Welcome to Friday!  Here is what is in the book bag/on the nightstand/coffee table.


Asha is reading Heads You Lose by David Hayword and Lisa Lutz.  Asha reports, “Lutz wrote the Spellman Files which I loved so I thought I should give her new book a chance. It's going well so far.  Siblings Lacey and Paul find a headless body in their backyard, talk about awkward!”




Elizabeth read Bent Road by Lori Roy.  “This book freaked me out in a major way and I loved every minute of it.  You’ll be sleeping with the lights on but it’s worth it!”




Pat is enjoying The Paris Wife.  “This is a fictional account of Hemingway's young life, married to his first wife, living a bohemian life in Paris and struggling with his writing career.”






I am reading The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley.  This beautifully written memoir recounts a young family’s time in two very foreign countries:   China and the Land of Cancer.  Conley’s writing is stark and lean without being cold.





Barbara M. just finished The Girl in the Song: The True Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics by Michael Heatley and Frank Hopkinson.  It tells of the inspiration behind songs such as "Sweet Caroline", "Peggy Sue" and 48 others.



I just finished Bent Road and

I just finished Bent Road and feel the same way. I was nervous the entire time- there was an incredible sense of impending doom and such high tension throughout. It was at times uncomfortable to read, but that's what I enjoyed about it. The author did a fantastic job of completely capturing my attention and keeping me on the edge of my seat. Haunting, truly.