Audiobook Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I have a soft spot for the “grumpy old man” trope, and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman hits that spot perfectly.  Ove is a curmudgeon with a long list of things he dislikes, a short fuse, and staunch principles. He is the person who patrols and neighborhood and keeps people in line, but hisContinue reading “Audiobook Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman”

Audiobook Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girl by Anton DiSclafani

Okay, let’s talk about girls, equestrianism, and the onset of the depression? Or let’s just focus on the first two with hints of the last one. Yea, that sounds like a good idea. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani tells the story of a young lady named Thea who is being depositedContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girl by Anton DiSclafani”

Audiobook Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

I love a good thriller. I can’t remember where I first heard about Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin, but something made me want to get the audiobook version. I started listening and I was amazed. At first glance, it seems like this is a story you’ve read before, but as it continues, you realize thatContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin”

Audiobook Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Years ago, I watched Fight Club for the first time on DVD during a big storm, and I had no idea what happened. The DVD was sitting in my cabinet forgotten. I actually thought that I may have given it to my brother for a time. Something about this movie seemed to keep inching its wayContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk”

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Every once in a while I read a book, and I think to myself, “Oh my god, what did I just read?” Sometimes it’s a good reaction, and sometimes it’s because I just spent a few hours trying to figure out when the plot turned left and I turned right! Sometimes, it’s simply a caseContinue reading “Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang”

Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Memory is one of those themes that has always intrigued me. How does it shape who we are and construct who we become?  What happens when you can’t remember? Or when memory starts to work differently? That’s what brought me to Yesterday by Felicia Yap, which can quickly be described as a less-extreme The Giver by LoisContinue reading “Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap”

Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Let me introduce you to a new badass character you’re going to love! Cass Tanner from Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker is a deliciously complicated eighteen-year-old girl, who may be working her own angle.  Three years ago, Emma and Cassandra “Cass” Tanner went missing from a beach in the middle of the night.Continue reading “Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker”

Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)

There is so much to say when it comes to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. This delightfully weird novella has a colorful cast of characters that light up the pages, and give you a flicker of hope that maybe there’s a place in the many worlds for everyone. Eleanor West runs a schoolContinue reading “Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)”

Book Review: Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

Books that deal with identity are my weakness, and that is definitely the case with Good As Gone by Amy Gentry. Eight years ago, Jane witnessed her sister Julie being kidnapped at knifepoint while their parents slept downstairs. For those eight years, the family has lived with the guilt and pain caused by Julie’s absence,Continue reading “Book Review: Good as Gone by Amy Gentry”

Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

You know makes a great beach read? An addicting thriller, that grabs you immediately and never lets you go. Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia is a perfect blend of secrets and lies wrapped Jane Eyre and Macbeth literary illusions. Hattie Hoffman has no idea who she is. She’s spent the firstContinue reading “Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia”