Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

This is my second novel by this author. The first one was A Gentleman in Moscow which I highly recommend. Towles' masterful prologue still haunts me. I've never gotten so excited by a prologue. It sets the stage perfectly for a flashback of the main character's life. Set in 1930s New York City, Katherine Kontent's… Continue reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

I wasn’t going to write about this book, but then I watched the movie and for some reason it made me feel like I needed to talk about it. I thought that I didn’t have much to say, but it’s so well written and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters that I thought… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter

The author, who also happens to be an OB/GYN, is a magicial knowledge giver that we have all been missing out on for a long time. Her humor and enthusiasm for educating, for medicine and for science is undeniable, and shines through her teachings. Her writing isn’t a bunch of scientific drivel that no one… Continue reading The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter

Books I Enjoyed In 2019

I realized that at the end of 2018 I wrote a list of books that I recommended (but didn't blog about) but that I hadn't written one for 2019, so here is that list. NF stands for non-fiction. 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles- not sure why I didn't blog about this book… Continue reading Books I Enjoyed In 2019

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

This is a book about the Los Angeles Public Library, borrowed from a Miami-Dade Public Library. [a nationwide drive to gather books for army reading rooms, military hospitals, and training camps.] By March 1942, the Victory Book Campaign had amassed more than six million books and had begun distributing them to troops across the country… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean