what i'm reading now

I made a little promise to myself earlier this year that I would make the time to read. I love to read, to escape into someone else's world, to get caught up in their story.

Gordon and I found this oak chest, which I now use as my nightstand, one afternoon when we were doing errands. It was sitting in the parking lot of a local antiques shop and I spied it as we drove by. I mentioned it and we turned around to check it out. We even came home with a server for our living room that day, too. Oh yeah, and a vintage globe.

The G and M book ends were found at TJ Maxx while I was Christmas shopping and the myrtle wood bowl is from my Dad's family and I ended up keeping it when he passed away in December. The photo of my Sweetie and I was taken by Zach on a vacation to Destin way back in 1999 and it's still one my most favorite photos ever.

So, on to what I'm reading now:
  • The Appeal, John Grisham  |  I always enjoy a Grisham read and this one was especially compelling. Does this really happen? Also read The Summons a couple of months ago and have a few more on the shelf to read, which I know I'll enjoy.
  • Personal, Lee Child  |  Zach likes reading this author, so I thought I would finally read one, too. And I now know why he likes them so well.
  • Every 15 Minutes, Lisa Scottoline  |  This author was recommended to me by our town Librarian. I've read others by her and they've all been enjoyable. This one, though, is different. Enjoyable is not the right word, but don't get me wrong, it's a good read, just a different subject matter.
  •  Silver Girl, Elin Hildebrand  |  I happened upon this author by scoping out someone's IG feed, so I don't remember who to thank for the recommendation.  I've just begun this one but read Summer People and Barefoot while at the beach in June and wasn't disappointed.
  • Mean Streak, Sandra Brown  |  Oh wow, if you've never read Sandra Brown, read this one. Totally didn't expect that. Earlier this year I also read Play Dirty.

What I've read recently: 
  • Home Safe, Elizabeth Berg
  • A Year of Pleasures, Elizabeth Berg  |  Will definitely reread this one again soon. 
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • Ladies' Night, Mary Kay Andrews 
  • Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

I definitely read more for pleasure than as a learning tool and almost always choose Fiction over Non-Fiction. Thrillers, mysteries and suspense are probably my favorite genres, but I'm not opposed to anything...if it's a good story.

What are you reading now?


  1. I need to read more too!! Thanks for a list of books and authors that I can check for at my library😉

    1. Yay, I'm glad you found some new authors. We love going to our library, too!

  2. Silver Girl is so good! I had a hard time putting it down. I read it in May. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for dropping by Mandy! It IS good, I stayed up way too late last night reading.

  3. We are huge bookworms in our house and both DH and I are Lee Child ( Jack Reacher) fans. Im also reading a lot of Tami Hoag and Jody Picolt at the moment. I shall be keeping an eye out for your recommended reads. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I've not read Tami Hoag, but have heard her hame. I've tried Jodi's books, but have not gotten into a groove with them, though I know she is wildly popular. Thanks for dropping by, makes me smile!


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