The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Set in the 1930's in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, 19 year old Bluet (her skin is tinged blue) has used up her last chance for respectability through marriage. Her passion is riding horseback as part of the Pack Horse Library Project, over dangerous Appalachian...

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

This is Doyle’s third memoir; her previous ones were Carry On and Love Warrior. She also is the founder of the Momastery blog and was a well-known Christian mommy blogger. This is an honest account of how she uncaged herself from her previous beliefs about love,...

A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

This is the second book in the Atlee Pine series, which focuses on the FBI agent who has some demons in her past. When she was a child, FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s twin sister Mercy was kidnapped from their shared bedroom and has been missing ever since. In this book,...

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer, until Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, asks her to complete the remaining books in Verity’s contract. Lowen goes to the Crawford home to collect notes and finds a secret manuscript that is full...

Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut by Sara Graves

I started reading this, looking for another cozy mystery set in a small Maine town. I wasn’t expecting the pirate festival, the body in the basement with a parrot on his shoulder, or even the cannon fired off the boat Pirate Jenny. But it was a fun story, with...

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

This charming epistolary novel tells the story of Tina Hopgood, a farmer's wife in England, and Anders Larsen, a recently widowed museum curator in Denmark. Tina writes to his museum of her curiosity about and desire to see the Tollund Man, a naturally mummified body...

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Togarczuk

This is a difficult book to describe. Literary murder mystery doesn't quite do it. Janina lives in a remote Polish village, taking care of summer people's homes, casting horoscopes, and translating Blake to Polish. People are dying in mysterious ways, and Janina puts...

Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman

Looking for something not too heavy, but well written, entertaining, and provocative? Elinor Lipman always delivers. In this romantic comedy, Daphne Maritch, a recently divorced New Yorker, throws out the heavily annotated yearbook her mother left her explicitly in...

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Emira is the African-American babysitter for Alix Chamberlain's two year old daughter Briar. One late night, in response to an emergency situation at the Chamberlains', Emira is asked to take care of Briar. While shopping in the nearby all-night grocery store, Emira...
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