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

Book Reviews, Fiction, General Fiction

Book Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Title: Commonwealth Author: Ann Patchett My rating: 5 / 5 Genre: General Fiction Audiobook note: I highly recommend the audiobook! Hope Davis has this fascinating voice—equal parts smokey, crackly, and hilariously sarcastic—that makes listening to Commonwealth pure pleasure. Each character has a unique vocal fingerprint. I remember thinking while listening, "I could never have brought these characters to life in… Continue reading Book Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Features, Musings

4 Tips for Reaching Your 2017 Reading Goals

I am a firm believer in New Year's Resolutions. Sure, we could technically make new resolutions any time, but let's be honest: who really does? The turning of the new year signals the turning over of a new leaf. There's something good and fresh about taking stock of the previous year and making the conscious decision to… Continue reading 4 Tips for Reaching Your 2017 Reading Goals