Category Archives: General fiction

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – a Book Review

Let me first preface this review by saying this is at once the most infuriating and most wondrous book I’ve read in a very long time. At first glance, I didn’t think this book would be an articulate work of … Continue reading

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The One and Only (hopefully) Lazy Overwhelmed Blogger Post

I decided I really needed to get myself much more caught up, so I’ve decided not to FULLY review some of my more recent reads from January through March of this year. One or two of them I will because … Continue reading

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton – a Book Review

I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book. It’s going on a decade old now! Let me tell you, this book has the perfect title. The entire book is strange and beautiful in the best way. … Continue reading

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Death and Other Happy Endings by Melanie Cantor – a Book Review

Forgive me. This will probably be one of my reviews where I get a little snarky. I hate that I do that, but at least I’m self aware. First of all, I love the title. That’s actually why I picked … Continue reading

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The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline – a Book Review

I have counted up the number of books I’ve read but not reviewed, and I’m too embarrassed to tell you what that number is. Rest assured, it’s bad. Obviously, I’ve been reading a lot but not much more. Sure, reading … Continue reading

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Beartown, the Series by Fredrik Backman – a Book(s) Review

Of all the literary voices currently on the scene, Backman’s may not be the loudest, but his is certainly one of the most powerful. He has this way of writing something that is extremely heavy but, typically, he does it … Continue reading

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – a Book Review

While I maybe didn’t have the best luck with life in 2022, I did have some good luck with books. The House in the Cerulean Sea is one of those books you don’t realize you need until you pick it … Continue reading

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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt – a Book Review

When I decided to restart the blog, I couldn’t think of a better book to begin than a review for this gem. This was my favorite of my reads for 2022. It’s a debut novel from Shelby Van Pelt, and … Continue reading

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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell – a Book Review

In the past couple of years, I think I’ve read more Lisa Jewell books than any other single author. Each of her books is unique, plots and characters independent and easily distinguishable from one another. There are always plenty of … Continue reading

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The Master by Colm Toibin – a Book Review

This novel is one I’ve had sitting on my shelf for many years. I picked it up at a used bookstore years ago because I liked the cover. I honestly didn’t have a clue what it was about. As with … Continue reading

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