This month, as part of the 12 Months of Reading Goodness challenge, I read a Pulitzer Prize winner. The Pulitzer committee announces the annual prize winners each year in April. In fact, the 2019 winners were announced last week. I’m not familiar with the book that won this year’s Pulitzer for fiction, The Overstory by Richard Powers, and I’m not sure I’ll ever read it. But I am sure of this – I am so pleased that I read Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It is an amazing book. Continue reading
I get some fantastic recommendations from you, my blog readers, and they can be found on the Reader Rec’s tab. It’s updated once a year (thanks to my right hand gal, Alison), and with the latest additions there are about 130 books on the list. I have also added links to my blog posts if I’ve read a book on the list. And after going through that exercise it’s clear that I have a lot more reading to do!
Hope you find it to be a handy tool for picking out your next great read! You might even want to bookmark it. 😉
This Lenten season, I decided I needed to do something to enhance my faith. People often give up something for Lent – chocolate, swearing, Twitter, etc. But I’ve always liked the idea of adding something meaningful, so I chose to read From Fire, by Water, which is a conversion story. Continue reading
Faithful Place is the third installment in Tana French’s highly popular Dublin Murder Squad series. Rich atmosphere, complex characters, and great writing make this a very satisfying mystery. I read it is part of the 12 Months of Reading Goodness challenge. (March’s challenge was to read a book by an Irish author.) Continue reading
Bring Me Back is a suspense novel that just doesn’t quite work. Despite some moments of decent suspense, the ending reveals a premise that makes little sense. I just couldn’t buy what the author is selling with this one. Continue reading
The Demon Crown is the 13th book in James Rollins’ Sigma Force Series. It has all the elements I look for in a James Rollins novel – nonstop action, science-based threats, characters who are both smart and badass and who always save the world from a horrible fate, great locations, and a dash of romance and the supernatural. All of these qualities hit my sweet spot when I’m in the mood for an action thriller and make for an enjoyable read. Continue reading
This charming little book (more of a novella, really) was published in 2006 and caught my eye because the writer recently wrote a sequel. It tells the story of Eddie, an 83-year-old amusement park worker, and his experience in heaven after he is killed in a freak accident. Continue reading