Well, I read a ton of fiction this month, so that’s what I’ll be sharing.  A couple of REALLY good ones, so check them out:

I really loved this book.  It was quirky, funny and emotional.  Leia has a chance encounter with a masked Batman at a comics convention with interesting consequences.  As she is coming to terms with that, she discovers her Grandmother is quite ill, so she heads down to her home to figure out what comes next.  Finally, her step-sister has a situation of her own that Leia gets involved with.   Throughout it all, the bonds of family are what keeps everything together.  My rating 5 out of 5.

Another great and very entertaining book.  Eleanor Oliphant is quite the unusual heroine.  Eleanor has no social skills, she likes things a certain way and doesn’t deviate from her routine at all.  She’s created a very small and safe life for herself.  When she and her co-worker happen to help out a older gentleman who collapses, her life starts changing.  The question is, can Eleanor keep up, and does she want to?  My rating 5 out of 5.

Yet another unique main character (I’m starting to see a theme with my favorite books this month!), Ginny Moon is an autistic teenager who is living in her “forever home” with her “forever parents.”  However, Ginny’s “forever mom” is expecting a baby.  And Ginny’s birth mother has found her and wants her back.  Ginny doesn’t want to go back to her birth mother, but needs to in order to get back something she left behind when she was taken.  The story is told from Ginny’s perspective – so although you understand why she is doing some of the things she is doing,  it’s frustrating that she can’t quite get things right.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

This book was created based upon the life of Christina Olson who was the muse for the famous Andrew Wyeth painting “Christina’s World.”  Although fiction, the basic storyline is similar to Christina’s life and quite fascinating.   Christina had a childhood illness or disease (the exact diagnosis wasn’t recorded) that kept her mostly tied to the farm she grew up on.  The author makes the family dynamics and possibilities of what her life may have been like into a haunting and fascinating story.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

The other books I read this month include My Not So Perfect Life: A NovelSee What I Have Done  and the one non-fiction book It’s Not Yet Dark: A Memoir.

Don’t forget to join me Thursday at 2:30 on Facebook live where I’ll share my final tips for staying healthy this month along with a delicious drink I make using Thieves essential oil.  If I feel a cold coming on, it’s typically the first thing I reach for!  

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