Fiction

Tantalizing Thursday!

What book will you read next? Can you guess which book I’ll be reading this weekend? Of all of my collections this one has a shelf all its own:) https://videopress.com/v/IF6h7s8e?preloadContent=metadata

Fiction, Magical Realism

BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

★★★★★ Ruth Emmie Lang’s first novel is one that every first time novelist should envy. As an English teacher, I can assure you that Lang’s use of imagery, allusion, parallelism and her overall prose is absolutely intoxicating. I’ll probably be quoting this book for a while! To say that this is a novel about a… Continue reading BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

Fiction, Magical Realism

MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels

★★★★★ First of all, I don’t often read this genre of “women’s lit,” mostly because it doesn’t include murder, but I’m trying to expand my repertoire. Also, my mother-in-law practically shoved the book at me after she’d finished it, and I’m so glad that she did. I have never before read a book that made… Continue reading MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels

Coming-of-age Story, Fiction

Becky swears WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING lives up to the hype

★★★★★ Kya, the marsh girl is abandoned as a child by her family. She must learn to live off the land and deal with the townspeople while hiding the fact she is alone. She loves nature but longs for human companionship. She falls for the the hometown hero only to be betrayed and then put… Continue reading Becky swears WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING lives up to the hype

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla can’t be silent about THE SILENT PATIENT

★★★★★ One of my first reviews here will be for a little book called THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides, and honestly, if you haven’t already heard of this book, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s Michaelides’s debut novel, it was the #1 New York Times Bestseller of Hardcover Fiction in its first week… Continue reading Kayla can’t be silent about THE SILENT PATIENT