4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

★ ★ ★ ★ Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2017), The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is about two gifted orphans who travel around the city performing artistic routines but are separated as teenagers and sent to work as servants during the Great Depression. The story follows their lives until they finally reunite… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

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4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado

★ ★ ★ ★ Her Body and Other Parties is a riveting 8-story collection that is a gritty, provocative debut. It's a fusion of magical realism, horror, supernatural and fantasy that focuses on women's lives and their bodies. In general, I am not fond of short story collections, but this is outstanding work. After each… Continue reading Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado

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Book Review: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

★ ★ ★ ★ A relatively short novel -- only 225 pages -- Six Stories is packed with a mighty punch; an original atmospheric story told in a series of six interviews by investigative journalist Scott King, as he attempts to discover the truth behind Tom Jeffries mysterious death at Scarclaw Fell twenty-years ago. Prior… Continue reading Book Review: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

★ ★ ★ ★ We Love You, Charlie Freeman is Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel, originally published by Algonquin Books in March of 2016. A complex novel, Greenidge touches on history, race, family dynamics, science, and identity. Since I read this, I have not stopped thinking about it. A clever, poignant story that was compelling and… Continue reading Book Review: We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

4 Star Reads, Non Fiction, Recommendations

Book Review: Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

★ ★ ★ ★ While I am pretty savvy when it comes to budgeting, I only know the basics. It is important to know all you can with finances, but I admit it has always overwhelmed me, so I was looking forward to reading this and gaining more insight and knowledge. Broke Millennial is a… Continue reading Book Review: Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

4 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Non Fiction

Book Review: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond

★ ★ ★ ★ My mother and I adore Ree Drummond; we watch her on the Food Network, check out her blog, and like numerous social media pages because she is a phenomenal cook, but also such a genuine, relatable person. This is the first Pioneer Woman cookbook that I own, so I was anticipating… Continue reading Book Review: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

★ ★ ★ ★ Deliciously dark, Exquisite is a book that you will not put down once you begin reading the first page. Alice Dark enters Bo Luxton’s quiet, simple life, and a sinister relationship develops. Told in both Bo and Alice’s point-of-view, an unnerving, claustrophobic story unfolds of passion, manipulation, loss, and obsession. I… Continue reading Book Review: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: Before the Feast by Saša Stanišić

★ ★ ★ ★ Saša Stanišić's Before the Feast was a strange and whimsical story. It was one that had to be read in small portions, so it took me quite a while to get through despite thinking it would be a quick read. At times it was a challenging book because it required my… Continue reading Book Review: Before the Feast by Saša Stanišić

4 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Sequential Art

Book Review: The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

★ ★ ★ ★ In The One Hundred Nights of Hero, after a brief introduction into the prehistoric mythical world with three moons, we are transported to the empire of Migdal Bavel, where two friends make a bet: Manfred has one hundred nights to seduce Jerome's wife, Cherry, while Jerome is out to sea--and if he… Continue reading Book Review: The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

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