- Sep 16, 2020
Three Books I'm Reading Now, 9/16/20 Edition
01 The Pull of the Stars Set in Ireland in 1918, The Pull of the Stars follows a nurse, Julia, doctor, Kathleen, and a young volunteer, Bridie, over the course of three days as they work desperately to help both the women giving birth and those suffering from the devastating new flu at an understaffed hospital. Is it appealing to read about a pandemic during a pandemic? We shall see. Donoghue weaves a good amount of fact into this story--Kathleen Lynn was a real, formidable f
- Sep 10, 2020
Review of Beach Read by Emily Henry
Beach Read is a gem for your light fiction-escapism-pandemic-era reading list.
- Sep 3, 2020
Three Wackily Different Books I'm Reading Right Now, 9/3/20 Edition
01 Goddess in the Machine 02 Beach Read 03 A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
- Aug 26, 2020
Review of Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
ear Emmie Blue is satisfying, heartwarming escapism without inspiring any irritation at too-convenient or outlandish events.
- Aug 23, 2020
Three Wackily Different Books I'm Reading Right Now
Three Wackily Different Books I'm Reading Right Now 01 Dear Emmie Blue 02 Network Effect 03 The House in the Cerulean Sea
- Jul 14, 2020
Review of What You Wish For by Katherine Center
There are not many surprises here, but Center offers great escapism into a close-knit Galveston, TX, community.
- Jul 8, 2020
Review of The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
It's an excellent setup for a romantic comedy of a book with enough heartache that your teeth don't hurt from the sweetness.
- Jan 18, 2020
Review of Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
This is a quick read that addresses serious matters—betrayal, loyalty, duty, trust, and love, with a little sleuthing and romance.
- Sep 21, 2019
Review of Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I loved Alex and Henry and really all of the characters, the banter, and especially McQuiston's politics lite.
- Oct 10, 2018
Review of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
I felt promise in the characters and their mutual adoration, but I was distracted from feeling a true pull to the heart of this book. I loved the first Christina Lauren book I read, Autoboyography, and I gave it five stars. So my expectations for this book were through the roof. But to me, the voices in this book felt self-obsessively and insecurely young adult even in the timeline in which the characters were nearing age 30. I loved the love, and I felt promise in the charac