Beyond true crime, these are some of my favorite nonfiction titles of 2019. Not only were these books a great story—they're true! 1. A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell I love learning about corners of history that weren't taught in … Continue reading 2019 in review: 3 favorite nonfiction titles
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
Three books you need to read ASAP.
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?