i’m a little water logged

i hope it hasn’t been raining where you are but in the event you find yourself stuck inside here are some rainy day suggestions. all are page turners so you have been forewarned that you may suffer from a lack of sleep when you pick one of these up.

before i go by colleen oakley

before i go by colleen oakley

before i go by colleen oakley

ok i admit, i have an affinity for sad books. i don’t know there is something cathartic about a good cry over a good book. but when my husband and daughter saw tears streaming down my face while sitting in a pool in mexico there was a suggestion for maybe it’s time for a comedy.

this book makes us ponder what would you do if you were only given a short time to live. would you spend it trying to find a mate for your spouse who you are convinced won’t survive without you or would you spend it just living in the moment. the answer isn’t as clear as you think.

the last time we say goodbye by cynthia hand

the last time we say goodbye

the last time we say goodbye

after this book you are going to go turn on lifetime and watch steel magnolias or beaches or better yet pick up amy pohler’s book just so the tears will stop.

i don’t want to say too much about the story because you may not pick it up but let me say this. it is a poignant story about a sister and daughter who suffers immeasurable tragedy but learns you can see the light and while things will never be the same, life came move forward and some respects a little better

dark places by gillian flynn

dark places by gillian flynn

dark places by gillian flynn

for those that read gone girl you already know this author. go back to january 3, 1985. libby’s sisters and mother have been murdered and libby testified that it was her brother ben who did it. flash forward 25 years later and libby, broke and depressed, agrees to attend a meeting of the kill club who are interested in proving ben was not the killer.

this murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page.

all the light we can’t see by anthony doerr

all the light we cannot see

all the light we cannot see

i have not read this one but one of my friends recommended it and she hasn’t steered me wrong yet. this book takes place in france and germany during world war II. marie laure, a blind 14 year old french girl, escapes to the countryside when her father disappears. later we will meet werner, a young german orphan, who is sent to hitler’s science academy because he is a science prodigy.

it has gotten great reviews and i can’t wait to break this one open.

we are hoping the sun will break out soon or we might be building an arc but at least we will have a good book

xo

martha

 

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