May Books

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Catherine Land answers an advertisement for ‘a reliable wife’ and become the bride of lonely, rich Ralph Truitt. It was a contract of necessity and they both knew it. As they slowly reveal their past lives the question becomes --would they survive the bitter Wisconsin winter of 1908? Kinda good in a creepy sort of way.

Honolulu by Alan Brennert
Great story about Jin, a young “picture bride” who travels to Hawai'i in 1914, but instead of the dashing, affluent young man in “the picture” she is quickly married off to a poor, mean-hearted laborer. Good book! ♥♥

New York by Edward Rutherfurd
O.K. the truth is I skimmed a few parts of this book, but hey, it was like a zillion pages long and the battles were just not that interesting! The story spans several families through the founding of New York, through 9/11. Quite an impressive feat and mostly well-done. Take it on the plane as you fly to Europe.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
WOW – what a haunting book. Alice Howland is an esteemed psychology professor at Harvard, living in Cambridge with her husband, John, when the first symptoms of Alzheimer's begin to emerge. The reader follows each heartbreaking loss she suffers as the disease slowly takes away her life and mind.

The English Major by Jim Harrison
Some Harrison fans say he’ll never top Legends of the Fall – the story that made him the big guy he is. The thing is Harrison is incredibly talented and even though parts of The English Major found me ROTFL, as a whole it was just so-so.