Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: My Top 10 Reads of 2020

This past year was a great one in terms of reading for me.  I have been putting effort into reading not just for my own sake, but also to show the little one how much one can enjoy a book.  I also have been quite lucky in picking up many amazing titles.  I’m not quite… Read More Book Review Round-Up: My Top 10 Reads of 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: December 2020

Review of ‘One of the Good Ones’, by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite—Must Read Overall, “One of the Good Ones” was a great book, with engaging characters and a plot constantly pushing ahead.  Some parts read too much like a history lesson, so if I had any such power, I would recommend the authors do… Read More Book Review Round-Up: December 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: November 2020

Review of ‘Transcendent Kingdom’, by Yaa Gyasi—Must Read In case anyone had any doubts after reading her first book: Yaa Gyasi is an incredible storyteller.  Although filled with heavy topics and complex writing, Transcendent Kingdom reads as easily as cutting through butter on a hot summer day.  I use that analogy with intention; the book… Read More Book Review Round-Up: November 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Review of ‘Anxious People’, by Fredrik Backman—Must Read This book was beautiful in many ways.  The first is the way the story is told—it weaves in and out but always centered around the main plot.  It ebbs and flows, wrapping the reader in so much information but at the same time, exactly what we need… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Biography, Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: September 2020

Review of ‘Never Have I Ever’, by Mary Jayne Baker It’s hard to wrap one’s head around the idea of falling for one twin and then, the other.  But other than that, this book was a fun, easy, and funny read, featuring a cast of lovable characters and a well-paced plot.  While I liked the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: September 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: August 2020

Review of ‘I Killed Zoe Spanos’, by Kit Frick On the one hand, this book kept me reading way past my bedtime.  I just HAD to know who had killed Zoe Spanos, but also, how all the weird things that were happening were going to be explained.  There was so much happening and presented perfectly—the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: August 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: July 2020

Review of ‘The Speed of Falling Objects’, by Nancy Richardson Unhealthy relationships with parents are never easy to address in normal, regular life.  The pretty insane setting of The Speed of Falling Objects—the tropical forest in which Danny, her reality TV star father, and the filming crew crash landed—did make for a great background, in… Read More Book Review Round-Up: July 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction

Book Review: ‘Fishing!’, by Sarah Stonich

About the Author, Sarah Stonich Sarah Stonich been awarded a number of grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a Loft McKnight Fellowship.  Her first novel, There Granite Islands, was translated to eight languages and was short-listed for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de lectrices d’Elle.  Her second novel The Ice Chorus has been… Read More Book Review: ‘Fishing!’, by Sarah Stonich

Book Review, Comedy, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Review of ‘No Fixed Address’, by Susan Nielsen (Must-Read) When I read Nickled and Dimed, I remembered thinking that this book should be turned into a movie, a TV show, and a series of books, and that the story of the struggle of the working poor should be shared in a way that will make… Read More Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review, Thriller, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: May 2020

Review of ‘Catch and Kill’, by Ronan Farrow (Must-Read) A must-read for anyone trying to learn more about the way The System works, trying to understand why so many women who are sexually assaulted or raped never report it, and how some people are able to cling to power despite being terrible people.  Ronan Farrow’s… Read More Book Review Round-Up: May 2020