Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time for the May reading recap already? Yikes. Someone please slow down those flipping calendar pages!
MOURNING GLORIA by Susan Albert Wittig (3.5/5 Mystery Scale)
Solid installment in the China Bayles series.
THE OLIVE FARM by Carol Drinkwater (4/5 Non-fiction Scale)
Drinkwater does a wondeful job of taking us to Appassionata and showing us all the beauty--some a bit hard to uncover--and the dedication it took to own this unique property. I don't like olives, but I sure did like this book!
HARVEST MOON by Robyn Carr (3.5/5 Romance Scale)
Interesting set up in that the H/H hit it off right away--no annoying will they/won't they--and the conflict comes from other influences in their lives. Enjoyable entry in the Virgin River series.
STAY by Allie Larkin (4/5 Fiction Scale)
Perfect escapist fiction about family and friendship with a romance tossed in for good measure. And, Joe the German Shepherd--he's everything you love about dogs.
IF YOU ASK ME by Betty White (4/5 Non-fiction Scale)
Charming. You hear Betty White on every page. Photographs are wonderful.
THE ARRIVALS by Meg Mitchell Moore (4.5/5 Fiction Scale)
The story of what happens when the (adult) children come home. Some scenes in this book tore at my heart; others made my heart sing. I've always said that you never know when the phone rings or the back door opens what your children will bring home to you. Ginny and William get the phone calls and open the back door, and how the Owen family deals with the summer of their discontent made for an excellent reading experience.
So, a little bit of everything in May. Favorite had to be The Arrivals. I totally identified with Ginny Owen probably because while they haven't come home, the phone never stops ringing.