DNF: Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

DNF at 50% Because I so loved the author’s debut novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, I picked up Looking For Me (Penguin, 2013) by Beth Hoffman on my Kindle. Looking For Me was a different story and writing style than CeeCee. The narrator, Teddie Overman, is an adult woman (as opposed to the adolescent CeeCee), and the … Continue reading DNF: Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

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Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures (2009) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a contemporary paranormal teen romance. It's a lot like Twilight, but set in the U.S. south, and told from the boy’s perspective. Ethan Wate is a good southern boy in Gatlin, South Carolina, when a mysterious new girl arrives to his high school. With her strange abilities to break windows with … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman is the author of this lighthearted coming-of-age novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. After tragedy strikes her mentally ill mother, twelve-year-old CeeCee is whisked away from small-town Ohio to the home of her wealthy, larger-than-life Great Aunt Tootie in sunny Savannah, Georgia. Between Aunt Tootie’s bold housekeeper Oletta, and their eccentric southern belle neighbors, CeeCee … Continue reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

This Alabama “chick lit” story of women, food, and friendship straddles two time periods and two sets of friendships: the 1920s friendship of Ruth and tomboy Idgie; and the 1980s friendship of lonely housewife Evelyn, and the elderly Ninny. The friendships and interactions between Ninny and Evelyn are sweet, as Ninny shares stories of her sister-in-law, … Continue reading Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg