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2018 Review: Best Books I Read Last Year

Since it's the list-making time of year, here are my picks for my favorite books I read in 2018.

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Bring on the Drama! Book Suggestions for a Lively Book Club Discussion (and Other Book Club Goals)

The pressure is intense. There are so many options. There are so many people to please! How do you choose the perfect book for book club?

My January Reads: The Most Books I Think I’ve Read in One Month!

Books make me happy in a way that may confuse many people. It's a kind of obsessive, craving love that would be unhealthy if it were directed at a human.

Beach Blanket Book Club

Ten women. Two Books. One beach house. Three days of bookish fun! (Who says you can't have a great time at the beach in October?)

Nonfiction Recommendations to Satisfy a Fiction Reader

Some people read only fiction. Some people read only nonfiction. I read both. But if you asked me for my top 10 favorite books, there would not be a nonfiction book in the list.

Then and Now: Rewriting the Book on School Reading Lists

In high school, although I was loathe to admit it to friends, I loved English class. Outwardly I complained like everyone else about the 'boring' books the teachers put on the reading lists. Inwardly I loved them.

Beach Read Recommendations From an Art Installation

Fun and books may be around any corner, if you pay attention. Or if you just follow someone into a strange place.

Monday Blog: Women’s History Month! Let’s Talk About Women Writers Who Made History!

Women's History Month! Another reason to love March! So, let's talk about women, specifically women writers! I know I'll probably write tons of blog posts on women this month. But, let's start with the obvious, since I'm a writer (The Travelers), obviously I love women writers. Here are some pioneers that you should read, including books you probably know and have read and lesser known works you might want to check out.

Top 10 Tuesday: Enlightening Books About Immigrants

Now seems like the perfect time to remind America exactly where we'd be without immigrants (hint: we wouldn't exist) because unless you're a Native American, your ancestors were immigrants. Here are 10 books (fiction and nonfiction) about American immigration that are definitely worth the read to help become more enlightened about the plight and the contributions of immigrants. These books remind us that immigrants are people, just like everyone else, with hearts, minds, ideas and struggles.

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