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”

Review: My Dark Vanessa

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — A preface: This book isn’t for everyone. The subject matter is difficult, the characters frustrating. The story, set in Maine, follows Vanessa Wye both as a 15-year-old boarding school student and as a 32-year-old concierge. At 15, Vanessa is a loner. She’s lost her only friend and feels outContinue reading “Review: My Dark Vanessa”

Review: The Lost Apothecary

Let me preface this by saying that I wanted to like this book. I tried to like it. If I’d thought it was irredeemably bad, I wouldn’t have finished it – or so I thought. Unfortunately it was and I did, so here we are. Another reviewer very aptly stated that, in another author’s hand,Continue reading “Review: The Lost Apothecary”

Review: Ugly Love

I’m giving Ugly Love a (pretty generous) 2.5 stars. Rounding up because I don’t think it was bad enough for 2. Quite. I didn’t like any of the characters. There were a few moments I smiled at, but for the most part I’m just concerned about the relationships Colleen Hoover puts her female MCs in.Continue reading “Review: Ugly Love”

Review: It Ends With Us

First and foremost, it’s important for me to say that this book had a good message about escaping domestic violence. That being said, there’s really nothing else redeeming about this book. I’ve now read five of Colleen Hoover’s books and the only two I remotely liked were Heart Bones and Verity. I couldn’t stand UglyContinue reading “Review: It Ends With Us”

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — Let me preface this by saying that, due its status as a worldwide phenomenon, I wanted to *not* like Where the Crawdads Sing. I wanted to find something about it to pick apart so I could set myself apart from the millions who love it. And, aside from theContinue reading “Review: Where the Crawdads Sing”