I get asked for recommendations for book club selections on a fairly regular basis. Here are 10 (plus a few extra) that I highly recommend. Hopefully some are new to you.
How I created a birdhouse webcam so that we can watch our bluebirds build their nest, lay eggs and nurture their family through a live webcam feed.
Barbara Kingsolver’s latest tome is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic David Copperfield. Told in first person, Demon Copperfield escorts readers through his life from the difficulty of getting born to an addicted mother, navigating abusive foster situations, to devising survival routes at any cost.
Towles gives readers another excellent literary read with The Lincoln Highway. Four boys head east on a journey to claim an inheritance and settle some old scores. This one begs to be discussed.
Love Marriage by Monica Ali is one of my best surprise reads of the year. I can’t remember why I picked it up – maybe […]
This is the best recipe for a roasted turkey I’ve ever had. I’ve made it for years, and it is such a favorite that I’ll volunteer to bring the turkey even when I’m not hosting.
There’s a new genre of fiction emerging – COVID Lit. Two of the last few books I’ve read have commenced with the “shelter in place” orders that came in March 2020. And this is where Elizabeth Strout places Lucy Barton from her Amgash Series in Lucy by the Sea, the fourth in the series.
Reader beware! If last year was a peak in 4-star ratings for our book club, this year may have been a valley. That said, it […]
Where the Crawdads Sing hits theaters. The review I posted about the book in 2019 has garnered 144,000 hits and 135 comments. That post alone catapulted the number of Lit&Leisure’s unique visitors to nearly 60k in 2020 and has kept the monthly average above 2k. Obviously, something I wrote resonated.
Here it is – my Book Club’s 2022-2023 Short List Book Selections! Thanks to all who contributed their thoughts on the Facebook post of my […]