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Kentucky Reads

JoJo Moyes: Discussion on The Giver of Stars

JoJo Moyes came to Louisville on October 12, 2019, to discuss her latest release, The Giver of Stars, a gorgeous novel about the horseback riding librarians who serviced the destitute and reclusive areas in Eastern Kentucky. This may sound like a… Read More ›

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: starvation, poverty, discrimination, oppression, racism, medical experimentation, rape, violence, death. Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars Review: This book, you guys. Talk about a sucker punch to the gut. Richardson has created a… Read More ›

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following:  poverty, suicide, postpartum depression, death, racism and prejudice. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: This novel made me a fan of Kingsolver all over again. I read The Poisonwood Bible way back… Read More ›

Southernmost by Silas House

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: LGBTQ, prejudice, religion, kidnapping, divorce. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: Local Kentucky author Silas House is considered a treasure to the area. Being relatively new, I didn’t know much about him… Read More ›

A Night With Silas House & Friends

Silas House is a local Kentucky author whose latest release, Southernmost, happened to be a local church group’s book club pick. For their group discussion, a quick pop-up event was held in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard in… Read More ›

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: relationships, love, medical drama, adultery. Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Review: After seeing The Queen of Hearts all over Bookstagram, I decided to check it out of my local library and see what the… Read More ›

Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: relationships, love, family, prejudice, police, death, shooting, adultery. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: A heartbreaking love story, set in Kentucky, in the midst of a snowstorm? Yes, please. The reader is introduced to… Read More ›

Wild Ride by Ann Hagedorn Auerbach

Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: abuse, assault, corruption, graphic imagery, death. Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars Review: I’ve been wanting to read Wild Ride for almost four years now. Maybe three months after I moved to Lexington,… Read More ›

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