What We’re Reading This Week

Kathleen loves The Vacationers!
Kathleen loves The Vacationers!


The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers by Emma Straub is a fantastic read. Believable characters, a quirky family on vacation in Mallorca, lots of secrets. I’m enjoying it very much.”



Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

Servants of the Storm is about a girl whose best friend died in a supernatural hurricane. The reader doesn’t know if the best friend really died because the main character is heavily medicated after watching the friend die in front of her. After she comes off the drugs, the girl starts to see things that aren’t there. Is it the medication or is it something else?”



The World of the Paranormal by Lawrence LeShan

“A serious, thought-provoking discussion of psy-phenomena by a psychologist and scientist who’s convinced that the paranormal is real. It’s a good book! Very well-written.”




Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison

“Kathryn Harrison is a fascinating writer, very scholarly, and Joan of Arc remains an utterly fascinating historical figure. How can a sixteen year old girl can rally an army and turn around a nation partially occupied by England? She turned a nation around based on visions and voices, only to be burned at the stake, and later made a saint by the Catholic church.”



I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer

“Tom Spanbauer is the godfather of Portland, Oregon’s bustling literary scene, and in reading his latest novel, I can see why he is so passionately revered. In achy prose, Spanbauer’s protagonist, Ben, a gay writer living with HIV, recounts his loving, rocky, and life-changing relationship with a man named Hank, and with Ruth, the woman Ben loves who is also in love with Hank. Not a typical love triangle, Spanbauer’s exploration of what it really means to love someone is raw, shocking, and gorgeous.”

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