Tag: romance

Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

I have a list of recent Austen adaptations I want to read, like Ayesha at Last, Unmarriageable, and Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors.  I’d seen great reviews of Pride by Idi Zoboi and was happy to find the audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo.  I thought her…

Review: There’s Something About Darcy by Gabrielle Malcolm

Gabrielle Malcolm has written a book about a topic that will appeal to many readers: what is it about Mr. Darcy?  More specifically, why does the love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy resonate with so many people, over so many years? Malcolm…

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

Author Charlotte Brentwood sent me this book to review, which is a regency romance with a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen feel. I hesitated, because of my recently-established rule of not reading books that are “sweet” or “heartwarming.” But then I read the first chapter, and…

Books in Series: a Mid-Year Round-Up

In the last couple of months I’ve read more than series books than usual.  I don’t like reviewing series after the first book, because (1) it’s too spoilerish and (2) because series books are usually pretty fluffy and there isn’t much to say about…

Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

About a month ago I read an interesting article about the upcoming movie Labor Day, with Kate Winslet.  I generally think everything Kate Winslet does is worth seeing, so when I found this book for $1 at my library, it seemed like a find. …

Every Day by David Levithan

It’s entirely possible I’m reading too many books aimed at younger audiences (see this recent post), because I didn’t care for this one.  By the end, I appreciated what Levithan was trying to do, and I also appreciated the creative, complex concept of the…

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments is a book I wouldn’t have read (or probably even have heard of) if not for my blogging friend Alley over at What Red Read.   When I asked for recommendations for good travel reads, she suggested this one.  And it was perfect. It’s…

A Review of Under the Same Sky by Genevieve Graham

I received this as a review request from the author, Genevieve Graham.  I was going to pass on it, in part because of the cheesy cover, but Graham’s email insisted this is not a romance novel.  She also compared it to one of my…

Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

I decided to give up on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  It just didn’t do it for me — I didn’t like the way it was written and didn’t find either main character compelling. There must be a reason everyone in the world…

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