Some of the books I've read lately and links on how you can find out more about them.
Angry HousewivesEating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik-I loved this book because it’s about a book club that stays together for decades. Each of the wonderful characters have their own dramas intertwining with the books they’re reviewing. Wonderful book but not as funny as the title implies.
Splitsville by Sylvia Stern-This is hilarious. I can’t go on because I might burst into laughter. In fact, I’m still mopping up my tears from reading the first story in this humorous collection. The rest of this is a riot too. If you want funny then you have to read this book.
Lethal Injection, The Seed--D.S. Carlisle chose a dark subject and wrote a poignant short piece that took me for a gloomy, somewhat horrific ride. Great writing and I look forward to reading more by this writer. Maybe something happier.
Why I Hate Straws by Barry Parham-Oh dear, I wanted some laughs and here they were all wrapped up in little vignettes by a columnist who knows how to turn on every subject or at least make Richard Pryor turn over in his grave. No one is safe around Barry. I should say nothing is safe. His television dresses for dates, straws (don’t even ask), Barbie dolls—like I said—nothing is safe. He’s like a mix of Don Rickles and Dennis Miller except wilder.
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman-My eclectic taste in books led me to this book about a Los Angeles cloister because I wanted to learn more about the Carmelite order. I didn't expect too much excitement from this book but the writer delivered a beautiful and tender story centered around a poet's personal reflections on God.
Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland-Enjoyable writing filled with promise, but by the time I became fully and comfortably entrenched in the story and mesmerized by a locket it was over. Way too soon. Great book but short. In other words, I loved it and wanted it to go on and on.