Category Archives: Book Reviews

Beartown by Fredrik Backman ~ #Fiction #BookReview

5 stars! Maybe it’s an odd way of starting a review, but in this case, it’s fitting. Every once in a while you stumble across a book that changes you. This is one of those stories. It’s raw and insightful … Continue reading

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Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury ~ Nonfiction #BookReview

My reading didn’t go as expected last year. I thought a Goodreads goal of 70 books for 2017 would be a cake walk considering I read 100 in 2016. Yet, come the end of December, I found myself picking only … Continue reading

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Lies She Told by Cate Holahan ~ Fiction #BookReview

A book about a writer writing her latest novel while mysterious things happen in her real life. There are so many ways that this book, with it’s plot that may have been used a time or two before, could have … Continue reading

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Killman Creek by Rachel Caine ~ Fiction #BookReview

This is the second installment of the Stillhouse Lake trilogy that I had been so anxiously awaiting. The first book completely blew me away. I couldn’t say enough good things about it. Which made it especially disappointing that this one … Continue reading

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The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad ~ Fiction #BookReview

This book bursts out of the gate at a full sprint, and doesn’t let up as surprise after surprise confronts the reader. There were times when I had no idea who to suspect (and I’m suspicious by nature – I … Continue reading

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The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma~ YA Book Review

This book was strange. While the basic premise wasn’t the freshest, what the author did with it kind of was. By just adding a few oddities, the author took an old trope and made it feel new. And fun. This … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ~ YA Book Review

There was something kind of beautiful about this book. There were some things that were pretty silly and hokey, too, but those things didn’t really diminish the beauty. And while the book is probably best described as Young Adult, I … Continue reading

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Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas ~ Mystery Book Review

This book was well written and interesting. The pacing was good, with a pervading sense of creepiness throughout the pages. The author placed a couple of good red herrings, yet also marked the trail to the reveal with plenty of … Continue reading

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The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch ~ Fiction Book Reviews

I’m not big on sci-fi, but after watching the TV series, it left me wondering about the book. I had read, and enjoyed, Dark Matter, also by this author, so I knew I liked his writing style and that he … Continue reading

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Remember Me by Lynda Renham ~ Fiction Book Review

This was a twisty little mystery. The author is purposely ambiguous at times, shrouding the truth in shadows, leaving the reader wondering – which character is visiting the shrink? And which character is truly crazy? This might not be the … Continue reading

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