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

Book Reviews, Recommendations

Favorite Reads of 2017

Once again, a year has come to an end, and we need to talk about the favorite books we've read! Out of the 75 books (21,882 pages) I read in the year of 2017, only three of the books were 5-star reads for me. Now it's already known that I do not give books 5-stars often,… Continue reading Favorite Reads of 2017

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

4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Recommendations

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

2 Star Reads, 3 Star Reads, Book Reviews, Sequential Art

Book Review: The Deaths of Henry King & Fütchi Perf

★ ★ ★ Without a doubt, this fulfilled my need for some dark humor in my life. It was just what I needed to help me get out of a book slump I was in for two weeks. The Deaths of Henry King by Brian Evenson, Jesse Ball, and illustrated by Lilli Carré. For me, this was… Continue reading Book Review: The Deaths of Henry King & Fütchi Perf

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