Molasses in January

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”  Groucho Marx

I am a slow reader. Thus, this is a slow page, a gradual collection of four and five star books that I have read. You could wait a while for the next book because the books I finish are sometimes three stars (okay read). And the others? I gave up on them before page fifty.

Books by Indie Authors

I have made a commitment to reading indie authors and ask you to do the same. Do you read 200 books a year? Make 10 of them by new and self-published authors. It won’t break the bank.

Name of
the book/
I read
the entire book.
I wanted to know the ending.The protagonist was believable.The antagonist was believable.The book was well edited.
How to Travel While Being Dirt Cheap by Hugo Morel*yesnon-fiction travel; great informationn/an/aadditional editing necessary
The Therapist by Kelly Holmyesyesnot entirelyyesno
Reflection of Memories by Tesa Jonesyesyesyesyesyes
The Bahawre Legend & The Bahawre Covenant by Chris L. Meyersyes; I have not read the 3rd in series yet.yesyesyesadditional editing necessary
Unlonely Planet by Billy Curry*yesnon-fiction travel; informative and amusing
Pumpkin Farmer by Michael Hughesyesyesyesnot as muchyes

Books I’ve Read Recently (recently means that I still remember reading it). The highlighted books are my favorites. Symbols: *book club choice; ^independent choice; ! plucked from my bookshelf; %recommended to me. All of these are recommended.


  • ^Reflection of Memories by Tesa Jones
  • *Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister
  • *The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
  • *The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • ^Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • ^Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • ^Love and Summer by William Trevor
  • *The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  • %There There by Tommy Orange
  • ^The Trials of Hercules by Tammie Painter


  • *Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
  • *The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • *The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
  • ^Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates
  • *Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • *Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • ^A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
  • %Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • !Gardener to the King by Frederic Richaud

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