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)
Now I know Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible tops a lot of people’s all time favorite books list, but for me, it missed the mark. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute until the tragedy that changed all of their lives forever. The aftermath was too much for me when all the characters went their own, sad… Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible
Truly uplifting, wonderful story. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but the ending was perfection. Even better, the author includes her research methods at the end, which establishes parts of the story that were historically accurate. Make sure you grab this one on 10.3.17!
I am going to keep this brief even though I have LOTS of feelings about this book, because I want to keep you in the dark (as I was when I started it) so you can fully appreciate and enjoy this masterpiece. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is truly amazing… Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
WOW. I am always a sucker for psychological thrillers and “Emma in the Night,” by Wendy Walker really delivered. When two teenage sisters go missing one night, only to have one sister return three years later, an unpredictable and dark story unfolds. Switching perspectives from Dr. Abby Walker, a forensic psychologist and Cass the returned… Continue reading Emma in the Night
I hate to write about books that I don’t love because I don’t want to discourage people and my reviews usually end up as rants. Nonetheless, this book was just not for me. It was a dark and twisted story with far too many characters to keep track of. I did not care for this… Continue reading Into the Water
Another knockout from Book of the Month club! And another nonfiction surprisingly! Wow, I cannot say enough good things about this book. Utterly heartbreaking, but completely engrossing. I could not put this book down. If you are a history nerd like me, you’ll particularly enjoy the historical background bit about the birth of the FBI… Continue reading Killers of the Flower Moon
Way to go Book of the Month on this great pick. I usually stick to fiction but thought this sounded intriguing. As an introvert, I definitely can sympathize with someone wanting to escape and needing to be away from people. This book unravels Christopher Knight’s decision to go live as a hermit in the woods… Continue reading The Stranger in the Woods
Calling all you beautiful Brontë fans, this is THE book for you! I cannot express how much I loved this book. The Madwoman Upstairs is a fun novel about the last living descendant of the Brontës. Literary allusions aplenty, a sweet little scavenger hunt, and a dash of romance and you are in for a treat.
Honestly, thought Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens was an alright book at first. I have a really hard time reading about abusive relationships, but this was worth the read. I will try to contain myself and just say this: HUGE, HUGE twist near the very end that I did NOT see coming (I like to be… Continue reading Never Let You Go