Three Women by Lisa Taddeo From Goodreads In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In … Continue reading Book review: Three Women
Happy Friday, friends! I hope your week went well. Last week, I co-hosted round 4 of graphics-a-thon, a readathon aimed at reading graphic novels, comics, etc. There were several prompts and a bingo board to complete, and I had a super ambitious TBR. I ended up having a busier week than I anticipated, so I didn't … Continue reading Graphics-a-thon wrap up
Hi friends, I hope the start of your week has been going well! June just flew by, and we're into July! Books Read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Adhieh: 4 starsBeach Read by Emily Henry: 4.5 starsLaura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell: 4 starsImagine Wanting Only … Continue reading June wrap-up!
Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox From Goodreads All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. While still a teenager, she met the … Continue reading Book review: Love Lives Here
Hello hello hello, happy (almost) June, everyone! I hope you had a lovely May. Books Read From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle: 5 starsThe Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed: 4 starsHaben by Haben Girma: 4 starsThe Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz: 3.5 starsThe Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead: 3.5 starsHome by Toni Morrison: … Continue reading May wrap-up!
Hi friends, I hope all is well! Today is the second half of my first third reviews! Last year, I forced myself to write mini reviews for all the books I read, and posted those reviews periodically. I really liked it and being able to talk about all the books, so I'm doing it again … Continue reading First third reviews: fiction
Hi gals and pals, I hope all is well! Last year, I wrote mini reviews for all the books I read to push myself to review all the books I read. I then posted those reviews every four months in a bit of a wrap-up. So that's what we're doing today! The first couple months … Continue reading First third reviews: nonfiction
Hello friends, I hope you had a great April! Mine had a lot of highs and lows: a lot of exciting yet stressful things. But let's get into the books I read! Books Read We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 4 starsThe Mars Room by Rachel Kushner: 3 starsThey Said This Would … Continue reading April wrap-up!
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner From Goodreads It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is … Continue reading Book review: The Mars Room
Red River Girl: the Life and Death of Tina Fontain by Joanna Jolly From Goodreads On August 17, 2014, the body of fifteen-year old runaway Tina Fontaine was found in Winnipeg's Red River. It was wrapped in material and weighted down with rocks. Red River Girl is a gripping account of that murder investigation and the unusual … Continue reading Mini review: Red River Girl
Hello friends, I hope your March was great! Mine felt like it went by super quickly, and I can't believe it's already April. AND I'm in my last month of law school!! It's going to be a pretty busy month as I have a lot to do, but I'm excited to be done! Last push. … Continue reading March wrap-up!
Hello, fellow book lovers! Today I'm reviewing two mystery/thriller books: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware and The One by John Marrs. Mystery/thriller is a genre I've struggled with in the past. I always find the plots super intriguing, but I find the execution usually lacking. I'm never scared or nervous, and the … Continue reading I actually enjoyed thrillers for once: two reviews