M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Help

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important,” is one of the memorable quotes to take away from Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, a historical-fiction centred around the civil rights movement of the 1960s in racially conflicted Mississippi. After I watched the movie starring Viola Davis and Emma Stone (favourites of mine), I read the book and enjoyed it just as much. Stockett delves into … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Help

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – C is for Corpse

C is for Corpse is Sue Grafton’s third book of her Alphabet Series and another great adventure with Kinsey Millhone. As is always the case with Grafton’s novels, her use of words is simple but expressive. Grafton’s characters are three-dimensional, well interwoven in each other’s lives, relatable, and quirky. They feel like friends, family, your next-door neighbour. In C is for Corpse, a client with a touch … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – C is for Corpse

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – A Woman of Substance

Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance is the classic saga of a destitute woman attaining her dreams. It’s a celebration of a woman’s triumph against all odds. I read this book in my twenties, reread it recently, and found it just as engaging. Raised in poverty, touched by death, and rejected by the man she loves at a young age, Emma Harte musters the strength to … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – A Woman of Substance

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Notebook

The Notebook is Nicholas Sparks’ first novel, and although not my favourite from his twenty-plus published works, it is a beautiful cozy-up-in-bed heartwarming read. It has sappy romance, simple language, a beautiful setting, and realistic characters. The story of Noah and Allie’s lives as it spans to old age demonstrates how the truest form of love can see you through the most challenging tests life … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening) – The Notebook

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Since Danielle Steel is such a popular author who’s been around forever and has such a large, devoted following, I listen to her audiobooks for research purposes. (She’s doing something right to acquire such success in a market that’s so competitive.) The Ranch is the tale of three college roommates reuniting after years of separation and discovering the difficulties plaguing each woman’s life. As I find … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)