here are a few of my favorite reads from the past six months

the hunger games trilogy is an extremely well written young adult series

in fact, if it weren’t for the protagonist being 16 years old, i would be hard pressed to classify this series in that genre

suzanne collins does an outstanding job of building a fanstasmic, yet believable world where several young teens come together once a year to fight a battle to their deaths.

the narrative is compelling, and the setting is recognizable while remaining in the realm of fantasy

john grisham is truly the master of the legal fiction world

his latest,  the confession, is again legal literature on meth

travis boyette is an evil, deathly ill parolee in kansas with a secret he has to share with someone

the serial rapist picks everyman minister keith schroeder for his out-of-the-blue confession to the murder of a high school cheerleader in texas a decade earlier


something blue is a novel about one woman’s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of

friendship, love, and happily-ever-after

it’s a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need

delightfully charming and very easy to read

this book makes me feel like i don’t have a fanciful care in the world

secret daughter chronicles the lives of two women and the child they share

kavita is a young wife in india forced to give up her baby girl

somer is a doctor in california struggling with infertility

somer and her husband adopt the baby and call her asha

as asha grows up, she wonders where she came from, and eventually spends a year in india

this book was very well written and told a beautiful story of a fascinating country and culture