{book report} – at home in the world & it ends with us

We had a great summer filled with adventures and travel…we took a Caribbean cruise in June and spent a week in Hawaii in September. I find it hard to find time to write on the blog during the summer season but I’m back now that Fall season is here. I’ll dive right in and start […]

book report / present over perfect & the language of flowers

  Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist This book talks about our longing for connection, meaning, depth, but yet….we settle on being BUSY. I am a fan of Shauna Niequist, I own several of her books. Her words speaks to my soul. She invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what […]

book report / the opposite of everyone & all the ugly and wonderful things

    The Opposite of Everyone by Joshlyn Jackson This is a story about a tough divorce lawyer with a troubled past is forced to revisit her childhood when she discovers her estranged mother is probably dead and may have left another child behind. I like books who have strong heroines that don’t take any […]

book report / maybe in another life & station eleven

    Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid I really enjoyed this story. It had a very “Sliding Doors” feel to it. This is my second book by Taylor Jenkins Reid and I really like her writing style. I know I will eventually read all her books. The book  has two different timelines […]

book report / we were liars

  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (4/5 stars) This story was beautiful, haunting and suspenseful. It was a quick read, perfect for a day at the beach. I had goosebumps when the twist was revealed and also felt sadness. Maybe I will go back and re-read in the future….just to figure out if there […]

book report / year of yes

  Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (4/5 stars) This book is written by Shonda Rhimes, creator of hit TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. I used to watch Grey’s Anatomy religiously in the early seasons, so Shonda’s name was familiar to me. She chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life. I […]

book report / one true loves & everything everything

    One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (4/5 stars) This is like the Cast Away movie, but in this version Tom Hanks comes home just before the wedding. Emma Blair married her high school sweetheart Jesse in her twenties: they traveled the world together and were blissfully happy—until Jesse’s helicopter disappeared over the […]

book report / eligible & the one in a million boy

  Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (4/5 stars) This is a re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and has been updated for the modern times, including a reality TV show mixed in. I think I would have still enjoyed the story even if it wasn’t an adaptation. This classic gets adapted often, but this is the […]

book report / big little lies by liane moriarty

  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive” “A murder. A tragic accident…. Someone is dead. But who did what?” I wanted to read this book for awhile […]

book report / Landline by Rainbow Rowell

      Landline by Rainbow Rowell   This book follows a couple and their relationship, from the day they met in their college years to their married years. The main character Georgie, is realistically portrayed and I can relate to some of her inner dialogue (especially the subject of being a working mom). The […]