As the saying goes: so many books, so little time! Reading is my not-so-guilty addiction. I read a very diverse selection of books and they all offer their unique benefits. Reading takes you to another place, time period, or emotional state. It’s an escape but also an enjoyable hobby. When I read nonfiction, it stretches my thinking. When I read romance, it gives me a hopeful heart, and when I read historical fiction, I find myself immersed in a time period I may have never lived in or experienced.
See Debbie Macomber's favorite recent reads below:
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book has been my best read of 2019 thus far—I couldn’t put it down! The story lingered in my mind long after I turned the last page and even then it was hard to let go of the characters. It reads almost like nonfiction. I enjoyed the interview format and I could almost hear the music along with the written lyrics. I am so thankful to have been handed this book!
The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar
Historical fiction at its best! It’s hard to believe that it’s Noelle Salazar’s first novel. She is a natural writer and storyteller. This World War II drama highlights the role of women pilots and the sacrifices they made for our country. I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
This nonfiction book reads like fiction. My editor suggested this read, which revolves around the story of the fire in the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. It shares an amazing story of the fire and the mystery of how it started. Along with the fire, the book relates the history of libraries and how they have evolved. This book helped me appreciate all the wonderful benefits of our community libraries.
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
After Noelle Salazar’s book The Flight Girls, I was hungry for another WWII story involving women’s efforts in the war. I found it in this book, and again, once started, I couldn’t stop! The book is filled with love, courage, and bravery. The plot revolves around three women who volunteer for the Red Cross overseas, serving donuts and coffee to our troops. The heroine’s incentive is to find her fiancé who is being held in a POW camp. I could easily see this making a fabulous movie.
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