Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews once  a month.

Book Review: Obsidian by Thomas King

Book Review: Obsidian by Thomas King

I don't like taking risks, but when I do, they are usually book-related. I threw caution to the wind last week and started reading a mystery series five books in. Obsidian by Thomas King is the latest in his DreadfulWater Mystery Series which I've had recommended to...

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Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Does a book called "Hot Stew" all about a crowded neighborhood kind of give you the willies? Normally I'd say 'me too', but because I've spent the last two years avoiding people, Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley sounded like something I wanted to dive into immediately. It's...

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Book Review: The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook

Book Review: The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook

Classic films and television have never been an interest of mine; perhaps it's because I don't have time to watch much these days, the thought of sitting down to something produced decades ago never held much appeal, but knowledge of films from the 40s, 50s and 60s...

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Book Review: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

Book Review: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

I've come to that point in my reading life that I no longer can recall if I've read certain books. I was so certain I had read an Ann Patchett book before this one, but according to my hand-written reading log and Goodreads, These Precious Days is my first Patchett...

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Book Review: Assembly by Natasha Brown

Book Review: Assembly by Natasha Brown

This slim little novel piqued my interest when I saw a short description of it in a catalogue. It touches upon race, class, gender, and the existential dread that millennials in particular seem to dwell upon, (what does it all mean? etc.) made even worse by the...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Sweetness in Every Page

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Sweetness in Every Page

I'll admit that the suggestion of 'treats' in the titles of these books appealed to me, as I've got an insatiable sweet tooth. And the dynamic author and illustrator duo Jory John and Pete Oswald have a popular streak of books behind them, so without even flipping...

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Book Review: Even So by Lauren B. Davis

Book Review: Even So by Lauren B. Davis

What's the difference between a good and bad person? What makes a person selfish? Can regularly volunteering at a food bank cancel out the sins of cheating on a partner? Even So by Lauren B. Davis asks all these questions, and although not all of them are answered...

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Book Review: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Book Review: Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Years ago I read the book The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and really enjoyed it. Since then, many similar 'circus' books have been successfully published and sold. The circus setting is one that gives authors a great deal of characters, conflicts, and magic to...

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Book Review: The End of Craving by Mark Schatzker

Book Review: The End of Craving by Mark Schatzker

I will fully admit to choosing this book based on the cover alone; the single square of chocolate signaled to me that within these pages, I may find the solution to my chocolate addiction. Now don't get me wrong, I would never give up eating chocolate entirely, but I...

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Book Review: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

Book Review: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

I don't get the chance to read classics all that often because I'm usually reading the latest releases from publishers, which is of course exciting and I'm grateful for that opportunity BUT I also follow lots of bloggers who extoll the virtues of classic reading, and...

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