I just finished The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. (A Pickleball friend loaned it to me.)

I’ll be returning it tomorrow so thought I’d list it for you first. Here’s a small summary: “Imagine your husband wrote you a letter containing his darkest secret to

be opened after his death.

However, you discovered it […]


I’m reading Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy, A Story of Justice and Redemp-tion. This true story is about a falsely accused capital murder case and an African American man Stevenson defended as an attorney.

Traveling, observing and reading about different cultures and people is a gift. I think it has improved my life and […]


I’m plodding through a book called Why Sleep Matters by Matthew Walker. (I’m plodding because there is an abundance of detailed science in the book that I find tedious. I’m skim-ming through some of that.)

The book is of interest to me because I have read books about how to sleep but never successfully […]


I’ve been reading about four books a week for at least twelve weeks! (That’s a lot of books!) Here are several I enjoyed:

1.Gone, A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung by Min Kym

2.Sunset Express by Robert Crais

3.Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott

4.Bobby Gold by Anthony Bourdain (Ya. The late food network […]


I read two books about Civil War battles this summer.I visited Gettysburg back in the early Seventies with my young children. My thought at the time was, “What was General Lee thinking?”This summer I read two books about the Battle of Gettysburg. As a non-military person, the battle ground looked to me as an […]


Last month I finished reading Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen. It is a surprising portrayal of life in a traveling circus in the Thirties. The emotional tale involves love, murder and a mute heroine, Rosie the Elephant. Love the book! Hard to put the book down. Well written and exciting all the way […]


Not long ago, I read a book my daughter mailed me for Mother’s Day. It’s by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donohoe. To celebrate their fortieth anniversary, the couple wrote, What Makes a Marriage Last. In the book they interview forty lasting celebrity couples. Traveling from New York City to L.A., Phil and Marlo asked […]


Recently, I purchased a wonderful little book called Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal by Lori Deschene.  It has helped me put the days into perspective and live gratitude.  I don’t know if you have seen the book or not, but she uses the same technique that you do in your books and on the Ninepatch […]


Written by Sarah Miller, the expanded title of this book is, Caroline, Little House, Revisited.

In 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave Wisconsin for a new life in Kansas’s Indian Territory. Caroline, her husband Charles and their daughters, Mary and Laura, head west. In adapting to this strange new place, Caroline must draw […]


My sister gave me the book: Committed. I love it! It’s by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book delves into relationships: why we marry, why we don’t and differences in various cultures.

Dottie (July ‘20) adds, “I also read one of Gilbert’s other books, Eat, Pray, Love. I like Committed more.”