4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

★ ★ ★ ★ Before we get to my thoughts on The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, I wanted to let everyone know about a great website that I recently discovered because I am partnering with them for this review. SocialBookCo is a website that helps you find, locate, and compare book prices so you… Continue reading Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

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4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

★ ★ ★ ★ While sorting through her mother's belongings, Jessica Campbell and her father find a horrifying discovery -- beneath resealable plastic bags with frostbitten meat, in the bottom of her mother's chest freezers are the bodies of two dead girls. The two girls are a pair of foster children, Casey and Jamie Cheng, that lived… Continue reading Book Review: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

★ ★ ★ The Lesser Bohemians is the newest novel written by Eimear McBride, the author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, which won the Baileys Women’s Prize in 2014. This is the first novel that I have read by Eimear McBride, and it was quite the experience. This story appears to be a… Continue reading Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

4 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

★ ★ ★ ★ The Beginning Woods is Malcolm McNeill's debut novel, a peculiar story that is full of magic and wonder. The Vanishings are a mystery that no one can solve -- people disappearing into thin air without any trace left behind aside from piles of clothing. Max was the baby no one wanted, abandoned in a… Continue reading Book Review: The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

4 Star Reads, Book Reviews

Book Review: Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka

★ ★ ★ ★ Award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author, Gina Homolka, has released her latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, filled with slow-cooker and quick-fix recipes. I discovered the Skinnytaste website over a year ago, and it quickly turned into a resource to find nutritious and flavorful recipes to prepare at home. I have Homolka’s first… Continue reading Book Review: Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Book Themed Gifts

If you're having trouble deciding what to buy that literary lover in your life, look no further! While receiving books on holidays is always one of the best gifts, who doesn't like some book-themed goodies to go along with those hardcover and paperbacks? Bookshelf Games, Set of Three This set of Clue, Monopoly, and Scrabble… Continue reading 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Book Themed Gifts

Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Atlas Obscura was founded in 2009 and began as a website that brought you a guide to the world's wondrous and weird places. It is a collaborative project with founders Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras, along with their community of explorers who help discover hidden spots to share with the world.… Continue reading Book Review: Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras

5 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Marrow Island was a slow read for me because I was not up to my usual pace; not because it isn’t good. It is actually a captivating, eerie read that is a slow build-up with an unsettling ending. Apparently, there is a lot of comparison to Station Eleven, but I… Continue reading Book Review: Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

5 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telling was one of those books that pulled me in at the very beginning, even though I saw the ending coming. Set on an island near Seattle, Lana is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her step-brother, Ben, who was killed by an unknown man with a… Continue reading Book Review: The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

★ ★ ★ The Wangs vs. the World is Jade Chang’s debut novel, released in early October with all the book circling social media.  It was One of Entertainment Weekly’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2016, and Barnes & Noble’s Discover Pick of Fall 2016. It is about Charles Wang, an immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics… Continue reading Book Review: The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang