Currently Reading

Books I’m currently reading or recently completed.

Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel-Goodreads Review

Lisa Cron’s advice resonated with me. As I read this book, I highlighted sections, took written notes, and compiled the steps into a personalized worksheet. I began to understand why previous methods hadn’t worked for me. I’m excited to try her suggestions. She breaks down how to develop ideas, flesh out interesting characters, and build a novel layer by layer.


What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s “What-ifs”-Goodreads Review

Chanel Reynolds’ story might be both the most difficult and the most important book you ever read. With unflinching honesty and raw emotion, she details what happens after her husband is fatally injured in a bicycle accident. She finds they hadn’t adequately planned for a worst case scenario and that made the aftermath so much more difficult.


Atomic Habits-Goodreads Review

This book came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint. James Clear explains not only how habits form, but why we should pay attention. His advice is practical, positive, encouraging, and approachable.


I’m Fine and Neither are You-Goodreads Review

Penny-a stressed out wife, mother, and employee thinks her stay-at-home husband is lazy, and she resents that her job has derailed her dreams. She longs for the picture perfect home of her best friend and successful lifestyle blogger, Jenny. However when Jenny unexpectedly dies, Penny must face the truth. She didn’t know Jenny as well as she thought.


Thin Air (Jessica Shaw #1)-Goodreads Review

This story delivers everything you’d expect from a classic black and white crime noir movie-a gruesome murder, a murky unsolved cold case, and loads of nefarious suspects. However, Lisa Gray’s modern twist is to make her hard-nosed detective a female who suspects she’s been lied to by her late father.


The Overdue Life of Amy Byler-Goodreads Review

After Amy Byler’s husband deserted her and their two kids, she soldiered on as single parent and provider. But when he suddenly returns for the summer, she faces unexpected freedom to explore her own neglected desires and dreams. Through her former college roommate, she takes the opportunity to spend her summer as single woman in New York City.