What Happened to Nina? by Dervia McTierman
A girl goes missing. Her parents will not stop in their quest to find her. Of course, you know who did it, but this thriller will keep you turning the pages waiting to see if justice will be served. The startling ending will make you think. An easy one-weekend read.

Tales of Whiskey Tango from Misery Tower by James Aylott
You will recognize the places, identify with kooky characters and enjoy this local author’s view of our fair city. It offers you both laughs and a bit of sadness, but it is worth the read.

The McBee Dynasty: Real American Cowboys – Peacock
Yep, I watched it in one sitting. Did I keep watching because of the Missouri setting or the family dynamics? It is Missouri’s very own Yellowstone with some real life cowboys who could easily be actors. Watch it!

Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Podcast)
Julia’s believes, and I agree, why not learn from those people who have lived life. Her guest list ranges from Jane Fonda to Bonnie Raitt to Ina Garten. Julia is a fangirl of everyone she talks to, and she might make you one, too.

Cicadas Don’t Bug Me by Christen M. Jeschke
This children’s book attempts to take the ‘scaries’ out of the creepy bug-eyed insects we will see and hear this summer. Written to explain their role in nature and how these creatures work, it may help kids deal with the swarms. Written for any age, including you, maybe it will make the noise and flying insects less annoying. Doubtful but worth a try!