Review: Booth

Choosing Booth as my March Book of the Month Club add-on was a no-brainer. I’ve long been fascinated by American history, particularly the Early American era. While Booth sits just outside of that parameter, I’m familiar enough with the context of the period to understand and appreciate just how much meticulous research went into thisContinue reading “Review: Booth”

Review: Yellow Wife

I have a confession. I listened to the audiobook of Yellow Wife instead of reading it, which makes it the first audiobook I’ve actually finished (the other I started, but didn’t finish, as an audiobook was The Midnight Library). I loved the narration. The breathy way the narrator described the setting, rehashed the dialogue, andContinue reading “Review: Yellow Wife”

Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

— The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is not really my usual type of read, but I was captivated by the cover, imagining how beautiful and romantic the story must be, and after reading review after review of it, I picked up my own copy (and a buddy-read copy for my best pal Edith). WeContinue reading “Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Review: The Pillars of the Earth

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — When someone asks for a recommendation for an epic, sweeping multi-generational saga, The Pillars of the Earth immediately comes to mind. It’s a fantastically-researched tale of the building of a fictional Gothic cathedral in 12th century England. Which, I realize, doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s amazing what Ken FollettContinue reading “Review: The Pillars of the Earth”

Review: The Four Winds

This story broke my heart into pieces. The Four Winds was my first Kristin Hannah book, so I had no idea that I was supposed to be braced for impact. But I should have been – this book brought forth so many emotions for me. The Four Winds follows Elsa Martinelli and her two childrenContinue reading “Review: The Four Winds”

Review: The Nightingale

If you’re read any of Kristin Hannah’s books, you know to expect something heart-wrenching that produces waterworks. But beyond just being emotional, her works are deep looks at the world around us during varying eras of human history. The Nightingale follows sisters Vianne and Isabelle Rossignol and their activities throughout the Second World War. ToContinue reading “Review: The Nightingale”

Review: West With Giraffes

I made a mistake. I read West With Giraffes far too fast. I practically devoured it as though I were starving. And I haven’t had a drought of good books lately – A Little Life, Shadows of Pecan Hollow, and My Monticello were all excellent reads. But there was something incredibly wholesome and renewing about this one. The animals had myContinue reading “Review: West With Giraffes”

Review: Outlander

WARNING: Here there be spoilers Outlander was a book and a series I wanted desperately to avoid. Why, you might ask, would I want to pass up this super popular historical fiction series? I’m averse to the hyper-popular, having been let down by it so many times. But Outlander comes highly recommended by my dearContinue reading “Review: Outlander”

Review: Daisy Jones & The Six

This was my least favorite of the three books of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s that I’ve read (the other two being Malibu Rising and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo). I actually liked the narrative being told through an interview format, but Daisy Jones leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the heroines thatContinue reading “Review: Daisy Jones & The Six”

Review: All the Light We Cannot See

“What you could be.” –All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr WARNING: Here there be spoilers — This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel doesn’t need much in the way of introduction. It has been reviewed and recommended in perpetuity since its publication, and for good reason – it’s a gripping and engaging book so intricately wovenContinue reading “Review: All the Light We Cannot See”