Reading Lately – Spring 2023

What I'm reading lately...the 3 books to order right now!

3 Books I've read lately and loved, including Kate Schelter's Classic Style.

Curl up with a cozy throw, brew up a cup of tea, and while the spring rains of April shower down dive into a delicious read!

Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out by Kate Schelter

"A classic is timeless and it resonates emotionally."

Fashion expert and illustrator Kate Schelter shares her approach to creating and celebrating a personal style that embraces the classics. But the classics according to Schelter are those tried and true staples that feel natural to you. They are authentic. They are comfortable. And they are lasting.

I really appreciated Schelter's approach to the classics, and the way she pushes you to think about everything in your life from your soap to your handbag as part of your personal style. Her illustrations are so simple yet powerful.

If you need some motivation to clean up your closet and embrace your personal style, this book is it!

Book cover Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Neanderthal Seeks Human - Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid

"I decided, as I succumbed to sleep, that men should come with manuals, subtitles, and reset buttons."

What's Janie Morris to do after loosing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day? Can Quinn Sullivan—aka Sir McHotpants- help her? Find out in this sassy rom com that's smart at the same time!

Neanderthal Seeks Human is the first book in Reid's Knitting in the City series, which follows 7 friends all part of a weekly knitting circle as they try to succeed in Chicago, meet Mr. Right, and complete the perfect sweater pattern.

I fell in love with Janie's neurodivergent trivia obsessed brain and big heart. Quinn is a total hottie, and you'll enjoy their romance from beginning to end.

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths book cover

The Crossing Places - Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths

"The past is dead. She, as an archaeologist, knows that better than most. But she knows too that it can be seductive."

Looking for a mystery with haunting scenery, history, and gothic vibes? This book and the whole Ruth Galloway series is for you!

From the summary:

Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach.

I love they way Griffiths sets the scenes with her descriptive language. Her character of Ruth is so believable and familiar. You can't help but like Ruth's brainy logic and self-effacing practicality. I'm not a huge fan of mysteries, but I appreciated that Griffiths had me trying to piece together who the murderer was, but kept me unsure until the very end.

Happy Reading!

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