Book Reviewer

Sharon’s Passion for Books

My parents are avid readers and introduced me to books early in my life. Little Women, the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and the adventures of Nancy Drew captivated me. My best friend, Lila, and I used to pretend we were Nancy Drew. We captured notes on the activities of our neighbors just in case there would be a major crime to investigate.

As a teenager, I immersed myself constantly in books by Stephen King and Dean Koontz. The local library and bookmobile helped feed my insatiable hunger for new books. My mom often took our family to the independent bookstore, Chinooks, in Colorado Springs.

As I entered the workforce, my voracious reading appetite pivoted to books on business, leadership and DE&I. John Maxwell, Steven Covey, Tony Dungy, Stephen C. Young, Clifton Taulbert, and many others helped me grow and develop as a leader.

Memoirs are my favorite genre, particularly stories of grit, determination, and perseverance. I am a firm believer that truth is often stranger than fiction.

Speaking of fiction, I am a huge fan of thrillers and mysteries. Some of my favorite authors include Colleen Hoover, Lisa Jewell, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Lisa Jackson, John Grisham, James Patterson, David Baldacci, and many others.

Rounding out my reading habits is true crime. When I start reading books by Gregg Olsen, Ann Rule, Michelle McNamara, and many others, I lose track of time.

I joined Goodreads in July 2015 and began writing reviews and connecting with other book lovers. I have currently rated over 1,000 books and written over 500 reviews. I am rated as one of the top book reviewers on Goodreads.

Please join me on Goodreads and let’s connect over some terrific books!