Biography, Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Non Fiction, Review, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: October 2022

Review of ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’, by Jeanette McCurdy When I first heard of the title of this book, knowing nothing of Jeanette McCurdy, I wondered if it was a little clickbait-y, quite honestly. It absolutely is not.  I myself was quite happy when McCurdy’s mother passed.  And this, I think, sounds pretty bad,… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2022

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Thriller

Book Review Round-Up: September 2022

Review of ‘The Woman Under the Water’, by Penny Goetjen The premise of this book is quite interesting: A man disappears under mysterious circumstances and a woman is left, seven years later, still dealing with the aftermath.  But I think what bothered me is that the book was marketing to me as a thriller.  I… Read More Book Review Round-Up: September 2022

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

Book Review Round-Up: July 2022

Review of ‘Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun’, by Tola Okogwu—Must Read This book is **everything**.  There is so much packed into a seemingly simple coming-of-age superhero story that I can’t even begin to explain what a powerful read it can be.  And I am beyond thrilled that it is only the first book… Read More Book Review Round-Up: July 2022

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

Book Review Round-Up: June 2022

Review of ‘Wild Is The Witch’, by Rachel Griffin Iris and her mother are witches and run a wildlife refuge in the state of Washington.  They keep their magic a secret but they do use it in their work.  Pike Alder is an intern that grates on Iris’s nerves and who doesn’t like witches—at all. … Read More Book Review Round-Up: June 2022

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

Book Review Round-Up: May 2022

Review of ‘Every Summer After’, by Carley Fortune Sam and Charlie live in the house beside Percy’s family’s summer chalet.  The trio meet when they are pre-teens, with Percy and Sam becoming fast friends.  As the years advance, their friendship turns to more.  But then everything falls apart and the two don’t speak for twelve… Read More Book Review Round-Up: May 2022

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Thriller, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: April 2022

Review of ‘Tokyo Dreaming’, by Emiko Jean Emiko Jean delivers, in her second book in this series, yet another occasion to peek into what the lives of the members of the Japanese Royal Family might look like as she continues the story of American-Japanese Princess Izumi.  The author also continues to explore the difficulties of… Read More Book Review Round-Up: April 2022

Book Review, Fantasy, Fiction, Review, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: February 2022

Review of ‘Do You Follow’, by J.C. Bidonde (Audiobook) I don’t think I’ll get the hang of audiobooks for quite some time, but I’m really happy to have finally started training myself to listen to a book.  I am definitely going to continue as well as improve my capacity to review audio books; I just… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February 2022

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

Book Review Round-Up: November 2021

November was quite the reading month; I made it to nine books, including my first audio book!   A huge thank you to Ian and Jen, my bookstagram friends who recommended I try out audio books.  Definitely going to keep at it, I’ve been bitten by the audio book bug!  I have been trying to choose… Read More Book Review Round-Up: November 2021

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: October 2021

I’m way behind on my Goodreads challenge, and I have been prioritising YA reads because they go faster than non-fiction.  Is that cheating? Review of ‘You Truly Assumed’, by Laila Sabreen—Must Read A lot of very important questions are asked in this book, and a lot of potential avenues for answer are explored.  But what… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2021

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