Rin's Bookshelf

  • “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict

    It seems that this is the year of the biography for me. I’m not sure why, but here we are with my third one this year. This one is a bit different from the last two, however, as it’s not…

  • “The Art of Leaving” by Ayelet Tsabari

    If you thought I was going to do a Mother’s Day read without doing a Father’s Day one, think again! Only I have to say that this one is more in memory of a father than one of becoming closer.…

  • “The Bridge Ladies” by Betsy Lerner

    It’s almost Mother’s Day and I have the perfect book to share with you this month – Betsy Lerner’s funny and somewhat relatable memoir The Bridge Ladies. The story begins after moving back to her hometown, and how she reconnects…

  • How to Get Free Jewish Children’s Books

    Okay, I know I’m going a little off-script here, but I’m going with it. Typically I spend my time writing about Jewish literature for adults, but I’m branching today because I absolutely love PJ Library. Have you heard of it?…

  • 7 Books You Should Read in 2022

    As you know, I love a good read. I’ve been an avid reader since I can remember, always enjoying a good escape. Two years ago, I started a segment on the blog called Rin’s Bookshelf as a way for me…

  • “Eight Kisses” edited by Mindy Klasky and Lori Ann Bailey

    Calling all Bridgerton fans and Hallmark Christmas movie lovers (you know who you are)! It seems that Hanukkah anthologies are all the rage, and this year’s book does not disappoint. This collection of Hanukkah romance novellas is the brainchild of…

  • “The Color of Love” by Marra B. Gad

    This summer has been the best, most relaxing summer I’ve had since I was a kid. Or maybe it just feels that way because things feel more normal than they have in a long time. Either way, I’m loving it.…