There is a bird trying to nest in the wreath on our door. It’s a sure sign of spring, but it is also problematic. If we keep the wreath, we're worried that at some point when we use the door, bird eggs will get flung all over and break. Opening and closing the door hasn’t worked, and neither has any attempt at shooing the bird away. The bird just comes back and taps at the door, taps and taps, and fixes the nest, completely ignoring our efforts. While we ponder how to handle this, I’m dreaming of a bird-free wreath and outdoor reading time with some good books. Here are a few that look interesting. Enjoy and share if you like!
Peter Evanovich has stepped in to work on the latest Fox & O’Hare novel. I’m curious to find out what happens with this dynamic duo. “Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along…They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch. Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna. Kate’s been assigned to find him, but no one seems particularly keen on helping. His twenty-six-year-old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company. For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna.” (Amazon)
I look forward to reading this one. “True belonging doesn’t require us to changewho we are. It requires us to bewho we are. Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.” (Amazon)
“Intricately plotted, clear-eyed, and thought-provoking, The Guest Book is as emotionally satisfying as Sarah’s previous bestseller, The Postmistress. This is an epic story of family and identity that will remind some readers of the early novels of John Irving, as it cuts across decades. From New York City to Berlin and a remote island off the coast of Maine, readers follow the Milton family as they navigate uncharted — and for some of them, unexpected — territory. Readers won’t always agree with the choices these characters make, but there’s so much to discuss here that they won’t want to put this story down. Packed with unforgettable characters and all of the What ifs and Would Is readers love to discuss with other readers, this engaging story is perfect for book clubs, which is why we’ve made it our May 2019 Barnes & Noble Book Club selection.” (Barnes & Noble)