By now you know of my deep and abiding love for She Reads. Marybeth Whalen and Ariel Lawhon continue to grow and elevate this community of smart and passionate women fiction lovers. Southern Spines has been a part of the She Reads Blog Network for more than a year, which is how I first met the wonderful Kimberly Brock, who serves as the blog network coordinator. And I can think of no better person to host the She Reads online discussions and Twitter chats than the charming Tamara Welch, proprietor of the “Traveling with T” blog. So I was thrilled to join the She Reads team in a more formal capacity this fall as publicist for the site and all its many, MANY initiatives. I could go on and on about She Reads, especially about the many blog network members who have become my friends over the past year. I’ve loved getting to know my book friends virtually, and in the case of some, in person.
All of that to say, She Reads has presented me with some really cool opportunities. One of them is getting to read and talk about the books I’ve loved. Most of the time, book bloggers write about brand new or recently released books. But today, I had the chance to share a book that I read a few years ago that still resonates with me. And as I write in the “Throwback Thursday” post on the She Reads site, I was reminded of how much I enjoyed the book during a recent dinner conversation. The novel is Ann Napolitano’s A Good Hard Look. A friend recommended the book to me shortly after A Good Hard Look was published in 2011, and we went to see Napolitano speak when she was on tour in Georgia. Hurry over to She Reads to read more and learn about three other books that we recommend adding to your bookshelf.