4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: English Animals by Laura Kaye

★ ★ ★ ★ Laura Kaye's novel, English Animals, is an impressive debut. A domestic drama set in the English countryside that gives a fresh perspective on art, belonging, temptation and sex, physical and emotional violence, and cultural differences. Mirka is a Slovakian woman who believes she has accepted a job as an au pair for Sophie and Richard,… Continue reading Book Review: English Animals by Laura Kaye

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4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

★ ★ ★ ★ What a breathtaking introduction to Susan Meissner's novels. A thoughtful, heartwrenching story set in 1918, Philadelphia during the Great War, as the Spanish Flu makes its way to the shores of America. It's told from the perspective of the Bright women; Pauline and her three daughters, Evie, Maggie, and Willa, as they… Continue reading Book Review: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Non Fiction

Book Review: You Do You by Sarah Knight

★ ★ ★ Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, released her latest title, You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want in November of 2017. I’ve heard a lot… Continue reading Book Review: You Do You by Sarah Knight

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

★ ★ ★ ★ If I could only recommend one spring read to you, it is going to be Clarissa Goenawan's debut novel, Rainbirds. I was no less than 3 chapters in when I knew this book was going to special. It is a touching, atmospheric read that you will become invested in, and rooting… Continue reading Book Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

★ ★ ★ The Woman in the Window was receiving a lot of buzz months before its release date and I was hesitant to pick it up because I was worn out on thrillers, but I'm glad I made the decision to add it to my BOTM box because it did not disappoint. A noir psychological… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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

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

3 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

★ ★ ★ All across social media I read praise for The Blinds and seen it was a much-anticipated release, so when I had the opportunity to read it, I couldn't wait to get started. Set in a secret rural Texas town, Caesura, but better known as The Blinds, is populated by dangerous criminals and innocents who've… Continue reading Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

2 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews

Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

★ ★ White Bodies was genuinely creepy, but didn’t really reach the thriller factor for me. This was a novel that I couldn’t wait to dive into because the premise was promising, but it fell a bit flat. Between the writing style and the protagonist, Callie, I had difficulty getting engrossed into the story and… Continue reading Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins