Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson | Review

Before She Knew Him by Peter..

REVIEW: I was pulled into Before She Knew Him right away, from the first chapter or two, and I never wanted to put it down at all, which felt awesome since I have been so excited to read this book-my first Peter Swanson experience! Reading friends and people all across the book community have consistently […]

Posted March 20, 2019
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley | Review

The Hunting Party by Lucy Fo..

REVIEW: This is one of those psychological thriller mysteries where a group of friends are gather together on a trip, and someone is murdered. So which character is the one that got killed? And who did it? I’m incredibly drawn to these stories and I’m pretty sure I’ve enjoyed them every time I’ve read them. There […]

Posted March 15, 2019
1 Comment
The Huntress by Kate Quinn | Review

The Huntress by Kate Quinn |..

Review: Gosh, this book is remarkable. Sometimes I feel like there are so many World War II stories out there, so lately I’ve a little bit more choosy when I pick them up. But I knew this is one that I wanted to take a chance on and after only a few chapters I was […]

Posted March 13, 2019
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne | Review

99 Percent Mine by Sally Tho..

Review: When I started this book, I had no expectations at all because I still haven’t read The Hating Game. I know, I know, I’m late to the party on that one, but it just made reading 99 Percent Mine all the better because I went in completely fresh to what Sally Thorne does, which […]

Posted February 13, 2019
1 Comment
Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor | Review

Binti: The Complete Trilogy ..

Review: Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor is the entire collection of Binti novellas plus a brand-new story in one hardcover edition, and the book is beautiful! This is a collection of Afrofuturistic stories that has been on my radar since the first story has come out; I remember seeing the original cover for […]

Posted February 5, 2019
Learning To See by Elise Hooper | Review

Learning To See by Elise Hoo..

Review: It’s so, so funny how life works out sometimes. When I was in high school, my AP US History teacher of all time (my favorite teacher of all time) often started class by showing us iconic images and then facilitated critical thinking discussions about what we were seeing, what may have led the photographer […]

Posted January 30, 2019
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin | Review

The Girls in the Picture by ..

Review: When I started The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin, I had never heard of Mary Pickford or Frances Marion so when the Goodreads synopsis described them as women who “shaped the movies” I was curious. The story begins in 1914. Fran has moved to LA to pursue the arts. She meets actress […]

Posted January 26, 2019
Playing For Keeps by Jill Shalvis | Review

Playing For Keeps by Jill Sh..

Review: Honestly everything that I read by Jill Shalvis just makes me happy. Her characters are the best. Playing For Keeps is the latest installment in the Heartbreaker Bay Series, featuring Caleb and Sadie. Caleb is a wealthy venture capitalist and a friend of the rest of the featured characters that we’ve met so far in […]

Posted January 24, 2019
1 Comment
The Eulogist by Terry Gamble | Review

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble..

Review: The Eulogist by Terry Gamble is the story of an Irish immigrant family that comes to America in the early 1800’s. It isn’t long after their arrival that the children lose their parents, so the story is actually told as their lives unfold from 1818-1890. I tend to be most excited about historical fiction […]

Posted January 22, 2019
1 Comment
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy | Book & Movie Review

Dumplin’ by Julie Murp..

Review: I finished reading Dumplin’ a couple of days ago and I can totally see why the book has resonated with so many people and why it has been so popular since it has been released. Overall, there is a very positive message and certainly the story touches its target demographic in some very vulnerable […]

Posted January 11, 2019