Book Review: “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson

I finished this entire book the first day I had it, which was the first time I'd one-shot a book since February (when I finished my incredible 60-book sprint) and then I put it down and sat back on the couch to really think about it. I've mentioned before how much I love Jenny Lawson, … Continue reading Book Review: “Broken (in the best possible way)” by Jenny Lawson

Book Review: “Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton

It took me almost two weeks to get through this book, and I'm not sure why. I read the first 45% in fits and starts, and then caught an empty day at work where I blew through the remainder of the book all at once, and I'll just go ahead and spoil the end of … Continue reading Book Review: “Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton

Book Review: “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

I normally love books that have a present-day story and a historical story, and I love seeing how the author weaves the two timelines together. I think that with any other book, or indeed with any other main character other than Caroline, this would have worked really well for the author. Unfortunately, Caroline is such … Continue reading Book Review: “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

Book Review: “Lore” by Alexandra Bracken

Full disclosure: twenty days have passed since I finished this book and when I'm writing this review, because I've let a few other hobbies (candle making, cross stitching) take over my life. So bear with me, because this one, much like The Witch's Heart, is probably going to be really disjointed. I promise the rest … Continue reading Book Review: “Lore” by Alexandra Bracken

Book Review: “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec

I'm going to be honest with you - I started writing this review as soon as I finished the book, and then promptly got bored with writing the review and wandered off to do something else, then didn't read another book for almost three weeks. Now that I've finished that book (The Lost Apothecary) and … Continue reading Book Review: “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec

Book Review: “After Alice Fell” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

After Alice Fell is one of the better books I've read recently in the "suspense" category. I suppose the last one I attempted was Bloodline, and we all know how that turned out: it was so terrible I DNF'd it only 33% of the way through and couldn't believe how such an awful mess got … Continue reading Book Review: “After Alice Fell” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Book Review: “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

After a bunch of depressing books in a row, this is the first book that I would like to shout to the rooftops and tell everyone to read it, because it is absolutely beautiful. The beginning is a little disjointed - and the few "current era" interruptions of Woody by his nursing home orderlies are … Continue reading Book Review: “West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

Book Review: “Opium and Absinthe” by Lydia Kang

This is a popcorn novel, and Tillie Pembroke is insufferable. I've talked about popcorn novels on here before - books that are there to be read when nothing else is, and the only reason I read this book is because it's been sitting on my Kindle shelf for a long time (I believe I got … Continue reading Book Review: “Opium and Absinthe” by Lydia Kang

Book Review: “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you remember, one of my top books from 2020 was Mexican Gothic, which was written by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I came across Gods of Jade & Shadow during a Book Riot daily deal for Kindle and decided to give it a shot, because I liked Garcia's writing. I find it very interesting that the author … Continue reading Book Review: “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: “Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz

I don't know what to feel about this book. Caution, this review will contain spoilers. Was it bad? Not necessarily. But it wasn't exactly good, either. It was one of those books that you read once and put it aside, where it sits, gathering dust, for years on end. In fact, on my next cleanout … Continue reading Book Review: “Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz