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…
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…
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…
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…
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. …
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…
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…
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…
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…
I read nearly every genre and love to talk about what I read. Some of my favorite genres are historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and children's literature. I try to read diversely and travel the world through my reading. I love books that make me feel I'm in another world -- and also books that help me to better understand this one.
Amy and Isabelle
Know My Name
With the Fire on High
The Most Fun We Ever Had
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
The Lost Man
No Visible Bruises
My Dark Vanessa
The Night Watchman
Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
The Only Plane in the Sky
Clap When You Land
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