2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.
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Book Review: We Spread by Iain Reid

About the Book

Penny, an artist, has lived in the same apartment for decades, surrounded by the artifacts and keepsakes of her long life. She is resigned to the mundane rituals of old age, until things start to slip. Before her longtime partner passed away years earlier, provisions were made, unbeknownst to her, for a room in a unique long-term care residence, where Penny finds herself after one too many “incidents.” Continue reading Book Review: We Spread by Iain Reid

Book Review: The Remembering Tree by H.R. Mason

About the Book

Still trying to pick up the pieces after the sudden death of her husband, Gemma Clayborn takes her fifteen-year-old daughter, Opal, and heads for Beacon Shores, a tiny coastal town in the state of Washington. Her daughter is angry at the world, and Gemma is simply trying to survive. She plans to restore Moonstone House, the ancestral estate left to her by her grandmother. Continue reading Book Review: The Remembering Tree by H.R. Mason

Book Review: It Starts with a Fish by Emily Kemme

About the Book

After ten years of blogging, Emily Kemme began to notice a change in her posts. Voicing her individuality had evolved from what some people labeled a troublesome personality trait into self-assurance, which she now applies daily to a variety of situations. Whether it’s managing wayward collies, home remodeling, cooking dinner, or raising young adults with a strong sense of who they are and where their life path could take them, this book offers humor, solace, and solid advice. Continue reading Book Review: It Starts with a Fish by Emily Kemme

Book Review: How to Kill Men and Get Away with It by Katy Brent

About the Book

Meet Kitty Collins. FRIEND. LOVER. KILLER.

Have you ever walked home at night, keys in hand, ready to throw a punch in self-defence? That’s how it all started. The killing spree, I mean. Continue reading Book Review: How to Kill Men and Get Away with It by Katy Brent

Excerpt: Summer Lightning by Roberta Silman

About the Book

In this sweeping, multi-generational novel Roberta Silman explores the meaning of Alexander Herzen’s observation: Art, and the summer lightning of individual happiness: these are the only real goods we have.  After a casual encounter at Lindbergh’s flight from Roosevelt Field in 1927, Belle and Isaac find each other again, and thus begins the story of this engaging family as it tries to try to find its place in tumultuous mid-Twentieth century America. Continue reading Excerpt: Summer Lightning by Roberta Silman