Jessica Diehl Tag

Carrying Albert Home By: Homer Hickman A few months ago, I went on a pleasure-reading binge. I’d recently finished a course of study and was looking for books that would be relatively easy to read, and hoped they’d bring me some escape from reality and a little...

Veronika Decides to Die By: Paulo Coelho In my opinion, author Paulo Coelho is one of the most impactful, creative, and thoughtful authors currently writing today. Many people are familiar with his story The Alchemist but Coelho has a long history of writing stores that mix religion, philosophy,...

The Language of Flowers By Vanessa Diffenbaugh The foster care system has been hard on Victoria Jones, and has left her with a number of reasons to mistrust people and build up walls to keep them at bay. Victoria has cycled through the foster care systems, living...

Change of Heart By: Jodi Picoult Anyone who asks me about my favorite author will most certainly get the response – “well, have you ever read Jodi Picoult?” Those who have often nod their heads and tell me how much they enjoyed this book or that book; those...

The Circle By: Dave Eggers The Circle, a 2010 novel by Dave Eggers, follows a young graduate by the name of Mae Holland as she begins a new job at the “it” place to work. The Circle, which was started by three mastermind technological, business, and social/cultural entrepreneurs,...

Survivor Club Series By: Mary Balogh Every now and then, I find that my reading desires point towards something gentle with a touch of romance that transports me through time. When this happens, I turn to Mary Balogh, one of my favorite Regency-era authors. Balogh is known for...

First Frost By: Sarah Addison Allen Meet the clan of Waverley women – women who occupy a great deal of history in Bascom, North Carolina. Claire Waverley has inherited the cooking and candy-making skills of her grandmother and has opened a successful business, Waverley’s Candies, out of her...

Me Before You By: Jojo Moyes Louisa “Lou” Clark doesn’t have a lot of activity in her life – and she likes it that way. She lives with her slightly dysfunctional family, works at a local coffee shop, and is somewhat in love with her long-term boyfriend....

Before I Go By: Colleen Oakley As a dynamic and lively 27 year old, Daisy is living a quiet and pleasant life with her absent-minded husband Jack, puttering along in their day -to-day lives. Three years prior, she fought and beat breast cancer, and has spent the years...

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