This is where I review books that are meant for adults - that means anyone over the age of 18. Of course, there are those under 18 years old who may find many of these books to their liking, particularly the classics which include most of my favorites. I've been on a mission to read the Pulitzer fiction winners and I think anyone who can understand these books, and many are also required reading in high school, should enjoy these classics. If you have a suggestion for a book you would like to read that you want my review of, I would be happy to assist you.

To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I can’t think of higher praise than to say that Ms. Long gave us a book long overdue. Since I am in the category that she refers to in the book, “Dancing with the Muse in Old Age”, I could relate to so many of the stories she shared.

My first exposure to Lilian Jackson Braun, "The Cat Who Had 14 Tales" is a collection of short stories where a cat, or two, plays the main role.

What can I say about Eleanor Oliphant – what can’t I say! I found myself picking up my Kindle to read when I couldn’t sleep at 3 in the morning. Or an almost 2 hour drive with my husband, although I brought magazines where I could read a short article or two, I chose, instead, to get back to Eleanor. It covered all the bases; a novel about love, hate, living with sadness and loneliness, growing up and discovering your past, abuses of so many kinds, and opening up to possibilities when there has never been anything even remotely close to living a normal life. Eleanor. I loved her and wished only the best for her. But that was a long time to come, slowly at first, then accelerated. She made me cry, she made me laugh. I shared much of her humor with my husband until he said, ok, I have to read it myself now.

I’m really beginning to like Barbara Kingsolver. After reading ‘The Bean Trees’, I needed something else of a similar quality and knew I would get it from another Kingsolver novel. This collection of stories, individual in their telling but with a similar slant, the underserved, the downtrodden, the poor and misunderstood, was right up my alley. These are also the characters I want to shine a light on in my story-telling.

This was my first David Baldacci read and it was a perfect summer book. Murder, kidnapping, revenge, and FBI agents, the book was full of action-packed excitement from beginning to end. Each chapter left you wanting to know what happened next.