The Boys

I grabbed this audiobook as soon as I saw it on my library’s webpage. It is a fascinating look at the lives of people who grew up in front of millions of people but managed to come out of it […]

Hench

You remember in the Marvel movies when Tony Stark gets confronted about all the collateral damage that the Avengers do when they are fighting? He decides that they need to be accountable for this and Captain America has a meltdown […]

The Lost Vintage

Purchase Links HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble I’ve read Ann Mah’s nonfiction about french food while traveling through France, so I jumped at a chance to read her fiction about a vineyard in Burgundy. This book was inspired by stories of what […]

America for Beginners

I loved this book that brought together several people who are new to America.  I love reading books that give you a new perspective of America. Mrs. Sengupta is newly widowed.  She has lived a sheltered life in Kolkata, constrained […]

Resistance Women

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble This book chronicles the lives of different women living in Germany who find their lives and liberties slowly constricted as the Nazis seize control. They include an American expatriate married to a German […]

The Fox Hunt

I didn’t know much about the causes of the war in Yemen until I read this book.  It still doesn’t make much sense to me because it boils down to “Those people look different than us and think differently than […]

Hippie Food

Obviously I had to listen to this book.  They should have just titled it “A Book for Heather.” This is a history of the health food and vegetarian food movements in the U.S.  It starts with briefly talking about health […]

The Fire By Night

Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble The Fire By Night tells the story of Jo and Kay, nurses who met while in training.  Kay finished her training first and got the cushy assignment to Hawaii at the little […]

A House Without Windows

“My full height, my beloved husband never did see Because the fool dared turn his back on me.” This is a heartbreaking story about women’s lives in Afghanistan.  In this book women feel more free and open in prison than […]

The View from the Cheap Seats

Purchase Links HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble I learned two things from reading this collection of speeches and essays. Neil Gaiman knows everyone.  Seriously, if you can work him into your 6 Degrees of Separation list you can […]