Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden "It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for a Geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world.

A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club)

A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club) - Rohinton Mistry. You have to have to stomach for it, but this is by far one of my favorite books. absolute a must read!

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust: Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin. Read this a few years ago.

Loving Frank: A Novel

Frank Lloyd Wright was an undeniable visionary. In Loving Frank, Nancy Horan transports us to the early nineteen hundreds and chronicles his love affair with Mamah Borthwick Cheney, a significant inspiration and influence in his life.

Valley of the Dolls

valley of the dolls ~ jacqueline susann I loved this book so long ago. Really all her books

Bel Canto

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - fiction, love of opera, combines music & developing relationships / attachments


Unwind, Neal Shusterman - After the Second Civil War, a law was enforced to protect reproduction rights. Parents can choose to have their kids unwound, harvesting children’s organs and body parts for donors.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

each chapter comes from a different character at a different time, but (spoiler) the overlap is fascinating. Flawed but compelling characters. I kept thinking about this book long after reading it.