Plush Mills Book Recommendations

“I want to read more” is often listed among New Year’s Resolutions. If expanding your literary horizons is a part of your 2019 plans, the members of Plush Mills Book Club have some recommendations for you.

Masie Dobbs is the first in a series of books by Jacqueline Winspear. The titular character is a psychologist and investigator who begins her career as a young person in the house of a wealthy English family. The story spans 14 volumes to date.

“I read the first book, and immediately read the other 13,” said Ken Wright. Another member of the Club said, “It reminded me so much of Downton Abbey and I couldn’t put it down.”

Marjorie DelBello recommends Becoming by Michelle Obama. Seeing the former First Lady talking about the book on a morning talk show inspired her to purchase the autobiography. 

“She had such energy describing the book and that comes through in her writing,” said Marjorie, who previously wasn’t particularly a fan of Mrs. Obama, “I don’t know if she’s planning on running, but after reading this book, I would vote for her.”

Billie Minici enjoyed Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The Glass Castle, which Billie characterized as a  “complex story of family dysfunction.”  The book, which inspired a 2017 film of the same title, tells the story of unconditional love in harsh circumstances and the life you can build because of it. 

As for any more information, Billie was tight lipped. “It’s all in the book,” she said. “You’ll just have to read it.”