10 Books on the #Alreadyread List: Part 20

Shadowshaper. If You Tell. Crossing in Time Origins. Bridge of Terabithia. I loved this book when I was twelve. I still love it today. Real tears were shed while reading this book. Jane Austen Ruined My Life. In Your Hands. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The Cask of Amontillado. I love Edgar AllanContinue reading “10 Books on the #Alreadyread List: Part 20”

Origins: #bookreview

In Origins by Lyla Oweds, Bianca has led a very sheltered life. Her so-called best friend, Finn, has taken care of her for awhile, except that he is keeping her isolated from people and the real world. He even has settings on her phone for what she can Google. If it’s something that he doesn’tContinue reading “Origins: #bookreview”

The Startup Wife: #bookreview

Most of The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam is set in Utopia. Utopia isn’t heaven. It is a place for startup companies to develop and become successful. Asha Ray sees her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. They begin a whirlwind romance, get married and develop an app based on an idea that Cyrus had aboutContinue reading “The Startup Wife: #bookreview”

The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World: #bookreview

It was definitely not in my plan but I finished reading this book, The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World, about 4 days before my mom passed away in January. It is hard to believe that a month has gone by already. In my opinion, the phone booth at the edge of theContinue reading “The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World: #bookreview”

The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview

Does anyone else enjoy historical fiction set in medieval times in a country that isn’t specifically any country but it could always be mistaken for England? The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell is set in The Hollows, which could be England or King’s Landing. Everyone believes that Michael Kingman is a traitor or at leastContinue reading “The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview”

The Gaps: #bookreview

The important thing about the setting of The Gaps by Leanne Hall is that it could be set in almost any urban area in almost any predominantly English-speaking country. The main characters could be our neighbors or even our own daughters. Most of the book takes place in and around Balmoral Ladies College. The storyContinue reading “The Gaps: #bookreview”

10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List. Part 18

The Murderer’s Wife. Written from the point of view of the murderer’s wife, who knows about the murdering. To Be Perfectly Clear. An interesting ghost story. 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace. East of Eden. I don’t remember the details but I remember that I enjoyed reading this book. FYI: I read this bookContinue reading “10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List. Part 18”

Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview

Honestly, I wish I could have witnessed the Jazz Age in Chicago. Denny S. Bryce’s Wild Women and the Blues is set in Chicago circa 1925. Film student, Sawyer Hayes, is trying to discover the history of Honoree Dalcour and how she relates to the filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. Sawyer has found a film in hisContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview”

Bad Habits: #bookreview

Bad Habits is set at a Catholic boarding school in Wisconsin. I’m not saying it sounds like a hellish place. No offense Wisconsin but your winters are harsh. Alex Heck is the type of rebellious teenager that I wished that I had the guts to be in the 90s. She’s not scared to speak herContinue reading “Bad Habits: #bookreview”

A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview

“My situation was unique . . . being an African-American woman working undercover is exceptionally stressful . . . When I wasn’t on assignment . . . I would stay in bed, isolated and along, for days. ” – From Clean Dirt: A Memoir of Johnnie Mae Gibson, FBI Special Agent Aya de Leon’s AContinue reading “A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview”

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