Bus Reads for February

Here are my February bus reads:


California Dreamin’ by Penelope Bagieu

A look at the life of Mama Cass before she was Mama Cass (of The Mamas and the Papas). I loved it. Beautifully illustrated, and Mama Cass has been a fascination to me; she also reminds me a bit of my mom.




Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

This takes place on a fictional island chain located in the Pacific Northwest, reminiscent of the San Juan Islands. The imagery was spot on and that’s what initially drew me to this novel. Lucie, the main character, grew up on Orwell Island, while her father worked at a refinery on Marrow Island, but after a terrible earthquake causes destruction and death she leaves that life behind. She heads back as an adult to Orwell after inheriting her family home and then to Marrow to visit an old friend living with a colony rehabilitating the island. Secrets are uncovered and it will take all the strength Lucie has not to lose herself.

What are you reading on your commute? Tag your reads on social media #splbusreads

~ posted by Kara P.

5 thoughts on “Bus Reads for February”

  1. I read Marrow Island – very enjoyable, indeed! I will have to check out California Dreamin – sounds like something I would enjoy. I just finished Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay – Whew! Very good, but heavy, especially in the beginning. I am reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep now. It’s okay so far. We will see!

    1. Would love to get a review from you about Sarah’s Key – feel free to contact us via the website or social media to be featured on a future Bus Reads post. If you enjoyed Marrow Island then you might like the book I read last month called The Farm by Tom Rob Smith!

    1. Lost Boy looked so interesting! I’d love to know what you think of it when your finished – contact us via our website or social media and I’ll put up your review on a future Bus Reads post! And just so you know Marrow Island is available now at many locations 🙂 Happy Reading!!!!

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