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, Review, Women's Fiction

Book Review Round-Up: August 2022

Review of ‘Stories from the Tenants Downstairs’, by Sidik Fofana—Must Read I believe that fiction is essential in shaping our future for the better (one reason why I review books).  One reason is that it helps us see beyond our privilege, so that we can understand the challenges that face us, collectively, and use said… Read More Book Review Round-Up: August 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, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review, Science Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: March 2022

Review of ‘The Last Mona Lisa’, by Jonathan Santlofer I don’t know much about art, but I do know that the Mona Lisa was stolen quite a number of times.  Author Jonathan Santlofer uses one of these episodes of thievery as a central plot point in this book.  In 1911, the Mona Lisa was not… Read More Book Review Round-Up: March 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

Biography, Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: January 2022

Seeing how I am spending most of my reading time with books aimed at younger children, and that I didn’t want to add them to my reading challenge, I decided to lower my reading challenge for this year.  I also had in mind the reopening happening where I live, and my need, even as an… Read More Book Review Round-Up: January 2022