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: Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard

After finishing Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace last week I knew I needed to press reset and turn my attention to something lighter. Enter in Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard. Kayla Maxwell has landed a job as actress on the most popular soap opera, paired with the steamy and talented actor Sean Barrett. … Continue reading Review: Love in the Afternoon by Alison Packard

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

Review: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

George Woodbury is a beloved science teacher who once saved the local school from an armed shooter. Fast forward a decade and the same science teacher is in prison after being accused of sexual misconduct with four students. The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall is the story of the family as they await … Continue reading Review: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

Monday Milestones: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is the perfect balm for this ex-New Yorker's soul. I remember when I lived in the city the immense pressure put on you by the fitness community to be up to date: in the know of all the hottest classes and events, a visitor to all the … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

It's the 1870s and the United States Government has made an agreement with the Cheyenne: 1000 white women as brides in exchange for 300 horses. A secret program, this exchange takes place right before the end of the American Indian War... One of the biggest shames of our nation's past. The Vengeance of Mothers by … Continue reading Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

So I feel like I am one of the last people in the universe who has read The Martian by Andy Weir. And appropriately enough, it was my last read of 2017. I just had no idea how good it was going to be. Another lesson in not judging a book by its cover (I … Continue reading Review: The Martian by Andy Weir