December 2013

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
Teddi Overman actually does what I’d love to do. She owns a furniture store turning other people’s junk into beautifully restored antiques. But hellooo it’s a novel and things can’t be that perfect! Through-out the book Hoffman gives us snippets of Teddi’s childhood and the story of her brother – who disappeared. My only complaint is the book ended too abruptly. ♥♥♥

Wash by Margaret Wrinkle
In early 1800s Tennessee, slavery is everywhere. Washington, a young slave is set to work as a breeding sire. Wash, the first member of his family to be born into slavery, struggles to hold onto the memory of his African mother. This book could have easily been half the length and twice as interesting.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I couldn’t understand how Wild would be an interesting story, but I picked it up since it was getting a lot of press. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed’s mother passes away. Not knowing how to hold her life together, she destroys her marriage and slips into drugs. Four years later, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California, Oregon up to Washington State -- alone. This is a true story, and being made into a movie as we speak. Great, great book. ♥♥♥♥

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