Robin’s November Book Reviews

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. It was only by coincidence that I was reading this book on the day we had our two hundred year old Ponderosa Pine tree removed. Our tree was sick, she had a big wound/weak area way up there and was right next to the house..where is all this leading? […]

Marlene’s October Book Reviews

  AUDIO BOOKS Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Grandfather is dying and with pain-meds he opens up to his grandson with stories upon stories of his life exploits, foibles, accomplishments and mishaps as well as love and loyalty. The grandfather thinks that he didn’t do anything worthwhile with his life but through the grandson (and excellent […]

Robin’s October Book Reviews

The House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi. My book club often offers a choice of books for the month and we vote for the one we want to read. I have gotten into the habit of reading all the books recommended. This novel was one of those—not the winner for the month—but on the list. […]

Marlene’s September Book Reviews

AUDIO: Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo. I kept thinking that I needed to stop listening to this story with so many characters that were pitiful, so full of self-doubt and self-loathing.  It was not a happy book at all!  But I couldn’t give up on a Russo novel as he is one fine writer and […]

Robin’s September Book Reviews

Key for my personal rating system: (I noticed Marlene and I differ on our ratings! I would recommend a 3.0 and she has cautioned…just be aware we are not on the same page with our star systems and yes, that was supposed to be funny) 5.0 – A book I will never forget, will quote, […]

Marlene’s August Book Reviews

Ratings: 1-5, 5 = must read 4= good read worth your time,  but not a blockbuster 3=it’s not great, but it’s not bad, cautious recommend 2= some merit but only if you have nothing else to read 1=don’t bother   AUDIO BOOKS: The Readers of Broken Wheel by Katarina Bivald.  Delightful light read for book […]

Robin’s August Book Reviews

Key for my personal rating system: 5.0 – A book I will never forget, will quote, will tell everyone they MUST read it. 4.0 – An excellent book, and you really should read it. 3.0 – A recommendation, good read, decently written 2.0 – Some redeeming qualities, I finished it, but I’m not likely to […]

Marlene’s July Book Reviews

Ratings: 1-5, 5 = must read, 4= good read and worth your time, but not a blockbuster, 3=it’s not great, but it’s not bad, cautious recommend, 2= some merit but only if you have nothing else to read, 1=don’t bother, 0=don’t even think about it Ah, great minds think alike!  I started this email at the beginning of the month […]

Robin’s July Book Reviews

The Stuff That Never Happened by Maddie Dawson. This is the story of a woman questioning her life once her kids have left the nest. We get flashbacks to how the relationship between her and her husband formed and changed and how it impacted them. Dawson has a fluid writing style, as if the character […]

Robin’s June Book Reviews

Key for my personal rating system: 5.0 – A book I will never forget, will quote, will tell everyone I know they MUST read it. 4.0 – An excellent book, but doesn’t quite make the best books of all time list. 3.0 – A recommendation, good read, decently written. 2.0 – Some redeeming qualities, I […]