Review: Don’t Cry For Me

I was not a fan of this book. The narrator was completely unlikable, which I understand to be the point. However, it was distracting how unlikable he was. I’m not a big religious person (to say the least), but even I was absolutely choking on the amount of biblical names and oversaturated (and pretty lazy)Continue reading “Review: Don’t Cry For Me”

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: Honor

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — Honor was a total shocker to me. I went to the local library on my lunch break to snoop around and left with this copy of Thrity Umrigar’s book. Then I read 40 pages at a restaurant while I devoured my meal, finished my work day, and drove straightContinue reading “Review: Honor”

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: White Oleander

This book isn’t new, so nothing I’m going to say about it is going to be novel or revolutionary by anyone’s standards. White Oleander has been on my TBR shelf for a considerably long time, and while I really really loved it, it took me an inordinately long time to finish. Usually I could blowContinue reading “Review: White Oleander”

Review: Valentine

I remember standing in front of the shelves at Barnes and Noble, my eyes darting across the spine of each book, looking for the perfect read for my cluttered and altogether cloudy mood. It was then that I settled on Valentine. Its cover reflected very clearly the climate in my head, and the subject matterContinue reading “Review: Valentine”

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 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: Sankofa

This book was a lot of fun. It was a great story about a woman in search of her never-before-met father, who just so happened to be the former (and first) Prime Minister of Bamana, a tiny (fictional) African country. Anna, the protagonist, discovers her father’s journal among her mother’s things after her mother passes.Continue reading “Review: Sankofa”

Review: An American Marriage

I guess I just totally missed the point of this book. Was it about the unfairness of being black in America? Was it about the pointlessness of the institution of marriage? Was it about faithfulness, what it means to have fidelity? Was it about friendship? Fatherhood? Ambition? All I can say with absolute certainty isContinue reading “Review: An American Marriage”