Book review: The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates From Goodreads For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this … Continue reading Book review: The Moment of Lift

Reviewing every book I read in 2019

Happy Friday, gals and pals! This is very late. BUT I never write reviews anymore. Or I often don't write reviews. And I wanted to share my thoughts on the books I read in 2019 because I read quite a few books I want to talk about. So, here are one or two lines about … Continue reading Reviewing every book I read in 2019

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

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

Book review: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson From Goodreads In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for her kids: Nick, the … Continue reading Book review: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth