Book Review: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley & Audrey Niffenegger

Format:  Paperback Pages: 287 pages Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Genre: Nonfiction, Classics, Art       Synopsis: In Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, Paul Buckley showcases more than ten years of stunning cover designs from Penguin Classics. This curated tour begins with the now-iconic redesign of the signature Penguin Classics black-spine series in 2003 and moves through award-winning seriesContinue reading “Book Review: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley & Audrey Niffenegger”

Book Review: The Night is Darkening Around Me by Emily Bronte

Format:  Paperback Pages: 55 pages Published: February 26, 2015 Publisher: Penguin Little Black Classics Genre: Poetry When I first heard that Penguin was releasing Little Black Classics, I was disappointed they would not be available. So when I made my trip across the pond and saw them in a bookstore, I grabbed the opportunity to grab as manyContinue reading “Book Review: The Night is Darkening Around Me by Emily Bronte”

Book Review: Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight

Format: Hardcover Pages:  336 pages Publisher: Harper Published: April 14, 2015 Genre: Mystery Synopsis: “At the end of a long winter, in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended upContinue reading “Book Review: Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight”

Book Review: The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter

Format: Hardcover Pages: 432 pages Publisher: Hogarth Press Published: March 31, 2015 Genre:  Fiction, Mystery Synopsis:  “Deep in the woods of northern England, somewhere between a dilapidated estate and an abandoned Victorian asylum, fifteen-year-old Jane Standen lived through a nightmare. She was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily, and in one fleeting moment, lostContinue reading “Book Review: The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter”

Book Review: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz

Format: E-Book Pages:  25 pages Publisher: Applebury Press Published: June 5, 2015 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis: “Jessica’s world revolves around studying at college and affording prepackaged meals, which leaves little time for socializing. In fact, she is quite content without being noticed, which only makes the attention of a mystery texter all the moreContinue reading “Book Review: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz”

Book Review: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

Format: E-Book Pages: 320 pages Publisher: Kensington Books Published: June 30, 2015 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis (from publisher): “I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft‑petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.Children whoContinue reading “Book Review: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells”

Book Review: Love in the Elephant Tent: How Running Away with the Circus Brought Me Home by Kathleen Cremonesi

Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 pages Publisher: ECW Press Published: May 12, 2015 Genre: Memoir Synopsis (from Publisher):  “If you live life without a net, what happens when you fall? Kathleen Cremonesi knew early on she wanted to be different. Determined to avoid following in her mother’s footsteps to an ill-fated marriage, Kathleen left Oregon in her early 20sContinue reading “Book Review: Love in the Elephant Tent: How Running Away with the Circus Brought Me Home by Kathleen Cremonesi”

Book Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Format: Hardcover Published: May 12, 2015 Pages: 432 pages Genre: Fiction & Literature, Women’s Fiction Description:  “It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt. Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt fromContinue reading “Book Review: The Sound of Glass by Karen White”

A Misunderstood Heroine – Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Format:  Paperback Published:  1816 Pages: 432 pages Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Classics, Romance       I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like” –Jane Austen That quote cannot be any truer, especially when talking about a character like Emma Woodhouse. Emma is definitely unlike Austen other heroines. AndContinue reading “A Misunderstood Heroine – Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen”

Book Review: The Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Format: Paperback Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Published: March 3, 2015 Pages: 352 pages Genre: Mystery & Thriller   Synopsis: “Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life beginsContinue reading “Book Review: The Daughter by Jane Shemilt”