Something to Ponder

I don't have anything profound to share; but maybe you will find it interesting.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment - Eckhart Tolle I learned so much about living in the Now through this book. It is a book that I will need to revisit yearly to ensure that I have learned, and applied all if it's insights and teachings.

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story - Jewel The book was full of Jewels own poems, which were nice, but her story was poorly written. Her life is interesting, but told in this book was boring. You can skip this book and wait for the Lifetime movie.

Me Before You

Me Before You - Jojo Moyes LOVE this book! Louisa was a loving, odd character that made me want to keep listening to see what she would say next. I enjoyed the plot and was not sure of the outcome even right till the end.


Reached - Ally Condie I loved this book just as much as the previous two. The reflection. and value it places on poetry and relationships makes the book feel like you are reliving a fond memory.

The authors,writing style brings out the beauty beneath the ordinary.


Crossed  - Ally Condie Loved it. Just like the first book, this one kept me engaged and looking for what was next. Cassia and Ky's journey both together and apart we're described in ways that made me feel like Iike I was experiencing it.


Matched - Ally Condie This book reminded me of The Giver and The Hunger Games. I like the future "perfect" world it describes and the holes that are in that perfect world for those who look to see them. It was interesting and kept me wanting to read on. I can't wait to read the next book, in the series.

Rogue Lawyer

Rogue Lawyer - John Grisham If you really like Grisham's books, skip this one. I found my mind wandering as the storyline was weak. There were too many small stories within the book.

Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses

Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses - John C. Maxwell I am a true fan of his books. This book contains many reminders of good practices from his other books, but blends in new learnings about failure. learning from our failures is key to our next success. This nook was very timely for me as I am looking for lessons from every failure and success.

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr The book was well written from the storyline to the detailed description of every situation. It kept me wanting to read further at each setting. The last chapters bought about closure without rushing the ending or giving away details before the final words of the book. I recommend it for anyone who loves a good story with strong characters.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini The book was slow. The last few chapters were good, but the beginning and middle could have been.cut back to keep my interest. The morals and the history were the best o arts of the book.

Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult I LOVED this book!!! It had a strong storyline, the characters were interesting, and the small twists and turns of the story made it a great read. I didn't want to put it down.

X (Kinsey Millhone Mystery)

X (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) - Sue Grafton I enjoy all of Sue Grafton's books. They are predictable and it's nice to read about a familiar character.

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

The Girl on the Train: A Novel - Paula Hawkins Not the typical book that I would have read; but I enjoyed the suspense. There was something new and interesting in every chapter. The author keeps you engaged and wondering what is next.

Ordering Your Private World

Ordering Your Private World - Gordon MacDonald It was not what I expected. The book was filled with nuggets of wisdom and reminders for a balanced life. It's one of those books that I will read once a year to remind me of the things I want and need to do to keep a balanced life.

A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin It was not as good as the other books, in the series.. I enjoyed it, but ready to move on to another series.

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life - Steve Martin I love Steve Martin and enjoyed learning about his life. It lived up to my expectations and was an easy read.

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