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Everything I Never Told You Book Review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Book Review

Celeste Ng is a rising talent in the world of bestseller authorship. She was published in a few anthologies and then she came out with her first novel, Everything I Never Told You, a massively popular pick for books clubs everywhere. Most recently, Little Fires Everywhere has been the “IT” book for the past few…

The Marsh King's Daughter Book Review

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne Book Review

The Marsh King’s Daughter is a psychological suspense and thriller by author Karen Dionne. I snagged a copy for myself after reading a review from A Book A Week by fellow book junkie Ethan because the book blurb was altogether too tasty, and his review sealed the deal. This is about a girl born into…

A Monster Calls Book Review

Favorite Reads in 2017

The list of favorites is going out a little late but only because I’ve been extremely busy as of late. Always a good thing! This is my list of favorite reads in 2017 in order of date read, the first being the first favorite book of 2017. Have you read any of these?  

Cry, The Beloved Country Book Review

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton Book Review

Cry, The Beloved Country is a literary criticism of South African apartheid using a handful of South African characters, both black and white, to vividly display the injustice to those who normally wouldn’t see it because of the figurative partition walls. There isn’t much left to be said about a book published in 1948, translated…

Strange Weather Book Review

Strange Weather by Joe Hill Book Review

Strange Weather by Joe Hill contains four short stories reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, uncomfortable yet oddly compelling. They’re like the freak shows in a shady traveling circus – you try to avert your eyes when faced with the grotesque, but you can’t stop staring. In this case, you can’t stop reading. William Morrow |…

Tiernan's Wake Book Review

Tiernan’s Wake by Richard T. Rook Book Review

Tiernan’s Wake, by multi-award winning author Richard T. Rook, is scheduled to be published in early 2018. This light contemporary mystery follows two genealogists, one from Boston and the other from Ireland, who combine forces to unravel the past in order to solve the mystery of a missing painting. Did I mention pirates? Audio Arcadia…

Ella Minnow Pea Book Review

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn Book Review

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters is a story told in epistolary format where a small island town off the coast of South Carolina is going through some unusual communication problems. In this light fantasy, a community’s love for words is at stake, all because of some faulty glue. Anchor | September, 2002 |…

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