On a cold winter day, there is nothing cozier than sitting in a comfy armchair reading a good book with a hot cup of tea by my side. However, last month, most of my pleasure reading took place during downtime in my booth at the SoNo Market Place. Here's what I enjoyed reading there in December . . .
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry is a henpecked, 65-year-old, recently retired man living in a small town in Devon, England. When a letter arrives from a former colleague who is dying, he responds with a leap of faith, which surprises even him. Without premeditation, wearing a flimsy pair of boat shoes and a light jacket, he sets off to walk the length of England, believing his friend won’t die while he walks.
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
A powerful saga of three generations of women who are plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb — spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood — is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard. She is determined to figure out why it's there.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
This novel is a singular portrait of the late-‘80s AIDS epidemic’s transformation of a girl and her family. But beyond that, it tells a universal story of how love chooses us, and how flashes of our beloved live through us even after they’re gone.
I hope you'll give these books a try. Having finished all three, I'm now in need of something new to read. Have you read any good books lately?