September 10, 2017

I have been a huge fan of Rene Denfeld since her first novel The Enchanted came out in 2014. I place that novel in my top ten favorite books of all time. So, I have been waiting with baited breath for her next novel to come out. And I can tell you right now, The Child...

August 29, 2017

There are times when a novel arrives about  a topic that is just plucked from the headlines. The novel has a way of speaking to the topic that, up until that point in time, had been missing from the conversation. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is one of those books. Cu...

July 23, 2017

My goodness it seems that it has been a little while since I have written a review on my blog. I have a number of books that I want to tell you all about, but I have been not been really liking what I have been writing. Have you ever been there? So I thought I would tr...

July 3, 2017

Sometimes when you finish a novel, you have to let it sit in your mind until you can formulate how you really feel about it. When I finished Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo I knew that I had just read an amazing book. But, I was not able to completely wrap my mind arou...

June 26, 2017

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is one of those novels that came into my life out of nowhere. I had seen in a few book stores, and for some reason had not even picked it up. Then one morning I was looking for a new audiobook to listen to, and it ap...

June 8, 2017

There are have been times in my reading life where I have just needed a book to give me warm feelings inside. And I have found, especially in the current world, that lately I have needed this more than ever. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan is just that type of...

May 31, 2017

It seems like my blog is a good place for me to admit secrets, so I have another confession for you. I have a super big crush on Will Schwalbe. Don't tell him, but it is true. With his first book, The End of Your Life Bookclub, he broke my heart while at the same time...

May 28, 2017

I have a confession to make..... I have had a very good reading year so far. I have read some very very very good books. And every time I start a book I am worried that it will not live up to my year of reading. However, that was not the case with The Twelve Lives of S...

May 12, 2017

The Paper Man by Gallagher Lawson is not an easy book to describe. A meditation on art and identity, it is in a way an adult fairytale. However, it is also an allegory for how people develop their own sense of identity. I read this book in the middle of the last month,...

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