Each season we will suggest a list of books. The Quarterly Book List will include several options from categories like The New, The Read-It-Before-You-Watch-It, The Page-Turner, The Non-Fiction, The Classic, The Current Vibe, and/ or The Series.
We also have some suggestions for the kids in your life. Typically, we pick one Young Adult, one Read Aloud, and several quality picture books. Periodically, we throw in a few other fun picks.
If you just want to read then you are all good to go here!
In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes Winter reading is a mug of coffee and comfy socks. When the temps dip below 65 it is winter (hey, it’s Houston we’re a bit delicate when it comes to cold!) and we huddle in our warm homes with the heat on. That is all the excuse we need to stay in. And if you are going to stay in you might as well read. Here is what we’ll be reading this …Read More »
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan GHM Rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s Downton Abbey crossed with Meangirls swathed in couture on an exotic cerulean sea that is unzipped just enough to peak into a world we have never seen…unless maybe you are reading this from your 140 million dollar yacht. Crazy Rich Asians by Houston-transplant, Kevin Kwan, is fun and predictable in all the right ways! Rachel and Nick are professors in New York. When he invites her to travel with him on their summer break to his homeland of Singapore …Read More »
Sometimes I Lie, by Alice Feeney GHM Rating: 5 of 5 stars Overall, I really like this book and could easily recommend it. It’s a solid four stars but could be a five if you were in the right mood – and, I was! It follows Amber as she “wakes” up and realizes she’s in a coma. The narrative changes from her cognizant but fading state trying to remember what happened, to scenes from the previous month to excerpts from childhood diaries. Each point of view slowly adds more to …Read More »
The Hazel Wood: A Novel, by Melissa Albert GHM Rating: 3 of 5 stars I was going to post The Hazel Wood as my next “to read”…but I read it. #thatescalatedquickly. I mean, that cover! How could you not!? The Hazel Wood is a modern-day fairy tale following that begins when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood. Upon her death, her mother is abducted by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where …Read More »
How to Be Married, by Jo Piazza GHM Rating: 4 of 5 stars In ‘How to be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents about Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage‘ Jo Piazza looks into marriages around the world whole embarking on her own adventure – becoming a newlywed. She manages to tell her own story while gleaning information from the men and women she met. From a jungle sweat lodge to to the top of a mountain if anyone can say they’ve gone to the …Read More »