Dear Girls

Cori’s Pick: Dear Girls by Ali Wong Comedian Ali Wong has gifted us this book of unfiltered letters to her young daughters and I think we all need to thank her.  Full disclosure: it’s vulgar in places and at times it made me blush, but it’s totally real and I loved it!  She talks about…

Penguin Problems

Dallas’ Pick: Penguin Problems by: Jory John Oh my goodness, this is probably the funniest children’s book I have ever read! The title is what made me pick up this book to begin with; it is just fun to say. As I began to read it and learn about this penguin that has such a…

The Garden of Small Beginnings

Sara’s Pick: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman A young widow who illustrates books for a living is asked to take a gardening class in preparation for illustrating a new book for her publishing house. She includes her 2 young daughters and her sister and meets an eclectic group of people who soon…

Be Frank with Me

Cori’s Pick: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson The debut novel of Julia Claiborne Johnson, her well-developed and quirky characters left me hungry to read anything and everything else she (hopefully) releases.  This is the story of an eccentric woman and her son, and how a newly acquired assistant-turned-nanny gets wrapped into their…