A Tale of Two Mommies

…because more seems excessive…

My Book List

I spend a tremendous amount of time exercising. We invested in an elliptical when my son was born, and I use it religiously. While I exercise, I utilize my electronic reader…often switching reading selection mid peddle session. Consequently, I read…a lot. Not a new notion, but my writing improved by leaps and bounds once I began reading consistently. When I have the concentration, I prefer classic fiction or quality nonfiction. I particularly enjoy reading social commentary even if the storyline is a figment in the author’s imagination. That said, sometimes smut hits the spot, and I’ve learned from reading poor quality text as well. This page serves as a list of titles I’ve enjoyed relatively recently (in no particular order), and want to pass some titles along to those interested. For the moment I won’t be offering reviews or any commentary within the below section’s list…maybe some day I will. But, I am partial to a book discussion, so feel free to write a comment or email me, and I’ll respond.


  • The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay: Andrea Gillies
  • Love in a Time of Cholera: Gabriel García Márquez
  • Go Tell It on the MountainJames Baldwin
  • Jewel E Ann stories
  • Love at First Slight: J. Marie Croft
  • The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood
  • Outlander Series: Diana Gabaldon
  • The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series: Stieg Larsson
  • Jane Austen: The Complete Collection
  • Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: Fanny Merkin
  • The Beautiful Series: Christina Lauren
  • Baby & Bump: Brooke Moss


  • ALS Saved My Life… Until It Didn’t: Jenni Berebitsky
  • Couldn’t Keep it to Myself: Wally Lamb
  • Gangs in Garden City: Sarah Garland
  • Always Running and It Calls You Back: Luis Rodriguez
  • Gang Leader for a Day: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Modern Romance: Aziz Ansari
  • The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi wither Her Bare Hands: New York Times obituary collection
  • Stokely: A Life: Peniel E. Joseph
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman: Jill Lepore
  • Masters of Sex: Thomas Maier
  • Not That Kind of Girl: Lena Dunham
  • For Her Own Good: Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Nickel and Dimed: Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Without You, There is No Us: Suki Kim
  • Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography
  • David Sedaris books
  • Far from the Tree: Andrew Solomon
  • Bizarre History: Strange Happenings: Joe Rhatigan
  • My Two Moms: Zach Wahls
  • Bossypants: Tina Fey
  • An Atheist in the Foxhole: Joe Muto
  • Lean In: Sheryl Sandberg
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