So these are the books that I accumulated in the month of May.2016. Please excuse the wonky picture with my eyes closed, however, I didn’t look at the picture right after I took it and went ahead and put the books away and I couldn’t be arsed to take a new picture!
- Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro – this was a book given to me by my sister after she had read and enjoyed it. It is about a daughter of Irish immigrants who settle in Boston. She grows up in Boston and has developed a bad habit of liking the wrong men and bootleg gin. She ends up in a psychiatric hospital for a period of time and when she is released, she obtains a job in an antique store where she gets to meet Boston society members. One of the women she is reacquainted with is a woman she made friends with in the psychiatric hospital and the story goes from there …
- The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert – I absolutely loved Eat Pray Love and have read it several times. I was always hesitant to pick up this book knowing that this is fiction and not sure whether I will like it. I don’t know a lot about it other than the main character is a woman botanist and it is set in the 1800’s. I really like Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing style so thought I would give this a try.
- The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews – I have read most of Mary Kay’s books and have enjoyed them. This is set in North Carolina. the character is to meet her husband at the docks in order to take the ferry to their summer property on an island. Her husband doesn’t show, but a process server finds her and she is served with divorce papers. The book ensues with her friends rallying around her and helping her try to track down her husband who has disappeared. Sounds like a fun summer read.
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens – I am in love with these cloth-bound Penquin classics.
- The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner is a memoir of a woman who has to reside with her mother for a number of weeks while she recuperates from surgery. Her mother has belonged to a bridge club for decades and Betsy starts to play with them and starts to learn not only more about them, but also herself. I started reading this in the bookstore and can hardly wait to dive into this one.
- The Edge of the Fall by Kate Williams – this is the second book in what I believe will be a trilogy. The first book, The Storms of War was about a family in England (very Downton Abbeyish) just before World War I breaks out. This second book continues with this family after World War I has ended but prior to World War II.
- Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It – this is a collection of stories that women have wrote describing how the book Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert changed their lives. I actually read this within one day of bringing it home and rated it 4 stars.
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – this is the second book in the series with the first being A Court of Thorn and Roses which I have not yet read. This is a YA fantasy series.
- Hamilton the Revolution – is a book about the Broadway hit play Hamilton that contains pictures and information about the play, along with all the lyrics to the songs.