mystery. Hope you enjoy a good read this week end!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

I recently read number 3, 4, and 5 on your list. Before We Were Yours is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Love your book reviews.

Anne Simonot

The Dry was excellent! I too have read a lot of "meh" books this year. I personally love post-apocalyptic fiction & I must recommend Joe Hill's The Fireman. Five stars, one of very few to merit that rating lately! I've also recently enjoyed Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard, The Birdwatcher by William Shaw, and Final Girls by Riley Sager.

Anne Simonot

Oh, just thought of one more... The Wind is Not a River, by Brian Payton. A great WW II novel about survival, love, and with a really unique setting -- the Aleutian Islands. I recommend it!


I read the dry, I enjoyed it. I looked at before we were yours, I'm going to put it on my list. I just read the girl with no name and the women in the castle, both good books. Thank you for sharing your reading list.

Penny Holliday

I also read The Violet Girls & The Letter. I highly recommend both books! Thank you Nicole for sharing your book list and reviews of those you have read.


I always enjoy your book reviews and save them to my Pinterest account for the times I need something new to read. I also share your reviews with my sisters as we are all readers.

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