What Remains True by Janis Thomas (2017). Told in various alternating viewpoints, ranging from the family dog to the spiritual remainder of the family son, readers experience the aftermath of a tragedy that left five-year-old Jonah dead. Guilt and grief permeate the book, which still manages to bring a sense of hope for the future before the story concludes. The Distance by Jeremy & Hilaree Robinson (2016). Strangers August, located in Arizona, and Poe, living in New Hampshire, survive a catastrophic event that turns most of humanity into piles of dust. After learning through ham radio that Poe is young, pregnant, and alone, August begins a long cross-country journey to reach her. Why were August, Poe, and others they come across saved? What happened? While August's journey drags a little, this book is worth a read for post-apocalyptic fiction fans.
The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen (2018). The unimaginable happens when Liz accidentally hits her neighbors' t…
Maya making me breakfast in bed. The Curse of Oak Island on the History Channel.
Watching the New Years' Eve celebrations around the world on TV. Clarks Emslie Warren shoes in Black.
Herb deicing my windshield every morning.
My sister's frosted sugar cookies.
Kill for You by Michele Mills (2017). Second book in The Catastrophe Series, though I didn't think I was lost for not having read the first book. Famous, award-winning actress Rebel is just another survivor trying to get by in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a virus. Death row inmate Trevor is trying to reinvent himself in this new world. What happens when the two meet, yet keep important secrets from each other? Can their relationship survive the revelations of those secrets?
Winter in the Blood by James Welch (1975). Welch's first novel and a classic. Set on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana, depression and self-destruction permeate the young protagonist's life.
Camp Six: The 1933 Everest Expedition by Frank Smythe (1937). Story of the 1933 Everest expedition, where Smythe continued climbing on his own after climbing partner Eric Shipton turned back. Smythe reached the highest point on the mountain, first successfully climbed in 1953, at the time.
Cards and Letters to Shirley in Nebraska, Wanda in Canada, Michele in New Mexico, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Barbara in South Carolina, Laura in Iowa, Haeleigh in Missouri, Tracy in Texas, Penny in Canada, Steph in Minnesota, Jenn in Texas, Hans in Sweden, and Claudia in California.
Letter to Michele in New Mexico.
Cards to Becky in Oregon, Wanda in Canada, Laura in Iowa, Iris in Oregon, Mom in Nebraska, Shon in Nebraska, Liz in Iowa, Keli in Nebraska, and Sue in North Carolina.
Postcards to Joel in Arizona, Jenn in Texas, Melyssa in Colorado, Millie in Alaska, and Sarah in Wisconsin.