Desert Island Fiction + Little Library Week + Nightstand Reads

For those of us who simply adore a stack of accumulated books on a table, who find comfort in curling up in a quiet corner with the heft of a volume in eager hands, who greedily inhale that musty fragrance of old favorites, who delight in sagging shelves filled and spilling over, who glory in slowly turning pages mint crisp or those with edges fragile and deckled with time ... well, this one's for you.

favorite fiction authors + my little library
must-see links + what's on your nightstand

Welcome to the May edition of THE BOOKBAG!

Last month we talked about our desert island bookshelves.  My list of must-haves ended up being all non-fiction so this month we're going for the fiction, the authors that you'd take along if you were stranded on a desert island.

I've got three.  The midnight oil burns when I'm wrapped up in their works.  Their genres are completely different yet their common thread is stellar character development.  

John Grisham with his top-notch legal thrillers, filled with twists and turns and wry, crisp story-telling

Jan Karon for her cozy, charming Mitford Series, comfort reading at its finest

Susan Meissner who introduced me to the world of richly captivating historical fiction

My reviews ...

John Grisham
A Time for Mercy

Camino Winds

The Whistler

Jan Karon
In Which I Find Comfort
in a Book Series

Susan Meissner
A Fall of Marigolds

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

The Nature of Fragile Things



My husband hit it right out of the park when he designed and built this wonderful Log Cabin Road Library for our 47th anniversary.  We've been up and running for about a month and I've been having a ball ferreting out the best books and magazines to share.  The neighbors have been dropping by and seem just as happy about its debut as we are!

If you're on Cape Cod, please drop by, take a peek inside, and help yourself.  You'll spot our Eastham location on the Little Free Library Mobile App, nestled in a fledgling patch of wildflowers ... complete with a comfy Adirondack chair awaiting your bookish visit.





Let's talk about your favorite fiction writers, your experience with little libraries, and what's on your nightstand right this very moment ...

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