Review: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien

"I am a patriot," she went on. "But my country is an invisible one, populated by poets and painters, novelists and thinkers who are interested, above all, in truth." I am a huge fan of stretching outside of your reading comfort zone, which is why I love being part of my local Well Read Mom … Continue reading Review: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien

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Review: Dead Sleep by Greg Iles

Dead Sleep by Greg Iles was our latest selection for book club. I finished the book last week, but had held off on writing the review in the hopes of doing another book club review. However, since only three people read the book at the meeting (including me), we did not end up discussing the … Continue reading Review: Dead Sleep by Greg Iles

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: A Book Club’s Review

This past week my book club got together to discuss Ruth Ware's thriller The Lying Game. Although we all come from a similar background (the vast majority of women at the meeting are elementary teachers at the same school), the takeaways from the book were broad. Overwhelmingly, about half of the women for various reasons … Continue reading The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: A Book Club’s Review

Bout of Books: Wednesday Progress Report

Yesterday I managed to finish Ruth Ware's The Lying Game. It was the story our book club decided on and I was cutting it close since we were meeting that night to discuss it. I managed to wrap up the book but just barely, I read the last thirty pages two hours before we were … Continue reading Bout of Books: Wednesday Progress Report

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

For my first book club meeting, one of the women in the group recommended The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. It would not have been my first choice to read, but then that is the beauty of book clubs: they force you to get outside your literary comfort zone. A well … Continue reading The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen