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Book Review: Am I the Only One Who Didn’t Like Where The Crawdads Sing?

Title: Where the Crawdads SingAuthor: Delia OwensMy rating: 2 / 5TL;DR: Expect long-winded meditations on nature, loneliness, and sexual awakening. The lengthy descriptions distracted me from the action of the book (there isn’t much action as it is). I didn't enjoy it. Full disclosure: I usually like the bestsellers. I'm a sucker for a conversation piece. I… Continue reading Book Review: Am I the Only One Who Didn’t Like Where The Crawdads Sing?

Book Reviews, Dystopia, Fantasy, Popular Posts

Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling Series

Titles: The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Fantasy Is it worth reading? Definitely. If you love fantasy, action, politics, and magic sapphires, this is the series for you. It's central plot conflict stretches across three books, making the resolution exciting and (mostly)… Continue reading Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling Series

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21 Agatha Christie Books, Ranked

2/1/20: I've added two books to the list, bringing the total to 21. Here's to reading more Christie in 2020! 7/30/19: It's been over a year since my original post, and this is by far my most popular post ever. I figured it was time to do a little refresh and add in some of… Continue reading 21 Agatha Christie Books, Ranked

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On Almost Hitting My Reading Goals, Favorite Books of 2017, and More

What a turbulent, change-filled, and exhausting year 2017 has been. Besides the craziness happening in the world at large, this has been one of the most difficult years of my life. When I started this blog back in January of last year (here's my first review!), I had no clue how much things would change… Continue reading On Almost Hitting My Reading Goals, Favorite Books of 2017, and More

Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Popular Posts

Old Book, New Review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Title: The Pillars of the Earth Author: Ken Follett My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction TL;DR: For more conservative readers, there will definitely be some sections to skip over (sex, rape, violence etc.). However, despite these flaws, Follett's world is so captivating and the drama of the cathedral's construction is so captivating, that if you love being sucked… Continue reading Old Book, New Review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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Snooze Alert: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Title: Everyone Brave is Forgiven Author: Chris Cleave My rating: 1 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction Is it worth reading? No. I found it to be long, flat, and confusing at times. Characters are underdeveloped, the plot tries to accomplish too much, and dialogue is tiresome. There are  so many great WWII novels out there ... this is not one of… Continue reading Snooze Alert: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

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Book Review: Is The Circle by Dave Eggers Worth Reading?

Title: The Circle Author: Dave Eggers My rating: 3 / 5 Genre: Fiction (Dystopia) Audiobook note: The Circle's main character is a woman. Soooo I'm still trying to figure out why it was narrated by a man. It doesn't make sense. I wasn't even sure I would be able to enjoy the audiobook, because Dion Graham honestly sounds like the… Continue reading Book Review: Is The Circle by Dave Eggers Worth Reading?