Mini-reviews of The Idiot, The War That Saved My Life, As Bright As Heaven, The Chalk Man, Kindred, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and The Heart’s Invisible Furies.
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It takes a special book to prompt a reread these days. When I was a kid, I read the books I owned over and over and over again. If I owned it, you could almost guarantee that I’d read it at least four times. I loved new books and library books, but if I didn’t […]
A review of Margaret Atwood’s book Alias Grace and the Netflix series adaptation of the book.
Have you ever bought a coffee table book with beautiful pictures of amazing locations, paged through it a few times, and then never really looked at it again? Those books can be put to good use when planning trips! Ten years ago, my husband and I planned our honeymoon using coffee table books, a huge map, and some push pins with flags. Here’s how.
My reading bucket list includes 50 books I want to read at some point in my life. Here are my plans to progress through my reading bucket list in 2018, and the books I’ve read since I first made the list in 2017.
February 2 is the halfway point of winter, which can feel like a difficult season for a lot of people–me included. The weather is cold, sickness seems just around the corner at all times, and everyone is getting a little bit stir crazy just waiting for spring. It’s important during these difficult seasons to find things that get us through, that give us little moments of indulgence, or comfort, or sanity, or grace.
Thrilling books that aren’t mysteries are sometimes more satisfying to read than mystery novels. Here are five thrillers that aren’t mysteries that offer an immersive, satisfying reading experience.
The “endearing misfit” has been a popular character in books over the last few years, with several wildly popular books featuring characters that might fall under this heading. I think there are a few reasons for this. In some ways, almost all of us see ourselves as misfits. We are aware—sometimes painfully, sometimes not—of the quirks […]
I’ve been hearing about Chris Cleave’s Everyone Brave Is Forgiven for a while now, and after reading his Little Bee last year (one of my top 12 reads of 2017), I knew I had to read it. As a historical fiction novel set during World War II, it also seemed like a great book to […]