Category Archives: Awesome Authors

Book Review: The Reversal

Author: Michael Connelly Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, 2010 Genre: Legal/Crime Ficfion My Rating: B+ Summary: Mickey Haller (the Lincoln Lawyer) has always been a shining star for the defense. But now, the District Attorney for Los Angeles asks him … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tuesday Morning Memories: An Anthology

For most of my reading life I’ve enjoyed reading the memoirs of famous people. But now I’ve turned inward. I’ve become interested in writing my own memoirs. My husband and I joined the Healdsburg Senior Writing Project at a nearby … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gods In Alabama

Author: Joshilyn Jackson Publisher: Warner Books, 2005 Genre: Southern Fiction Format: Audiobook narrated by Catherine Taber My Rating: A So many of my fellow book bloggers have extoled the virtues of Joshilyn Jackson‘s novels. I’ve had her name on my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Olive Kitteridge

. It took me a while, but I finally finished reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. I’m so glad I stuck with this Pulitzer Prize winner. It’s truly a book worthy of thoughtful reading. The main character, Olive Kitteridge, is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let the Great World Spin

It took me a couple of months, but I finally finished this multi-award winning novel. It is so rich and deep that I found myself needing to stop and absorb the book before I could go on. Let the Great … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Jill (Rhapsody In Books) was right. This multi-award winning novel was fantastic – real characters, important issues, references to classic literature, and beautiful language. Come see my review on the group blog, Quirky Girls Read.

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Book Review: Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

I’ve already told numerous people in person about this book, so I may as well start off by telling you that I really liked this book. I think you should read it too because if you don’t, you’ll be sorry … Continue reading

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The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work At 72

Author: Molly Peacock Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2010 Genre: Non-Fiction / Bioghraphy My Rating: A+       Summary (from the publisher): ┬áMary Delany (1700-1788) was the witty, beautiful, and talented daughter of a minor branch of a powerful family. Married off … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tinkers by Paul Harding

The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction, 2010 was Tinkers by Paul Harding. It’s hard to believe but this was Paul Harding’s debut novel. It’s a beautifully written story about a man’s long life and that of his father’s. You can see … Continue reading

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