A few good books….

I’ve recently have finished several books that I enjoyed so much I must recommend them (as I’ve done in past posts). Some you may be aware of and others perhaps not.  If you love a novel that touches your heart, makes you feel transported to another place and leaves you wishing it wouldn’t end, these books should be on your reading list.


Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf – a tender, simple story of love later in life (a Netflix original movie is in the works). I read this in less than 24 hours. The last book written by this author, I plan to read his earlier works. A very special book.


Me Before You – Jojo Moyes – this book charmed me, made me laugh and cry. Very poignant and the two main characters were well defined and written with love.  Read the book, then see the movie which followed the storyline to perfection – the acting was brilliant.


A Thousand Days in Venice – Marlena de Blasi – another mature love story – the author’s own, which weaves a tale of love at first sight and marries it with the magic of Venice and Italian cuisine.  It is a treat for all the senses.


A Thousand Days in Tuscany – Marlena de Blasi   this is the continuation of the author’s true story as she and her husband start the next chapter of their adventure relocating to Tuscany.  Her storytelling is captivating – the food, people she meets and the home that they settle in are interwoven along with romance.  Her writing is stunning and with both of her books, I slowed my reading to savor the passages. I plan to read more by this talented writer.

I’d love to hear what you’re reading or books you’d recommend…..