I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty much a sucker for any book set in a small town. Really, though, it has to be more than just that. It needs to be about a community. I think we can all use a little bit of community these days, fictional or not. So, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorites.
You may or may not realize that in the last decade scores of talented writers have decided to forgo traditional publishing and chosen instead to embrace a more entrepreneurial way of getting their books into the hands of readers. For you, the reader, it shouldn’t matter how the book came to you, only that, for the 350 pages it was with you, it touched your life in some way.
If you are like me, you don’t have the time or the money to waste on books you just don’t like. And, the books your best friend loves may not be the books you love. While reviews on the internet have helped many readers understand more about a book than just the back cover reveals, sometimes those aren’t really helpful either.
It all comes down to personal taste.
Many book clubs are choosing books by black authors about the experience of being black in America (yes, even today) and about the call to eradicate racism. Today I’m going to share with you not non-fiction books about the topic, but novels. There are lots of lists out on the internet right now about Black Lives Matter non-fiction. This is a list of fiction.
In this post, I’m going to share 10 Christmas Novels Your Book Club Should Read. These novels, ranging from romance to suspense to women’s fiction, are a wonderful holiday addition for your book club. If you are looking for the Happily Ever After with a Christmas tilt, they will leave you more than satisfied.
As a native Texan, I sometimes forget there’s a sort of obsessive fantasy about the state. It’s a place where laws are meant to be broken, the people are as tough as nails, and everyone rides a horse. Those ideals are only partially true. While most of the people here are a tough breed and I have seen a horse or two ride through a fast food drive-thru (seriously), we aren’t all rebels and renegades and, like anywhere else, there is a diversity of people who call Texas home.
While you shouldn’t cut the cord to your local book club, maybe this crazy time could open your eyes to other online outlets you wouldn’t have explored if you weren’t isolated and desperate for some intellectual tete-a-tete. That said, there are plenty of opportunities for readers to share the love. Let me share some of the best online communities for book lovers and a few ways you can connect online with other readers.
Whether you’re stuck at home due to a sickness, a surgery, a new baby, or a mixed bag of reasons, you’re probably missing the interaction with people you love, including your book club. But, don’t fret, there are many ways to connect with other book lovers online, including Online Book Clubs!Book clubs are everywhere these days. It seems that almost every celebrity is creating a book club. So, good news, your passion for books is very vogue right now. And, better news, because it is, there are a plethora of virtual options to keep you connected with other readers online when you’re unable to meet in person.
In this post, I’m going to share 14 Christmas Romance Novels for Hallmark Fans. I hope you enjoy this list of delightful holiday-themed finds for the Hallmark lover and reader in your life and buy a couple for yourself while you’re at it. Some of the books have been Hallmark movies and may be familiar, but several are new, fresh, and ready to be devoured by YOU.
The air is cooler. The leaves are turning vibrant colors. You’ve been given the green light to order a variety of spiced items–pumpkin, apple, cinnamon–without being publicly shamed. You’re looking forward to the holidays that are just around the corner. The shopping, the family, the food. In truth, what you are really looking forward to are the nights spent in cozy pajamas beneath a pile of blankets watching the endless stream of Hallmark Christmas movies.