I’m no Oprah, but I LOVE gift giving and consider myself pretty good at it, although ironically, I don’t enjoy receiving them as much. Use this list as you wish and Happy Holidays to all. Books (my favorites this year): which I would recommend buying from your local indie bookstore or anyone but Amazon Fiction:… Continue reading Katie’s Favorite Things (Holiday Gift Guide 2019)
First, thank you to St. Martin’s Press for kindly giving me an advanced copy of this book. Second, this book grabbed me from the beginning! I love that the chapters were “then” and “now.” This type of timeline always keeps my attention. I also enjoyed the switching back and forth between characters. Ultimately, though this… Continue reading Bring Me Back Review
After discovering Nora Roberts with her novel The Obsession, I always keep an eye out for her next book. When I heard she was working on a book about a school shooting, I instantly knew Shelter in Place would be right up my alley. I am hugely grateful to St. Martin’s Press for providing me… Continue reading Shelter in Place- Review
Thank you kindly to Berkeley for providing me with a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This was a little slow in the beginning, but boy did it pick up at the end! This is my favorite kind of book: a purposeful set-up from the start where everything comes together beautifully… Continue reading The Broken Girls- Review
There will be lots of spoilers in my review, so if you haven’t read Celeste Ng’s latest, come back later! First off all, Ng can certainly write. I found the book super readable, I loved all the descriptions, and felt like I was in the midst of the drama. With that being said, I felt… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere *SPOILERS*
Talk about a creepy read! Mister Tender’s Girl was a major page-turner and had so much more going for it than I realized, the story is loosely based off of Slender Man, the author has an entire website dedicated to the cartoons mentioned in the story, and there is the possibility it will be turned… Continue reading Mister Tender’s Girl Review
This was a fun one! I was not born in the 80s so in all honesty, most of the references were lost on me but I did pick up on a few of them (especially the movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). This was a fast-paced read for me I just HAD to find out… Continue reading Ready Player One Review
First off, I would like to thank Random House Publishing for sending me a free copy of Martha Kelly Hall’s Lilac Girls to review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Now, to the good part! This is my favorite kind of book: based on a true story set during World War II,… Continue reading Lilac Girls Review
I don’t want to jinx myself and say that I have already read my favorite book of the year, but this is holding the #1 spot right now. The characters Hannah develops in the Great Alone is unlike anything I’ve read before. I cried, I laughed, and I loved every minute.
The hype is real behind this book! Unlike A Man Called Ove, Backman takes us on an emotional rollercoaster. I had to keep reminding myself a man wrote this, which is truly an accomplishment when writing about the subject matter at the heart of this book. Highly recommend.