Summer Summary: March to May 2015

Wondering what this Summer Summary thing is all about? Here’s the context! In this first Summer Summary, I’ll cover what I read and listened to in March, April, and May of 2015. Rather than go in reading order, I’ll list them in order from favorite to least favorite. Title links will take you to Goodreads, if […]

Thoughts on “Desirable Daughters” by Bharati Mukherjee

Desirable Daughters was recommended to me years ago by a bookstore coworker. I finally got around to reading it. About the Book: Tara Chatterjee is happy enough in her current life. She and her teenage son, Rabi, live in San Francisco, where they moved after Tara’s divorce from the man her father choose for her. […]

Thoughts on “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer crossed my path at a library sale. I finally took it off my shelf because, after reading several books that I found merely ok, I wanted to sink myself into something bound to be good. About the Book: The setting: Zebulon County, in the mountains of Appalachia. Three characters are living out their […]

Thoughts on “Strawberry Fields” by Marina Lewycka

Long ago, when I first started blogging about books, I read A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. It was cute enough, so when I came across another of her novels, Strawberry Fields, I picked it up. About the Book: Clever, ambitious, opinionated, but slightly naive Irina is the newest recruit to the […]

Thoughts on “The World According to Garp” by John Irving (Audiobook)

I’ve been collecting John Irving’s better known novels since I read The Cider House Rules in high school. I finally got around to reading (well, listening to) one of them. About the Book: T.S. Garp’s mother wanted a child, but she did not want to give her life to a man to get one. So, she […]