Melissa lives in Baltimore with her two cats, Stan Lee and Spencer. She likes Harry Potter, historical fiction (especially if it's set in colonial/Revolutionary War-era America or WW2), and animals.
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, by Wendy Welch, is an un-put-down-able memoir about how she started her own bookstore with her husband.
Broken Dolls, by Tyrolin Puxty, reads like middle grade/ya fiction about a doll named Ella, but it has a surprise ending. I could not put it down.
A Safe Place to Sleep, by Jennifer L. Jordan, is a story about a woman asked to investigate a local activist’s childhood, because she can’t remember part of it. It was hard to read, but completely addicting.
Beyond the Baobab, by Judith Krummeck, is an amazing story about one immigrant’s experience. It’s another book that’s hard to put down.
Bolivar, by Marie Arana, is the biography of a man who liberated several South American countries. It’s long, but so good.