Thursday, March 10, 2022

Good Reads


I have mentioned before that I am finding really good books few and far between lately.  I’m still reading of course, but quite underwhelmed with the choices.  All that said, to my surprise, there  have been three really good books I have read in the past month; two I stumbled across on Amazon and one was my book club’s February selection. 

First, the book club selection was one I probably would not have picked to read, but a I ended up finding the subject matter quite interesting.  It deals with race in the deep south and how different shades of skin color have a hierarchy.  Most of the story is told in flashbacks to pre Civil Rights days and is quite insightful into that era.  It is primarily the story of twins and how their lives diverge when one leaves the other behind to pass as white.

Next, is the story of a mail order bride from Ireland who travels to San Francisco to marry a wealthy widower. She takes over the care of his young daughter and grand home, but slowly comes to realize all is not as it seems.  Set during the massive San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, it is a story of survival and women helping each other in extraordinary circumstances.

Finally, the setting of this book is the star and a different type of WWII story.  Set in Casablanca both during the war and in present day, it is the kind of book you can’t put down because you know the story is leading to a dramatic ending.  And one of my favorite literary devices; the use of an unreliable narrator, leaves you shocked when all becomes clear.  

Happy Reading!


  1. I have discovered some books on audio that I've been borrowing at the local library that I've been enjoying. They are really light and entertaining "reading". The author that I've been reading, Joanne Fluke, is great. They are a series of murder mysteries. I just downloaded "The Lemon Merigue Pie Murder". As you can tell by the titles, there is lots of humor in them even though they are murder mysteries.
    This way I can "read" and knit, crochet, etc., at the same time.
    Take care.

    1. I have read and enjoyed most of those, but kind of hit a wall with the last few. They have gotten very repetitive. I do love the cookie recipes though.

  2. Thank you for the list of books. I am finally going to get that beach trip in June, gotta take some good reading:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

    1. Yay! June is a good month - no hurricanes to worry about😀


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