5 Minutes for Books

desirelines

High school friendships often stay with us forever, and even if we lose touch with the individuals who saw us through the turbulent time of adolescence, their memories can remain strong with us as the […]

{ 9 comments }

dragonflies_featured

Serena, promised to a man she doesn’t love because it’s a good business decision, runs away to Borneo with another man. After bearing two daughters and relishing their life in the jungle, they are forced to […]

{ 58 comments }

the house we grew up in

I love a good family drama. I’m not sure if it’s because I do see my family in them or because in comparison, my family looks nice and normal, but that kind of fiction does […]

{ 65 comments }

mark of the midnight manzanilla

The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla sounds like a campy fiction novel. It is, however, the 12th book by Lauren Willig in the Pink Carnation series (with the next to be the last as it […]

{ 19 comments }

Queen-of-the-Tearling-cover-final

Given the chance to start over, would humanity actually change or would our societies still be plagued by the same problems we face now–corruption, exploitation, violence, poverty and disease? Author Erika Johansen imagines a world […]

{ 23 comments }

secret-diary-of-lizzie-bennet-9781442375055_lg

The story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy is timeless for a reason. Whether Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice novel or the delightful miniseries featuring Colin Firth are favorites of yours, or perhaps a more […]

{ 39 comments }

cys_hercules_featured

Were you a child of the 80s?  Did you love Choose Your Own Adventure books?  I know I sure did, and when my fifth grader mentioned he had read one at school and really liked it, […]

{ 36 comments }

mag crime

Cat Montgomery is a woman who believes you should do what you enjoy and are good at. However, her own particular set of skills are somewhat unusual. Cat is, well, a jewel thief, a cat […]

{ 45 comments }

nowiseeyou

People usually write memoirs for one of a couple of reasons — they are famous or they have a story to tell about some sort of obstacle overcome. In Now I See You Nicole Kear […]

{ 14 comments }

sp larger

On a recent weekend away with friends, I couldn’t sleep. I wasn’t comfortable getting up to read, and turning on the light would wake my husband, so I decided to check the kindle app on […]

{ 19 comments }