Top Five

Some of My Favorite Books

Why We Lie by Amy Impellizzeri

With a world staggering under the weight of lies and the #MeToo movement knocking flat those who previously thought themselves invincible, Ms. Impellizzeri is spot on with characters that embrace the lying game so that you end up wondering if anyone speaks the truth. 

The Washington D.C. backdrop only intensifies the interest, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to learn the truth.

 We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels

This is one of the most ambitious projects from a debut author I've ever read.

Bartels writing flows from the Civil War to the Detroit race riots to the present day as if she's pouring water from a pitcher into a glass. And she doesn't spill a drop. Her story is seamless, timely and when you reach the last page you too will hope for better things.

The Grace That Keeps This World by Tom Bailey

This story is one of those wonderful experiences where I might not have ever read the book, if not for my book club.

Not an easy read, but then, books that are blatantly honest are often brutal. And this book is blatantly honest. I urge you to read it to the end to discover how difficult it is to accept your own humanity.

Designer You by Sarahlyn Bruck

This is an exquisitely written story filled with tragedy, grief, love,  and forgiveness. The depth of emotion portrayed by Ms. Bruck is both ugly and real, with characters so relatable it was easy to both love and not love them, almost simultaneously.

I look forward to her next endeavor!

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