• What to read in April 2024

    What to read in April 2024

    I’m sad to report another DNF (did not finish) this month. On the plus side: I know why I didn’t connect with the book. More on that in a moment. For anyone just joining us, I’m following two book clubs this year. One is hosted by my local library and the other, a neighborhood group.…

  • What to read in March 2024

    What to read in March 2024

    As you know, I’m following two book clubs. One is hosted by my local library and the other, a neighborhood group. The library picked The Life and Crimes of Hoodi Rosen by Isaac Blum. The neighborhood group took a break for March since most everyone was traveling, so I used the 2024 Reading Challenge hosted…

  • What to read in February 2024

    What to read in February 2024

    This month’s book selection had me wondering: would I have two DNFs in February? As you know, I’m following two book clubs. One is hosted by my local library and the other, a neighborhood group. The library picked Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, and the neighborhood group selected It Ends with Us by Colleen…

  • What to read in January 2024

    What to read in January 2024

    I’m calling this month a draw. The goal was to read two books: True Biz by Sara Nović and Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. Technically, I finished True Biz but I can’t say the same for Demon Copperhead. True Biz by Sara Nović I read this book in April 2022 when it was on Reese’s…

  • What to read in December 2023

    What to read in December 2023

    The holidays are keeping me busy so my reading has been minimal. I managed to get the first two books in Nora Roberts four book Bride Quartet series read. And Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art is sitting on my desk. I’ve been taking some time to do other things, like make Christmas cookies. I…

  • What to read in November 2023

    What to read in November 2023

    This month, I have something a little different to share: an interview! Atmosphere Press included me in its Interview with an Author feature. The interview is posted on its website now. It’s always fun to answer questions about my process. Plus it helps me slow down and remember where I started and what I’ve accomplished.…

  • What to read in October 2023

    What to read in October 2023

    October is the spooky month of the year so I checked out Coraline by Neil Gaiman. As I mentioned last month, it is more of a horror story than Women’s Fiction, but it was a good read. (Related thought: if you haven’t watched Good Omens on Amazon Prime, you are missing out! The two-season series…

  • What to read in September 2023

    What to read in September 2023

    September accomplishments included finding out I won the Bronze Medal in the 2023 Reader’s Favorite Fiction – Chick Lit category (sorry, I can’t get used to that), enjoying the coolish weather (it’s bad when I think mid-80s is cool) and doing a good amount of reading.  If you recall from last month, I planned to…

  • What to comfort read in August 2023

    What to comfort read in August 2023

    August accomplishments included getting the boys settled in their apartments and watching my daughter begin her senior year of high school. It is wonderful that the kids are starting new seasons of their lives, but it left me feeling nostalgic and a bit sad. My solution to this feeling was to read! The right book…

  • What to read in July 2023

    What to read in July 2023

    It’s a good thing I did lots of reading in June because July has been slow for me. Maybe it is the heat of Texas. Today will be the fifth day in a row of record heat and the 11th day in a row where temperatures are 105 degrees or higher. It could be I’m…