Book Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Book Rating 2/5 Book Review Oh, boy. It’s always unpleasant for me to review books I don’t like, because I feel guilty! But, wow, this book just did not work for me. My husband got it, along with others, for me as a graduation present (you’re reading words written by someone who has an English Masters…

Book Review: One Day in December by Josie Silver

Sometimes you just meet the right person at the wrong time… and you spend every day afterward wishing that time could be rearranged. Book Rating 5/5 Book Review Here I am, one day in December, with my fireplace going, folk music playing, glass of wine in hand, tears glistening in my eyes. I just finished…

Book Review: Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Book Rating 2.5/5 Book Review I’m surprised, I liked Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand, but Winter Street was painful to read. At first, I thought maybe I was missing pages or something in my book because of the way it started… I wasn’t fully awake when I started this book, so I reread the…

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Rating 4/5 Book Review I saw The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo literally everywhere, but avoided it incessantly. It seemed like a book I wouldn’t particularly like. Typically, books about movie stars don’t make my short list. However, I stumbled upon it in my Scribd library, and thought, well…might as well give it a…

Book Review: Happy Doomsday by David Sosnowski

“So you want to make up a whole new religion just so a kid will stop asking questions,” Lucy said. Dev nodded. “That’s what religion was for, wasn’t it? That, and tax exemptions.” Book Rating 2.5/5 Book Review Happy Doomsday had redeeming qualities, for sure. It was well-written, and the characters were awesome, especially Dev.…

Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

“What is reality except for the things that people universally experience the same way?” Book Rating 4.25/5 Book Review An Absolutely Remarkable Thing had a strikingly original idea, or maybe I just haven’t read enough science fiction! I loved the narrator, April May, although sometimes she infuriated me. But at least she knew it. The…

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…