The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley - I read this for book club and it was a lovely breath of fresh air, especially after the more heavy books we've had this year. It's multiple POV and some characters are certainly more likable than others, and there are a couple surprises. 4 stars
The Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz - This is Connie Schultz's first novel, though she has written a couple memoirs. I follow her on social media (her husband is Sherrod Brown, a US Senator from Ohio) and I pre-ordered this book and got it in hardback even (from my local, independently-owned bookstore). I loved this book. It's not quite perfection, but I found myself thinking about the characters after I finished, and to me, that's a good reason to give a book 5 stars.
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson - I don't read a lot of fantasy, and I'm not sure this qualifies as fantasy, but it does have some magical realism which was just enough for me. It's a quirky, fun book that also has some serious sections. Read for Erin's book challenge - Read a book with one of these words in the title: thing/things, everything, something, nothing or anything. 4 stars
Writers & Lovers by Lily King - This is one of those books that doesn't have a lot going on, and sometimes I'm not a fan of that, but this book spoke to me somehow. I might not have read it if not for book club. I made notes of many lines, like this one which I could have used to describe Writers & Lovers:
"I don't know why it's so moving to me and I could never explain.
There's a madness to beauty when you stumble on it like that."
That's all for now. Happy reading!
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