Mini reviews of some books I’ve loved recently

AKA me being very, very late with my reviews. Hello, gals and pals! Happy Valentines Day! In the spirit of love, today I have some more mini reviews for you, this time of three five-star books that I loved. I often struggle to write these types of reviews because I don't have much more to … Continue reading Mini reviews of some books I’ve loved recently

Series review: The Raven Cycle

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater Synopsis for the first book, from Goodreads It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark … Continue reading Series review: The Raven Cycle

Book reviews: Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy

Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy by Lisa See Shanghai Girls, paraphrased from Goodreads In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their … Continue reading Book reviews: Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy

Book review: the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid From Goodreads Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? … Continue reading Book review: the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Book review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro From Goodreads From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Dayand When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences … Continue reading Book review: Never Let Me Go

Discussion: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates From Goodreads In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an … Continue reading Discussion: Between the World and Me

Standalone Sunday/review: the Female of the Species

Standalone Sunday is a feature created here where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! Since I wanted to highlight this book but hadn't yet reviewed it and had too many thoughts for a short post, I thought I'd do them in the same post. The Female … Continue reading Standalone Sunday/review: the Female of the Species