The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

I love being part of the book recommendation team at greatnewbooks.org. We are a group of ten strong readers with strong opinions, and we don’t always feel the same way about the same books. That is why we take turns recommending a book week by week. If...
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

At Great New Books we take turns as a team recommending books week by week. I’ve been part of the site since the first post with my first recommendation appearing in January 2013. (It was for Gone Girl.) That’s four years of book recommendations with the...
First Book Picks of 2017

First Book Picks of 2017

It’s funny– I don’t call myself a book blogger. (And I rarely accept books for review. I’m serious–rarely. Definitely don’t ask me if we’ve never interacted before in person or on social media. Really, please...
Top 5 Books of 2016

Top 5 Books of 2016

I loved many of the 50 books I read in 2016 and liked even more. But I forced myself to pick my top five. Here they are in no particular order! (There are Amazon affiliate links in this post.) WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by PAUL KALANITHI When Breath Becomes Air is a...