Book Lists, Book Reviews, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction

3 Nonfiction Books for Fiction Lovers

I used to think that nonfiction was slow and boring. I was wrong. These books are a great place to start if you're new to nonfiction, but want the intrigue, storytelling, and thrills of fiction. The best part is that not only are these books a great story—they're also true! Read more about my reading… Continue reading 3 Nonfiction Books for Fiction Lovers

Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Popular Posts

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 Lists, Features

The Last Three Things I’ve Read (Plus Why I Disappeared Again)

It's been a while. Again. I swore once things settled down with the move out to Colorado, I'd regularly write again. Whelp. Things didn't settle down, because almost as soon as we were unpacked, we decided to move (AGAIN) for new job opportunities. Moving for the second time in six months, starting a new job, and beginning… Continue reading The Last Three Things I’ve Read (Plus Why I Disappeared Again)

Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Popular Posts

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

Book Reviews, Fiction, General Fiction

DNF: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Title: The Nest Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney My rating: DNF Genre: Fiction, General Is it worth reading? I wouldn't recommend it. I thought this would be like reading a celebrity gossip magazine—an easy, breezy, guilty pleasure. This was definitely not that. The Nest was more like a romance novel featuring unlikeable characters and catty behavior. >>SPOILER FREE REVIEW<< I hate marking a book… Continue reading DNF: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Book Review: Why You Need to Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction Audiobook note: Bahni Turpin does a fantastic job narrating. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her mastery of different accents and character voices. As you'll see below, I think listening on audiobook really helped me finish this story. Is it worth reading? Yes, yes, yes. The Underground Railroad is not a… Continue reading Book Review: Why You Need to Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead