Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly I am always on the lookout for a great new book – whether it’s at the bookstore, through a Goodreads email, or when friends talk about books they love. This time around for my recommendation at GreatNewBooks.org, I went back and forth...
The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird This summer, I’ve read several books and listened to a few of them on audio (which is a new experience). Reading, to me, is one of the great...
How to Find a Great Book

How to Find a Great Book

“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.” – Joseph Addison One of the...
First Book Recommendation for 2016

First Book Recommendation for 2016

This week, I wrote the first review up at GreatNewBooks.org, my favorite place to find great books to read, and also, it happens, to be a place I started up in 2012 with a bunch of dear writing-reading-blogging friends from across the U.S. If you enjoy reading, even...