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 Am I the only one who didn’t like Where The Crawdads Sing? | Book Review
I came to Veronica Mars late in the game, but since I started watching the show about a year ago, I haven't turned back. I love this series, and not just because I'm a huge mystery buff. Veronica is all the things I loved about Nancy Drew, but with a darker edge and a razor-sharp … Continue reading 7 Books to Read after Binging the New Season of Veronica Mars
Title: The Au PairAuthor: Emma RousMy rating: 4.5 / 5Is it worth reading? If you love mystery and suspense, slow-revelations-style character development, and contrasting spooky/cozy atmosphere, this is a great book for you.When does it come out? January 8, 2019Random gushing: I love the cover of this book. It's one of those covers that doesn't disappoint you and fits … Continue reading The Au Pair by Emma Rous | ARC Review
Musings on the beginning of a new year and reflections on 2017. Plus, my favorite books of 2017!
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
In a nutshell, Everyone Brave is Forgiven was one of the most disappointing books I’ve finished in a long time. Chris Cleave is a bestselling author for a reason, and many people have enjoyed this book. Perhaps it's just my personal tastes, but this book didn't work for me on many levels.
Life is too short to finish books you don't like. So I gave myself a gold star and moved on.
It's taken me some time to chew over what to say in a review of The Underground Railroad. How do you review a book about horrors that were not committed toward your ancestors? Horrors that your ancestors, in fact, may have committed?
The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, is slated to come out in April. Should I read the book first?
Ann Patchett's story of family brokenness is surprising fresh and hopeful.