Sunday, February 12, 2012

Book it 2012 - February

Check out Life as Mom to see what everyone else is reading. I did a little bit of reading this past month.  I read Elizabeth George's, "In the Presence of the Enemy."  The book is part of Whatcom Reads with is a program with the whole county reads the same book.  The author is usually someone from the Pacific Northwest.  Of all the Whatcom Reads books I found this the most enjoyable.  It was a great mystery that had me guessing to the very end.  For my more complete review see here.

I also read No One You Know by Michelle Richmond.  This was another mystery.  Here is the blurb from Amazon
All her life Ellie Enderlin had been known as Lila’s sister—until the day Lila, a top math student at Stanford, was murdered, and the shape of their family changed forever. Twenty years later, Ellie is a professional coffee buyer who has never put down roots. When, in a chance meeting, she comes into possession of the notebook that Lila carried everywhere, Ellie returns home to finally discover the truth about her sister’s death—a search that will lead her to Lila’s secret lover, to the motives and fate of a man who profited from their family’s grief, and ultimately to the deepest secrets even sisters keep from each other.
I think on the deeper level this book is about the story we live.  This book reminded me of a quote in my house that says " Make your Life a Story worth Telling."  In Ellie's incident a book about who supposedly murdered her sister defines her life.  I found this book really hard to put down. Math is actually discussed in this book but not in a off putting way. I also think the imagery the author uses about coffee will make you want to drink a cup of coffee with this book. The main character, Ellie, is a coffee buyer.


  1. That sounds like an interesting mystery book! I will have to look that up!

  2. I would love to read a good mystery!

    Your life sounds similar to mine- only I have a three man wrecking crew! And my daughter's (my grown up kids) say that God did not give them a brother when they were little because they have dad for that!