Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences. Book Rating 4.5/5 Book Review Memories are a funny thing. They can be erased. They can…

Book Review: The Party by Robyn Harding

Book Rating 4/5 Book Review Phew. This is a heavy one. But, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Told by the point of view of four characters, it really shows how one night can change lives. QUICK SYNOPSIS: A perfect family. A sweet sixteen. One terrible accident. What really happened that night and how will those involved…

Book Review: Summer at Hollyhock House by Cathy Bussy

You’re here, and I’m here, and I’m home. Book Rating 3.5/5 Book Review Okay, so typically I wouldn’t be caught dead reading a book on my phone, but Kindle has introduced something called continuous scrolling, and it’s literally the best thing ever. I feel so much better reading on my phone and I couldn’t be…

Book Review: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Book Rating 4/5 Book Review I can’t make up my mind on this play! While on one hand, it’s completely misogynistic, on the other it’s absolutely brilliant. LET ME EXPLAIN THAT STATEMENT! It’s all in the eyes of the beholder. For being written in the 1500’s, it’s completely modern when it’s read in a certain…

Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Another morning comes. It always does. Time always moves at the same rate, only feelings have different speeds. Every day can mark a whole lifetime or a single heartbeat, depending on who you spend it with. Book Rating 3.5/5 Book Review I love Backman’s A Man Called Ove. It was outstanding; everything about that book…

Book Review: The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Forget about having an identity crisis and get some identity capital. Do something that adds value to who you are. Do something that’s an investment in who you might want to be next. Book Rating 3.5/5 Book Review The Defining Decade was the kick in the butt I needed, but the one I didn’t quite…

Book Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Nature heals, Emma. I firmly believe that. Book Rating 5/5 Book Review The Last Time I Lied is absolutely a delight to read. Sager, once again, hits it out of the park with this book. I’m going to have to pay very close attention to this author; he might be becoming one of my favorites.…