Book review: Sabrina

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso From Goodreads When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. He reports to work every night in a bare, sterile fortress that serves as no protection from a situation that threatens the sanity of Teddy, his childhood … Continue reading Book review: Sabrina

Mini review: The Only Girl in the World

The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien Paraphrased from Goodreads Maude Julien’s childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maude’s mother and indoctrinated her with his esoteric ideals. Her mission was to give him … Continue reading Mini review: The Only Girl in the World

Book review: Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney From Goodreads Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind--and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry … Continue reading Book review: Conversations with Friends

2019 mini audiobook reviews + what works for me in audiobooks

Hi friends! In 2019, I began listening to audiobooks and learned what I like in audiobooks and what works for me. I managed to listen to eight audiobooks, four of which were the Raven Cycle series, which I reviewed here! But today, I wanted to review the other four books I read, some of which … Continue reading 2019 mini audiobook reviews + what works for me in audiobooks

Series review: The Flappers

The Flappers by Jillian Larkin Synopsis for Vixen (from Goodreads) Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over … Continue reading Series review: The Flappers

Book review: Night Film

Night Film by Marisha Pessl On a damp October night, 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley's life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of … Continue reading Book review: Night Film

Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See From Goodreads In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate … Continue reading Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane