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If you’re a fan of smart, witty, modern romances, this is the book for you. Chloe Brown has fibromyalgia that has kept her from living her best life but she’s done being boring. One day, she makes a list of 7 items that will help her “get a life”. The first one (move out of her family’s mansion) brings her in contact with Redford “Red” Morgan,…

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RAVEN BLACK / Ann Cleeves

First in the Shetland Mysteries series by Ann Cleeves. Wonderful British mysteries (there are 8) with a brooding detective, an evocative setting in the Shetland Islands, and human drama galore.           Connie 12/4/2019


THE POSSESSED / Elif Batuman

Batuman shares her profound knowledge and love of literature in a series of memoirs about her international travels doing research and attending seminars. The author grew up fluent in English and Turkish, studied Russian in school, and pursued Uzbek while in Samarkand. She examines her personal life, through the expressed lens of world literature which provides the deepest insights, expressed memorably by intrepid explorers of the human soul….

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Cozy Holiday Reads

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late/ Harry Kemelman… – Rabbi Small investigates a murder in which he’s the prime subject David Small is the new rabbi in the small Massachusetts town of Barnard’s Crossing. Although he’d rather spend his days engaged in Torah study and theological debate, the daily chores of synagogue life are all-consuming-that is, until the day a nanny’s body is found on the rain-soaked asphalt of the temple’s parking lot.

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Modern Day Military Accounts – written by Soldiers

American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle ; with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen – A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the U.S. military’s history, in a memorial edition filled with remembrances from family and friends….