Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing  by Jennifer Weiner
essays / memoir / nonfiction

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing by Jennifer Weiner

I’ve always sort of liked Jennifer Weiner’s books. They are fluffy but generally well-written, normally set in the Mid-Atlantic, frequently feature dogs, characters are normal people and they are not too romance novel-y. I had read her blog back in 2002 (when even her publisher had to ask her what a blog was) and follow … Continue reading

Cruel Beautiful World  by Caroline Leavitt
fiction / historical fiction / literary fiction

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

I’ve been reading Caroline Leavitt’s books a long time and always enjoy them even if they are occasionally a tad dramatic. Cruel Beautiful World takes place in 1969 when a 16-year-old girl runs off with her charismatic, idealistic, liberal 30-year-old teacher. Not only does running away with a man twice your age and dropping out of … Continue reading